Last-Minute Mother’s Day Gifts You Still Have Time to Buy

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Mother’s Day is fast-approaching — which means if you haven’t yet locked in your gift for the mom (or mom-to-be) in your life yet, you better get on it, stat.

The tricky part about finding the perfect Mother’s Day gift usually boils down to one main conundrum: the mom in question swears up and down that she doesn’t want or need anything this year. (Hey, maybe you’re guilty of claiming that one yourself.) But of course, you know the day can’t pass by without giving her just a little something special.

To help decide what to buy the hardworking, does-everything-for-everyone-but-herself mom in your life (or to drop some hints for yourself), we’ve rounded up some pretty solid gift ideas you can still get, even though we’re getting down to the wire.

Gifts for the Mom-to-Be

If she’s in the process of making a tiny human, she definitely needs all the relaxation and comfort she can get before the big day approaches. We’re talking self-care products to the max, essentials for the hospital, and a few little extras to prepare her (and baby) for new adventures to come.

Birdling Bag tote in pink and navy
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1. Day Tripper from Birdling Bag

This pink and navy all-purpose bag is perfect for literally any occasion, whether she’s using it as a diaper bag, a carry on, or just a simple weekender she can bring with her to the hospital when delivery day has finally arrived. It’s roomy and stylish — two things every great bag should have.

Available at Birdling Bag, $95

Rose Jam Bubbleroon bath bomb from Lush
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2. Rose Jam Bubbleroon

This yummy bath concoction will have her literally smelling like roses after she takes a warm, hot bath. It’s packed with rose oil that leaves the skin feeling soft and luxurious, and is perfect for sensitive or dry skin.

Available at Lush, $8.95

Rag & Bone baby book featuring a whale on the front in orange
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3. Baby’s First Book

This sweet little memory book is pretty much the perfect keepsake for any new mama. It’s packed with 24 pages with fill-in prompts, so she can record her baby’s life story as it unfolds.

Available from Rag & Bone Bindery, $65

Floral and cream robe from Pink Blush Maternity
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4. Cream Floral Delivery/Nursing Robe

A stylish-yet-comfy robe that’ll transition with from pregnancy and beyond? Yes. Please.

Available from Pink Blush Maternity, $42

milestone blanket
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5. Milestone Blanket & Card Set

This sweet blanket allows parents to track their baby’s every milestone as he or she (literally) shoots for the stars.

Available at Walmart, $18.70

Gifts for the First-Time Mom

This is her first official Mother’s Day. And as a new mom, she’ll want anything and everything that celebrates her new role. Most importantly, she’ll need some coffee to fuel the busier days (and loads of it).

Ember - the temperature-controlled smart mug
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1. Ember Temperature-Controlled Smart Mug

That’s right — we said smart mug. It can keep Mom’s drinks warm or cool, no matter how long they’ve been left behind, forgotten on the kitchen counter.

Available on Amazon, $149.95

"Best Mom Ever" clear phone case.
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2. Best Mom Ever Phone Case

You know, just in case she needs a little reminder every now and then … (and let’s face it, she probably does).

Available on Amazon, $9.99

Gold heart necklace
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3. Handmade Heart Necklace

If you’re looking for something special, yet affordable, this simple handmade necklace is perfect.

Available on Amazon, $14.99

Front cover of 'Mom Live: Perfection Pending' by Meredith Ethington
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4. Mom Life: Perfection Pending

This book will keep Mom laughing (even when she feels thisclose to pulling her hair out). Written by mom blogger and Babble contributor Meredith Ethington, Mom Life encourages moms in the trenches without sugar-coating just how hard this motherhood thing is — and man, will she leave you feeling way less alone.

Available on Amazon, $15.95

XOXO Kate Aspen trinket dish
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5. ‘XOXO’ Kate Aspen Trinket Dish

This pretty tray will hold rings, earrings, and all your other favorite jewelry, when you’re trying to keep it out of the hands of tiny toddlers. Plus, how pretty would this look displayed on a dresser or vanity?

Available on Amazon, $22

Gifts for Moms of Many

Between juggling the transportation to and from kids’ activities — sports practices, art classes, play dates — and the household chores — spit up cleanup, diaper laundry, meal prep — moms (and dads) have a tough job. Multiply this to-do list by two or three or four, and you’ve got a mom who really deserves some appreciation, convenience, and a little bling.

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1. “Wife. Mom. Boss.” T-Shirt

Just in case there was any confusion over who’s boss around here … now you know.

Available on Amazon, $8.99

HalloMama mommy and me gold necklaces
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2. Mama + Me Gold Necklaces

This sweet necklace set puts a whole new spin on those mommy-and-me outfits, and is a super sweet gift for both kids and their mamas. You can customize the set and purchase more than one child-sized necklace at once, so it’s a gift the whole fam will love.

Available from Holla Mama, $60+

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3. “Let’s Do This!” To-Do List

Got a Type-A, list-maker mama in your midst? If this doesn’t get her motivated to check off all her to-dos, we don’t know what will.

Available on Amazon, $10

"What I love About Mom" pink fill-in book
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4. What I Love About Mom Fill-In Book

If Mom didn’t know just how much she was appreciated before, this fill-in-the-blank book will remind her — big time. It lets kids fill in what they love most about their moms, with page-by-page prompts they’ll enjoy filling out.

Available from Uncommon Goods, $10

Wild Beautiful Free aromatherapy candle, featuring an elephant
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5. “Wild Beautiful Free” Aromatherapy Candle

For all those moments she’s feeling stressed (and you know there are plenty), this lavender and vanilla relaxation candle will help center her. It’s safe for kids and pets, since it burns natural essential oils, and is even vegan and cruelty-free, which animal lovers everywhere will appreciate.

Available on Amazon, $34

Gifts for Grandma

Let’s be honest: Grandma will pretty much treasure any gift her beloved grandkids give her, but these little tokens of appreciation will be that much more special. They act as a constant reminder of just how much her grandkids love her — and just how much she loves them.

Keepsake box features a carving of a grandmother holding a young baby.
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1. Willow Tree Grandmother Keepsake Box

Nana can store all her favorite trinkets inside this precious keepsake box, which is beautifully carved to show a grandmother holding her beloved grandchild.

Available on Amazon, $16.90

"Grandmas are mommies with frosting" box sign
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2. “Grandmas Are Mommies with Frosting” Box Sign

If you’ve got a grandma who’s sweeter than sweet, this might just be the perfect gift for her to display in her living room or kitchen.

Available on Amazon, $13.35

"Best Nana Ever" mug, written in black against white mug.
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3. “Best Nana Ever” Mug

‘Nuff said.

Available on Amazon, $13.95

"Only great moms get promoted to grandma" t-shirt
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4. “Only Great Moms Get Promoted to Grandma” T-Shirt

If you’ve got a newbie grandma in the ranks, this funny tee might be the best way to celebrate her — or break the news!

Available on Amazon, $14.95

heart-shaped succulents planter with pebbles
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5. Heart-Shaped Succulents Planter

If Grandma’s got a green thumb, this indoor succulents planter is perfect for the gardener in her. Plus, its heart-shaped design will always leave her thinking of you, no matter where you are.

Available on Amazon, $19.50

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