5 working moms on what they really want this Mother’s Day, from quality alone time to family-friendlier employers

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Lekeshia Angelique and family.

  • The pandemic has created even more challenges for many already over-burdened working moms.
  • Author Melissa Petro spoke with five working mothers to ask what they really want for Mother’s Day this year.
  • From a better work-life balance to more quality time with their kids, here’s what they asked for.
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If you Google “Mother’s Day gift idea,” you’ll be inundated with tacky jewelry, personalized trinkets, and sugary treats. It’s a sad compensation for the relentless stress that comes with mothering. And this past year has been particularly exhausting.

Even before the pandemic, working while parenting was a challenge, especially for mothers. Post-pandemic, the struggle remains. To give just an idea, my husband and I spent last weekend in tears, struggling with the fact that New York City is reopening and he is being called back into the office, separating him from his children and forcing me to reduce my already limited work hours and parent our two toddlers alone.

Forget bubble bath and breakfast in bed; this Mother’s Day, I want quality, affordable childcare to compensate for the options permanently lost due to the pandemic. I want return-to-work programs to reintroduce those of us who’ve fallen out of the workplace, and family friendlier employers that put an end to secret parenting once and for all.

On Mother’s Day – and every day – I want recognition for the incalculable value of our unpaid, invisible labor, including the mental load that weighs disproportionately on moms.

While I’m always appreciative of a homemade card, a little common courtesy is the gift that keeps giving. To my husband: Put your bowl in the dishwasher. Pick your damp towel off the bed. To his employer: Please don’t make him come back into the office when this doesn’t work for our family – especially considering studies have found employees are actually more productive when you let them work from home.

I spoke with five working moms who got real about what they’ve been through this past year, and what they’re truly hoping for this Mother’s Day.

‘Leave me alone’

Shoshana Fain
Shoshana Fain and family.

People are realizing during the pandemic that health is more important than everything. Moms reach a point where they’re doing everything for everyone else and neglecting their own self care. But at the end of the day, no one’s happy when mom’s skipping meals or forgetting to properly hydrate.

After giving birth in May, I struggled with my weight and gestational diabetes. Even though I had a newborn to care for, I started prioritizing myself and lost 50 pounds with the help of a coach. I was so inspired that I started coaching others.

For Mother’s Day, I want to lock myself in my room for the day and only be interrupted with deliveries of snuggles and coffee. I feel like it sounds horrible, but the thought of ignoring my family and just staying in my bed for as long as I want would be bliss.

– Shoshana Fain, 34, Chicago, IL, health transformation coach, married with 3 boys ages 11 months, 4, and 5

‘I need a real vacation’

Lekeshia Angelique
Lekeshia Angelique and family.

Last March, I quit my full-time job as an HR specialist to start my own business. I run workshops and mentor staff at all levels, teaching people about unconscious bias, microaggressions and other barriers to inclusion and diversity. When it comes to things like race, gender, sexuality, and other individual differences, people are overwhelmed and afraid of saying or doing the wrong thing. That’s where I come in.

Being an advocate for change and a minority during this year’s social justice movements and in the midst of a pandemic was simultaneously exciting and terrifying. It brought on a lot of new feelings that were felt by the entire family. But we thrived.

For Mother’s Day, I’d love a vacation out of the country. I haven’t traveled since the pandemic began, and Greece has been on my vision board since forever. The blue roofs, beaches, and cuisine make it the ultimate relaxation destination. I’m ready for a well-earned break.

– Lekeshia Angelique, 39, Clarksville, TN, diversity coach and consultant, engaged with five kids ages 9, 9, 19, 19 and 23

‘A little kindness would be nice’

Cat and her son.
Cat and her son.

I’ve loved working in politics news the past three years. It’s felt like a public service more than ever. This past year especially, I poured my efforts into getting it right and amplifying a diverse group of wise and credible voices. My son splits time between me and his father, so my parenting is 24/3.5. I love that I’ve gotten the intense time with him this past year – we’re closer than ever – but I hate how often my attention is divided when we’re together. I’m always at the mercy of my work phone.

For Mother’s Day, I want my son to make me a card, which is a painful challenge for single parents; who’s going to oversee such a thing? I confess that I want flowers. I want the day off, but I work on Sundays. I want democracy and kindness. I want forgiveness to be cool. People can be really mean and unforgiving – especially on social media. I want to never see the Michael Jackson eating popcorn meme ever again.

– Cat, 38, New York City, journalist, divorced with one son, age 5

‘I want a better work-life balance’

Nicole Phillips
Nicole Phillips and her daughter.

Trying to work from home with a two-year-old and no childcare was not easy. Sticking my daughter in front of a screen and depriving her of the attention and social interaction she was begging for – I felt like such a bad parent at times. And at work, everything felt like an emergency. I was giving 100% at everything, but constantly falling short.

When I was let go in February 2021, I was shattered. I realized that as much as I’d loved my work, it wasn’t worth my sanity. I found a job freelancing in my field, plus size fashion.

My wish for Mother’s Day is simple: I don’t want to go back to what life was pre-pandemic.

I miss being in the office, and collaborating in-person with my coworkers, but I don’t miss the expectations put upon me – and that I put on myself. I don’t want to sit in a car for three hours a day battling traffic and then missing dinner or bath time. From now on, I want to define my work schedule. I’d also love for all our laundry to be done.

– Nicole Phillips, 37, Los Angeles, CA, freelance writer, married with one daughter, age 3

‘I need quality – not quantity – time with my child’

Lydia Elle
Lydia Elle.

The hardest part about working and parenting this last year was throwing out the idea of what I thought everything should look like and becoming compassionate with myself about what life actually was and who I was in it. I was not prepared for a racial and health pandemic that forced me to become so much for my daughter. I had to be OK with not always being OK, and create a space that freed my daughter to admit when she was struggling so we could process through our feelings together instead of getting stuck in them.

For Mother’s Day, it would be glorious if I had some quality time with my daughter. A night or two somewhere close by for us to reflect and have fun together – and maybe a little time for me to just be, and sleep.

– Lydia Elle, 40, Southern California, self-employed, single with one daughter age 11

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34 Amazon Prime-eligible Mother’s Day gifts that are all under $25

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If the enthusiastic reaction to handmade cards, misshapen ornaments, and school plays is any barometer, getting your mom or guardian a great gift doesn’t have to mean emptying your wallet.

And thanks to Amazon Prime’s two-day shipping perk, it also doesn’t require weeks of planning. Below, you’ll find 34 gems that are Prime-eligible, under $25, and solid gifts you can feel good about giving this year.

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An irreverent adult coloring book

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Maybe Swearing Will Help: Adult Coloring Book, available at Amazon, $6.99

Adult coloring books have had a resurgence in recent years as a great de-stressor (Kate Middleton was one notable fan). But before then, we assume humans used swearing as the next best thing. Why not pair the two together for some truly balanced catharsis?

A milk frother for cafe-quality drinks at home

PowerLix Milk Frother Handheld Battery

PowerLix Milk Pro, $17.95

In order to make cafe-level drinks at home, you’re going to need a milk frother. And we think the best milk frother money can buy — for the casual foamed milk (and milk-alternative) enthusiast — is the Powerlix Milk Pro

A guide to the country’s best road trips

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Road Trip USA: Cross-Country Adventures on America’s Two-Lane Highways, $24.28

There are countless travel adventures to be had right in our own country. This guide to 11 cross-country road trips will inspire them to pick up their bags and travel as safely as possible

A coffee mug that will keep her drinks hot for hours

SUNWILL Coffee Mug

SUNWILL Coffee Mug, $11.89

This travel mug is insulated with stainless steel that will keep their hot drinks hot for at least three hours and their cold drinks cold for up to nine. You may not be able to brew her coffee every morning, but you can make sure she enjoys her cup of Joe for as long as possible. 

A media streaming stick

Roku Express HD Streaming Player

Roku Express HD Streaming Player, $24.99

The Roku Express is the most affordable of all the Roku streaming devices and comes with no shortage of features. They can confidently cut the cord since it houses all the major streaming services and channels, including the new and wildly popular Disney Plus

A sweet, handwritten card

Hallmark Pop Up Mothers Day Card

Hallmark Pop Up Mothers Day Card, $4.60

Sometimes the only thing they want is a card with a handwritten note inside — especially if you go big. But, if you’re looking for something simple and sweet, we’d recommend this one.

A funny book about crafting with cat hair

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Crafting with Cat Hair: Cute Handicrafts to Make with Your Cat, $9.38

Remember that lovable cat you adopted way back in March? You thought its talents stopped at giving you attention, love, and physical touch in isolation. But what if you told mom it could also help you make the rest of your gifts this year?

Aromatherapy soaking salts

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Herbivore Botanicals Natural Soaking Salts, $18

Detoxifying Himalayan pink salts and aromatic essential oils come together to make bathtime even more relaxing.

A dog calendar that will make the family pup look like an angel

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Dog-Shaming 2021 Day-to-Day Calendar, available at Amazon, $6.99

If they also have a dog whose diet consists of chair legs and their favorite pair of slippers, they’ll get a kick out of this dog-shaming calendar.

A stainless steel water bottle for temperature regulation

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Takeya Actives Insulated Stainless Water Bottle with Insulated Spout Lid, $20.99

Takeya’s affordable sport water bottle is perfect for running errands or hitting the gym. It’s sleek, durable, and its double-wall vacuum insulation will keep hot drinks hot for up to 12 hours and cold drinks cold for up to 24.

A few Insider Reviews team members swear by Takeya bottles. I still found ice cubes in this model 24 hours after filling it

A hidden gem cast iron fry pan

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Victoria 10-Inch Cast Iron Skillet, $24.99

The Victoria Cast Iron 10-Inch Skillet Fry Pan is the perfect skillet for cooking just about anything. It’s well-designed, extremely affordable, and as durable as you’d hope a cast iron pan would be. It has a long primary handle and a shorter secondary handle for steadying the pan as you carry or move it, as well as good depth and a wide surface perfect for searing steaks. The large pour spouts on either side make it easy to rid the pan of grease without any mess.

