If you’re looking for last minute Mother’s Day gift ideas, consider something homemade, or something that comes with a certificate—like one of the food and drink subscriptions below, from chocolate to wine. You can send the gift receipt to mom so she’ll know she has something special coming soon, but don’t forget to call on Sunday!
Mother’s Day in the time of coronavirus is probably not going to be what you’re used to (for one thing, no relying on two-day shipping from Amazon Prime to rescue you when you realize you forgot to get a gift), but it’s still the perfect opportunity to show your mom just how much she’s loved. We hope you do that all the time, but this is her day above all others, so a great Mother’s Day gift that speaks to her personality is in order. It doesn’t have to cost much; homemade cookies and heartfelt phone calls will always make mom cry (in a good way). But if you want to buy her a present, we’re sure there’s something she’ll love on one of these Mother’s Day 2020 gift guide lists.
Whether she’s a wine enthusiast, cookbook fanatic, style icon, or has zero time to make dinner, we’ve got you (and your mom) covered. And since these gifts all ship online, you can send them straight to her door; we’re sure she’ll understand if you can’t wrap it (besides, it’s what’s inside that counts, right?).
A Skype session can’t be underestimated either, because a virtual hug is still better than none at all.
They may be cliched, but fresh flowers are always beautiful, and most moms legitimately love them—just shop around a bit to find the perfect style of floral arrangement for your mom. And be sure to include a nice note on the card. See our Mother’s Day Flower Gift Guide.
A box of chocolates is never a bad choice, but it’s even better if you give mom a subscription so she gets one every month. See The Best Chocolate Subscriptions for 2020.
If you want to give a gift that keeps on giving and isn’t chocolate, these food and drink subscriptions are sure to delight your mom every month—but there are one-off boxes available too…for moms who don’t like to commit, or kids who need to save a little cash. (There’s even an online cooking class option if mom is super into DIY.) See The Best Food & Drink Subscriptions to Order Online for Mother’s Day.
If you can’t treat your mom to an in-person breakfast in bed this year (much less take her out to a trendy brunch spot), here’s the next best thing: send her a gift basket full of breakfast goodies. See our picks for the Best Mother’s Day Gift Baskets for Breakfast or Brunch.
Does your mom love sipping English tea during her British murder mysteries? Or literally refer to Mary Berry’s cookbook as a bible? Or wish she could live at Downton for a day? Then she’ll be chuffed to receive any of these Mother’s Day Gifts for Moms Who Love British Culture.
If your mom believes in the eat, drink, and be merry mantra, these delicious food and drink gifts are just what she’ll want to unwrap. See our Gourmet Food and Drink Mother’s Day Gifts Sure to Impress Her Palate.
Is your mom no help at all when it comes to picking out a gift for her? Does she insist she doesn’t really want (or need) anything except maybe for you to call her? She might actually be telling the truth, but even so, it’s still nice to give her a little something. These are things nearly any mom would appreciate. See our Gifts for Moms Who Say They Don’t Want Any Presents.
Would mom love a caviar-accented brunch, or a lobster roll lunch feast? Then any of these picks would be perfect for her. See The Best Seafood to Order Online for Mother’s Day.
Because some of us consider our pets our children, and caring for canines takes a lot of work. So treat the dog mom in your life to something she’ll love (i.e. puppy-related, of course). See our Totally Fetch Gifts for Dog Moms.
Most moms are no strangers to stress, so treat your mother to something that’ll help her relax, whether that’s a beautiful box of CBD gummies or a virtual at-home spa kit (including fluffy robe and scented candles). See our Gifts for Moms Who Deserve to Relax.
Is your mom a caffeine queen? Then make her day with one of these perfect products for coffee devotees, whether she likes pour-over, French press, cold brew, or even just the smell of coffee. See our Mother’s Day Gifts for Moms Who Love Coffee.
Did someone say sommelier? If your mom is a wine-loving woman, whether she’s #roseallday or into serious reds, she’d be thrilled with any of these items, from wine club subscriptions to professional-grade equipment for serving and saving wine. See our Gifts for Moms Who Love Wine.
If your mom is all about that luxe life and you’re all about that ramen budget, these gifts will please both of you—they’re super stylish, but won’t drain your bank account (though you might have to forgo a few iced coffee trips to make up the difference). See our Affordable but Impressive Gifts for Mom.
We’ve all gotta eat, but we don’t always manage to fit cooking dinner into our busy schedules—your mom may be no exception. Or maybe she just doesn’t enjoy being in the kitchen, but still appreciates a good meal. In either case, these gifts will ensure she eats well with minimal effort. See our Gifts for Moms Who Hate to Cook (Or Just Don’t Have Time).
Is your mom a perfect hostess who plans dinners, brunches, cocktail hours, and get-togethers as a hobby? Then treat her to one of these stylish gifts that’ll lend a little something extra to her next shindig—even if it might be a little while yet before she can host it. See our Classy Mother’s Day Gifts for the Mom Who Loves to Entertain.
No matter how your mom approaches cooking—as an art form, as a science, as a chore, as a means of staying healthy—there’s a perfect cookbook for her on this list. See our Mother’s Day Gift Guide: Cookbooks for Every Type of Mom.
And check out our sister sites’ picks too:
- CNET’s 15 favorite Mother’s Day gifts
- GameSpot’s Mother’s Day gaming and tech gifts
- ET’s Mother’s Day gift guide
- ZDNet’s Mother’s Day tech and gadget gifts
- Rachael Ray’s last-minute virtual Mother’s Day gifts
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