50 Mother’s Day Gifts on Amazon She'll Never Guess You Bought Last-Minute

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Mom somehow always nails the most thoughtful, original gifts (seriously, it's like she knows you best or something). So this year, why not wow her back for Mother’s Day? Yes, it can be a challenge to get the woman who brought you up the perfect present—especially since you've once again waited until the last minute—but thanks to the magic of Amazon and its Prime two-day (and sometimes same-day) shipping options, there's still time to get the job done. I’ve searched the site's Mother’s Day gift section and beyond for some truly great last-minute Mother's Day gifts at Amazon, along with including a few tried-and-trues, that will surely make you her favorite child (even if you're her only child) .

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How I Chose the Best Mother's Day Gifts at Amazon

I vetted this list of gifts based on my own and fellow editors’ experience with a few of the items, deep dives into customer reviews, word of mouth and items recommended by the mega-retailer itself. I also took into account each gift's thoughtfulness, practicality, cost and quality.

For the Wellness Enthusiast

1. Papier Wellness Journal


For the mom who loves to keep track of her daily habits, it doesn’t get much better than this wellness journal from Papier. It’s filled with daily prompts like sleep tracking, meal planning and intentions to keep her engaged. And if she wants to take her planning a step further, you might want to include a recipe journal like this one I got my own mom this year, so she can keep all of her most treasured recipes in one place (rather than the margins of cookbooks and her Notes app).

For the Flower Lover

2. Benchmark Bouquets Roses & Alstroemeria Fresh Cut Flowers

Benchmark Bouquets

Fresh flowers are a Mother’s Day must-have, especially if you’re gifting from afar. And if you’re stumped on local florists, it doesn’t get easier than using Benchmark Bouquets, which offers two-day delivery through Amazon Prime. I personally adore the red and purple shades of this bouquet, but there are also tons of other options to pick, including sunflowers ($44) and tulips ($39) to suit Mom’s tastes.

For the Multitasker

3. Modern Picnic Luncher Bag

Modern Picnic

Chances are, the mom figure in your life has plenty of bags in her closet. But we’d be willing to bet that none of them have an insulated interior that will allow them to double as a lunch box. And for a mother who is always on-the-go (or tends to feed everyone else before herself), this might be exactly what she’s been missing. Made with a luxe vegan leather exterior, I can confirm this bag looks way chicer than you’d ever expect in person and can certainly be used throughout the day without a second thought. 

Upgrade her go-to Stanley with this sleek, leak-proof tumbler from BrüMate. It has all the features she wants in a tumbler, from a cupholder-friendly design to a convenient side handle, and I found it to be super easy to lock and unlock with just a simple turn of the straw lid. It also keeps drinks ice cold for up to 24 hours, per the brand. Though I'm unlikely to leave a drink un-sipped for longer than a couple of hours at most, in my experience, they stay perfectly cool throughout that time.

For the Mystical One

5. Birthdate Co. The Tarot Candle

Birthdate Co.

She’ll totally love the unique experience of this recently released tarot-inspired candle by Birthdate Co, which comes complete with a gold-plated charm that’s revealed as the candle melts. It’s hand-poured and has a warm-yet-citrusy scent (thanks to its bergamot, lemon leaf and cardamom top notes). “Nobody needs another generic candle. This one has a strong scent that can fill a small room, but the real joy is the surprise-and-delight moment when your tarot card charm is revealed,” says VP of editorial Candace Davison, who owns the Tarot Card Trio. “It adds this fun moment, where your mom can research what the card means—and how it might apply to her life—and leaves her with a conversation-sparking keepsake.” 

For the Tea Drinker

6. Balmuda Gooseneck Electric Kettle


This kettle, which I found to be ultra-lightweight, is just the ticket to completely elevate her tea-drinking experience. It’s quick-heating and designed with a gooseneck spout to keep spills at bay as she’s pouring. Not to mention, it heats just enough water for three standard-size mugs (or two large mugs) at a time, so when she’s ready for a refill it’ll already be ready to go.