It’s also our top overall pick in our Buying Guide for cast iron skillets.

Smart light bulbs that connect to Amazon Alexa and Google Home

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Kasa Smart Light Bulb, $14.99

A smart light bulb is a perfect gift to get someone who’s been getting more curious about starting their own smart home or just loves the perfect ambiance. TP-Link’s bulb connects to the internet and can be controlled through a smartphone app, or a smart speaker like the Amazon Echo and Google Home.

An award-winning cookbook

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“Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking” by Samin Nosrat, $18.24

This “New York Times” bestseller and winner of the 2018 James Beard Award for Best General Cookbook teaches cooks how to master cooking techniques by looking at those four important elements — salt, fat, acid, and heat — that are in everything we cook and eat. It also includes 150 illustrations and infographics that reveal an atlas to the world of flavor by renowned illustrator Wendy MacNaughton. The book has also been adapted into a Netflix series. 

Fun, organizational sticky notes

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Knock Knock To Accomplish Sticky Notes Packet, $12.55

If she’s juggling more than her fair share of obligations, these fun (and helpful) sticky notes are a thoughtful way to make her daily tasks a bit more manageable. 

A deep-conditioning hair mask

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Hydrating Argan Oil Hair Mask, $12.95

Encourage Mom to take some time to pamper herself with this deep conditioning treatment. It’ll cost you less than $15 and has more than 4,500 five-star reviews.

A hair towel that cuts drying time by 50% and prevents damage

Aquis, $21

Aquis Original Hair Turban, $20.99

Aquis’ cult-favorite hair towels can cut the amount of time it takes your hair to dry in half — a claim we’re happy to report holds up. The proprietary fabric also means there’s less damage to wet hair while it dries.

A cute loose-tea infuser

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Bunny Rabbit Silicone Tea Infuser, $9.98

Add some fun to Mom’s tea time with a silicone tea infuser shaped like a cute animal — for example, this relaxed, reclining bunny. 

A magnetic phone mount

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TechMatte MagGrip Car Phone Mount, $6.99

If she uses her phone to navigate, an unobtrusive, convenient car mount is a surprisingly thoughtful gift. This version is a favorite with over 6,000 five-star reviews. More than a few of our colleagues swear by this for hands-free navigation.

A popular micellar water

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Bioderma Sensibio H2O Micellar Water, $14.99

If you asked a beauty veteran what to pick up from a famed Parisian pharmacy, this micellar water would be on the top of the shortlist. The company estimates that a bottle is sold every two seconds, and it’s firmly seated on Amazon’s bestselling skincare products.

It gently cleanses skin and removes makeup without disrupting the skin’s natural hydrolipid film. Thanks to the water’s unique physiological pH, you shouldn’t even have to rinse. It’s also formulated to work with any skin texture.

An external battery

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Anker PowerCore External Battery, $19.99

Make sure Mom never has to deal with the frustration of a dead phone again. The Anker PowerCore is equipped with high-speed charging tech and carries enough juice to provide nearly a full charge for iPhone X and Samsung Galaxy S9, or almost two charges for an iPhone 8.

A multi-functional humidifier

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Urpower Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser and Humidifier, $25.99

Urpower,’s big humidifier has racked up over 9,500 five-star reviews and functions as an aromatherapy diffuser, humidifier, and optional low-key night light. 

A cutting board shaped like her favorite place

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Totally Bamboo State Serving and Cutting Board, $19.99

Celebrate Mom’s favorite place on earth with these customized state cutting boards, which she can use during meal prep or for serving.

A plug that turns ordinary devices into smart ones

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Kasa Smart WiFi Plug, $13.99

Turn her appliances into smart devices without shelling out hundreds of dollars. These plugs create smart outlets (no hub required) that will work with voice control through Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and Microsoft Cortana. She’ll also be able to turn electronics on or off from anywhere with her smartphone using the Kasa app.

Savvy, reusable alternatives to plastic wrap

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Bee’s Wrap Medium 3-Pack, $15

Introduce Mom to Bee’s Wrap, a safe, reusable, and sustainable alternative to plastic wrap that’s perfect for covering bowls, packing snacks, or saving cheese, fruit, veggies, and bread.

The tech is pretty simple — the warmth of your hands softens the wax-coated wrap and, as it cools, it sticks and creates a seal to store food naturally. She should be able to use each wrap several times a week for up to a year. 

A hard copy of Michelle Obama’s bestselling book

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“Becoming” by Michelle Obama, $11.89

Michelle Obama’s witty, candid memoir “Becoming” was a #1 “New York Times” bestseller. If your mom has any interest in learning more about the former First Lady, she may love owning her own hard copy — and getting to share her favorite parts with you.

A convenient, at-home cold brew maker

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Takeya Patented Deluxe Cold Brew Maker, $19.99

Takeya’s Amazon-famous cold brew maker is an affordable, effective way to make a lot of cold brew at home without any expensive or out-of-the-way trips to Starbucks. It’s easy to use and fits nicely into most standard refrigerator doors. Personally, it saves me a few hundred dollars every year.

A better-looking Apple Watch band

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Wearlizer Thin Tan Leather, $12.99

Dress up a potentially bulky watch with a more unobtrusive leather style. A leather band is strong and comfortable, and the Wearlizer option is one of the most affordable options.

A rapid egg cooker

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Dash Rapid Egg Cooker, $19.99

Whether Mom likes her eggs hard-boiled, poached, scrambled, or served in individual omelets, this rapid egg cooker is bound to be a big morning routine improvement. It lives up to the name with eggs ready within minutes.

An affordable and effective wine bottle stopper

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The Original Vacu Vin Wine Saver with 2 Vacuum Stoppers, $15.99

Vacu Vin’s internet-famous Wine Saver removes the air from wine bottles to keep it tasting fresh for up to a week — both red and white.

A cinematic cookbook

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“Eat What You Watch: A Cookbook for Movie Lovers” by Andrew Rea, $16.12

Behold, the perfect cookbook for the movie buff. It converts iconic movie moments into recipes — from the redemptive birthday cake in “Sixteen Candles” to the elaborate Timpano from “Big Night.”

A family-friendly board game

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Watch Ya’ Mouth Original Mouthpiece Game, $15.99

A memorable Mother’s Day gift could be bringing over a fun game for game night!

A famous $13 at-home facial

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Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay, $14.95

The Aztec Secret clay mask is one of the bestselling skincare products on Amazon, and with good reason. It uses 100% natural calcium bentonite clay to deep-clean pores and refresh your skin. It’s so good – and cheap – that you might want to pick up an extra jar for yourself while you’re at it. It’s also one of the purchases we swear by for saving money on salon services like professional facials.

A ‘Humans of New York’ coffee table book

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“Humans of New York” by Brandon Stanton, $16.11

Brandon Stanton’s “Humans of New York” series is one of the most powerful photographic campaigns to be conducted in the 21st century, leveraging the intimacy of random human-to-human connection and the powerful community of social media. This book serves as a tangible photographic census of New York City. 

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23 last-minute gifts you can still get in time for Mother’s Day, including gift cards and subscriptions

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  • If you’re purchasing a Mother’s Day gift last minute, there’s still time to order something special.
  • We rounded up 23 options – from luxurious hair products to cookbooks – that will arrive by May 9.
  • If you’re not in a hurry, check out these 54 Mother’s Day gifts under $50.

Mother’s Day is around the corner and there are just a few days to get a gift for the moms in your life. For those living on the edge and have yet to pick up something, we have you covered with last-minute gift ideas that can be ordered, delivered, and presented, right in time for Mother’s Day. If you’re cutting it close, we also have recommendations for subscriptions and gift cards that can be purchased and gifted on the day of.

Here are 23 of the best last-minute Mother’s Day gifts that will arrive by May 9

The most stunning bouquet we ordered and reviewed

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Gift an UrbanStems bouquet, starting at $50

Let’s start with the Mother’s Day basic — a beautiful bouquet. UrbanStems offers a range of fresh, modern bouquets and other arrangements that are a step above the average flower mix. They were the best flower delivery service we tested, and the best part: they offer next-day delivery for 48 states and same-day delivery in New York City and Washington, DC.

A clothing subscription to switch up mom’s wardrobe

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Gift a Stitch Fix subscription, $20

Amp up the traditional blouse you get mom with a Stitch Fix subscription, which will deliver a customized wardrobe based on a style quiz and the plan you choose. There’s a $20 styling fee, and then you can personalize your picks after.

A sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner set for salon-looking hair

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Gift Kristin Ess’ The One Signature Shampoo and Conditioner, $20 each

If healthy and shiny hair is important to mom, sulfate-free shampoos and conditioners, like Kristin Ess’ The One Signature line, won’t dry out hair, so it’s perfect to gift — especially with summer coming up. When ordering online from Target it will arrive by the weekend, or you can pick it up at a local store.

A clothing subscription to switch up mom’s wardrobe

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Gift an Everlane gift card, from $25

For cozy, luxe basics, Everlane is one of our favorite retailers. Simply enter the gift card amount of your choice, print out a few options to stick in a Mother’s Day card, and you’ll be all set.

A pair of designer shades to sport this summer

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Gift the Ray-Ban Clubmaster Square Sunglasses, $161

For a timely, practical gift for the warmer months, you can’t go wrong with a classic pair of Ray-Bans. They’re one of our favorite retailers for womens’ shades and are Amazon Prime-eligible too.

An oversized beach tote for all the necessities

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Gift the CGear Sand-Free Gray Stripe Tote, $49.99

For moms who can’t get enough purses, crossbody bags, and clutches, gift her another carrier — a spacious beach bag. The CGear Sand-Free tote has a gray- and turquoise-striped design and is Amazon Prime-eligible. You can even fill it with a reusable water bottle, high-end sunscreen, and wireless headphones for the beach.

A smart tea kettle for making tea or preparing baby formula

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Gift the Smarter Electric iKettle, $99

For frequent tea drinkers, the Amazon Prime-eligible Smarter Electric iKettle boasts Wi-Fi and voice activation with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant — you can control the temperature from the Smarter app on your phone. The iKettle is wonderful for new moms for hassle-free nighttime feeding.

