25 last-minute Mother’s Day gifts that are still thoughtful and unique

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Send beautiful bouquets on a regular basis at the rate of your choosing — weekly, every two weeks, monthly, or every two months.

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Send beautiful bouquets on a regular basis at the rate of your choosing — weekly, every two weeks, monthly, or every two months.
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We’ve all been there – Mother’s Day starts creeping closer and closer, your schedule starts getting more chaotic, and suddenly it hits you. “I forgot to find a gift!”

Whether it just slipped your mind to prepare ahead of time or you decided to give gifts last-minute, we’ve got you covered.

This list proves that last-minute Mother’s Day gifts can still be thoughtful and unique – from clever subscriptions to useful gift cards and everything in between (all of which can be e-mailed to the recipient just in time).

Check out our picks for last-minute Mother’s Day gifts she’ll think you pored over.


An Amazon Prime membership to make her life easier

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Amazon

Amazon Prime membership, $39 for 3 months or $119 for a year

The gift of Amazon Prime is always one that’ll be met with extreme appreciation given that it is both practical and actually thoughtful. If the recipient already has a membership, the money will convert into a gift card that they can use on anything they want from the site.


A Birchbox subscription for beauty and skincare lovers

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Birchbox

Birchbox subscription, starting at $45 for 3 months

There’s a reason Birchbox is so popular – it’s a super affordable way to find and learn about new beauty, skincare, and grooming products without the risk of spending too much on full-sized options she might not like. For $45, you’ll be able to gift three months worth of boxes right to her door. For a more substantial option, you can gift six months for $84, or 12 months for $156.


A box from Fanchest filled with her favorite team’s gear

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Fanchest

Fanchest team boxes, starting at $59

Chances are, if the person you’re gifting is a serious fan, she’ll love anything you get her with her team’s logo emblazoned on it. Fanchest delivers boxes full of licensed memorabilia for NHL, MLB, NBA, NCAA, and NFL teams at a great value, and even has an option for babies. They also offer overnight and two-day shipping.


A coffee subscription to help her stay caffeinated

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Atlas Coffee Club

Atlas Coffee Club 3-Month Gift Subscription, $55 (limited Mother’s Day deal, originally $60)

Atlas makes some of our favorite coffee out there, and they fresh roast each batch before sending it out so you know the coffee you’ll get hasn’t been sitting on a shelf for six months. Any caffeine fiend will love receiving beans or grounds direct to their door each month.

Read about our experience with Atlas Coffe Club here.


A Blue Apron subscription

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Blue Apron

Blue Apron subscription gift, starting at $60 for one week

Blue Apron’s meal kits are the perfect last-minute gift for anyone who enjoys cooking but lacks the time or foresight to do the planning and prepping involved. $60 will get your mom a week’s worth of meals for two people, but you can also opt for $120, $240, or custom increments if you’d like.


An Echo Spot for the smart home enthusiast

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Amazon

Amazon Echo Spot, $129.99

If you have an Amazon Prime membership and at least two days worth of foresight, the Echo Spot is a great last-minute gift that won’t require you to pay for expedited shipping. Whether you know for a fact that she has just started outfitting her home with smart capabilities, or you at least have a suspicion that she’d enjoy the convenience of having Alexa around to answer questions and play games, the Spot is a great pick.


A wine subscription for new bottles delivered right to her door

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Winc

Winc gift card, starting at $60

Winc is a wine delivery subscription that brings the good stuff right to her door. Users take a quiz and share information about her taste preferences before receiving expert recommendations about bottles she may like. She can choose what to include in her box, and since each bottle is priced individually, she can control the cost of each delivery. Gift cards can be emailed to the recipient and used toward the cost of a box (or a few, if you’re feeling extra generous).


A perfume subscription for the scent-obsessed

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Scentbird

Scentbird gift card or gift box, or subscription starting at $44 for 3 months

Scentbird is a subscription perfume and cologne service that delivers scents right to her door each month. To give it as a gift, your recipient will be able to select her favorite fragrances or try something new for any increment of three, six, or 12 months. You can also just give a gift card or purchase a gift box of three pre-selected scents that you can choose based on her personality for $59.95.

Read about our experience with Scentbird here.


A flower subscription service for freshly delivered blooms

Send beautiful bouquets on a regular basis at the rate of your choosing — weekly, every two weeks, monthly, or every two months.

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The Bouqs Co. flower subscription, from $36 per shipment

Send beautiful bouquets on a regular basis at the rate of your choosing – weekly, every two weeks, monthly, or every two months. Choose from a variety of floral themes, from farmers’ market fresh blooms to gorgeous rose arrangements. This new twist on a classic Valentine’s Day gift is one that’ll keep on giving.


A salami of the month club for the meat lovers

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Food52

Olympia Provisions Salami of the Month Club, $160 for 12 months

You know the type – always orders a charcuterie board, could survive on prosciutto, prefers savory over sweet. Spoil her with a salami delivery every month, and hope she invites you over for a dinner party soon.


