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Mother’s Day 2024

Mother’s Day is right around the corner. Hopefully, you’ve prepared a wonderful celebration for the moms in your life. Whether they be news moms, long-distance moms, or even dog moms, you are ready to show your appreciation for all they do. Or maybe you’re not at all ready and are still looking for the perfect gift. If you need some last-minute gift ideas (and are willing to pay for expedited shipping), here are a few hidden gems for the mothers you’ll be honoring this Mother’s Day.

Flowers will always be the standard go-to for Mother’s Day and can usually be an easy and quick gift. However, if you’re looking to put a bit of thought into a floral present, consider a flower subscription for a few months. BloomsbyBox offers monthly, customizable floral arrangement delivery. Or check out Olive & Cocoa’s floral offerings and their Blooms of the Month club. If you’re picking up an arrangement from a local florist, consider throwing in a vase as part of the gift. offers expandable vases in translucent plastic featuring classic works of art that can be stored flat when not in use. If the mom on your list prefers a container with more heft, check out West Elm’s glazed ceramic vases in cool or neutral tones. Flowers are also a thoughtful add-on to other gifts.

Adjacent to flowers is gardening. If your Mother’s Day recipient has a green thumb, then gift them with items that speak to their hobby. Uncommon Goods has grow kits for sunflowers, marigolds, zinnias, nasturtium, and more for that gardening mom to grow her own bouquet. Or upgrade some of her tools with femininely printed set of trowels, shears, and shovels like Floral Guards’ Gardening Tool Set from Amazon. Or go for a heavy-duty upgrade like Celtic Farm’s Garden Too Bag in waxed canvas with pockets and space for all sorts of tools.

Hobby gifts are fairly safe bets, but if you want to indulge the mothers in your life, consider spa-inspired gifts like bath bombs or shower steamers. Anthropologie has Musee Shower Steamer sets in champagne rose, sweet orange sunflower, and lavender lime. Follow that up with some of Soko Glams’ Squalane Silk face masks, which, yes, are made of silk (fancy) and pack in the hydration. If the idea of pampering for your mom is less about beauty treatment and more about relaxation and rest, then help her get some sleep with a bundled gift of sleep masks and a white noise machine. Amazon has a 2-pack sleep mask from Kimkoo that blocks our light without putting pressure on the eyes. While you’re online, also add the Sound Machine from BrownNoise with 30 soothing sounds and five levels of timer so it can turn to silent before the morning alarm goes off.

Of course, there’s always jewelry. For the chic mom, there’s Kate Spade Outlet’s Pearls of Wisdom Stud earrings that add a little simple polish to any look. For the more sentimental moms, Benevolence LA’s “Mama” Pave Necklace gives basic jeans and a tee a bit of sparkle for the morning school run. For the Nanas out there check out Mint & Lily’s Blue Porcelain Floral Beaded Bracelet that you can customize with the titles Grandma, Nana, Gigi, Mama, or Mama Bear for the truly fierce maternal figure.

For the coffee moms who prefer to make their own brew, consider gifting a French press that’s both stylish for the counter and functional for the coffee. Public Goods’ French Press, made of borosilicate or lab glass, has an industrial chic design and holds 1000ml of java. If your mom is less of a coffee aficionado and more simply caffeine-compelled, consider a coffee subscription like those from Drink Trade or Bean Box. For the truly coffee-obsessed, double down on your gift with a scented candle like Anthropologie’s Boulangerie Espresso Jar Candle, which will make your kitchen smell like an espresso café in a good way.

Other solid options are perfume, hand lotion, slippers, and a robe; just be thoughtful of her preferences. Sure, a kimono style dressing gown sounds really special, but maybe she’d prefer, and get more use out of, a terry cloth robe. If she gravitates towards more of a musk-based scent, then a rosy cologne probably doesn’t suit her. When it comes to gift-giving, no matter who it’s for, or how big or small, a last-minute Mother’s Day gift can still be just as thoughtful.