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

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Mother’s Day is now right around the corner – Sunday, March 27, to be exact – but if you still haven’t figured out what to buy, don’t fret. Here at the Strategist, we’ve spent the past few weeks scouring the internet for the best Mother’s Day gifts, including the best gifts from ESEA-owned businesses and the best bouquets you can order online. But time is of the essence, so you’ll likely want a few options that are guaranteed to arrive fast.

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.) To make things easier, we’ve noted for each gift the last day it can be ordered for guaranteed delivery by Mother’s Day, which for most items is Friday, March 25.

Under £10

A soothing sleep spray for the mum that has trouble nodding off.

Last date to purchase: March 25.

£9
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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.

Last date to purchase: March 25.

A family-friendly card game for the mum who loves to host.

Last date to purchase: March 25.

Gift her this Sunday Times best seller to read (before the release of the sequel later this year).

Last date to purchase: March 25.

Or Sally Rooney’s debut novel before the upcoming TV adaptation releases on BBC Three later this spring.

Last date to purchase: March 25 (or March 27, for a Kindle edition).

For the mum who passed the time in lockdown with the help of Bob Ross.

Last date to purchase: March 25.

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.

Last date to purchase: March 25.

We like the slightly pharmaceutical design of this super-hydrating hand cream.

Last date to purchase: March 25.

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

Last date to purchase: March 25.

£13
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For the mum who enjoys reading something more contemplative, this novel imagines the future lives of five children killed during the Blitz.

Last date to purchase: March 25 (or March 27 for a Kindle edition).

£15

Give the gift of frizz-free hair.

Last date to purchase: March 25.

Corduroy Tote Bag
£11
£11

A certified bag-for-life upgrade.

Last date to purchase: March 25.

Under £20

For the mum who always has something sweet in the cupboard.

Last date to purchase: March 25.

A mini version of our favourite reusable notebook.

Last date to purchase: March 25.

For the mum who’s too competitive for Scrabble.

Last date to purchase: March 25.

A jumbo flask to keep her hydrated on her weekly hikes (it’s also great for batch cocktails).

Last date to purchase: March 25.

Artificial Monstera Plant
£20
£20

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

Last date to purchase: March 25.

Under £30

£23

For Prime members, this freshly picked bouquet is available with next-day delivery.

Last date to purchase: March 25.

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

Last date to purchase: March 25.

An abundance of sheet masks.

Last date to purchase: March 25.

AeroPress Coffee Maker
£32
£32

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.

Last date to purchase: March 25.

For the mum who has been eagerly anticipating Florence’s comeback.

Last date to purchase: March 25.

Under £100

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

Last date to purchase: March 25.

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A well-reviewed (and best-selling) handheld massager that will be greatly appreciated.

Last date to purchase: March 25.

You can also download books for the Kindle for the same day, if you’ve really left things to the last minute.

Last date to purchase: March 25.

Under £150

A true last-minute treat for the mum who wistfully lingers around the Le Creuset stand in John Lewis.

Last date to purchase: March 25.

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