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11 Last Minute Gifts for Mom

Despite all your best intentions, you’re left it to the last minute. Shame on you! Okay, now that the obligatory guilt is done—it is a mom list ya know—we’ve got you covered. Take a quick peek at this short list of last minute gifts for mom. Save the day. It’s never too late to have a happy childhood.

These are some really great last minute gifts for mom when you are in a pinch.

Looking Glasss Hummingbird Feeder

Looking Glass Hummingbird Feeder

Hummingbirds appear out of nowhere and bring moments of joy. Then they disappear just as quickly, but they leave a good feeling in our hearts. This avant-garde looking glass bird feeder will bring joy and positive vibes to your mom’s life and garden.

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Back Massager

Back Massager

You could book Mom a session for a relaxing massage, but once it’s over, it’s over. Treat her to one whenever she wants it with this back and neck shiatsu massager. Fitted with eight bi-directional kneading heads and a built-in heating function, she can soothe those aches all by herself.

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Favorite Child Mug

Favorite Child Mug

If you’re looking for a last minute gift for Mom that will make her laugh, this mug could well be the answer. Holding around 11oz, this white ceramic mug is printed on both sides with a message that tells her that you’re enough of a gift, and that the mug is actually a bonus!

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Aromatherapy Shower Steamers

Aromatherapy Shower Steamers

Mothers never seem to have enough hours in a day, which leaves no time at all for a relaxing spa session. Remedy that problem with a set of Shower Steamers. Infused with beautiful aromatherapy oils and nature-identical fragrances, these tablets will release their scents to produce soothing fragrant steam as she showers.

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Always My Mother Forever My Friend Necklace

Always My Mother Forever My Friend Necklace

Remind her that she’ll always be your BFF with this touching and beautiful necklace and pendant. The 18” (plus extension) chain and heart pendant are both platinum plated for a beautiful shine, and the interlocking hearts are encrusted with cubic zirconia crystals and etched with a sweet message.

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Home is Wherever Mom Is Pillow Cover

Home is Wherever Mom Is Pillow Cover

It’s not bricks and mortar that make a home as much as the people in it, and this pillow case says it beautifully. Made from polyester linen in a choice of gray or white, this case comes in four sizes and is printed with the words ‘Home is Where Mom Is’ on the front.

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I Love You Mom Blanket

I Love You Mom Blanket

Sometimes it can be hard to find the right words to say to express how much she means to you, but this blanket will do it perfectly. Totally luxurious and warm, this Sherpa fleece blanket is printed with many of the reasons why she’s the best, along with some qualities you associate with her.

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Mom's House Will Always Be Home Sign

Mom's House Will Always Be Home Sign

The house can feel empty and lonely when her chicks have flown the nest, so it’s comforting for her to know that, no matter how they are or how far they’ve flown, they will always regard her house as home. This 8” x 6” wooden box sign will remind her of that.

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Willow Tree Mom and Children Figure

Willow Tree Mom and Children Figure

It’s not the big gestures that count as much as the little ones, and this Willow Tree figure depicts that in stunning detail. Featuring a mother and her two children, this touching resin figure is oozing with love and will immediately bring her back to the happiest days of her life.

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Letters to My Mom

Letters to My Mom

Personalized gifts tend to take a while to arrive, but this Letters to My Mom set can be personalized at home. With nine letters included, each one comes with a prompt for you to fill out, then seal and give to Mom for her to open on the occasions shown on the envelopes.

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Storm Cloud

Storm Cloud

Mom will know exactly when to take an umbrella out when she has this remarkable Storm Cloud to look at. Filled with a special liquid which crystallizes in different patterns depending on the change in barometric pressure, this glass cloud stands on a simple wooden mount.

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Beaded Bracelet

Beaded Bracelet

This artsy tutorial combines the idea of a friendship bracelet with craft of beading to make a one-of-a-kind gift mom will really appreciate. You’ll need to start a day ahead of time—this is a last minute gift, not a last second gift—and choose the thread and beads just right to make a color scheme you know will win your mom’s heart.