A Walmart+ subscription for the savvy shopper

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Gift a Walmart+ subscription, $12.95 per month

Walmart is known to sell almost everything under the sun, and gifting mom a Walmart+ subscription adds the convenience of items shipped directly to your door. We tried it out and, whether shopping for groceries or video games, Walmart+ is a practical idea.

If mom is a big Amazon shopper and isn’t already an Amazon Prime member, here’s how to sign her up — a monthly subscription costs $12.99.

The comfiest pair of sneakers you’ll find

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Gift the Allbirds Women’s Wool Loungers, $95

From grocery store runs to walks in the park, moms are frequently on the go. The Allbirds Women’s Wool Loungers are some of the comfiest shoes we’ve reviewed, and the brand appeared not once, but three times in our best white sneakers for women guide. The shoes will arrive in two business days or can be expedited in one business day.

A nostalgic and sentimental coupon book

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Gift the Knock Knock Vouchers for Mom, $12

If you have an all-I-want-is-a-card type of mom, the Knock Knock Vouchers for Mom is a fantastic, sentimental idea. It’s Amazon Prime-eligible and contains 20 “coupons” that you fulfill, ranging from breakfast in bed to a day without complaints (two things that mom will adore).

A wine subscription for the so-called sommelier

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Gift a Winc subscription, $39 per month

If mom is a wine fanatic, Winc is a fitting gift. The most affordable subscription starts at $39, which includes three $13 bottles of wine. You can also purchase a gift card for choosing bottles. You can read about our experience in using the Winc wine subscription service

A deluxe skincare sampler to boost hydration and self-care

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Gift the Drunk Elephant The Littles 4.0 Set, $90

Skincare can be an expensive gift for Mother’s Day. Drunk Elephant, one of our favorite brands, offers the 4.0 Kit, a sampler of not one but eight great skincare products that include the Protini Polypeptide Moisturizer, the Beste No. 9 Jelly Cleanser, and the C-Tango Multivitamin Eye Cream. And, these cruelty-free products are packed in a reusable case.

When ordering at Sephora, you can opt for one-day expedited shipping, or order and pick up at a local store.

A cookbook with 100 cookie recipes for the baker

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Gift the “100 Cookies” cookbook, $23.55

If the kitchen is your mom’s most-visited spot, gifting a cookbook is thoughtful and will offer inspiration for whipping up more sweet treats. The Amazon Prime-eligible “100 Cookies” cookbook highlights — you guessed it — 100 cookies, brownies, bars, and other yummy recipes to bake over the weekend. 

If you want to splurge, you can pair it with one of our favorite KitchenAid stand mixers.

An Audible subscription for the reader

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Gift an Audible subscription, starting at $7.95 a month

For a really last-minute gift idea, Audible is an instantaneous subscription after ordering. The platform serves as a digital audio library of popular books — play them as you would your favorite podcasts. You can pair the subscription with some bestselling audiobooks.

A beauty and grooming subscription box to switch things up

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Gift a Birchbox subscription, $15 per month

Birchbox packages makeup, hair, and skincare products, which is perfect for providing mom with new products to try. It’s a perfect IOU to include in a card, so you’ll have something ordered in time for May 9.

A gel manicure kit if you can’t get to a nail salon

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Gift the Red Carpet Manicure Gel Polish Pro Kit, $79.99

Give mom a salon-like manicure without the need for an in-person appointment. Red Carpet is the best at-home gel nail kit we tested, and it will arrive from Ulta in two to three business days with premium shipping, or available for in-store pickup after ordering.

The Dyson Airwrap mom will never purchase for herself

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Gift the Dyson Airwrap styler, $778.99

If you’re chipping in with your siblings or simply want to splurge on mom this year, the Dyson Airwrap styler is your best bet. We tested it alongside a celebrity hairstylist and found it to be a quality, versatile tool that produces gorgeous salon looks with its air-and-no-heat technology.

A sleek essential oil diffuser for a fresh-scented room

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Gift the URPower Essential Oil Diffuser, $19.99

While we love our candles, a diffuser is a no-flame option that will make a room smell like eucalyptus, peppermint, or fresh linen — the latter perfect is for bathrooms. URPower is our favorite essential oil diffuser on a budget and when paired with an essential oil kit, it’s an all-in-one thoughtful gift for Mother’s Day — Amazon Prime-eligible.

An exercise bike and work desk duo that’s super practical

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Gift the FitDesk Bike Desk 3.0, $299.99

Does mom want to stay active while working from home? The FitDesk Bike Desk 3.0 is a laptop desk and exercise bike hybrid that will get her feet moving while in meetings. Even better: it’s Amazon Prime-eligible and something that will boost productivity.

For an add-on, pair the bike desk with a pair of our favorite spin shoes we tested.

A Nespresso machine for cafe-style brews at home

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Gift the Nespresso VertuoPlus Deluxe Coffee and Espresso Machine Bundle, $160

If your gift recipient is always running to Dunkin’ or Starbucks, the Nespresso VertuoPlus will be much appreciated. It’s Amazon Prime-eligible, and it comes with a milk frother and a coffee pod sampler to get started. 

A waffle robe for getting ready after the shower

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Gift the Bohang Summer Waffle Bathrobe, $25.99

Fluffy robes are great for winter, but a waffle robe is perfect year-round — especially to throw on after a relaxing bath or shower. It’s Amazon Prime-eligible, comes in three colors, and feels like one you’d find at a hotel.

A meal delivery service to take some stress off cooking

Last minute Mother's Day gifts - The ingredients that come in a HelloFresh meal kit box alongside the final meal

Gift a HelloFresh meal kit subscription, from $33.97

Meal delivery is all the rage these days — you get pre-selected meal options shipped to your door, with pre-portioned ingredients included. We tested HelloFresh and deemed it as one of our favorite meal delivery kit services.

For shipping, HelloFresh offers expedited delivery, depending on the plan selected.

A gold bangle that is dainty and will match any outfit

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Gift the Kate Spade New York Idiom Bangle, $26.60 

Designer for less than $30? The Kate Spade New York Idiom Bangle is a classic, gold-plated bracelet proven to match any outfit. It’s also Amazon Prime-eligible and makes for a simple and dainty jewelry piece.

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24 Mother’s Day gifts under $100 available on Amazon Prime for fast and free shipping

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  • You can find plenty of thoughtful and unique Mother’s Day gifts on Amazon.
  • Amazon Prime Mother’s Day gifts come with the extra perk of free two-day delivery.
  • These Amazon Prime-eligible gifts for mom are all under $100 and will ship to her in no time.

Mother’s Day is this weekend, and if you’ve put off shopping for a gift until the last minute, panic might be setting in. Not to worry, Amazon Prime has plenty of great gifts for mom that are all eligible for free two-day shipping. From kitchen gadgets to unique cards to wearable tech, Amazon has it all and then some.

We’ve gone through Amazon’s seemingly endless catalog to hand-pick 24 gifts ideas for mom she’s sure to love – all for under $100 and Prime-eligible. And if you happen to be shopping for thoughtful Mother’s Day gifts on a budget, we have you covered with Prime-eligible options under $25.

Here are 24 Amazon Prime-eligible Mother’s Day gifts under $100

A smart video assistant

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Amazon Echo Show 8, available from Amazon for $74.99

Give mom all of Alexa’s handy features in the Amazon Echo Show 8. The voice assistant will answer questions, show you the weather, and tell you about traffic. The camera for video chats means she can easily have face-to-face calls with loved ones. She can even use the Food Network app for recipes or watch videos from services like Hulu and Amazon Prime.

There is an even bigger Echo Show 10 on the market, but it’s also over $100 more and we think she’ll get everything she needs out of the Show 8. 

An at-home pedicure spa

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Conair Foot Pedicure Spa and Massager, available on Amazon for $27.01

Treat mom to her own personal mini spa day whenever she pleases. This soothing foot bath and massager is especially great for moms who spend a lot of time on the go or on their feet. It even features toe-touch controls for easy use. 

A frozen yogurt maker for sweet treats

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Cuisinart Frozen Yogurt and Ice Cream maker, available from Amazon for $69.95

Mom can whip up a frozen treat in 20 minutes or less to satisfy that sweet tooth with this Cuisinart machine. A double-insulated freezer bowl eliminates the need for ice and the large spout makes adding ingredients to mix up new flavors simple and mess-free.

An embossing and cutting machine for scrapbooking and card making

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Sizzix Sidekick Starter Kit Portable Die Cutting and Embossing Machine, available from Amazon for $39.08

For the mom who would rather make her own invitations or cards rather than go out and buy them, this embossing machine will help her complete endless DIY craft projects. This starter kit also includes six Framelits dies, two Thinlits dies, two embossing folders, and seven stamps

A mini projector for movie night

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VANKYO, Mini Portable Movie Projector, available from Amazon for $99.99

Mom can take movie night to the next level with this portable projector that gives her a big-screen experience. Use it in the living room curled up on the couch or even on a screen outside for a fun summer evening.

A cute on-the-go crossbody with extra protection

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Vera Bradley Signature Cotton Small Convertible Crossbody Purse with RFID Protection available from Amazon for $31.50

Great for everyday use or to bring on her next trip, this colorful crossbody from Vera Bradley can easily fit all mom’s essentials and features an adjustable strap and RFID protection to keep her personal info safe. It comes in 15 different colors and patterns to suit her tastes.

A mini K-cup coffee machine that brews a personal cup

Keurig K Mini Plus Single Serve Coffee Maker

Keurig K-Mini Plus Single Serve Coffee Maker, available from Amazon for $99.99

Mom can enjoy a delicious cup of coffee every morning with this personal single-serve K-cup coffee maker. It can store up to nine K-cups at a time and can brew a cup of joe between six to 12 ounces, depending on how strong she prefers. Also, it comes with a removable one-cup reservoir where she can add fresh water before each brew.

A unique pop-up card

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Hallmark Signature Paper Wonder Pop Up Mothers Day Card, available from Amazon for $12.45

A cute Mother’s Day card can be a great gift on its own with a thoughtful note or can be paired with a gift for an extra special touch. This fun pop-up card that displays a bouquet of flowers is sure to surprise and delight mom.