For the At-Home Spa-Day Lover

7. FarmHouse Fresh Agave Nectar Ageless Body Oil

FarmHouse Fresh

If she’s a mama who loves to treat herself to an at-home spa day, you’re gonna want to grab her a bottle of this nourishing agave nectar body oil from clean beauty brand, FarmHouse Fresh. Shoppers rave that it leaves their skin feeling totally hydrated, with a few calling out that it’s so good they’ve been using it for *years*: “This is one of my very favorite products that I have been using for over a decade,” says one reviewer, adding that it doesn’t leave you feeling oily and rubs in easily. “The smell is subtle, but very nice and light. An absolute must!”

For the Entertainer

8. Ullo Open Wine Purifier


She’s got the decanter, the cork stopper, the wine opener and the glasses (colored, no less)—and now, it’s onto the big leagues. Enter: the Ullo wine purifier. This thing claims to remove artificial sulfite preservatives and histamines (FYI, these little buggers can often cause a sneezy, stuffy nose, a headache or nausea for wine drinkers) from reds, whites and rosés. "I occasionally get headaches after drinking red wine, but since using this, I haven’t had any issues,” Davison says. Another perk? Mom can also use it as an aerator (there are three customizable levels to best suit her or her guests’ liking) to let the wine breathe, so she can enjoy its flavor at its peak. 

For the Beauty Buff

9. Sonäge Skincare Subscription Box


If she’s always first in line to try out new beauty products, she’ll get excited month over month by this skincare subscription box from Sonäge. With the subscription, she’ll get one new full-sized product per month of these French spa-grade items. Or, if you want to treat her to a few at a time, some of my personal faves are the Saffron Energizing Vitamin Mask, Vitality Nourishing Facial Oil and Gommage Exfoliating Gel.

For the Hair-Obsessed

10. Shark FlexStyle Air Styler


OK, OK, this one is pricey. But if you consider the fact that it's $300 cheaper than the coveted Dyson AirWrap, yet provides similar results, according to our beauty director, Jenny Jin, who pitted the two tools against each other, we'd argue that it's a bargain. Jin found that this baby can not only take mom's hair from wet to dry, saving her some serious time in the morning, it will give her smooth, bouncy curls just the way she likes 'em thanks to all the bonus attachments.

For the Health-Conscious One

11. The Ikaria Way by Diane Kochilas

Diane Kochilas

If she’s got healthy living on the mind, pick her up a copy of Diane Kochilas’ cookbook, The Ikaria Way, which features 100 recipes inspired by the Greek island of Ikaria. The recipes are intended to be easy to cook, while focusing on real, unprocessed foods that taste entirely delicious.

For the Homebody

12. Merokeety Oversized Lounge Set


Mom will be as cozy as can be while lounging around in this set, which is available in 16 different colorways. It’s made of a thick rayon and polyester blend that she may never want to take off, and it’s got elastic in all the right places. In fact, you just might want to order a set for yourself!

For the New Mom

13. Ana Luisa Mama Necklace

Ana Luisa

New mamas will adore this gold-plated ‘mama’ necklace that celebrates their new stage in life. Reviewers rave over its quality and dainty style. Plus, it’s hypoallergenic, so unless she has extra sensitive skin, she shouldn’t have any issues wearing it daily.

For the Home Bartender

14. Bartesian Cocktail Maker


Moms wear many hats in the home, and sometimes, it's nice to take one of them—like, say, that of a bartender—off. That's where the Bartesian cocktail maker comes in. When former PureWow Assistant Commerce Editor Kara Cuzzone tried this Oprah-loved appliance, she was delighted to find that it was a breeze to set up. She, along with a few other PureWow editors, was also pleased to discover that—despite our fears that the drinks it produced might be grossly watered down—the machine offered a decent pour. Davison raved, "There’s a strong whiskey flavor on the front that’s tempered by a hint of orange—honestly, this could rival something you’d spend $14 on at a midtown bar." One qualm? It can get a little sticky—but that's what paper towels are for.

