Flowers & Gifts

Last-Minute Mother’s Day Gifts

In case you’ve forgotten, Mother’s Day is Sunday.

If you have forgotten, you’ll want to hop on gift shopping right quick. Here are some last minute buys that she’ll never know were last minute.

Tour Your City in a Unique Way


Too often we’re so used to our own backyard that we never see it through fresh eyes. Gift her a tour of your city using discount purchase sites. For example, Gilt City is currently offering 40% off Manhattan by Sail which is exactly what it sounds like: a tour around the harbor in a sailboat. They have like offers in a litany of cities, so be sure to check for your locale.

Even if you can’t book the tour for Mother’s Day, having the tickets in hand will be a good way to show that you haven’t forgotten.

Spa Day


Again, it’s probably too late to book her a mani, pedi or facial, but if you hop on Gilt City, you’ll also see some pretty sweet deals on spa treatments. Massages, facials and airbrush tans at Skin Spa Boston are currently going for up to 51% off, and there are likely similar deals in your city (assuming you live in a metro area.) Order the voucher today to wrap up as a gift on Sunday.

Mother & Child Pendants


Personalized birthstone rings may be out of the question as they’ll likely take too long to order, but that doesn’t mean you can’t buy her jewelry celebrating her role as a mother. Mother and child heart pendants are sweet, beautiful and likely still available. The one pictured is found at Walmart.



Also at Walmart, you can pick up her favorite perfume. The list of options is extensive, but includes Vera Wang Embrace, Britney Spears Fantasy, Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy, Elizabeth Taylor White Diamonds, CK Euphoria, Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue and Burberry Brit just to name a few.



With warm weather on its way, that heavy winter bathrobe is likely too much. This warmer weather feminine bathrobe from JCPenney is both cute and functional, two attributes that mom is sure to adore.

Photo Frames


Mother’s Day photo frames abound right now, and are a great way to display her favorite family pics. If you want to have everything ready to go, you can print out a photo of her with her children and have it in the frame before she unwraps it. This one is available at JCPenney.

Insulated Lunch Bag


Working mom? She’s sure to appreciate a good insulated lunch bag. While she might have a fridge at work, insulated lunch bags keep things at the right temperature during the commute. The best kinds come with a BPA- and PVC-free thermos and microwavable and dishwasher safe tupperware, and will have a surface that you can easily wipe clean. Our favorite series at JCPenney comes in a wide variety of colors and patterns.

Craft Storage


If Mom’s Pinterest obsessed, it’s likely that she has a lot of gear for crafts and projects that help make your home beautiful. Storage bins, like this one from Walmart, can go a long way towards organizing things, and making them portable enough that she won’t dread dragging out the huge Rubbermaid containers from the basement.