A fragrant candle set that looks great on display

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Scented Candles Gift Set with Essential Oils, available from Amazon for $16.99

This set of four scented candles give off soothing aromas of jasmine, rose, lavender, and vanilla. The colorful jars make these candles display-worthy and they’re made from 100% natural soy wax for a clean burn. 

 

A customized necklace

EFYTAL Three Initial Necklace

EFYTAL Three Initial Necklace (customizable), available from Amazon for $39.95

Personalize this gold-filled necklace with initials of you and your sibs, or whatever else you want, for a sweet touch. Chains are available in both 16-inch and 18-inch lengths, and the manufacturer will replace the chain within five years of purchase if issues arise.  

An electric kettle for the perfect cuppa

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COSORI Electric Gooseneck Kettle, available from Amazon for $62.99

This electric kettle features five temperature presets to allow mom to quickly and easily make that pour-over coffee or cup of tea just so. It also has a “Keep Warm” function that keeps water at the same temperature for up to an hour.

A personal blender that she can take on the go

Ninja Personal Blender

Ninja Personal Blender, available from Amazon for $49.99

Your mom can take her power smoothie directly in the single-serving blender cup, then take the cup to-go with the bonus sip-and-seal lids, or transfer it to her favorite tumbler. This 700-watt blender is powerful enough to crush through ice and frozen fruits so there’s no need to break out the knife and cutting board either.

A simple tote bag that holds everything

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Bostanten Women’s Leather Tote (comes in six colors), available from Amazon for $79.99

This leather tote is a great grab-and-go bag with one main compartment, two side pockets, and a removeable zippered pouch. It measures 10.35 inches long, 5.9 inches wide, and 12.7 inches high with two removeable shoulder straps — one leather and the other a woven fabric.

A two-in-one hot air brush

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John Frieda Hot Air Brush (1.5-inch barrel), available from Amazon for $34

This two-in-one tool not dries hair, but also styles it at the same time. The hot air combined with the ball-tipped bristles is similar to using a barrel brush and traditional blow dryer for a DIY blowout; there’s the added benefit of  ionic technology to cut down on frizz.

A fitness tracker so she never misses a step

Fitbit Inspire HR

Fitbit Inspire HR Heart Rate & Fitness Tracker, available from Amazon for $84.25

If your mom is into fitness, this tracker can help monitor her calorie burn, resting heart rate, and heart rate zones while working out. She can also brag about her step count, distance, hourly activity, and active minutes that she achieved during the day to her friends. In addition to the fitness tracking aspects, this can also monitor her sleep schedule and the different stages of sleep throughout the night. 

A heavy-duty cutting board

Extra Large Bamboo Cutting Board

Extra Large Bamboo Cutting Board for Kitchen, available from Amazon for $19.95

This lightweight bamboo cutting board is easy to move around, yet durable enough to handle the daily chopping of vegetables, meat, and more. The all-natural bamboo is antibacterial, antimicrobial, and absorbs less liquids than your basic wooden cutting board. Plus, it comes with eight removable silicone feet that can be strategically placed to drip dry and store your board.

A fashionable, yet practical diaper bag

Skip Hop Diaper Bag Backpack

Skip Hop Diaper Bag Backpack, available from Amazon for $74.99

This diaper backpack is fashionable and practical for new moms. It features exterior zippered pockets, insulated bottle pockets, a tech pouch, and a machine washable changing pad. The bag can also be converted into a purse if needed.

A nourishing body cream infused with minerals from the Dead Sea

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AHAVA Dead Sea Plants Caressing Body Sorbet, available on Amazon for $29

This body sorbet is formulated with a blend of Dead Sea minerals that intensely moisturizes skin. The cream-gel hybrid also contains restorative ingredients like vitamins E and B5, aloe vera, and chamomile extract. 

A cookie press so she can max production when your sibs come home

OXO Good Grips Cookie Press

OXO Good Grips Cookie Press, available from Amazon for $31.99

If your mom produces massive amounts of cookies for literally any occasion (when can we come over?), then this cookie press will help max out her production. This manual press has a clear cylinder so she can monitor how much dough remains, and also has a comfortable crank press and hand lever to create perfect cookies every time. It also comes with 12 stainless steel disk patterns so she can create themed cookies for every occasion.

An essential oil diffuser for an aromatherapy session

VicTsing 150ml Mini Aroma Essential Oil Diffuser

VicTsing 150ml Mini Aroma Essential Oil Diffuser, available from Amazon for $19.89

Give mom the gift of aromatherapy this year with this 150-milliliter diffuser. The product comes in either a dark brown or light brown wood finish with a 14-color option LED ring that can double as ambient lighting. The diffuser can run for about four to six hours and will automatically shut off once the water and essential oils have run out.

A plush bathrobe that provides her with spa-like vibes

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Fishers Finery Women’s Premier Spa Robe, available from Amazon for $59.99 to $62.99

Modeled after Turkish-style robes, this bamboo-and-cotton robe is super soft, yet breathable. It’s perfect for lounging around — which is all your mom should do this Mother’s Day.

A care package for a new mom

New Mama Gift Set

New Mama Gift Set, available from Amazon for $74.99

Being a new mom is wonderful and exciting, but can also take a toll on your body. This little set is full of clean body-care products that are free of ingredients like parabens, gluten, fragrances, and more.  

A compact gym bag with specialized compartments

INOXTO Fitness Sport Small Gym Bag with Shoes Compartment

INOXTO Fitness Sport Small Gym Bag with Shoes Compartment, available from Amazon for $28.99

Sometimes simple is more. This waterproof gym bag is super light and compact, but it can still fit so much. It has a main compartment, outer pocket that can be slipped over a suitcase handle, and two side pockets — one of which is specifically designed to keep smelly gym shoes far away from clean clothes, and the other is designed to keep wet items away from dry clothes.

A memory foam pillow for both comfort and support

Ventilated Gel Memory Foam Pillow

Weekender Ventilated Gel Memory Foam Pillow, available from Amazon for $29.99 (standard size)

There might not be a better gift than the gift of a comfortable night’s sleep. This memory foam pillow is soft, yet provides the needed support to keep your neck and spine aligned through the night. On top of that, the material helps maximize circulation throughout the night.

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27 unique Mother’s Day gifts you can find at Uncommon Goods

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Soaps that smell like her favorite wines will elevate her morning routine.

You can always count on Mom, whether it’s to be on the sidelines at your sports games, to make the best chicken noodle soup when life takes a turn for the worse, and to offer unconditional love and support through it all.

This Mother’s Day, give Mom a gift that’s as unique as she is (though it doesn’t hurt to toss in a bouquet of flowers and a box of chocolate while you’re at it). Uncommon Goods is one of our favorite places to shop for quirky, creative, one-of-a-kind goods from independent makers around the world. Whether her passions lie in fitness, hospitality, reading, gardening, or kicking back with her feet in the sand, you can be sure to find a gift she’ll love.

Keep reading for 27 unique Mother’s Day gifts you can find on Uncommon Goods

A fragrant candle inspired by her zodiac sign

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Birth Month Flower Grow Kit, $34

Whether or not she’s a big believer in astrology, she can’t deny a few flowers for the windowsill.

A survival kit of soothing products to help her relax

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Calming Lavender Heat Pillow, $35

She’s always putting everyone else first, so this Mother’s Day she really deserves some “me time.” You’ve put her through enough, and it’s time you help her get some true rest and relaxation.

Commission a song just for her

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Made-to-Order Personalized Song, $100-$250

Commission a songwriter to compose a one-minute ($100) or three-minute ($250) just for her. You’ll receive an MP3 audio file and a PDF, so you can choose to print it and/or even perform it for her yourself.

An outdoor-ready cheese-chilling board that also keeps the flies away

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Chill and Serve Outdoor Cheeseboard, $85

This’ll keep the cheese cold and the flies at bay out on the patio during hors d’oeuvres. Why didn’t they think of this sooner?

Help her elevate her crudités and canapés

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Wine Bottle Topper Serving Set, $50

Whether it’s cheese or crudités, this board will make anything shine. Pro tip: Serve appetizers on this for Mother’s Day, and fill each bottle with freshly picked flowers.

Dolly Parton’s songbook

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Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics, $40

An original American idol if there ever were one, this book contains lyrics to 175 songs from the Queen of Country’s catalog, spanning 60 years, and almost every bit as timeless as Mom herself.

An ode to a relic of a (soon-to-be) bygone era

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Embroidered Thank You Tote, $38

One day, those old plastic shopping bags might find their way onto museum walls. Help her get a jumpstart.

A custom map serving tray of their favorite place

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Custom Map Serving Tray, $65-$85

Her favorite town, her hometown, or a faraway place she’s still longing to visit — you decide. This serving tray comes in different finishes and with or without a stand.

A set of wine-chilling coasters and glasses

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Wine-Chilling Coasters with Glasses — Set of 2, $42

Tell dad’s whiskey stones to roll on over. This two-piece granite coaster and wine glass set will keep her glass chilled far better.

A roll-and-go canvas beach chair

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Neo-Lounger Portable Beach Chair, $70

Sure, Mom probably has a beach chair lying around, but the smart money has it that it’s either bordering on impossible to carry, or facing its last seasons in this goodly frame. 

A sweet mug for your mama bear’s morning coffee

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Mother’s Love Mugs, $40

The only thing that’ll make her morning coffee better is this adorable mug that reminds her of her cubs. 

A serving board to amp up her cheese plate presentation

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Bamboo Lotus Serving Board, $48

Whether she’s big on entertaining or just loves to treat herself to a Friday night cheese plate, this bamboo serving board has all the space she needs to make the perfect platter.

A set of moisturizing soaps that smell like her favorite wine

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Wine Soaps, Set of 4, $30

She may like them best in a bottle, but these soaps have all the notes of her favorite red and white blends in a moisturizing bar she can use every day. 

A yoga mat that’ll guide her through her own freestyle flow

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Instructional Cork Yoga Mat, $65

This anti-slip yoga mat has more than 100 stretches and yoga poses printed on it, so she can create her own flow with just a little guidance.

