29 Last-Minute Gifts That Will Arrive by Mother’s Day

At this point, you probably just want to know which gifts are going to get there in time.

Fellow Stagg EKG Electric Pour-Over Kettle for Coffee and Tea
Fellow Stagg

This year, Mother’s Day falls on Sunday, May 12, which, in case you haven’t looked at a calendar recently, is just days away. And though we here at the Strategist have spent the past few weeks digging up the best Mother’s Day gifts for moms — from foodie moms to moms who like things that smell nice— at this point, you probably just want to know which gifts are going to arrive in time for Mother’s Day. It might be too late to order a personalized gift, but that doesn’t mean your gift can’t be personal.

To make things even easier for you, we’ve pulled together a list of 29 Strategist-approved, last-minute Mother’s Day gifts at every price point.

Under $25

This cheap but expensive-looking tray is made of glass with a bold graphic design — and if you’re an Amazon Prime member, it will come on time with free two-day shipping. (That’s true of all of the items from Amazon on this list.)

Now House by Jonathan Adler Wink Tray
Jonathan Adler

This contoured eye mask would help a new mom who’s surviving on just a couple of hours of sleep a night.

Bucky 40 Blinks No Pressure Eye Mask

This sweet illustrated book will please Maira Kalman fans and/or moms who like baking.

Cake by Maira Kalman
Penguin Press

If Mom likes puzzles, she’ll love this book, written by Strategist contributors Molly Young and Joana Avillez, which we’ve described as “part comic book, part ethnography, part love letter.”

D C-T!
Penguin Press

You can’t go wrong with cheap Mother’s Day gifts from expensive brands, like this Le Creuset tea-bag holder. For bonus points, match it to the Le Creuset cookware your mom already owns.

Le Creuset Stoneware Tea-Bag Holder, Marseille
Le Creuset

For moms who like nice-smelling things, this lavender-and-ylang-ylang-scented balm is made with essential oils — and will arrive in two days with Amazon Prime shipping.

Scentered Sleep Well Therapy Balm

For the mom with a sense of humor or who is a frequent reader of the Cut.

“How I Got This Baby” Tee
The Cut

While gift cards are often the mark of a last-minute gift, they can still be super-thoughtful — like this one from Keepsake Frames, which managing editor Maxine Builder is getting for her mom this year.

Keepsake Frames Gift Card
Keepsake Frames

Under $50

A good gift for an artsy mom looking for a new medium to explore.

Kuretake MC2036V Gansai Tambi 36-Color Set

This diaper bag that doesn’t really look like one is lightweight, practical, and stylish, making it another solid gift idea for new moms.

HaloVa Diaper Bag

For the mother-in-law who golfs.

Titleist Velocity Golf Balls

Another nice-smelling Mother’s Day gift.

Jonathan Adler Bourbon Pop Scented Candle
Jonathan Adler

This sommelier-approved book on Champagne will be appreciated by a wine-drinking mom.

Champagne: The Essential Guide to the Wines, Producers, and Terroirs of the Iconic Region, Boxed Book-and-Map Set
Ten Speed Press

For the mom who loves lightweight things, this tote from Baggu can fit all her everyday essentials and weighs only eight ounces.

Baggu Cloud Bag

Under $100

It’s hard to go wrong with a nice robe for Mother’s Day, and this lightweight cotton one is a perennial Strategist favorite.

Natori Women’s Shangri-La Robe

Get this yogi-approved mat so she doesn’t have to keep using the rented ones at her studio.

Manduka PRO Yoga-and-Pilates Mat

This basketlike bag is a great gift for a mom who’s ready to hit the pool this summer.

Sam Edelman Women’s Gwendolyn Tote
Sam Edelman

Strategist editor Alexis Swerdloff got her mom this “super-simple and elegant” stainless-steel watch from Swiss brand Mondaine last year.

Mondaine Women’s Quartz Evo Steel-Band Watch

This alarm clock from Philips — which writer Liz Krieger calls her “own private sunrise” — is perfect for every mom looking to get more zzz’s.

Philips Wake-Up Light Alarm Clock

Another affordable gift from an expensive brand that’ll arrive in time for Mother’s Day.

Anya Hindmarch Heart Chubby Leather Charm
Anya Hindmarch

Under $150

An excellent gift for a foodie mom looking for some fresh herbs on demand.

AeroGarden Harvest 360

This electric kettle from Fellow has appeared on our gift guides for both tea lovers and coffee lovers; it might be the only thing those two fandoms agree on.

Fellow Stagg EKG Electric Pour-Over Kettle for Coffee and Tea

Why get Mom a massage when you can give her an at-home foot massagershe can use whenever she wants?

Belmint Shiatsu Foot Massager With Switchable Heat Function

Bouquets are kind of the perfect last-minute Mother’s Day gift, and there are several start-ups making it easy. This bouquet from UrbanStems, curated by Vogue editors, features peonies, ranunculus, and spray roses.


If you’d prefer to bring your own blooms to Mom from a local florist (or your bodega, we don’t judge), you can at least get a handsome glass vase to put them in.

Tom Dixon Carved Small Glass Vase
Tom Dixon

Over $150

This easy-to-use digital photo frame will please the mom who wants to see more photos of her grandkids.

Nixplay Original 15-inch WiFi Cloud Digital Photo Frame

A barista-approved, easily adjustable coffee grinder for the mom who can’t function without a fresh cup.

Breville The Smart Grinder Pro

The Cadillac of hair dryers is a sure-fire way to show your love.

Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer

This neat kitchen contraption keeps wine sealed and safe from oxidation after opening.

Coravin 100015 Model One Advanced Wine-Bottle Opener and Preservation System