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

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This year, Mother’s Day falls on Sunday, May 13, 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 last 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 Mother’s Day gift can’t be personal.

To make things even easier for you, we’ve pulled together a list of 27 Strategist-approved, last-minute Mother’s Day gifts at every price point. Order any of these gifts today, and they’ll arrive on your doorstep before the big day, usually with two-day shipping.

Under $25

Kate Aspen Under the Stars Glass Coasters
$7 at Amazon

These cheap but expensive-looking coasters are made of glass with a delicate white constellation design — and if you’re an Amazon Prime member, they come with free two-day shipping. (That’s true of all of the items from Amazon on this list.)

Le Creuset Stoneware Tea Bag Holder, Marseille
$6 at Amazon

You also 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.

Bucky 40 Blinks No Pressure Eye Mask
$10 at Amazon

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

Cake by Maira Kalman
$16 at Amazon

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

D C-T!
$14 at Amazon

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

K. Hall Peony Hand & Body Cream
$20 at Amazon

For moms who like nice-smelling things, this peony-scented hand cream is made with shea butter and aloe leaf juice — and will arrive in two days with Amazon Prime shipping.

How I Got This Baby Tee
$25 at Amazon

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

Under $50

YAMAZAKI home Tosca Cookbook Stand
$18 at Amazon

A good gift for a foodie mom with an extensive cookbook collection.

HaloVa Diaper Bag
$36 at Amazon

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

Titleist Velocity Golf Balls, Pink
$27 at Amazon

For the mother-in-law who golfs.

Jonathan Adler Pop Candle, Grapefruit
$24 at Amazon

Another nice-smelling Mother’s Day gift that’s a favorite of writer Lesley Arfin.

Champagne [Boxed Book & Map Set]: The Essential Guide to the Wines, Producers, and Terroirs of the Iconic Region
$47 at Amazon

This sommelier-approved book (that recently won a James Beard Award) on Champagne will be appreciated by a wine-drinking mom.

Under $100

Natori Women’s Shangri-La Robe
$98 at Amazon

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

Manduka PRO Yoga Mat (Black), eQua Hand Yoga Towel (Thunder) and Carrying Strap (Thunder)
$99 at Amazon

This yogi-approved yoga mat comes with carrying straps and a yoga towel so she doesn’t have to keep using rented mats.

Jo Malone London Nectarine Blossom & Honey Bath Oil
$65 at Saks Fifth Avenue

Senior writer Lauren Levy has given her mother the same Jo Malone bath oil for the last two years, so you know it’s a good gift. And you can get it with two-day shipping from Saks.

The Rowan
$58 at BloomThat

Bouquets are kind of the perfect last-minute Mother’s Day gift, and there are several start-ups making it easy — like BloomThat, which offers next-day delivery in all cities. But if you’re really cutting it close, BloomThat also does same-day deliveries in New York City, L.A., and San Francisco. (Plus, they’re is offering Strategist readers a 15 percent discount on orders delivered between May 7 and 14. Just use the code NYMAG15 at checkout.)

$58 at BloomThat
with code: NYMAG15
The Golden Delicious
$50 at BloomThat

You could also pair your BloomThat bouquet with candy, like this, which comes with salted caramels.

$50 at BloomThat
with code: NYMAG15
Georg Jensen Cafu Extra Small Glass Vase
$75 at Saks Fifth Avenue

Or, if you’d prefer bringing 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.

Under $150

Mondaine Women’s Quartz Evo Steel Band Watch
$105 at Amazon

Strategist editor Alexis Swerdloff will be gifting her mom this “super-simple and elegant” stainless steel watch from Swiss brand Mondaine.

Fellow Stagg EKG Electric Pour-over Kettle For Coffee And Tea
$149 at Amazon

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

Sam Edelman Women’s Gwendolyn Tote
$120 at Amazon

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

Anya Hindmarch Heart Chubby Leather Charm
$125 at Saks Fifth Avenue

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

Belmint Shiatsu Foot Massager with Switchable Heat Function
$140 at Amazon

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

Over $150

Nixplay Original 15-inch WiFi Cloud Digital Photo Frame
$199 at Amazon

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

Breville The Smart Grinder Pro
$195 at Amazon

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

Arlotta Cashmere Kimono Robe
$333 at Saks Fifth Avenue

This cashmere bathrobe is on sale (but your mom never has to know that).

Fitbit Ionic Smartwatch, Charcoal/Smoke Gray
$250 at Amazon

Strategist deputy editor Jason Chen got his mom a Fitbit last year, to replace the one she wore nonstop for two years.

Editor’s Note: If you’re still stumped about what to get mom, check out our Amazon Page, where we’ve rounded up even more of our favorite gifts for Mother’s Day.

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