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26 Last-Minute Gifts That Will Arrive by Mother’s Day

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This year, Mother’s Day falls on Sunday, March 14, and though it’s fast approaching, we at the Strategist are here to help. We’ve spent the past few weeks scouring the internet for the best Mother’s Day gifts — from inexpensive yet fancy options to fresh and floral gifts for every kind of mum. But by this point, you probably just want something fast.

To make things easier, we’ve pulled together a list of last-minute Mother’s Day gifts at every price point. Order any of these today, and they’ll arrive in time for the big day (in fact, most have next-day delivery).

Under £10

A soothing sleep balm that feels like an appropriate “Thinking of you” gift for right now.

Her Chilly’s bottle, Vitamix, or bedside lamp would look so much more amusing with some googly eyes stuck to them.

Fallen Fruits Acorn Bird Feeder
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If Mum has recently become something of a twitcher, this feeder will help attract more birds to her balcony or garden.

You could always order some fresh flowers — Amazon Fresh offers same-day delivery if you spend £40.

Editor’s note: Amazon Fresh is available to Amazon Prime customers only.

Under £15

Perfect for architecture buffs, this two-in-one puzzle features the exterior of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater house and, on the other side, the detailed blueprints of the house’s design.

A pleasing way to shop local (via Walthamstow) online.

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This delightfully on-the-nose farce about a family of cannibals has “book club” written all over it.

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Or for something more contemplative, this novel imagines the future lives of five children killed during the Blitz.

Under £20

A book light for the mum that stays up late reading.

Give the gift of frizz-free hair.

Just One

For the mum who’s too competitive for Scrabble.


A leakproof flask that will keep her hydrated on her daily walks.

Under £30

A desk-size faux (that looks convincingly like the real thing).

A nonalcoholic coffee liqueur that is just as good on its own as it is shaken (or stirred) into an espresso martini.

Not only is the AeroPress ridiculously easy to use (it’s essentially a big syringe filled with coffee), but it comes highly recommended by experts. “The brewing outcome is somewhere between a filter coffee and a long black, and it’s pretty hard to mess up,” says NOLA founder (and Oh Wonder singer) Anthony West.

Contributor Lynn Enright is enamoured with this pen, which comes in a highly giftable metal case (it also came 16th in our extensive deep dive into the best pens).

Under £100

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A well-reviewed (and best-selling) handheld massager that will be greatly appreciated (especially while spas remain closed).

This is eligible for same-day delivery, if you’ve really left things to the last minute.

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26 Last-Minute Gifts That Will Arrive by Mother’s Day