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Flower Wreath

Flower Wreath

Make your mom a springtime flower wreath using basic materials you can find at any craft store. You don’t need special skills for this—if you can cut flowers out of colored paper and pin them to a Styrofoam ring, then you’ve got the skills. Mom will love this colorful gift.

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Infuser Water Bottle

Infuser Water Bottle

Give your mom the gift of awesome healthy juicing this year. She’ll think you’ve been planning this one for months. This juicer was rated as “The Best Juice of 2015.” She’s been talking about eating and drinking healthy—now she’s got the chance.

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Engraverd Wine Glass

Engraverd Wine Glass

Get her this wine glass and a bottle of quality wine to go with it, and mom will pretend she doesn’t know you got it at the last minute. All that really matters is you got the gift. And if you can show up to give her a hug, tell her you love her, and share a glass, everyone wins.

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Asparagus Flower Vase

Asparagus Flower Vase

We’ve got a great last minute DIY gift you can throw together in about ten minutes. All you need is an old coffee can, two pounds of asparagus, two rubber bands, a ribbon, and the flowers of your choice. If your mom loves vegetables and flowers, this one will win the day.

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Satin Sleep Mask

Satin Sleep Mask

Mom deserves a rest. Give it to her with this satin sleep mask. She can slip it on and drift away. The magic thing about this sleep mask is that it’s also noise cancelling—or at least if you conspire diligently enough, the two of you can convince your dad she can’t hear him when she’s wearing it.

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Gardening Tools and Organizer

Gardening Tools and Organizer

Our internal surveys conclude that nine out of ten happy moms love to spend time in the garden. Further data suggest that children who give mom gardening supplies for Mother’s Day or their birthday are the best kids ever. You can do it. You can be that good child.

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Slow Cooker

Slow Cooker

This cooker is pretty amazing: it’s a slow cooker, a steamer, a rice cooker, a browner, a yogurt maker, a warmer, and a canner all in one. Give this to mom this year so she can make healthy foods of all sorts. It cooks quickly and locks in all the natural vitamins and minerals for optimum taste and satisfaction.

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Wine Accessory Kit

Wine Accessory Kit

Now we’re talking. Wine is a good icebreaker, it’s a good way to smooth things over, it’s good with almost any food you can name, it’s good—let’s just stop right there and say it: wine is good. This nine piece wine kit will turn mom from an amateur into a pro in an instant.

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French Press

French Press

Give your dear old mom a taste of coffee beyond Maxwell House and Mr. Coffee: a French Press. These simple devices make delicious fresh coffee that’s light years better than drip. The best part about them is they’re as good as espresso but much less hassle.

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MUM Wall Art

MUM Wall Art

We think it’s cute the way the English call their moms “Mum.” If you agree, then you can make this beautiful piece of home décor that spells it out. The steps are easy to follow and you can embellish it as much as your taste, and the time you have to make it, allows.

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Kolumbo Travel Umbrella

Kolumbo Travel Umbrella

What is it about umbrellas? Are they with all of the left socks and Tupperware lids? Lost in some bizarre domestic black hole that not even our most advanced scientists can identify, much less explains? Your mom needs and umbrella. We all need a new umbrella: it’s a default part of being alive.

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Oven Mitts

Oven Mitts

This is the ultimate practical, last minute gift for mom. Be strategic with this one, though: you have to know your mom. There are some who will absolutely love this gift for any occasion. Others, however, will look right through you and say “You got this on the way over, didn’t you?”

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Emergency Sewing Kit

Emergency Sewing Kit

Mom needs a sewing kit for her purse, her car, and to take out on her adventures traveling out in the world. This one comes with scissors, measuring tape, safety pins, buttons, needle threaders, a seam ripper, and twelve spools of thread. Mom will be all set for patching up clothes on the go.

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