A set of handmade products for an at-home spa day

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Farm Fresh Spa Experience Tin, $32

You don’t have to spend a fortune to gift mom a spa day. This set of handcrafted body products, including a cocoa butter bath truffle and a shea butter cream, is a simple way to give her a soothing spa experience from the comfort of her own home. 

A custom print that celebrates your unique family

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Personalized Family Print, $75 – $150

Art is always a nice gift and this print, which can be personalized to represent all of the members of your family, is something she’ll want to hang up right away.

 

An indoor garden she’ll love tending to year round

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Smart Garden Grow Kit, $10-100

The only thing that could make Mom’s home-cooked meals any better are fresh, hand-picked ingredients. This Smart Garden will help her grow fresh herbs all year round, with little maintenance, all from the convenience of her kitchen counter. 

A touch lamp that’ll let her know you’re thinking of her, even if you’re far away

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Long Distance Friendship Lamp, $85 each

No matter the distance between you and her, you can both stay connected with these cute lamps. When you tap your own lamp, hers will light up too, and vice versa, so you can let her know you’re thinking of her, even if you’re miles away.

A cool gadget that’ll help her get some well-deserved sleep

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Moon Beam Sleep Aid, $60

It can be hard to get a great night’s rest, but we know Mom deserves it. Help her out with this device, which uses gentle pulsing lights to lull her to sleep.

A gadget that’ll zap away the germs on her smartphone

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PhoneSoap Smartphone Sanitizer, $80 – $100

Our cell phones hold 18 times more bacteria than a public restroom — eek. If Mom’s a germaphobe, she’ll seriously appreciate this little gadget that’ll zap all of those germs away. 

A delicate necklace she’ll want to wear every day

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Rough Diamond Necklace, $150

Unprocessed diamonds line a delicate gold chain for a look that’s as stylish and unique as she is. 

A unique sampling of coffee beans sourced from all over the world

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World Explorer’s Coffee Sampler, $32

If she considers herself a coffee connoisseur, she’ll love trying this sampler of single-origin beans from all over the world. While each sampler is different, she can expect four bags, each with one of the following flavor profiles: balanced, bold, classic, and fruity.

A set of cute and convenient travel bags for her next vacation

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Women’s Organizing Travel 4-pack, $48

If she’s a big traveler or has a trip coming up, these cute bags make a really thoughtful gift, and will help her stay organized. 

A comfy and calming pillow that can be heated in the microwave

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Calming Lavender Heat Pillow, $35

This calming weighted pillow is filled with barley and lavender. She can pop it in the microwave for two minutes, then cuddle up with the warm, lavender-scented pillow for some end-of-day relaxation. 

A set of small-batch honey creams in delectable flavors

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Honey Spread Gift Set, $50

A set of small-batch honey spreads will definitely satisfy her sweet tooth. Flavors like molten lava chocolate and sticky buns make unique toppings for everything from pancakes to ice cream sundaes.

 

An old-fashioned reel viewer filled with her best takes

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PhoneSoap Smartphone Sanitizer, $80 – $100

Our cell phones hold 18 times more bacteria than a public restroom — eek. If mom’s constantly texting the family group chat, she will seriously appreciate this little gadget that’ll zap all of those germs away. 

A small sculpture that’ll add some love to her desk, dresser, or table

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Hand Heart Desktop Sculpture, $49

A nice piece of decor to liven up any room, this little sculpture is a daily reminder that she’s loved. 

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Disney Plus offers gift subscriptions for new subscribers – here’s how to have one sent in time for Mother’s Day

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Disney’s on-demand streaming service, Disney Plus, offers ad-free access to a growing library of movies and shows from all of the studio’s major brands and franchises. If that special Disney fan in your life hasn’t subscribed yet, you can help them tune in with a Disney Plus gift subscription.

A Disney Plus gift subscription costs $80 and is sent as an email code on a date of your choosing. This makes it easy to schedule delivery for holidays and special occasions, including Mother’s Day on May 9.

You can find detailed instructions on how to order a gift subscription below.

Here’s how to gift a Disney Plus annual subscription:

  1. Visit this page to purchase the gift.
  2. You’ll enter your information, your recipient’s name and email, and what date you’d like the code to be delivered.
  3. The $80 fee will be charged to your account as soon as you make the purchase.
  4. Your recipient will visit DisneyPlus.com/redeememail, select the offer, and manually enter the code printed on the email.
  5. Once redeemed, the recipient will be credited a one year subscription to Disney Plus.
  6. If the recipient doesn’t see the gift confirmation email in their inbox on the delivery date, Disney recommends that they check their spam folder.
  7. If the email still can’t be located, you can contact Disney Plus customer service to have the code resent.

Restrictions of the Disney Plus gift subscription:

  1. The gift subscription can only be redeemed by new Disney Plus subscribers.
  2. The redemption code is one-time use only and non-transferable.

Once they’ve activated the subscription, your recipient will get:

  • Unlimited, ad-free access to thousands of movies and series from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and 20th Century Fox.
  • Unlimited downloads they can watch anywhere, anytime.
  • The ability to stream on up to four devices simultaneously and add up to seven profiles.
  • A GroupWatch feature that allows them to sync and watch streams with friends and family virtually.

Can Disney Plus gift subscriptions be used for the bundle with ESPN+ and Hulu?

Disney Plus gift vouchers are only available for an annual subscription to Disney Plus, but recipients can still upgrade to the streaming bundle with Hulu and ESPN+ for a discounted price. Here’s how to upgrade and save:

  1. Redeem your Disney Plus gift subscription voucher and create a Disney Plus account.
  2. Visit the Disney Plus Billing Details page and choose the option to switch to the Disney bundle.
  3. You will now be upgraded to the $14 a month bundle plan with Disney Plus, Hulu, and ESPN+.
  4. A monthly credit equal to the value of your gift subscription will then be applied to the monthly bill for your bundle.

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6 flower delivery services that offer same-day and next-day delivery for last-minute Mother’s Day gifts

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There’s a reason flowers have earned a spot as model gifts, especially for Mother’s Day. They’re beautiful, make every living space feel instantly fresh and cheerful, and they remind mom every time she sees them that you love her.

There are plenty of superb online delivery services (many of which we’ve tested and used in our own lives) that ensure mom will get a beautiful, blooming surprise delivered to her before the big day. All of the companies in this guide, (with the exception of the subscription service) offer same-day or next-day delivery on select flower arrangements.

From farm-fresh flowers to bouquets paired with chocolates, we gathered six companies that offer beautiful arrangements and extra fast shipping. Mother’s Day, however, is a really busy time for ordering flowers. If you want a little bit of cushioning between your order, the scheduled delivery, and Mother’s Day itself, you’d be wise to order now – and we definitely encourage it. Before you start shopping, enter your ZIP code on the website to see the delivery options available in your area.

Here are six companies you can count on for last-minute flower deliveries.

UrbanStems

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Delivery: Free next-day or one-day Fedex delivery in the continental US, same-day delivery in DC and NYC, no deliveries on Sundays and Mondays

UrbanStems offers a wide range of arrangements, from fresh flowers to live plants, and is our favorite flower delivery service. There are curated gifts sets, or you can add in extras like candy or hand lotion at check-out.

Some special gift bouquets include vases, but most regular bouquets require you to buy one if you’d like to send one with the bouquet. UrbanStems recommends vases to match each particular bouquet. Packages are shipped in gift boxes, while hand-delivered bouquets arrive in the signature UrbanStems tote to keep flowers fresh as they’re transported.

The company offers next-day delivery in the continental US, though flowers can only be delivered Tuesday through Friday, so plan ahead if you want them to arrive on a special date. If you, or the person you’re sending the flowers to, live in NYC or DC, you can get same-day delivery. The flowers will even be hand-delivered for free by an UrbanStems courier.

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FTD

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Delivery: Anywhere in the US with same-day delivery for some arrangements, perishable gifts like chocolates or some flowers are only shipped via UPS next-day delivery

Florists’ Transworld Delivery (FTD) has been delivering flowers since 1910. It offers beautiful bouquets, but you can also get succulents, chocolates, and other gifts delivered through the site. FTD bouquets are handmade with flowers carefully selected by partnering local florists. Most of the arrangements come in nice vases, and you can even choose how full you want the bouquet to look.

FTD is our favorite service for same-day delivery. The company works with local florists to fill your order, which can result in variation between bouquets. The designs are more traditional than modern, but with flowers, the classics truly never go out of style. 

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Floracracy

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Delivery: Next-day delivery included in price of arrangement, no delivery on Sundays or Mondays

For a last-minute gift that still feels extremely personal, we recommend Floracracy. Every Floracracy bouquet is completely customized to your specifications: you use the brand’s design tool to select the style, shape, colors, and even the flowers in your arrangement. Each flower is paired with a meaning, making it easy to craft an arrangement that makes a personalized statement.

 The unboxing experience is even special: most orders come with a vase, gold-accented shears, a book for pressing flowers, and a letter that you can either write yourself or have the company write for you based on details you provide. If mom chooses to donate the vase to a women’s shelter when she’s done with it, Floracracy will send the shelter flowers. 

Floracracy is our best flower delivery service for custom arrangements. While the arrangements are on the pricier side, next-day delivery is included in the price of every order. 

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The Bouqs Co.

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Delivery: Same-day or next-day for select bouquets, no delivery on Sundays or Mondays

The Bouqs Co. pairs with eco-friendly farmers to bring you fresh flowers. Some bouquets are shipped directly from the farm, and you can even see a picture of the farmer, a map of where the flowers came from, and a video of the farm. 

Bouqs supports small farms as well as local florists for their Hand Crafted bouquets, which can also be delivered same-day in select locations.

Delivery dates vary by the bouquet. Bouqs makes it easy to see the earliest available ship date for its bouquets and has next-day shipping, but it’s smart to shop in advance if you can. Placing your order before 2 p.m. EST will give you the most available delivery windows.

