It’s the same song and dance every year. Your mother — who fed you, clothed you, kept up with all of your activities and continues to answer the phone to hear every detail about your day — when asked what she wants for Mother’s Day says, “Oh, I don’t need anything.”
Cue the palm sweats and panic that come with being on your own to find the perfect present. This woman deserves cards, bouquets of flowers, the royal treatment and then some. You can’t just get her nothing.
Luckily, you have me, and finding thoughtful and affordable presents when you’re down to the wire is my specialty. Here are 41 items (most are on sale!) that would make great Mother’s Day gifts and most of them can still be delivered to her door before May 8. Mom will be so glad you ignored her advice. (Just this one time.)
Sometimes the best gifts are the ones she didn’t ask for but definitely needed. Take advantage of Amazon’s Mother’s Day Deals and upgrade her current workout, reading or self-care situation with some new tech. Items range from 10 to 60 percent off and, as always, Prime Members will enjoy fast, two-day free shipping.
If the lady of the hour loves to host, then enhance her tablescape with a gift from Anthropologie. You’ll find eye-catching serving trays, sculptural wineglasses and flutes, dreamy pastel tapered candles and more on sale for 20 percent off right now. And if you place your order by April 26, the gift will arrive in time with standard shipping.
There’s almost nothing that moms treasure more than a handmade gift from their kids, but when that keepsake box is overflowing, it’s time to edit. Make Mom’s job easier by gifting her an Artkive box. She can fill a prepaid box with all of her favorite pieces and then Artkive will convert them into a hardcover book and framed mosaic. It’s genius and she can do it whenever works best for her. To sweeten the delivery, surprise her with breakfast in bed and tuck the confirmation note inside her Mother’s Day card.
When in doubt, take the work out of some of her least favorite chores with a new cleaning tool from Bed Bath & Beyond. Right now, you can save up to $150 on robot vacuums, stick vacuums, all-in-one mops, air purifiers and other gadgets. And if you place your order in the next few days, it will arrive just in time for Mother’s Day. (Or you can opt for free in-store pickup.)
If Mom loves to be pampered, then spoil her with luxury bedding from Brooklinen. Simply shop their Birthday Sale this week, and you can get 20 percent off plump duvet covers, silky-smooth sheets, down pillows and even sumptuous bathrobes. You can also add a sweet gift note at checkout.
The Queen of the Kitchen deserves the best tools — and you’ll find a ton of them on sale at Macy’s right now. Think Hamilton Beach Coffee Makers so she can serve herself or a crowd, plus Martha Stewart Collection bowls and enameled Dutch ovens to help with dinner prep. The discounts range from about 20 to 65 percent off, and you can get an extra discount with the code “FRIEND” at checkout. You can ship the gift directly to Mom’s door, or buy it online and pick it up in store for her.
Make Mom feel stylish whether she’s running errands or grabbing brunch with friends, and upgrade her wardrobe with a new statement piece from Madewell. They have hundreds of purses, bandanas, sunglasses, hats and more on sale right now, and if you use the code “REFRESH” you can get an extra 30 to 50 percent off. Best of all? If you place your order in the next few days, the gift will arrive in time for Mother’s Day.
Everyone knows that the quickest way to Mom’s heart is through her family. So why not speak to her sentimental side with a personalized gift from Minted? First, check out their Mother’s Day Shop, then use the code “MOM2022” to get 15 percent off at checkout. If you place your order by 3 P.M. PT on April 27, it will arrive on Friday, May 6.
When in doubt, delight Mom with some self-care essentials from Pottery Barn. (And then give her a few hours alone to actually enjoy them.) Right now, you can take your pick of fluffy robes, textured candles, fur-trimmed slippers and even sentimental picture frames for her vanity. Pottery Barn also offers free in-store pickup.
If Mom’s happy place is in her garden, then treat her to something special from Terrain. Their sale section is packed with everything from sturdy and stylish farmer’s market totes to sculptural vases, planters and peg rails for gardening tools. Best of all? Most of the items are available for at least 25 percent off, if not more.
For the mom who’s always on the move, we suggest an outdoorsy or sporty gift from Walmart. They’ve rolled back the prices on hundreds of items, including Beach Cruiser bikes, golf clubs, yoga mats, hiking packs, treadmills and even rowing machines. Be sure to grab an insulated water bottle to help her stay hydrated and a set of AirPods so she can listen to music.