For the Lounger

15. Baloo All-Season Weighted Blanket


There’s no better way to add extra relaxation to her weekend lounge sessions than with a cozy weighted blanket. I love that this one’s made from 100 percent cotton to keep it breathable, and there are a ton of different weight and size options to choose from, so you can grab one that will be perfect for her. Another huge benefit of this one, in my opinion, is that you can get a linen duvet to put over it to make washing it a breeze.

For the Shoe Collector

16. Reef Cushion Vista Hi Sandals


Refresh her sandal collection for summer with these (not-too-high) platform sandals that come in tons of color options. Reef sandals are some of my go-tos for summer because they’re super comfy but cute enough to wear out, too, and she’s sure to appreciate the bouncy sole and natural cork footbed.

For the One with a Sweet Tooth

17. Sugarfina Candy Bento Box


Moms with a sweet tooth will appreciate this bento box packed with three of Sugarfina’s delectable candies. The box includes rosé all day gummies, dark chocolate sea salt caramels and peach bellini gummies. They already have my mouth watering, and I won’t tell if you pick up a box for yourself, too.

For the Sentimental One

18. Danique Mother's Necklace


She’ll undoubtedly be wearing this piece for years to come, thanks to the sweet sentiment behind it. Featuring custom birthstones with corresponding name charms for each child, it's designed to keep mom's kids close to her heart. You can customize it even further by selecting the chain type, chain length, script positioning and material (choose from real 925 sterling silver—that's silver that’s 92.5 percent pure with a touch of copper or other elements that firm it up for shaping) or 14K gold-fill. It’s largely hypoallergenic by nature, and, if you order quick enough, you can still get it in time for the big day despite its personalized elements. 

For Busy Mamas

19. Our Place Dream Cooker

Our Place

For busy mamas, the Dream Cooker from Our Place will free up tons of their time as they set-and-forget dinner. The cooker is designed to cook in four modes including slow cook, pressure cook, sear and sauté, and keep warm. But here’s what she’ll really love—according to the brand, the Dream Cooker can save her up to *80 percent* of cooking time compared to similar methods. Talk about a life saver.

For the World Traveler

20. EverSnug Travel Blanket And Pillow


It's a universal truth that planes tend to be chilly and, usually, uncomfortable. But mom can dodge the shivers—and neck ache—of flying with this compact blanket-and-pillow combo. It will not only give her all the snugness of her favorite throw, it will convert into a pillow when she stuffs it into its provided pillowcase. Bonus: It even has a carrying sleeve to drape it over her carry-on.

For the Soak Enthusiast

21. SipCaddy The Original Shower Holder


Is Mom’s favorite way to unwind with a long soak in the tub? If so, this popular wine glass holder will allow her to fully indulge in its pleasures with a glass of vino at her fingertips. It’s designed to withstand a weight of up to 7 pounds, so it will be plenty secure, and it's eco-friendly, too, since it's made of 100 percent recycled cardstock. Customers say it's as sturdy as they come and will even double as a loofah holder once mom's finished her beverage.

For the Traditionalist

22. Rifle Paper Co. Juliet Recipe Tin

Rifle Paper Co.

If mom still follows your grandma’s classic banana bread recipe, it might be time to give her a safer place to store it. This tin box is far sturdier than a deteriorating recipe book would be and every bit as pretty. For a truly special gift, have the family pitch in by adding their own recipes to it before wrapping it with a bow.

For the Mom Who Just Wants to Relax

23. Alo Essential Oils Collection


For the mamas who just want a relaxing environment (for once) this Mother’s Day, snag her this set of essential oils from Alo. The set includes indulgent scents like chill + unwind (a lavender-based smell) and the sleep + downshift blend that will have her feeling like she just stepped out of the spa. (Psst: You might want to grab her a stylish diffuser she won’t mind displaying, too, if she doesn’t have one on hand.)

