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Did Mother’s Day sneak up on you again? This year we’ve got you covered with both amazing DIY gifts and some that can be delivered in a flash. These last-minute Mother’s Day gift ideas are sure to bring a smile to the number one lady in your life and let her know how appreciated she is. 

Breakfast in Bed

It’s a classic Mother’s Day idea for a reason. A few minutes of extra sleep is pure gold for a mom. The kids can help make a special meal, like a fancy breakfast sandwich or some yummy pancakes, then hand deliver it along with flowers and a card. 

Another idea? Let a delivery service do the work for you. Harry & David’s Waffle Brunch Gift Box has everything you need to start mom’s special day off right, including blueberry and chocolate Belgian waffles, cranberry orange loaf cake, Moose Munch ground coffee, and more. Order ASAP to get it before the big day. Harry & David Waffle Brunch Gift Box ($99.99)—Buy Here!

Do the Grocery Shopping

do the grocery shopping as a last-minute Mother's Day gift

This may seem simple, but this takes a load off of that person you love. Giving your person a complete break, especially from things like grocery shopping will mean so much and allow them to celebrate Mother's Day as they please.

Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

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If mom’s got a sweet tooth, we’ve got you covered with this last-minute Mother's Day gift that she’ll gobble up. Kids will love to help dip and decorate these chocolate-covered strawberries. The only challenge will be making sure they don’t eat them before they get to her!

Edible Arrangements

Would you rather skip strawberry dipping yourself? Edible Arrangements has a super fun Mom's Chocolate-Covered Strawberries Platter that's available for fast delivery—even same day in some locations. Mom's Chocolate-Covered Strawberries Platter ($79.99)—Buy Here!

DIY Terrarium

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It doesn't take much to make a sweet little green bundle as a last-minute Mother's Day gift. She can take it to work or keep it in her home office or display it in the living room. Stick with plants that are low-to-no maintenance like tillandsias. For more tips on making one yourself (plus several other gifts in a jar), click here.

Order a Plant

Would you rather skip the DIY? has these ultra-cute heart-shaped succulent gardens in two sizes. And if you're worried about delivery, they offer overnight and Saturday delivery, too. Sweet Succulent Heart Garden ($49.99+)—Buy Here!

Take the Kids Out for the Day


As much as moms love their kids, some time alone is always a treat. Take the kids out to the park, a museum or somewhere they enjoy. Letting mom do her thing while the kids get tuckered out is always a great last-minute Mother's Day gift idea. 

Organize a Game Night

The OP

If mom would rather skip getting time to herself, or after she's taken a break while the kiddos are out of the house for a bit, gather the crew for a Mother's Day game night. The OP offers Priority Overnight Delivery, so you can be sure her favorite board game will be there on time. Hues & Cues ($25.99)—Buy Here!

Have the House Cleaned

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We're not just talking about taking out the trash, we're talking about detailed, professional cleaning to get the house sparkling. Bonus points if you can schedule this as a surprise while mom is out: treat her to lunch on the Saturday before Mother's Day so the cleaners can come in, or schedule it while everyone is at work/school on Friday. The key here is to get it as close to Mother's Day as possible so the cleaning lasts! Brave enough to tackle this job on your own? Get the kids to help with a few tips.

Prefer to do the home cleaning instead of a service? Make it extra special with luxe cleaning supplies that make the whole house smell like a spa. All of Caldrea's products smell incredible, but we're especially fond of their Pear Blossom Agave fragrance. Oh, and it's available on Amazon, so snap up a scent that reminds you of mom's favorite things and make her day. Caldrea Pear Blossom Agave Collection—Buy Here!

Make Bath Salts

Stephanie Gerber via Hello Glow

This bath salt recipe from Hello Glow is a two-step mix, and it's easy enough that the kiddos can help. To make this gift extra thoughtful, pair it with a few hours of peace, a nice hot bath, and, of course, the muddled drinkable version of the mojito. For even more DIY gifts you can make mom, click here.


Salt not mom's style? Herbivore's Coconut Milk Bath Soak is made from organic coconut milk, protein-rich coconut pulp and natural essential oils, and has luxurious softening and moisturizing properties helping to target dryness and dullness, and leaving the skin feeling silky-soft. Herbivore Botanicals Coconut Milk Bath Soak ($17.60+)—Buy on Amazon!

Plan a Picnic Lunch

A mother and daughter cuddle while having a picnic on a blanket
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Eating out on Mother's Day is more stressful than it's worth. Splurge on a picnic basket full of mom's favorite goodies and head to one of her favorite botanical gardens or local parks. Surprise her by packing her current novel or a couple of magazines and take the kiddos on a romp around the park while she lounges in the sun with a full belly and a glass of wine/cup of coffee from the thermos you so thoughtfully filled. Don't forget to pack kid-occupying items like pens and paper, playing cards, and bubbles to keep the kiddos busy enough that mom can relax.


This one-and-done picnic backpack with insulated cooler and blanket is a perfect gift to give alongside your family picnic plans. Sunflora Picnic Backpack ($67.99)—Buy on Amazon!

Washi Tape Photo Frame


Transform your plain-Jane frame into something colorful or coordinating with the aid of the world's finest craft item: Washi tape. Widely available and easy to snag on Amazon, the array of colors and patterns is vast and the combos are endless. The best part? It's as easy to apply as it is to remove so if you get bumps or go crooked, you can repair it and re-do it like a pro. And when you're done, try out some of these cute games and crafts with the leftover tape. Carousel Greetings Washi Tape Set ($16.95)—Buy on Amazon!

Phone to Frame via Facebook

Take a special photo or a snapshot or scan of your kids' best art and use one of these apps to get it off of your phone and into a wall-worthy frame in just seconds. It's one of the easiest last-minute Mother's Day gifts around. 


Skip the app and print frame-worthy pics right from your phone with one of these HP photo printers. They both work with iOS and Android devices. The HP Sprocket Portable 2x3" Instant Color Photo Printer (shown here) prints sticky-back 2x3" photos mom can stick anywhere, while the HP Sprocket Studio Plus WiFi Printer wirelessly prints 4x6" photos from your phone or tablet. Both are available on Amazon, so no need to worry about shipping on time with Prime.

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