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12 best last-minute (but thoughtful) Mother's Day gifts to spoil your mom

Show the special lady in your life that you care with one of these thoughtful and unique gifts

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Director of Lifestyle & Commerce
Senior Lifestyle Editor
Updated: 8 May 2024
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For Mother's ​​​​Day there’s never been a better time to show your mom – biological or otherwise – that you love and appreciate her.

Mother’s Day this year falls on Sunday, May 12, so you don't have much time left to select the perfect gift for the special mother figure in your life.

That's why we've put together this edit of our favorite thoughtful and unique presents that she'll love. And of course we've made sure that all of these can just as easily be gifted from sons or daughters and can be given to special aunts, grandmas, mothers-in-law and stepmothers too.

And don't worry that time is running out - the HELLO! Shopping team aren't just online shopping experts - some of us are self-confessed gift-buying procrastinators! So we have a pretty good idea of all the places that have amazing options for presents and FAST delivery, and in some cases, in-store pickup.

Keep scrolling for our Mother’s Day gift guide – there’s something here to suit all budgets and interests.

How we chose the best Mother's Day gift ideas

  • Wide-range of interests: All moms are different with different interests, but we've tried to include lots of options for you to consider. 
  • Speedy delivery: Our edit only includes gifts with fast delivery options for last-minute shopping.
  • Price point: Mother's Day isn't about spending thousands, so we've tried to pick gifts for a variety of budgets.

Shop our favorite Mother's Day gifts

  1. 1/12

    Monica Vinader Heart Pendant Necklace

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    Nordstrom Mother's Day Gift

    Editor's Note

    “Monica Vinader jewelry has royal approval (it’s loved by both Princess Kate AND Meghan Markle) making it a perfect gift for the Queen in your own life. This heart necklace exudes love - I’d get one for mom and a matching one for me, too.”

    Nordstrom shipping:

    • Fast delivery
    • Pick up in store option

    A sustainable necklace crafted from recycled sterling silver with a heart-shaped charm. Measurement:16" length with a 2" extender.

  2. 2/12

    LANEIGE Icons To Go set

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    Amazon Mother's Day Gift

    Editor's Note

    “Your mom is an icon - so why not get her an iconic beauty set? This best-selling quartet of Laneige pampering products - including one of our favorites, the TikTok viral moisturizing lip sleeping mask – is just perfect. And it's popular, too, with over 1k+ sold on Amazon last month. Shoppers give it a 4.5-star rating and we’re sure your mom will rave about it too."

    Amazon shipping:

    • Same-day delivery available

    The Laneige Icons to Go set includes four bestsellers: the milky and nourishing Cream Skin Toner & Moisturizer, enriched with peptides and ceramides; the skin barrier-boosting Water Bank Cream Moisturizer; Water Sleeping Mask thoroughly hydrates and supports skin’s moisture barrier; the Water Sleeping Mask formulated with squalane; and last but not least, the viral Lip Sleeping Mask, providing intense overnight hydration for dry lips.

  3. 3/12

    'Mother's Embrace' flower bouquet

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    1-800-Flowers Mother's Day Gift

    Editor's Note

    “If you’re looking for last-minute flowers, 1-800-Flowers has same day delivery and a great selection - this bouquet is a best-seller.”

    1-800-Flowers shipping:

    • Same day, depending on time of order and zip code

    A local artisan exclusive featuring a mix of blooms in shades of pink and lavender, delivered in a keepsake pink pressed glass vase with spiral detail. Choose from size Small to size Extra Large ($79.99).

  4. 4/12

    Lou Rota Nature Table Monogram Mug

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    Anthropologie Mother's Day Gift

    Editor's Note

    “It’s hard to find a personalized last-minute gift, but we’ve found a gorgeous option - this pretty floral mug emblazoned with mom’s initial will show her how much you’re thinking of her.”

    Anthropologie shipping:

    • Overnight delivery available

    Created exclusively for Anthropologie, this 12.9oz glazed stoneware mug features vintage-inspired hand-drawn illustrations and your chosen initial.

  5. 5/12

    Sephora Favorites Deluxe Best-Selling Mini Perfume Sampler Set

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    Sephora Mother's Day Gift

    Editor's Note

    “Fragrance is kind of a guaranteed success as a Mother’s Day, but we think you should take it next level. The Sephora Favorites selection has seven mini scents from Gucci to Burberry, Carolina Herrera and PHLUR, plus a certificate that mom can redeem for the full size version of whichever one she loves most.”

    Sephora shipping:

    • Free same day delivery with code YAYSAMEDAY

    A $159 value, Sephora’s exclusive set includes a certificate to redeem for a full size fragrance, plus minis of: BURBERRY Goddess Eau de Parfum; By Rosie Jane Leila Lou Eau de Parfum; Carolina Herrera Good Girl Blush Eau de Parfum; Gucci Bloom Eau de Parfum; Juliette Has a Gun Not a Perfume Eau de Parfum; NEST New York Lychee Rose Eau de Parfum; and PHLUR Missing Person Eau de Parfum.