For the One Who’s Always On-the-Go

24. Stoney Clover Lane Jumbo Fanny Pack

Stoney Clover Lane

If she’s jumped on the lululemon Belt Bag train, but has been wishing for more storage space, she’ll be over the moon with this jumbo-sized option from Stoney Clover Lane. It has stylish gold metal detailing and an adjustable strap, and we’re struggling to think of what *wouldn’t* fit inside.

For the Jewelry Aficionado

25. Doodle Hog Clay Earring-Making Kit

Doodle Hog

This clay earring-making kit is an amazing gift that will enable your mom to become an artisan in the craft of jewelry-making—and keep the creations she makes. Each package includes all the fixings she'll need to make 12 unique pairs of clay earrings. Plus, it’s something the two of you can do together (you know, unless she decides to go solo with her own Etsy shop).

For the Do-It-All Mom

26. Candier Who Run The World? Moms Candle


Moms really do do it all, so why not honor her efforts with this fun candle? It has a mimosa and mandarin scent that the brand notes smells just like a bubbly champagne mimosa, and I love that it’s made with natural soy wax and a lead-free cotton wick, so she won’t have to worry over any harmful chemicals.

For the Bookworm

27. Lamare Book Club Journal


Help mom to get ahead of that TBR list once and for all with this journal that’s specifically made for maximizing her time spent curled up with a good book. With it, she can make a wish list, track her daily reading habits, take notes for up to 80 of her favorite novels and get motivated to crack open even her most challenging read, since there’s plenty of inspirational quotes along the way.

For the Weekend Warrior

28. Eberjey Gisele Pajamas


Nothing quite beats lounging in bed with a soft and cozy pajama set. If you really want to spoil her this year, get her this one from Eberjey. It’s chic, it’s made of a lightweight modal and it comes in several colors to best suit her style. Sure, it’s a little on the pricier side, but these are our mothers we’re talking about—they’re worth it.

For the Culinary Whiz

29. Light Autumn Wood Engraved Cutting Board

Light Autumn

It doesn't get much sweeter than this cutting board, which is engraved with a whole lot of patience, understanding and care—aka everything our mothers represent. It's made of an eco-forward bamboo wood, and it can be used for everything from chopping veggies to cutting cake—just be sure to use the non-decorative side so as not to damage the message.

For the Daily Walker

30. On Cloud 5 Sneakers


If hot mom walks are an everyday thing for her, she won’t stop thanking you for upgrading her footwear with a pair of everyone’s favorite On Cloud 5 sneakers. The sneakers are super lightweight and easy to clean, according to their more than 4,000 5-star reviews, plus, shoppers say they’re easy to slip on without untying the laces, so she can run out the door in a flash.

For the Mom Who's Always Working

31. Breathe, Mama, Breathe: 5 Minute Mindfulness for Busy Moms by Shonda Moralis

Shonda Moralis MSW LCSW

Hailed as a "mom must-read," this how-to on incorporating daily meditation into normal life practices by psychotherapist Shonda Moralis will be a game-changer—this according to the overworked, over-stressed mamas who are already loving it. "This helps you find how to simply slow down in a moment within the simplest tasks we do already everyday!" wrote one happy buyer, with another raving, "I already [feel] calm."

For the Sleep Deprived Mom

32. The Hair Edit Sleep Dreams Mask

The Hair Edit

This silky sleep mask is just what she needs to block out the world and *finally* catch some Zzz’s. It has an elastic strap to keep it in place while she rests, and she’ll adore just how soft it feels.

For the Bird Watcher

33. Wasserstein Bird Feeder Camera


Mom absolutely loves setting up the bird feeder to lure wildlife near her home—the only problem is, she can’t see everybird that flies by. With this ingenious contraption, she finally can get up-close-and-personal with her Robin and Blue Jay friends. Holding up to 26.4 ounces of food, the feeder can be hooked up with a Ring, Wyze or Blink camera so she can continuously monitor the action. 