Amazon

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Delivery: same-day delivery on select bouquets, more available next-day

Amazon’s Mother’s Day offerings range from fresh bouquets to chocolates and other classic gifts. You can select fresh cut flowers, live indoor plants, or fresh wreaths for the front door. Amazon Prime is useful for nearly everything else in life, and its fast two-day shipping applies even to fresh bouquets for mom. Select blooms come in their own glass vases and have free next-day shipping

For best-sellers like the Benchmark Orange Life is Good Bouquet, flowers are shipped in bud form for optimal vase life. For all bouquets, you’d be wise to check their specific delivery instructions. Delivery options can vary based on the seller, from free overnight delivery to limitations during the week.

If you want, you can check the “This is a gift” box at checkout to include your own note to mom.  

1-800-Flowers

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Delivery: Same-day delivery on select bouquets every day of the week with time restrictions, more available next-day 

1-800-FLOWERS is a family owned company that has been around for 40 years. They have the process down. And because it’s a larger company, you’ll find hundreds of different flower arrangements to pick and choose between. You can also get gifts like teddy bears and chocolates to pair with your flowers.

For farm fresh flowers, you’ll want to shop the site’s special selection of bouquets to suit your needs.

Some arrangements offer same-day delivery, but you’ll find many more options with next-day delivery. The same-day delivery options have deadlines for placing your order: Monday through Friday by 2:30 pm, Saturday by 1 pm, and Sunday by 11:30 am. You can easily order using their website or mobile app. 

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21 Mother’s Day gifts our own moms have loved receiving – from indoor herb gardens to at-home manicure sets

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Senior reporter Mara Leighton bought a smart garden from Click and Grow for her mom.

  • Mother’s Day is a great opportunity to show thanks and gratitude for your mom.
  • Below, you’ll find a list of 21 gifts we’ve deemed worthy of giving our own moms in the past.
  • Still looking for inspiration? Check out more Mother’s Day gift ideas here.

At Insider Reviews, we spend the majority of every day both researching and testing the best products you can find online. Beyond converting us into living encyclopedias of Amazon prices, this also makes us particularly discerning gift-givers – and there are few people we take as much care when gifting as our moms.

Below, you’ll find 21 of the Mother’s Day gifts our teammates have given their moms on Mother’s Day. You’ll notice a mix of the classics (hey, our moms love flowers) as well as some cool techy gadgets. If you’re still looking for ideas, we’ve got a host of Mother’s Day gift guides here.

The top 5 best gifts we’ve given to our own moms for Mother’s Day:

  1. An easy-to-use indoor herb garden from Click and Grow
  2. A surprise clothing delivery
  3. A creative way to stay in touch when far apart
  4. An at-home manicure set
  5. A box of chocolate-covered strawberries

Below are 21 gifts we’ve given our own moms in the past:

An at-home manicure set

Olive & June salon set

Olive & June The Spring Box, $80

My mom has held on to the same handful of nail polishes since I was a child and she’s still waiting to return to a nail salon post-vaccine. This complete nail polish set ensures she has everything she needs for an at-home manicure including six seasonal nail polish shades and a glossy top coat. Plus, it’s something we can do together! Jacqueline Saguin, style & beauty reviews fellow

Stylish but affordable ballet flats

Skechers Cleo Flat

Skechers Cleo Flat, $39.98

As a teacher, my mother spends about 80% of her week on her feet. These Skechers feature airy memory foam so they stay light throughout the day. She loves pairing its contemporary design with different business casual clothes. I found them on par with higher-end brands like Rothys in terms of style and comfort. Jacqueline Saguin, style & beauty reviews fellow

Heartfelt letters

Letters for Mom

Letters for Mom Book, $14.95

This letter book is making handmade gifts much easier. Letters to My Mom includes 12 prompts like “A special memory I have of you is …” that inspires thoughtful responses to show your mother how much she means to you. My mom keeps it on her bedside table for daily encouragement and I’m sure she’ll keep it for years to come. Each letter also has a timestamp where you can write when to open that letter, sealed by cute stickers. Jacqueline Saguin, style & beauty reviews fellow

Decadent strawberries

Shari's Berries Mother's Day gift

Gourmet Mother’s Day Dipped Strawberries, from $49.99

Moms with a sweet tooth will love this gift. Shari’s Berries dip fresh strawberries in rich chocolate, then top it with another chocolate drizzle. Every time I’ve ordered these for my mom, they’ve arrived fresh and incredibly quick, so they’re a good go-to if you’re scrambling for a gift last minute. If you’re looking for something grander, they also offer flower arrangements with the berry boxes. Jacqueline Saguin, style & beauty reviews fellow

A no-fuss indoor herb garden

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Click and Grow Smart Garden, available at Click and Grow, $99.95

My mom loves fresh herbs year-round, but she lives in Minnesota. The Click and Grow was an easy way to make sure she always has access to fresh basil, thyme, and cilantro — and without having to baby the plant on top of all the other things she does. From what I hear, she absolutely loves it. — Mara Leighton, senior reporter

A beautiful bouquet

FTD bouquet box

FTD Floral Bouquet, available at FTD, from $40

As with many things you buy online, you often run the risk of ordering something that looks amazing on your screen but ends up being less than impressive in person. I took that risk the first time ordering flowers from BloomThat for Mother’s Day. To my relief, and to my mom’s happiness, the bouquet was as beautiful as expected (and importantly, arrived on time). BloomThat has since been acquired by FTD, but you can still find its gorgeous, full, and reasonably priced arrangements on the FTD site. — Connie Chen, senior reporter

A Birchbox subscription

Birch Box

Birchbox Subscription, available at Birchbox, from $45 for 3-months

My mom makes a 40-hour day out of 24 hours, and most of her time and energy is allocated to her kids and business. I signed her up for a Birchbox subscription to make sure she had the excuse to spend a little time just for herself every day and figure out new products she loves without a trip to the mall. I loved the idea of a gift arriving at her door once a month, and more attention paid to just her. — Mara Leighton, senior reporter

A countertop convection oven

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Breville Smart Pro Countertop Convection Oven, available at Williams Sonoma, $279.95 (originally $420) [You save $140.05]

I love my Breville Smart Oven Pro, and when I heard my mom was thinking about buying one, I was happy to gift one to her for Mother’s Day. Since my parents became empty nesters, the oven is perfect for making meals for two — pizza, salmon, cookies, and even a whole chicken (great for leftovers). — Les Shu, guides editor 

A surprise delivery of fun clothes

Loft

Shop dresses, tops, and more at Loft

Last year, I ordered my mom a huge box of dresses and tops from Loft and sent her the gift receipt so she could return or exchange anything she didn’t love. My mom never really spends time or money shopping for herself, so I wanted to remind her that she deserves to feel good and be taken care of, too. She really loved the swingy dresses I picked for her and she wears them all the time now! To this day she still raves about what a fun treat it was to get all those clothes in a surprise delivery. — Sally Kaplan, executive editor

A birthstone ring

Etsy birthstone ring

Birthstone Ring, available at Etsy, from $21.75

I bought this ring for my mom two years ago and she continues to wear it every day. Etsy purchases can be hit or miss, but this gift arrived just as described on the website. I ordered the ring in sterling silver with a ruby, two aquamarines, and an amethyst, all of which represent the birthstones of my family members. Even with everyday use, there has been no tarnishing of the metal and my mom finds it comfortable enough to wear every day. — Megan Foster, former editorial fellow

A no-hassle plant

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Potted Plants, available at Urban Stems, from $40

I usually call a local florist to deliver some sort of live plant to my mother. Neither of us is a fan of flowers, which, as we all know, shrivel up and die. I wanted something that spoke my eternal gratitude to the woman who reared me, and, apart from diamonds (sorry mom), this was the best I could do.

Then I found UrbanStems. A quick, clean, and easy transaction with some well-thought-out add-ons like Sugarfina candy, chocolates, and candles, this might have been my least painstaking foray into shopping for my notoriously difficult mother. I’ll use UrbanStems again. — Owen Burke, senior reporter

Tickets to a show

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Tickets to a Broadway Show, available at StubHub, from $106

My mom loved “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical” when I took her to see it as a Mother’s Day gift! — Ellen Hoffman, editor in chief

Note: We know that most ticketed experiences won’t be able to happen this Mother’s Day, but you can always buy tickets for a show in the future or give Mom an “IOU” for a show one day. 

An iced coffee maker

Zoku Iced Coffee Maker

Zoku Iced Coffee Maker, available at Amazon, $30.99

I’m crazy about this cup and have used it for years. Knowing my mother’s love for iced coffee, I decided to get her one as well. It allows you to pour piping hot coffee in the chilled barrel, and within a couple minutes, the coffee is cold enough to add ice (without the ice melting). My mom loves it because she is extremely busy and doesn’t have the time to brew a batch of iced coffee during her chaotic mornings. It saves her time, money, and adds a bit of calm to the days she babysits for rambunctious kids.Megan Foster, former editorial fellow

A customized ceramic tile

Shutterfly rustic ceramic tile

Rustic Love Ceramic Tile, available at Shutterfly, $29.99 (originally $39.98) [You save $9.99]

As of late, my mom has valued custom/personalized gifts more so than anything else. I’ve made numerous custom gifts online for her including a Christmas ornament, a photo mug, a tote bag, and so much more. Her favorite by far was this Rustic Ceramic Tile that I customized to include photos of everyone in our family. It’s become the focal point in my parent’s living room, and she tells me every time I see her just how much she loves this gift. — Francesca Rea, senior story producer

A timeless watch

Timex Women's Crystal Bloom Swarovski Accent Watch

Nine West Floral Rose Goldtone Watch, available at Amazon, $30

I recently bought my mom this watch because the one she currently owns needs a new battery every other month. Plus, I knew she would love the blush accents and floral design. This watch is perfect to dress up or down for any occasion. — Francesca Rea, senior story producer

A long distance lamp

long distance lamps

Long Distance Friendship Lamp, available at Uncommon Goods, $170 (2 lamps)

I got my mom and myself a set of these touch lamps that light up when the other one taps the top. By lighting up our lamps, I can tell my parents hi and let them know I’m thinking about them without actually texting or calling (for the record, I still do that at least twice a week!). It’s a sweet way to keep us connected from a distance. You can read my full review of the long-distance touch lamps here. — Sally Kaplan, executive editor

A healthy care package

gaiam

Block & Strap Combo Set, available at Gaiam, $14.98

Rhythm Superfoods Beet Chips (4-pack), available on Amazon, $14.99

To me, the perfect gift isn’t necessarily expensive but tailored to the recipient’s interests and goals. My mother has always been a runner, but after turning 60, she’s been on a next-level health kick. This has involved upping her routine to include yoga and generally improve her flexibility. After seeing this article, I knew that the yoga strap and block combination by Gaiam would be perfect for her to stretch on her own or bring traveling. I purchased it in purple to add some color.

