Looking for a Last-Minute Mother’s Day Gift? 26 Pretty Presents She’s Sure to Love

Photo by Josh Tolentino, Vogue Philippines, September 2022

Mother’s Day is this Sunday; here are 26 perfect presents for her.

Procrastinators, rejoice! Vogue’s edit of the best-of-the-best last-minute Mother’s Day gifts is filled with options that won’t indicate anything other than well-planned or prepared thoughtfulness.  Let this curation of perfect presents and little pleasures serve as a reminder that, yes, Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 14. Although we still recommend picking out something for mother, grandmother, sister, wife, or friend sooner rather than later, and perhaps the fastest shipping option available, too. 

The easiest and most classic option is arranging a day of delivery of fresh floral arrangements. Might we suggest Vogue’s curated bouquet from Urban Stems? A quick trip to the beauty counter or (perhaps in-store pick up) works well for a little pick me up, say, a lipstick, perfume, or cream; while coffee table books and other lovely gifts are available with two-day shipping—and thank goodness. Though time together or a card is always accepted, all of these last-minute Mother’s Day gifts will still be accepted even once the holiday has come and gone. Not to worry, there’s a wonderful assortment of last-minute gifts she’ll be sure to love, below. 

The Last-Minute Gift Tip Sheet: 

Something to Make Her Smile

The only thing more delightful than Hermès colorful lipstick cases is undoubtedly her smile. 

The Next Best Thing to Breakfast in Bed

If you can’t bring her breakfast in bed, here’s a pair of sumptuously silky PJs from Lunya in a limited-edition spring shade for her to wake up in instead.  

The Special Delivery

Flowers are a tried-and-true Mother’s Day gift and Vogue’s hand-plucked bouquet and vase set will ensure you don’t show up empty-handed. Schedule now, so there’s no panic later. 

A Piece of Fashion History

Bring her more of the Met Museum’s latest exhibition, “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty,” with the accompanying catalogue. It’s filled with the designer’s gorgeous illustrations and creations.

A Splendid Scent for the Senses 

Luckily, you no longer have to take a trip to Italy to bring back Mom something special from Santa Maria Novella. 

For the Hostess With the Most-est

She might think of every detail, but we can guarantee she hasn’t though about upgrading her portable speaker. This woven design appears like raffia or rattan, blending seamlessly into the rest of her party wares. 

The Custom Facial Appointment 

Let her choose the facial “work out” at a local Face Gym studio—or she can use her gift card to shop their studio-approved products.

The Gift-able Beauty Rest 

For a stylish slumber, Olivia Von Halle’s lushly printed silk-satin eye mask and bag set prove that good things can come in small pouches, too.

The Carefree Caftan 

Let Mom relax in style this season with Lake’s subdued striped caftan. She can wear it around the house, to the beach, out to lunch, and more. 

A Luxe Leather Good

A new wallet or card case is always a good idea. Gucci’s two-toned leather is a nice touch for the spring and summer months. 

Her New Summer Shoe 

Every summer wardrobe needs a solid slide sandal, and Birkenstock is as reliable as they come. A soft pale yellow shade and big buckle straps are an elevated touch to the classic. 

For the Woman With Wanderlust (and Style) 

Whether she uses it for travel or as a decorative element in her home, a rattan trunk from Steamline Luggage is just as impressive as she is. 

Personalized, Perfection

Mothers with even the highest standards won’t refuse a little something from perfumery Officine Universelle Buly, founded on rue Saint-Honoré, Paris. An engraved tortoiseshell hand mirror is just one of the joys they offer with fine attention to detail. 

A Present for the Pantry

Bring a slice of sunny California’s Flamingo Estate into her home with their newest delight, small harvest roasted coffee beans. 

For the Hyper-Organized

A collection of pretty Liberty print post-it notes for her, quick two-day shipping for you.

Salon-Quality Self Care

Present mom with a care package of Tenoverten’s vegan and cruelty-free products, including a hand mask and foot balm for a luxuriously clean addition to her bedtime routine. Plus, it comes pre-wrapped in a charming corduroy pouch. 

A Pocket Comb for Her Purse

A classic beauty essential for a classic beauty. Made in Italy, Aerin’s ivory-colored acetate comb is a lavish choice at $25.

A Beautiful Beauty Pouch 

The best gifts are often upgrades to the necessities, like a cosmetic case or toiletry bag from her favorite designer. 

The Coffee Table Candle

Assouline’s new line of candles inspired by their Travel From Home collection will go swimmingly with her coffee table books or colorful interior aesthetic. 

The Suede Slipper

For a pair of slippers as special as she is, look no further than this sleek, softly padded style from Charvet. A cognac-colored pair will be sure to go with any of her pajamas or robes. 

On-the-Go Beauty Essentials

What’s not to love about travel-sized bottles of her favorite skincare products? N°1 de Chanel’s cream and serum set rolls up into a logo-stamped pouch. 

Mother’s Day Is Once a Year, But Diamonds Are Forever

Few gifts are worth giving once the Hallmark holiday comes and goes, but a piece of fine jewelry is certainly a fine exception. 

For the Mom Who Carries it All

For the mom who does it all, look no further than Bottega Veneta’s raffia version of the roomy Arco tote. Perfect for all of her summertime endeavors. 

A Dad Hat, for Mom

Around town, on the tennis court, or at the beach, let Frame’s baseball cap, in collaboration with the iconic Ritz Paris, provide stylish shade for her this summer and beyond.

The Best Socks, Ever

Treat Mom to something extremely cozy, like Lafayette148’s knit cashmere socks. They wear like slippers or booties. 

Let Her Go Handsfree 

A stylish phone sling she can wear for any occasion. Fashion and function! 

This article was originally published on Vogue.

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