For the Dolly Lover

34. The Unofficial Dollywood Cookbook by Erin K. Browne

Erin Browne

The closest thing to feeling like you're getting a hug from Dolly herself is going to Dollywood. But if you can't send Mom to Tennessee, The Unofficial Dollywood Cookbook will be the next best thing. Filled with 100 recipes made famous by the theme park, including Meatloaf Stackers and Fruity Pebbles Funnel Cakes, this book will give her a deeper connection to Dolly while mixing up her usual dinner—it's a win-win!

For the Pedicure Enthusiast

35. Homedics Bubble Spa Elite Foot Bath


A foot bath like this one means she won't have to resort to hanging her toes over the bathtub. No, friends, this has jets (which conveniently can be adjusted with her feet) and heats up in mere minutes. It has grass-like inserts at the bottom that are said to provide a tickly feel and there's even some removable attachments for days she's feeling brave enough to tackle her own pedicure. It's like the Rolls-Royce of foot spas—and mom deserves it.

For the Smoothie Drinker

38. The Beast Mini Blender Plus


Moms who love to whip up a smoothie to take on-the-go will swoon over this mini-sized blender that’s just the right size to pack all her daily nutrients into a tasty treat. Plus, she doesn’t have to worry about switching it into another cup, since the blender comes with a drinking lid and carry cap and straw cap. Not to mention, it does a ton more than smoothing-making—this powerful, small-space-friendly appliance can also blend veggies, crush ice, grind coffee and more.

For the Notetaker

37. Rocketbook Reusable Notebook


If mom is constantly jotting down every little thing so as not to forget it, we've got just the thing to help her save some space in her memory—and a few trees. Feast your eyes on Rocketbook—a one-of-a-kind, reusable journal that will allow the matriarch in your family to store her hand-written or spoken notes on a digital device. And once she's filled up her book? She can simply erase the reminders she no longer needs—just note that she'll need to use a special Rocketbook pen, which comes included, to get the full effect.

For the Cold Brew Addict

38. HyperChiller Instant Coffee Cooler


There are two types of people in this world: hot coffee drinkers and cold coffee drinkers. If mom falls into the latter camp, you'd be remiss not to get her the HyperChiller. This handy little gadget claims it can cool her hot coffee down in 60 seconds or less using its patented technology, and without dilution. Essentially, she'll freeze the device, take it out, pour her hot coffee inside and enjoy (no shame in picking one up for yourself, FYI!).

For the Amateur Photog

39. Kodak Dock Plus Photo Printer


No matter how many pics she snaps on her smartphone, nothing beats holding a physical photograph. Mom can quickly print out her camera roll via Bluetooth using this ingenious photo printer for scrapbooking, cards or just to frame, anywhere, anytime. She can also choose between border and borderless options.

For the Skincare Queen

40. Tonymoly All Your Need Mask Set


Moms need self-care, too. Make sure yours indulges in plenty of it with this set of 13 masks from K-beauty brand Tonymoly that are formulated to address everyday hydration, dull, tired complexions and a lack of radiance and elasticity. Each one is meant to be worn for 20 to 30 minutes at a time, so it will give her a nice little time out. They're also all cruelty-free.

For the Pet Mom

41. Diggs Travel Pet Carrier


Take it from former PureWow Commerce Director Nicole Briese, who used this carrier to transport her two cats on a cross-country move—this thing is luxe. Everything about it, from the padded, removable shoulder strap to the seat belt clips and easy-swap pee pads has been designed with function in mind, and it shows.

For the Mom With a Green(ish) Thumb

42. AeroGarden Harvest Seed Pod Kit


Fresh herbs can really make or break a dish, and Mom will never have to worry about running to the grocery store at the last minute to get an obnoxiously large bunch of parsley with this indoor herb garden. Coming with six starter pods (Genovese basil, curly parsley, dill, thyme, Thai basil and mint), the AeroGarden grows entirely in water, meaning she'll only need to fill it if the volume dips low: It will even remind her when to do it! 

For the Historian

43. Tell Me Your Life Story, Mom Keepsake Book

Questions About Me

How well do you know the woman you call mom? We mean, really know her. If you hesitated on the answer, it might be time to invest in Tell Me Your Life Story, Mom. This journal features tons of prompts (126 of them, to be exact) that will have your mother reflecting on her life's journey before passing her stories onto future generations (ahem, you). The prompts are organized by section so as not to be overwhelming, and you'll have plenty to say to your own kids about their grandma's legacy once she's through.