Along a similar vein, I sent her a pack of these air-dried, oil-free beet chips. She likes crackers as a snack after dinner, so I thought she might like these. They’ve become a mainstay in my own snack drawer. — Grace High, senior analyst

A travel-safe wallet

Easyoulife Womens Credit Card Holder

Easyoulife Women’s Credit Card Holder, available at Amazon, $13.99

My mom gets a lot of gift cards between holidays, volunteer events, and neighborhood parties. I bought her this organizer so she could easily keep track of every card she owned. It fits perfectly in her purse and she can organize her cards by name or type — she likes to group all her restaurant gift cards in the front and her shopping gift cards in the back. She has used it for a couple years now and loves the fact that she can access her cards quickly when she’s in line at a store. — Megan Foster, former editorial fellow

A DSLR camera

Nikon DSLR

Nikon D3500 DSLR camera, available from Adorama, $596.95

My mom wanted a DSLR so that she could enhance her photography, but her skill level didn’t go past the automatic mode. So I got her a Nikon D3400, the precursor to the newer (and recommended) D3500, an affordable, easy-to-use DSLR that lets her advance her skills over time. It’s small and lightweight and can transfer photos to a phone for uploading to social media. Despite being an entry-level camera, I’ve personally used both cameras to take beautiful photos. (There is little difference between the D3400 and D3500 in performance, features, and photo quality, but the D3500 has improved wireless technology and slightly different design.) — Les Shu, guides editor 

A personalized dainty gold necklace

Mejuri

Zodiac Necklace, available at Mejuri, $90

Mejuri’s Zodiac collection was a perfect, subtle way to gift a custom jewelry piece to my mom for Mother’s Day. It comes in all 12 signs, and in either a ring or necklace. Find out more about why we love it here. — Ellen Hoffman, editor in chief

A streaming stick

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Roku Express, available at Roku, $29.99

My mom’s smart TV became dumb one day, cutting her off from Netflix and Hulu. Rather than buying a new TV, this little device not only brought back the online channels she enjoyed, but introduced her to many new ones, too. These Roku media players are an affordable and easy way to make any TV smart. For more options, check out our guide on the best streaming sticks and boxes you can buy. — Les Shu, guides editor 

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20 understated jewelry gifts to give your mom for Mother’s Day

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A heart-shaped signet ring is a sweet gift for Mother’s Day.

  • If you clicked into this post, you likely want to treat Mom to a nice piece of jewelry.
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Editor’s note: It’s likely that many families will be spending Mother’s Day apart this year due to the impact of coronavirus. Nothing takes the place of time spent together, but if you’re looking to send a gift to Mom in lieu of a visit, we hope this list will help you find exactly what you’re looking for.

There are a lot of great gifts you could treat Mom with for Mother’s Day. But sometimes the greatest gifts don’t serve any purpose other than pleasure. If you’re looking for a gift that feels like a special treat, you can’t go wrong with giving Mom a nice piece of jewelry.

Beautifully crafted, just her style, and something she probably wouldn’t splurge on for herself, jewelry is the perfect way to show Mom your appreciation. And, these days, you don’t have to spend a ton of money to get her something that sparkles. We rounded up 20 jewelry finds Mom will love, covering a wide range of budgets and tastes.

Here are 20 of the best jewelry gifts for Mom:

A necklace with custom initials and symbols

GLDN Personalized Yue Necklace Gift for Mom

Personalized Yue Necklace, $33-$200 + $9-$48 tags, available at GLDN

For the mom who appreciates small reminders of her children and loved ones, you can add multiple tags to this necklace. You can choose from all the letters in the alphabet as well as symbols like a star, a heart, and a dot. The prices of the necklace and the additional tags vary based on the material you select — 14k gold fill, sterling silver, rose gold fill, and 14k solid gold options will guarantee to make her feel special.

Earrings with a delicate medallion design

Kendra Scott Dira Stud Earrings Gift for Mom

Dira Stud Earrings, $68-$88, available at Kendra Scott

For studs that aren’t the ordinary circular shape, these ones from Kendra Scott offer up a dainty flower design instead. You can pick these out for her in sterling silver or 18k gold vermeil, with either option giving her ears some delicate decoration.

A herringbone snake chain anklet

Jenny Bird Priya Snake Chain Anklet Gift for Mom

Priya Snake Chain Anklet, $75, available at Jenny Bird

Mix it up by gifting Mom a basic anklet. This one’s a herringbone snake chain that’ll add a sparkly touch to her ankles. It’s stunningly simple, and so is its silver counterpart.

Dainty stud earrings

GLDN Initial Stud Earrings Gift for Mom

Initial Stud Earrings, $30-$34, available at GLDN

Moms who opt for simpler and smaller pieces of jewelry will adore these dainty studs. You can get them as regular circular studs or in heart shapes. Plus, you can get letters or symbols engraved in each, at no additional costs. 

A chain necklace with a lock pendant

Oak & Luna Initial Lock Necklace Gift for Mom

Initial Lock Necklace, $95-$145, available at Oak & Luna

Keep your appreciation for Mom under lock and key with this chain necklace from Oak & Luna. Coming in sterling silver, 18k gold plating, 18k rose gold plating, and 18k gold vermeil, the lock is an edgy yet chic detail. Not to mention, you can engrave the lock, free of charge.

Mix and match earrings

Jenny Bird Cordo Convertible Hoops Set Gift for Mom

Cordo Convertible Hoops Set, $95, available at Jenny Bird

Your mom can keep her looks fresh with this versatile hoops set. She can wear the tiny hoops on their own or attach the mid-sized petals to them. This means she can also mix and match the silver and gold pieces to try something different every now and then.

A heart-shaped signet ring

Stone and Strand Heart Signet Ring with Diamond Gift for Mom

Heart Signet Ring with Diamond, $245, available at Stone and Strand

The “M” (for “mom”) inscription on this heart-shaped signet ring takes it from plain to personal. There’s also a small diamond to add a little extra sparkle.

A simple gold necklace

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Connection Necklace, $380, available at Aurate

Two interlocking gold loops represent harmony, making this a sweet, simple, and meaningful necklace for Mom on Mother’s Day.

A thin pair of gold hoops

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Oversized Thin Hoops, $295, available at Mejuri

Everyone needs a great pair of gold hoops. If she’s of the mindset that bigger is better, she’ll love this pair. They’re bold while still maintaining a dainty feel. 

A dainty gold band with diamonds

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Diamonds Open Ring, $175, available at Mejuri

Stacked or worn on its own, this minimalist ring is perfect for everyday wear. With two small diamonds and the choice of either 14-karat rose, yellow, or white gold, you’re sure to find one that’s just her style.

A pair of heart-shaped huggers

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Infinity Heart Huggie Earrings, $90, available at AUrate

There are so many ways to tell Mom you love her. These huggers, made from a series of cascading hearts, are a sweet way to say it. The price listed is for a vermeil (gold-plated) pair, but you can also opt for 14-karat or 18-karat gold versions.

A unique pair of studs

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Horn Duara Stud Earrings, $48, available at Soko

If she’s got a style all her own, she’ll love these unique open-circle studs. They’re made using traditional techniques by artisans in Kenya.

A simple gold bracelet

Missoma Lucy Williams Gold Flat Chain Bracelet

Lucy Williams Gold Flat Curb Chain Bracelet, $127, available at Missoma

This delicate vermeil chain is the perfect gift to say “thank you” to your mom while sticking with a classic.

A colorful tennis bracelet

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Mini Tennis Bracelet, from $375, available at The Last Line

Liven up her everyday outfits with a colorful bracelet. The 14-karat gold cable chain is lined with glittery gemstones — just pick out her birthstone and you have a beautiful, meaningful gift.

A pretty pendant necklace

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Gorjana Compass Coin Pendant Necklace, $60, available at Nordstrom

When you don’t know where you’re going or what to do, Mom always guides you in the right direction. That makes this cute pendant necklace, made to look like an adjustable compass, a fitting gift. If you’re not a fan of my cheesy messaging, this necklace is still a cute piece she can wear every day. 

A classic ring with her zodiac

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Zodiac Ring, $124, available at Catbird

Astrological symbols give the traditional signet ring a modern twist. Each brass ring is engraved with a different zodiac sign’s symbol — just choose hers and you have a unique, thoughtful gift.

A sophisticated pair of coin earrings

Mejuri Pearl Hoops

Pearl Hoops, $65, available at Mejuri

Whether it’s with a flowy summer dress or a T-shirt and jeans, these pearl earrings add instant elegance to every look.

A funky cuff

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Dannijo Owen Bracelet, $195, available at Shopbop

A chunky cuff covered in chain links and silver medallions make this a one-of-a-kind piece she’ll love to rock. The silver-plated brass adds an eclectic touch to any outfit.

A symbolic ring

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Pas de Deux Ring, $410, available at Catbird

Mom’s been there to hold your hand through it all. This ring — inspired by the 15th century Fede rings, which were commonly used as wedding bands — comprises two clasped hands, which are the ultimate signal of love, friendship, and togetherness.

A rainbow necklace

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Elisa Solomon Rainbow Opal Disc Necklace, $924, available at Catbird

This 18-karat necklace is dainty enough to wear every day, but full of unique stones that make it feel really special. A glimmering opal is surrounded by amethyst, blue sapphire, citrine, garnet, and other beautiful gems for a vibrant but dainty look.

