Gift Edit 2023

15 Great Last-Minute Gifts to Send Just in Time for Mother’s Day

updated May 3, 2023
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This feature is part of The Kitchn’s Gift Edit, our editor-curated collection of gift ideas. Need more inspiration? Check out all our guides here.

In case you weren’t aware, here’s a friendly reminder: Mother’s Day is less than two weeks away! Now we totally get that finding a great gift presents some very unique challenges. For starters, if you’re not seeing your mom in person this year, you probably want to gift her something extremely thoughtful. Then there’s the worry of ensuring it reaches her doorstep on time. Fortunately, it’s not too late to get her something that she’ll love and won’t require weeks to be delivered. From subscription boxes that’ll delight her inner foodie to gift cards for her favorite stores to world-class virtual experiences, check out our top picks for last-minute gifts any Mom will appreciate. And, best of all, they’re all guaranteed to arrive on time!

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There’s a reason flowers are synonymous with Mother’s Day gifts — they’re always a hit! But rather than be a one-hit-wonder, surprise Mom every month with a fresh bouquet of blooms. Urban Stems lets you choose between three flower plans (Classic, Seasonal, and Luxe) and delivery frequency (biweekly, weekly, and monthly) for a gift that she can enjoy long after Mother’s Day ends.

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It might seem like a cop-out, but there’s a reason an Amazon gift card is the one-size-fits-all present when you’re stuck. Mom can get anything from candles and a bathrobe to luxurious pantry staples and bakeware. She can even buy episodes of Iron Chef!

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If Mom loves her wine as much as she loves you, she’ll surely appreciate a subscription to Winc. Choose between a one-, two-, or three-month subscription — or send her merchandise credit starting at $60. Either way, she’ll create a Palate Profile to assess her tastes, and the Winc team will send her wines that match her preferences.

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Get Mom a lesson in cooking restaurant-style recipes at home from Gordon Ramsay or a tutorial in farm-to-table meals from Alice Waters. With MasterClass, she’ll have access to more than 80 seminars — and since they’re offering two subscriptions for the price of one ($180), you and Mom can virtually take the classes together.

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Thrive Market

It’s like Prime shopping but for organic, ethically sourced food: A one-year membership costs $60 and provides access to Thrive’s online marketplace, where Mom can buy pantry staples and delicious snacks, including from Thrive’s own brand. You also have the option of topping up her membership with extra shopping credit starting at $25.

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Uncommon Goods

Help your mom find her peace with this customer-favorite floral arranging class from Uncommon Goods. The 90-minute class is led by expert floral artist Nsombi Woodson and will leave your mom with the most beautiful bouquet and some skills she'll be able to keep forever.

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Bean Box

Not every mom sips tea or mimosas. Some just want strong coffee — and if your mom is java-obsessed, then she’ll love a subscription to Bean Box. Every Bean Box sampler features a half-pound of freshly roasted, whole-bean coffee from this top Seattle roaster, plus tasting notes, brewing tips, and an artisanal caramel.

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If you can’t take Mom out to dinner for Mother’s Day, do the next-best-thing: Buy her dinner. Or perhaps lunch. Or maybe some snacks! A gift card to Fresh Direct gives her the option to pick out premade meals, fresh produce, snacks, pantry staples, and even flowers.

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Atlas Tea Club
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Beautifully packaged and endlessly tasty, a three-month subscription to Atlas Tea means many cups of loose leaf tea for Mom from farms around the world. Each month's tea also includes a postcard of the origin country as well as notes on flavor and steeping. You can customize the subscription by choosing between three tea types — green, black, and caffeine-free herbal — or get her a little bit of everything with the sampler pack.

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Blue Apron

Blue Apron will ship Mom everything she needs to prepare a gourmet meal right at home, from the sustainably sourced ingredients to the step-by-step instructions that break down even the most seemingly complicated dish. A $60 gift card will cover a one-week delivery of three recipes on any two-serving meal plan — and she gets her pick of meals from a selection of dishes.

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The retailer expertly walks the line between quirky and classically charming, but let’s face it, it might be a little too late to get Mom a gift from Anthropologie in time for Mother’s Day. So, do the next best thing: Get her a gift card and direct her to their kitchen and dining section so she can pick and choose her favorites.

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Barnes & Noble

Stock mom's shelves with the latest new cookbook releases — or let her peruse the online selection of jigsaw puzzles, games, and more with a Barnes & Noble gift card. That new Colleen Hoover book isn’t going to read itself, after all!

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Keep Mom entertained with a subscription to Hulu. She can pick between classic shows like Seinfeld and Cheers, or binge-watch Hulu’s exhaustive library of food-themed shows, like Alton Brown’s Cutthroat Kitchen and Good Eats: Reloaded. The basic subscription starts at $7.99/month, but if you want to upgrade to a plan with no ads, it’ll cost $14.99/month.

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Williams Sonoma

If Mom’s a whiz in the kitchen, but you honestly have no idea what she’s got in those cabinets, get her a Williams Sonoma gift card. She can grab bakeware and utensils — and maybe even a specialized pasta maker — and you won’t have to worry about buying her something she already has.

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The Chef & The Dish

Looking for something a little more personal? Schedule a virtual one-on-one session for Mom with a private chef who’ll walk her through preparing a meal. The chefs are calling in from Turkey, Italy, Spain, and more places around the globe, so get ready for her to prep some incredible international cuisine!