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Look, I get it: We’re all busy and caught up in our own lives, trying to survive each day and somehow plan for the future. Remembering important events can be hard — especially when we have a lot going on inside our own heads. So, in case you forgot that May 8 is Mother’s Day, I found some last-minute Mother’s Day ideas you can actually pull off in time. Your mom will never know you almost forgot her special day.
Your mom deserves a Mother’s Day gift that feels both thoughtful and creative, and there actually are ways to do it with only a little bit of time. From cute DIY projects to two-day shipping on Amazon Prime (the lazy person’s saving grace), there are myriad ways to surprise your mom with a sweet last-minute gift this Mother’s Day. While some of these ideas are totally kid-friendly, they’re all adult-friendly—meaning it won’t look like your 25-year-old self decided to gift your mother something you could have made in third grade.
Yes, moms are notoriously good at noticing when someone does or does not spend time on something, but these easy Mother’s Day ideas are sure to leave her assuming you spent weeks planning for May 12. It just takes a little bit of creativity and/or very fast shipping. Some may say I’m a hero, but I procrastinate my Mother’s Day gift-giving just like everyone else. So sit back, relax (or, ya know, freak out because you forgot Mother’s Day) and enjoy these last-minute Mother’s Day gift ideas.
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This new and improved Kindle device is now waterproof, equipped with double the storage capacity as the original, and features a built-in reading light. Upgrade mom’s reading game with this premium e-reader — a gift she’ll actually use on the daily.
Send a loved one a DIY floral arrangement to lift their spirits and perhaps even discover a new hobby while they’re at it. Petalled allows you to send a one-time box (you pay and they take care of the rest) or enroll in their ongoing subscription service.
Tai Gold-Plated Personalized Tiny Pave Initial Necklace
This chic necklace has a personalized feel, and you can get it on Amazon with next-day or two-day shipping. Phew.
With a subscription to MasterClass, an online learning platform that offers lessons from industry leaders and bona fide celebrities, mom will be able to enjoy a variety of different classes about acting, cooking— you name it from A-listers like Natalie Portman and Anna Wintour.
Set of Three Botanical Prints
Find some pretty art (like these prints) that totally matches your mom’s decor.
This genius service allows you to create quick and thoughtful videos to surprise your mom with for Mother’s Day.
Here For The Burn ‘Cool Mom’ Candle
These cult-favorite statement candles are the ultimate foolproof gift, and right now you can get 15 percent off sitewide when you use the code MAMALOVE through May 8.
BRUUSH Electric Toothbrush Premium Set
Okay, not only is this luxe toothbrush super cute, but it’s also a game-changer. I gifted this to my mom last year, and she’s obsessed. It’s also available in colors if pink isn’t her thing.
ban.do Floral Insulated Tumbler
If your mom is always on the go, give her the give of a cute to-go tumbler she’ll use every day.
For the mama who loves wine, a Winc membership (you can choose from one month, two months, etc.) is the perfect gift that keeps on giving.
Questions I Ask When I Want to Talk About Myself
This gift is a fun game your mom can play with all of her friends—and then brag about you because you got her this gift for Mother’s Day.