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24 Amazon Prime-eligible Mother’s Day gifts under $100 you can get shipped quickly

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  • Amazon is full of affordable Mother’s Day gift ideas your mom will love no matter her interests.
  • Mother’s Day gifts that are Prime eligible come with extra perks like fast and free delivery.
  • These gifts for mom are all under $100 and qualify for Amazon Prime’s free two-day shipping.

Mother’s Day is fast approaching, and if you tend to be a last-minute shopper, you’ll be glad to know Amazon Prime has a ton of great gifts for mom that are all eligible for free two-day shipping. From kitchen gadgets to unique cards to wearable tech, Amazon has it all and then some.

We’ve sifted through Amazon’s vast catalog to hand-pick 24 gifts any mom would love – all for under $100 and eligible for free two-day Prime shipping. And if you happen to be shopping for thoughtful Mother’s Day gifts on a budget, we have you covered with Prime-eligible options under $25 too.

Here are 24 Prime-eligible Mother’s Day gifts under $100

A cute on-the-go crossbody with extra protection

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Vera Bradley Signature Cotton Small Convertible Crossbody Purse with RFID Protection available from Amazon for $31.50

Great for everyday use or to bring on her next trip, this colorful crossbody from Vera Bradley can easily fit all mom’s essentials and features an adjustable strap and RFID protection to keep her personal info safe. It comes in 15 different colors and patterns to suit her tastes.

A mini K-cup coffee machine that brews a personal cup

Keurig K Mini Plus Single Serve Coffee Maker

Keurig K-Mini Plus Single Serve Coffee Maker, available from Amazon for $99.99

Mom can enjoy a delicious cup of coffee every morning with this personal single-serve K-cup coffee maker. It can store up to nine K-cups at a time and can brew a cup of joe between six to 12 ounces, depending on how strong she prefers. Also, it comes with a removable one-cup reservoir where she can add fresh water before each brew.

A unique pop-up card

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Hallmark Signature Paper Wonder Pop Up Mothers Day Card, available from Amazon for $12.45

A cute Mother’s Day card can be a great gift on its own with a thoughtful note or can be paired with a gift for an extra special touch. This fun pop-up card that displays a bouquet of flowers is sure to surprise and delight mom.

A portable Bluetooth speaker for music anywhere

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JBL FLIP 5, Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker, available from Amazon for $99.95

This portable speaker from JBL has excellent sound quality and easily pairs with her device via Bluetooth. It’s even waterproof so she can take her jams to the pool or the beach and it comes in 14 different color options from pastel pink and classic black to bright teal. 

A fragrant candle set that looks great on display

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Scented Candles Gift Set with Essential Oils, available from Amazon for $16.99

This set of four scented candles give off soothing aromas of jasmine, rose, lavender, and vanilla. The colorful jars make these candles display-worthy and they’re made from 100% natural soy wax for a clean burn. 

 

A customized necklace

EFYTAL Three Initial Necklace

EFYTAL Three Initial Necklace (customizable), available from Amazon for $39.95

Personalize this gold-filled necklace with initials of you and your sibs, or whatever else you want, for a sweet touch. Chains are available in both 16-inch and 18-inch lengths, and the manufacturer will replace the chain within five years of purchase if issues arise.  

An electric kettle for the perfect cuppa

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COSORI Electric Gooseneck Kettle, available from Amazon for $62.99

This electric kettle features five temperature presets to allow mom to quickly and easily make that pour-over coffee or cup of tea just so. It also has a “Keep Warm” function that keeps water at the same temperature for up to an hour.

A personal blender that she can take on the go

Ninja Personal Blender

Ninja Personal Blender, available from Amazon for $49.99

Your mom can take her power smoothie directly in the single-serving blender cup, then take the cup to-go with the bonus sip-and-seal lids, or transfer it to her favorite tumbler. This 700-watt blender is powerful enough to crush through ice and frozen fruits so there’s no need to break out the knife and cutting board either.

A simple tote bag that holds everything

Bostanten leather tote bag

Bostanten Women’s Leather Tote (comes in six colors), available from Amazon for $79.99

This leather tote is a great grab-and-go bag with one main compartment, two side pockets, and a removeable zippered pouch. It measures 10.35 inches long, 5.9 inches wide, and 12.7 inches high with two removeable shoulder straps — one leather and the other a woven fabric.

A two-in-one hot air brush

John Frieda Hot Air Brush

John Frieda Hot Air Brush (1.5-inch barrel), available from Amazon for $34

This two-in-one tool not dries hair, but also styles it at the same time. The hot air combined with the ball-tipped bristles is similar to using a barrel brush and traditional blow dryer for a DIY blowout; there’s the added benefit of  ionic technology to cut down on frizz.

A fitness tracker so she never misses a step

Fitbit Inspire HR

Fitbit Inspire HR Heart Rate & Fitness Tracker, available from Amazon for $84.25

If your mom is into fitness, this tracker can help monitor her calorie burn, resting heart rate, and heart rate zones while working out. She can also brag about her step count, distance, hourly activity, and active minutes that she achieved during the day to her friends. In addition to the fitness tracking aspects, this can also monitor her sleep schedule and the different stages of sleep throughout the night. 

A crafting machine to create everything from cards to labels

Xyron Creative Station

Xyron Creative Station (Makes Invitations, Handmade Cards, Flash Cards, Stickers, Labels), available from Amazon for $70.44

For the mom who would rather make her own invitations or cards rather than go out and buy them, this Creative Station will help her complete endless DIY craft projects. This device can apply adhesives for DIY stickers, laminate signs, create magnets and more with no heat, mess, or harmful fumes. 

A smart personal stylist

Amazon Echo Look

Echo Look, available from Amazon for $59.99

This smart Alexa-enabled device acts like a personal wardrobe assistant, capable of taking head-to-photos and six-second videos to get style advice fresh outfit ideas. 

A heavy-duty cutting board

Extra Large Bamboo Cutting Board

Extra Large Bamboo Cutting Board for Kitchen, available from Amazon for $19.95

This lightweight bamboo cutting board is easy to move around, yet durable enough to handle the daily chopping of vegetables, meat, and more. The all-natural bamboo is antibacterial, antimicrobial, and absorbs less liquids than your basic wooden cutting board. Plus, it comes with eight removable silicone feet that can be strategically placed to drip dry and store your board.

A fashionable, yet practical diaper bag

Skip Hop Diaper Bag Backpack

Skip Hop Diaper Bag Backpack, available from Amazon for $74.99

This diaper backpack is fashionable and practical for new moms. It features exterior zippered pockets, insulated bottle pockets, a tech pouch, and a machine washable changing pad. The bag can also be converted into a purse if needed.

A travel mug that’s ready to go when she is

Contigo AUTOSEAL Transit Stainless Steel Travel Mug

Contigo Auto Seal Travel Mug (16 ounces), available on Amazon for $24.99

Moms are busy and always on the run. Make sure their coffee stays hot (or iced coffee stays cold) with this vacuumed insulated travel mug. Enjoy a sip with the push of a button, and prevent spills with its auto seal lid feature.

A nourishing body cream infused with minerals from the Dead Sea

AHAVA Dead Sea body sorbet

AHAVA Dead Sea Plants Caressing Body Sorbet, available on Amazon for $29

This body sorbet is formulated with a blend of Dead Sea minerals that intensely moisturizes skin. The cream-gel hybrid also contains restorative ingredients like vitamins E and B5, aloe vera, and chamomile extract. 

A cookie press so she can max production when your sibs come home

OXO Good Grips Cookie Press

OXO Good Grips Cookie Press, available from Amazon for $31.99

If your mom produces massive amounts of cookies for literally any occasion (when can we come over?), then this cookie press will help max out her production. This manual press has a clear cylinder so she can monitor how much dough remains, and also has a comfortable crank press and hand lever to create perfect cookies every time. It also comes with 12 stainless steel disk patterns so she can create themed cookies for every occasion.

A tool set for indoor and outdoor gardening

Scuddles Garden Tools Set

Scuddles Garden Tools Set, available from Amazon for $20.39

This nine-piece set comes with everything a gardener would need, including a handy canvas carrying bag, weeder, gardening gloves, and more. The tote is equipped with outer pockets to house tools and inner pockets to hold more delicate things like seeds and or small plants.

An essential oil diffuser for an aromatherapy session

VicTsing 150ml Mini Aroma Essential Oil Diffuser

VicTsing 150ml Mini Aroma Essential Oil Diffuser, available from Amazon for $19.89

Give mom the gift of aromatherapy this year with this 150-milliliter diffuser. The product comes in either a dark brown or light brown wood finish with a 14-color option LED ring that can double as ambient lighting. The diffuser can run for about four to six hours and will automatically shut off once the water and essential oils have run out.

A plush bathrobe that provides her with spa-like vibes

Fishers Finery Women's spa robe

Fishers Finery Women’s Premier Spa Robe, available from Amazon for $59.99 to $62.99

Modeled after Turkish-style robes, this bamboo-and-cotton robe is super soft, yet breathable. It’s perfect for lounging around — which is all your mom should do this Mother’s Day.

A care package for a new mom

New Mama Gift Set

New Mama Gift Set, available from Amazon for $74.99

Being a new mom is wonderful and exciting, but can also take a toll on your body. This little set is full of clean body-care products that are free of ingredients like parabens, gluten, fragrances, and more.  

A compact gym bag with specialized compartments

INOXTO Fitness Sport Small Gym Bag with Shoes Compartment

INOXTO Fitness Sport Small Gym Bag with Shoes Compartment, available from Amazon for $28.99

Sometimes simple is more. This waterproof gym bag is super light and compact, but it can still fit so much. It has a main compartment, outer pocket that can be slipped over a suitcase handle, and two side pockets — one of which is specifically designed to keep smelly gym shoes far away from clean clothes, and the other is designed to keep wet items away from dry clothes.

A memory foam pillow for both comfort and support

Ventilated Gel Memory Foam Pillow

Weekender Ventilated Gel Memory Foam Pillow, available from Amazon for $29.99 (standard size)

There might not be a better gift than the gift of a comfortable night’s sleep. This memory foam pillow is soft, yet provides the needed support to keep your neck and spine aligned through the night. On top of that, the material helps maximize circulation throughout the night.

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