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45 Thoughtful Last-Minute Mother’s Day Gifts That Don’t Scream “I Just Bought This”

Because...things happen.

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Time got away from you, and now Mother’s Day is right around the corner (this year it falls on Sunday, May 8). What now? Before you promise an IOU, consider this: There are plenty of easy, yet thoughtful last-minute Mother’s Day gifts you can choose from. (And, no, you don't need to have the crafting skills to make a DIY present at home.) These days there are even virtual presents—think cooking classes or wine tastings you can do together. But if you really want something delivered to her, there are countless online retailers that can send a Mother’s Day gift from a daughter or son in record time.

Tap your Amazon Prime subscription for that coveted one- or two-day delivery, or opt for rush shipping from a favorite like Anthropologie for something even more unique. Whether she's a new mom, your grandma, or you totally forgot to get something for your wife, you can rest easy knowing that every item on this list will be at her doorstep (along with that heartfelt card) by May 8. (And pro tip: Just because you're working with a smaller shipping window doesn't mean you can't get her something unique and personalized.)

Uncommon Goods
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Birth Month Flower Heart Necklace

Think of this as a new spin on birthstone jewelry. Instead of a gem, the heart-shaped pendant is filled with flowers corresponding to her (or her child's) birth month.

Amazon
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Ultra Soft Marshmallow Hooded Lounger
Softies

An oh-so-soft lounger that totally lives up to its name to make mom's coveted quiet time even more enjoyable.

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Oprah Daily Live Your Best Life™ Mug

Your mom can have her daily dose of java with an extra shot of empowerment. The double-wall stainless steel interior keeps drinks hot or cold, but the powder-coated matte finish stops the mug from sweating on the outside.

Amazon
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Womens Idiom Bangle
Kate Spade New York

There's so much to love about this beautiful gold bangle. It goes with just about anything—casual or fancy—and harbors a hidden message: Mom's got a heart of gold.

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Wildflower Plates

Make your mama's kitchen bloom with a set of new dishes. These 8" ceramic plates are beautiful and useful, and—bonus!—arrive already gift wrapped.

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Personalized Gift
Initial natural stone necklace
JillMakes

This delicate piece of jewelry comes with a monogrammed stone that can hold mom's initial.

Amazon
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Rose Quartz Roller and Gua Sha Set
W I T T Y

Bring one of the latest beauty trends to her bathroom with this pretty pink rose quartz roller and gua sha set. The now trending ancient practice is said to help stimulate collagen, smooth fine lines, and encourage lymphatic drainage.

Amazon
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Best for Budgets
Letters to My Mom
Chronicle Books

This budget-friendly gift helps you pen 12 heartfelt letters mom will cherish forever.

Amazon
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Hot Air Brush
John Frieda

There's a reason more than 6,000 reviewers swear by this hair dryer/curling wand combo—it makes getting a salon-quality blowout so much faster and easier. And isn't time something every mom wishes she had more of? 

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Women's Airlight Slipper Scuffs
L.L.Bean

Striking a balance between comfy, lightweight, and durable, these indoor/outdoor shoes can take your mom from errands to gardening to chilling on the couch.

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Sriracha & Ranch VIP Set
Trufflin

Give the VIM (Very Important Mother) in your life this finger-licking good, small-batch black truffle ranch and sriracha set—she'll be raving about it all summer long.

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Oprah's The Life You Want™ Planner

If your mom loves journaling—or never made the transition from paper calendar to digital—treat her to the Oprah-approved way to get all those thoughts and task written down. The calendar pages aren't pre-filled with a date, so she can start scribbling whenever.

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Break Apart Brush Set
Sephora Collection

Designed for the eco-conscious beauty aficionado, this set of five brushes (including foundation, concealer, and shadow) will snap apart at the end of their life cycle for easy recycling and composting.

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Hand-Painted Floppy Straw Hat

Because each sun hat is hand-painted, no two are alike—which means you might as well buy one for her, one for you.

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Reed Diffuser- Bamboo
NEST Fragrances

This light floral and citrus-scented diffuser will perfume mom's home and look beautiful on the vanity.

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AirPods with Wireless Charging Case
Apple

For the maternal figure in your life who appreciates tech, sleek wireless earphones are just what she needs. There's up to three hours of usage on one charge so she can listen to her favorite podcast or chat on the phone while she's on the go.

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Personalized Stacking Cuff Bracelet
WildflowerVintage79

Moms can wear their hearts on their sleeves in the prettiest way. Get her a stack—in either brass, copper, or aluminum—customized with her kids' names.

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Mother’s Day Heart Basket Assortment
Cookies con Amore

Inspired by their grandmothers' baking, a pair of childhood friends from southern Italy opened an artisanal cookie company in California to share the tradition of coming together over cookies, coffee, and conversation. If you won't be able to see your mom in person this year, send her (and yourself) this basket of melt-in-your-mouth butter cookies to enjoy together but apart.

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Cloud Cotton Robe
Parachute Home

This cozy Turkish cotton wrap comes in sizes extra small through 3x, so it'll fit every body just how it's supposed to.

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High-Performance Touchscreen Blender
Beautiful

Add this pastel blender from Drew Barrymore's brand to mom's kitchen lineup and she'll be whipping up fresh smoothies in no time.

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Undaria Algae Body Oil
OSEA

This ultra-luxurious seaweed-infused body oil gives skin a boost of antioxidants for a smoother, firmer appearance. It's also cruelty-free and made without parabens and sulfates.

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Oversize 20 oz. Cantaria Breakfast Cup Pair
Skyros Designs

An extra-large mug is the perfect vessel for coffee, tea, or something stronger—plus oatmeal, ice cream, and snacks. This neutral duo will spruce up your mom's mug game without messing up her kitchen's color scheme.

Amazon
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Mom Life: A Snarky Adult Coloring Book
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Now 25% off

This funny adult coloring book gives her all the validation she needs: the fact that you know mommin' ain't easy. Pair it with some colored pencils and a bottle of wine, then let her be for the evening.

Amazon
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Acupressure Mat
Spoonk
Now 17% off

When a spa gift card is a budget buster, consider this acupressure mat instead. Though it doesn't look very comfortable, more than 1,600 reviewers give the safe at-home treatment five stars, praising it for its ability to relieve back, neck, and shoulder pain, plus increase energy levels and improve quality of sleep.

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Hoya Heart Duo
The Sill

Show mom some love—in plant form! These baby succulents are easy to care for, pet-friendly, and tiny enough to hide on an already crowded shelf or side table.

Amazon
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Colette Readers
Eyeshop

Is mom lamenting the loss of her 20/20 vision? Make sure she has readers just as stylish as Oprah's. 

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Stemless Wine Cup
rifle paper co

This new Corkcicle collab pairs the brand's trusty drinkware (this cup will keep mom's wine chilled for 9 hours) with Rifle Paper's signature whimsical floral illustrations.

Amazon
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FootNanny Starter Kit Bundle
Footnanny

Up her at-home pedicure game with a foot exfoliant that'll make her tootsies as smooth as butter.

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Gold Monogram Mug
Williams Sonoma

Your mom gives so much—now you can give her something that'll be just hers. Unless your names start with the same letter, of course.

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Smart Digital Picture Frame 10.1 Inch
AURA

Ideal for working mamas or long-distance grandmothers, this WiFi enabled photo frame allows you to instantly upload your favorite snapshots from afar.

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