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41 Best Last-Minute Mother's Day Gifts in 2024

Don't panic. There's still a little time left to shop for Mom. Check out these outstanding gifts for the queen of the castle.

David Watsky Senior Editor / Home and Kitchen
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If you've put off shopping for Mother's Day until the last minute, don't worry. While it can be hard to find a quality gift for your mom on such short notice, we've found a bunch of cool options that will still arrive on time. We rounded up a list of the very best last-minute Mother's Day gifts, and they'll all be delivered to your mom's door in just a couple of days or less. (Note that for Amazon items to arrive on time, you'll want to have a Prime membership, or you can sign up for a free 30-day trial.) 

Whether your mom (or grandmother, mother-in-law or any other mother figure in your life) is into techcooking or she could use a little self-care, we have Mother's Day gifts that'll fit the bill. If she's flush with physical "stuff," we've got gift ideas that take up exactly zero space, too. So read on, and don't forget to lay a little love on Mom this weekend. 

Self-care gifts for Mom


If Mom could use some quality shut-eye, she'd appreciate this 100% pure silk sleep mask. CNET ranked it the best overall sleep mask thanks to its comfortable cushiness and the adjustable velcro strap on the back. "I found that it didn't slip off my face while I slept like other masks tend to and the fluffy padding made it have a total blackout effect," says CNET's Caroline Igo.

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If you can't send Mom to a massage therapist, this may be the next best thing to help relax those muscles. The Theragun Elite is our top-rated massage gun, but the Theragun Mini is a powerful, cheaper option in a smaller package. It's easy to throw in a gym bag and delivers an impressive 1,750 to 2,400 percussions per minute.


You might not think of sunscreen as a standard Mother's Day gift, but this brand has a diehard following for a reason. It goes on smooth and leaves your skin feeling ultra-moisturized. I'm a ginger, so I've tried pretty much every sunscreen on the planet, and I keep coming back to this brand. I especially love the "glowy" look and that it doesn't leave a white, sticky residue on my face. 

Use code YAYSAMEDAY for free same-day delivery.


Mom is walking here, she's walking there, and sometimes back here because she forgot her dang keys (more on that later). She could use a good foot massage or seven, and this compact electric shiatsu massager with heat will do exactly that -- whenever she wants.

Massage Envy

If she needs more than an at-home foot massage -- and chances are she probably does -- line her up with a professional massage. I especially love giving this gift to new moms. You can choose any amount on the gift card, but be sure to check out the cost of a standard massage, since prices vary by location.

More self-care gifts for moms:

Sentimental gifts for Mom

Bouqs Co.

Fresh flowers might be a traditional Mother's Day gift idea, but a beautiful bouquet is always sure to put a smile on her face. We tested a slew of online flower delivery services, and The Bouqs Co. came out as the clear winner. Bouqs offers a wide variety of beautiful blooms including roses, peonies, tropical flowers and more. 

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If a bouquet of fresh flowers is too traditional, this Lego set is a unique gift that will appeal to her creative side. Check out more of our CNET staffers' favorite Lego sets


You've probably heard a lot of funny stories and anecdotes about your mother's life over the years. What if you could collect them all in one place? Storyworth is a service that will pack all her memories and stories into a beautifully bound book. Once a week, she'll get a question via email that's a writing prompt. At the end of the year, all her answers are collected into a hardcover book with photos and captions. 

Just enter your gift recipient's name and email -- and the date you'd like it to appear in her inbox -- and Storyworth will do the rest.


If you've ever heard Mom complain about all those photos sitting in her phone collecting proverbial dust, now is the time to do something about it, and a digital photo frame is the thing to do. The Nixplay smart digital picture frame stores thousands of images and will help you display either one photo or a running slideshow of Mom's life and her favorite people and moments so you can actually enjoy them for once. The frame is available in various sizes -- up to 15 inches -- and a motion sensor will turn the frame on and off automatically.

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Techie gifts for Mom

Battery Life Rated up to 9 hoursNoise Canceling NoMultipoint NoHeadphone Type Wireless earbudsWater-Resistant Yes (IPX4 -- splash-proof)

Although AirPods are great, they're not for everyone. The Beats Fit Pro aren't technically AirPods, but they're built on the same tech platform as the AirPods Pro, and they have the handy ear hook, which means Mom can wear them anywhere and while doing pretty much anything. Plus, the Beats Fit Pro buds come in a range of flashy and fun colors.

Read our Beats Fit Pro review.

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Apple AirTags aren't new, but they still make excellent gifts for mothers who might misplace the occasional item. Get a set of four so she can throw one in her beach tote, purse, wallet and luggage. You can even have them engraved with her initials for free if you order them through Apple.