For the Commuter

44. W&P Porter Ceramic Lunch Bowl


There'll be no sad desk lunches with this gorgeous ceramic container from W&P Porter. Available in several neutral colors, it holds up to 2.2 pounds of food, making it plenty big enough for salads and leftovers. Plus, it’s microwave- and dishwasher-safe, so heating and cleaning it up will be a breeze. While it's not the most soup-friendly, since it's not fully leakproof, it will likely suit mom's day-to-day needs just fine.

For the Animal Lover

45. Paw Brands PupProtector Blanket

Paw Brands

If mom loves the family dog as much as her human kids, but can’t stand the hair (or the accidents), this waterproof blanket will be her saving grace. It comes in several faux fur and cowhide options to make for an actually stylish furniture protector that is downright chic. Shoppers say they're quite substantial too, so they won't easily fall apart when tugged, chewed or thrown in the wash.

For the Card Writer

46. Fisher Space Brass Bullet Pen

Fisher Space

Mom still swears by handwritten thank you’s and “just because” notes, so why not indulge her card-writing with an ultra-fancy pen? She’ll feel so posh holding it, and this one can write at any angle, making it a bit novel besides.

For the Frequent Flier

47. Care.ē.on En Route Essentials Kit


She’ll feel totally luxe freshening up mid-flight with this En Route Essentials kit that’s packed with travel-sized necessities. The kit includes a hydration mask, facial mist, hydrating pads and hand sanitizer, all packed into a cute mesh carrying case that she’ll have no problem stowing in her carry-on.

For the Gardener

48. Abco Tech Garden Kneeler and Stool

Abco Tech

This genius piece goes from a resting stool to a knee guard that will reportedly relieve pressure on mom’s joints and back when she’s planting her spring flowers this year. (It will also keep her overalls from getting soiled with grass stains). What’s more, she’ll get a storage spot for her tools, plus a pair of badger-like clawed gardening gloves (all the better for really getting in the dirt without ruining her nails).

Mom may already have a collection of cutting boards, trays and cheese boards, but you can help her take her Bachelor wine and cheese nights to the next level with That Cheese Plate Wants to Party. This book uses author and cheese plate expert Marissa Mullen's “Cheese By Numbers” method to organize charcuterie to look like something out of a magazine. Plus, it has fun playlists that go with each board, allowing mom to elevate the next family gathering.

For the After-School Snack Preparer

50. Ninja AF101 Air Fryer


The air fryer craze is still going strong, and if your mom hasn’t gone in on the trend yet, she’s going to be blown away. Not only can this handy machine make quick fries and chicken tenders with less oil, but it’s also the perfect appliance for heating up leftovers or Trader Joe’s appetizers without them getting soggy. It has a 4-quart capacity that the company says equates to 2 pounds of French fries, and thanks to its quick cooking functionality, mom will be a little less stressed come dinnertime.

When Is Mother’s Day?

Mother’s Day is on May 12, 2024. (It occurs on the second Sunday in May every year, as stated by the proclamation signed by President Woodrow Wilson in 1914.)

When Will Mother’s Day Gifts on Amazon Arrive?

Luckily, you can still get your Mother’s Day present delivered with time to wrap it if you order them on Amazon. With two-day and sometimes one-day or same day shipping options included with a Prime membership, you can get your gift shipped to her door ASAP: Just note that if Prime isn’t available for your selection, you may have to pay extra for expedited shipping.

What Are the Best Mother’s Day Gifts on Amazon?

The best Mother’s Day gifts on Amazon range from the sentimental (you can't go wrong with a sweet mother's necklace) to investment-worthy cooking appliances and unique candles. These picks not only have that wow-factor you seek, but they're practical too (because, yes, the Shark FlexStyle is included here). The gift choices in this guide will also speak to every kind of mom around.

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