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12 Things on Sale That Will Arrive by Mother’s Day: From Theragun to OPI

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With Mother’s Day mere days away, time is dwindling to gift-shop online, but we’ve been diligently rounding up things that should get there in time — from Amazon and beyond. We’ve spotted a rarely on-sale stand mixer for the mom who bakes, a top-rated Nespresso machine for better lattes at home, and some Strategist-favorite skin care for soothing dry skin. (But if you’re really worried about shipping, you could always send her a virtual gift card.)

If Mom happens to be a frequent flier, this Malin + Goetz starter kit includes travel-size tubes of the brand’s best sellers for her next trip — along with a full-size tube of its Strategist-approved eucalyptus deodorant.

The rarely on-sale five-quart KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer is $50 off at both Amazon and Bed Bath & Beyond. It’s designed to work even the toughest doughs — yet still handsome enough to display on Mom’s kitchen counter.

We included this Moleskine in our roundup of the 100 best notebooks you can buy online — praising its pebbly smooth cover and thick, bleed-resistant pages. It’d make a practical gift for the mom who’s a writer, teacher, or avid to-do lister.

Sharpie Felt Tip Pens, Fine Point
$20 for 12
$20 for 12

Should Mom need something to write with, Nike Air Max creative director Dylan Raasch told us that after years of searching, these fine-point felt-tip pens are the ones he “absolutely loves.” The pens have the “perfect line weight,” a nice handfeel, and ink that never smears.

Several skin-soothing Strategist favorites from Avène are on sale on Amazon. The brand’s cult-y, best-selling Thermal Spring Water spray will be nice to have on hand when Mom’s skin is feeling dry, because, as the Cut’s Kathleen Hou wrote, it “delivers a mist fine enough to water an orchid” but still feels very good on the skin.

This restorative, creamy moisturizer is a favorite of French makeup artist Mayia Alleaume, who says it helps her wake up with baby-soft skin. “This cream calms any irritation,” she says. “I love to use it as a mask and sleep with it all night long.”

Select colors of OPI’s tried-and-true nail polish are on sale — like this universally flattering baby-pink shade.


A foolproof gift for any mom interested in health and ancestry, this 23andMe testing kit comes with more than 150 personalized genetic reports and screens for health conditions like type 2 diabetes, late-onset Alzheimer’s disease, and lactose intolerance.

Elevate Mom’s bath with this acacia tub tray — complete with a built-in wine-glass holder.

You can’t go wrong with this family-size air fryer. “I have used this thing every day since I got it,” says one five-star reviewer who has used it to cook everything from chicken to mozzarella sticks. “I should’ve bought two when it was on sale so I could cook twice as much.”

If Mom is trying to spend less on lattes, here’s an on-sale Nespresso machine that comes with a handy milk frother for making both hot and cold foam.


Finally, for the mom who has to deal with muscle aches on the go, this mini-Theragun can deliver a percussion massage and will fit in her bag.

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12 Things on Sale That’ll Still Arrive by Mother’s Day