My robo vacuum is hands-down the best Mother's Day gift I've ever received. The Eufy robovac doesn't have all the bells and whistles of its pricier competitors, but it still does the job, and it's CNET's pick for the best budget robot vacuum of 2024. It doesn't use mapping or lasers to navigate your home, so it takes a little longer to clean than pricier models, but it's pretty hard to beat the price. Right now, you can get it at Amazon for just $80 when you apply a $20 coupon

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Kitchen gifts for Mom


This amazing juicer is a margarita lover's best friend. The genius Fluicer bends and squeezes limes and lemons to get a full juice. It even catches the pulp and seeds in a built-in grate. 


In a rigorous test of 10 top skillets, the All-Clad D3 came out on top. If Mom likes to sauté and sizzle, she'll appreciate the even heating and sleek design this high-end frying pan delivers. It'll be her new favorite pan courtesy of her new favorite kid. 


If your mom enjoys making things from scratch, she'll get a kick out of trying her hand at homemade cheese. With this DIY cheese kit, she can make her own mozzarella, ricotta, cottage cheese and more. It includes everything you need to make easy fresh cheeses, including microbial rennet tablets, citric acid, cheese salt, cheesecloth and a handy recipe book.

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Gift subscriptions for Mom

The Chef and the Dish

If Mom enjoys cooking, surprise her with one of our favorite online cooking classes to gift. The Chef & The Dish connects you with top-rated chefs from all over the world who will teach you, private classes, in your kitchen in real-time. You cook and learn while your personal chef watches and instructs you. Private classes start at $185 per person. Choose any amount for a gift card.

Atlas Coffee

A curated box of exceptional coffee is definitely not going to go unappreciated. While there are dozens of excellent coffee clubs to choose from, we love Atlas for its price, quality selections and simple gift-ordering interface. Give three months for $55, six months for $99 or a year for $189. 


With all the time she spends keeping the ship from sinking, there's not always time to spend on personal interests and endeavors. MasterClass makes it easy to learn about a plethora of subjects from the folks who know them best. There are cooking classes from icons like Thomas Keller and Alice Waters but also lessons on subjects you might not realize you need help with. 

A MasterClass gift subscription starts at $120 for an annual membership and includes more than 100 classes taught by luminaries in fields from fiction writing to poker. There's something here for everyone. With credible teachers, solid production values and a vast catalog of subject matter, MasterClass is like Netflix for the overly ambitious.

Blue Apron

If Mom is the chef in the house, she could probably use a break from planning the week's daily menus. Blue Apron makes it easy with oven-ready meals that take all the guesswork out of meal prep. It's affordable too, which is why it tops our list of the best meal delivery services of 2024.

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Home gifts for Mom


Plants are only as good as the gardener who tends them. If Mom could use a day off from weeding and watering, these self-watering planters will free her up for a margarita or two.

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Size 5.1 in x 5.1 in. x 6.8 in.Weight 1.4 lbs.Type Wood BurningSmokeless YesPrice $80

If your mom is as sensitive to the cold as mine is, she'll love a fire pit to enjoy time outdoors during the spring, fall or cooler summer nights. CNET tested several fire pits, and this model was our favorite smokeless mini fire pit, with its clever 360-degree Signature Airflow system. It's compact enough that you can set it on a table or take it with you in a backpack for camping trips.


This might be the most attractive smart garden we've come across and it's impossibly easy to use. Microgreens are best known for their role as entree garnish, but these baby vegetable greens are positively packed with vitamins and antioxidants. 

Ingarden has LED grow lights and a reservoir for water that is wicked up into the soilless seed pads. In about seven days, you'll have bushy microgreens to use for salads, sandwiches and a host of other applications. The sleek, simple and clean indoor grower is made from ceramic and steel and fits on basically any windowsill or bookshelf for a welcomed pop of green. See our full review of the Ingarden here


Hauling heavy (and pricey) cans of seltzer home from the store can be a thing of the past with an eco-friendly water carbonator. SodaStream is a good option but the Swedish Aarke carbonator is big on style and more giftable if you ask me. It's available in five great finishes to match her kitchen motif. Read our Aarke carbonator review.


After my mother treated herself to an espresso machine last year, I followed up with these double-walled cappuccino glasses. It was perhaps the best 15 bucks I've ever spent and they're now the only glasses she'll use for hot beverages. 

This set of two sleek glass coffee mugs is great for coffee, tea, chai and matcha. If you'd like to really amp the gift up, pair the set with one of these great coffee clubs and subscription services that'll ship the best beans -- espresso and otherwise -- to Mom's door.

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