A gift card to Everlane for anyone who appreciates the basics

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Everlane

Everlane gift card, starting at $25

Everlane is our go-to for all things considered “closet staples” – from cozy cashmere to classic button-downs, comfortable cotton tees to casual denim. We can’t think of anyone who wouldn’t be able to put an Everlane gift card to use.


A gift certificate to Warby Parker for the daily glasses-wearer

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Warby Parker

Warby Parker gift cards from $50 to $295

Glasses have become a means of helping people to express their individual sense of style, a trend only bolstered by stylish online glasses retailers. Warby Parker has managed to make prescription glasses affordable (a baseline pair is just $95, including lenses), but even if your mom doesn’t wear prescription glasses, the company also makes non-prescription sunglasses that are equally as good-looking.


A BarkBox subscription for anyone who’s just a little too obsessed with her dog

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BarkBox

BarkBox subscription, starting at $35

Whether your mom just got a new puppy or she’s had one for a while now, you can’t go wrong with a BarkBox subscription for any dog parent. To give it as a gift, simply input the name of her pup and its relative size (small, medium, or large), and select a one-, three-, six-, or 12-month increment. You can send the box directly to her house or purchase a digital gift card.


An Amazon Kindle for book lovers who travel frequently

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Amazon

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite, $89.99

Kindles make the perfect last-minute gift for voracious readers. Even if she swears by the feeling of a real book in her hands, once she sees how much easier it is to travel with one thin tablet instead of six thick novels, she’ll be grateful you introduced her. The Paperwhite has a backlit screen with zero glare, so shr can read it as easily outside as in bed with the lights out. Another plus? It’s waterproof.

Read about our experience with the new waterproof Kindle Paperwhite here.


A Book of the Month subscription for bibliophiles who like to hold books in their hands

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Book of the Month Club, from $44.99 for three months

If the Kindle just isn’t their thing, the Book of the Month Club might be a perfect alternative. The subscription service narrows a selection of new releases down to five options, and the recipient will be able to choose which hardcover book she’d like to receive each month. If she doesn’t like any of that month’s selections, she can also opt to skip and wait until next month’s choices come out.


A hot sauce subscription for heat seekers

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Food52

Fuego Box quarterly hot sauce subscription, available at Food52, $120

She’ll get fired up for this quarterly delivery of small-batch hot sauce, which is curated by Fuego Box and filled with gourmet picks from all over the country. Each box contains three five-ounce bottles.


A Fandango gift card for frequent movie-goers

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Fandango

Fandango gift cards

Film buffs and the occasional movie-goers alike will definitely put this last-minute gift to good use. Fandango allows you to purchase cards in pretty much any amount, and even gives the option of “dinner and a movie” cards with partnering restaurants like Olive Garden.


A Hulu gift card for the TV-obsessed

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Hulu

Hulu gift card, available at Target, from $25

Hulu, like Netflix, is a must-have for TV fiends. Whether or not she already has a membership (which you may or may not mooch off of), this gift card can be used to sign up or pay for her next few months with the service.


A ClassPass gift card for the fitness enthusiast

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ClassPass gift card, choose your amount

ClassPass is a membership service that allows you to explore boutique fitness classes at a lower price. Give your fitness enthusiast mom the jump-start she needs to join with a gift card with an amount of your choosing. Classes are generally $15 or less through the service, so we recommend gifting at least that much.


A gift card to frame her art or photos

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Framebridge

Framebridge gift card, from $10

Everyone appreciates having a beautiful frame for their photos, posters, or artwork – but no one actually likes paying for it themselves. Anyone will enjoy the chance to custom frame something for their home with Framebridge.


A fun and convenient way to freshen up her wardrobe

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Rent the Runway

Rent the Runway Unlimited membership, $99 for 1 month

It’s natural to settle into a dressing routine, but if you sense that she’s no longer excited by her closet, a Rent the Runway membership is the perfect solution. She can try out different brands and styles that she wouldn’t ordinarily buy, and it’s easy to return pieces with the provided prepaid shipping labels.


A travel-planning service that does all the work for her

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Journy

Journy gift card, from $50

An expert trip designer will curate the perfect travel experience based on her interests and preferences, and can even help make hotel or restaurant reservations.


A customizable suitcase

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Roam

Roam gift card, from $55

Ordering a piece of customized luggage for her will take too long if you’re strapped for time, plus you might not know exactly what she likes. You’re better off giving her a gift card so she can personalize it herself. Nine parts of the lightweight hardshell suitcase are customizable, allowing her to flex her creative color chops.

Read about our experience customizing a Roam suitcase here.


An electric toothbrush with recurring brush head refill deliveries

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Goby

Goby gift card, from $50

Your mother’s constant reminders for you to brush your teeth twice daily have come full circle. Now, you’re giving her the gift of better oral hygiene with a Goby toothbrush, which pairs with an automatic subscription so she’ll always be brushing with the most thorough and efficient brush head.


The only all-in-one kitchen appliance she’ll ever need

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Amazon

Ninja Foodi, available at Amazon, $217.08

Knowing that she’s been eyeing both an air fryer and a pressure cooker, you can impress her by gifting the multi-cooker that does it all. Albeit a bit large, the Ninja Foodi performs each of its seven functions really well.

Read about our experience with the Ninja Foodi here.