  6. 6/12

    Marc Jacobs Mini Grind Colorblock Leather Tote Bag

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    Nordstrom Rack Mother's Day Gift

    Editor's Note

    “The ultimate cool mom gift is a great bag - and this Marc Jacobs colorblock tote is cool AND a bargain. It’s over 50% off and comes in three colorways so you can choose the one that your mom would love most.”

    Nordstrom Rack shipping:

    • Order by 9AM PT on 5/9 for expedited shipping

    Marc Jacobs’ coated colorblock leather tote with lock and key charms features dual top handles and a detachable adjustable strap, as well as asymmetrical inner compartments and a center zip pocket.

  7. 7/12

    Ballerina Herbal Warming Slippers

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    Uncommon Goods Mother's Day Gift

    Editor's Note

    “If mom loves quirky or unique gifts with a twist, you’ll want to check out Uncommon Goods’ best-selling Mother’s Day presents. Our fave? These handmade slippers that have removable insoles are filled with lavender buds and flax seeds. For spring and summer, chill the insoles in the freezer for a cooling effect and when winter comes you can heat them up in the microwave!”

    Uncommon Goods shipping:

    • Expedited shipping available

    Spa-style aromatic relaxation slippers with both cooling and warming effects. Available in two shades, blush and natural, and in sizes from XS to XL.

  8. 8/12

    Chocolatier Sweets Crate

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    Olive & Cocoa Mother's Day Gift

    Editor's Note

    “If Mom is all about all things chocolate, she will love you even more if you gift her this chocolate-filled hand-crafted crate from Olive & Cocoa. And with any luck, she’ll share it with you, too!”

    Olive & Cocoa shipping:

    • Same day delivery available

    A collection of milk and white chocolates: the Petite size includes chocolate covered malt balls, peanut clusters, raisins, coconut clusters, English toffee and almond toffee. Medium and Large with even more treats is available. also includes dunked sandwich cookies, caramel squares, and classic homespun wrapped caramels. Large is double the treats, and each size comes gift wrapped in a hand crafted wood crate with ribbon. 

    Available in a gift-wrapped hand-crafted wood crate (pictured) or a signature Olive & Cocoa canvas and burlap tote with ribbon. 

  9. 9/12

    Planted with Love Gift Basket

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    1-800-Baskets Mother's Day Gift

    Editor's Note

    “If mom’s a fan of tea, candy and gardening in the backyard, you can’t go wrong with this gift basket. It’s packed full of treats from chocolates and dried strawberries to hibiscus tea. Plus, there are garden gloves and seeds to plant, too.”

    1-800 Baskets shipping:

    • Same day available, depending on zip code

    A floral print bin filled with edible treats including Hibiscus Herbal Tea, Ghirardelli chocolates and organic dried strawberries, along with gardening gifts: a pair of gardening gloves as well as a Wildflowers Watercolor Seed Packet and Heart Die Cut Seed Paper.

  10. 10/12

    14k Gold Dipped Butterfly "Mama" Woven Adjustable Bracelet

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    Target Mother's Day Gift

    Editor's Note

    “How sweet is this woven ‘Mama’ bracelet? It’s a pretty, relaxed look - and that 14k-gold dipped butterfly adds a beautiful touch. Mom will wear it with pride.”

    Target shipping:

    • Fast delivery available
    • In-store pick up on some items

    A woven fabric bracelet with a slide closure, adorned with a 14K gold-dipped nickel-free butterfly charm and embroidered with ‘Mama’ in gold-tone lettering.

  11. 11/12

    'Dear Mom' card

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    Etsy Mother's Day Gift

    Editor's Note

    “Raise your hand if you’ve had kids (or have just been adulting in general) and now feel like you need to thank your mom for how hard she worked all those years. Tell her you finally ‘get it’ with this funny card from Etsy.”

    Etsy shipping

    • Ships in 1-2 days

    A blank A2 size (4.25 x 5.5") card printed on matte card stock for you to write your own personal sentiment. A brown kraft self-sealing envelope is included.

  12. 12/12

    Mickey Mouse Disney100 Tumbler with Straw

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    Disney Mother's Day Gift

    Editor's Note

    “Forget about the Stanley Cup - this one's for the Disney mom who loves bling. The Disney100 tumbler, a collab with Starbucks, will have her enjoying her cold drinks in style all summer. Plus, it was regularly priced at $49.99 but you can get it right now for under $20.”

    Disney shipping:

    • Next day express delivery available

    This acrylic cup has Mickey Mouse on one side and the Starbucks logo on the other - it holds 24oz of your favorite cold beverage.

So now that you have some great Mother's Day gift ideas, it's time to shop!

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