The Procrastinator’s Guide To Last-Minute Mother’s Day Gifts
It happens. Maybe work got crazy; maybe it just crept up on you. Whatever case, you forgot to order a Mother’s Day gift and now the celebration is less than a week away. Don’t start thinking about gas station flowers yet. We collected an assortment of gifts that, thanks to Amazon Prime, are all available with two-day shipping. From an artsy Scandinavian teapot to a pair of rose gold studs that won’t irritate her lobes, each gift should arrive at your door in plenty of time to say “Happy Mother’s Day!” and not “Hope you like petunias that smell like diesel!”
Ensure she doesn’t spend all of those late-night feedings squinting in the dark at an old issue of The New Yorker with Amazon’s newest e-reader. The Kindle Oasis boasts a 6-inch, high-res screen illuminated by 10 LEDs for low-light reading, a tapered ergonomic grip, and a battery that should last the first several months of your child’s life without needing to be recharged.
Menu Glass Kettle Teapot
Whether she’s an oolong obsessive, follows the cult of chamomile, or sips nothing but sweet tea, this Scandinavian pitcher is a fine place for her brew. The 50-ounce heat-resistant glass vessel was designed by architects who wanted to provide front row seats to the kaleidoscopic glory of the steep; it also comes with a reusable stainless steel infuser because what monster would use anything but loose tea in this beauty?
Vremi Garden 9-Tool Set
She treats that azalea bush and herb garden with as much care as she does your kids, so why not give her some better tools for the job? Each of the pieces in this nine-tool set, which includes a hand rake, pruning shears, garden gloves, and transplanter, are ergonomically designed and rust resistant. And the cotton and mesh carrying case gives the tools a nice place to lay low after a day of dirty work.
Espere Rose Quartz Stud Earrings
Made out of 14k rose gold and set with rose quartz, these stylish studs are completely resistant to color fading and tarnishing. Plus, since they’re eco-friendly finishing makes them hypoallergenic and therefore beneficial to mom’s “sensitive skin.”
Woodzee Wooden Sunglasses
Sure, you could buy her another pair of pink wayfarers. Or, you could step up her game with a pair of Woodzee shades. Available in a variety of styles, each pair of polarized sunglasses is made from sustainable wood, the grain pattern of which provides each pair with a unique feel. The shades also feature spring-loaded hinges and 100 percent UV protection.
Gaiam Yoga Mat Tote Bags
Is mom looking to get her downward dog on? The embroidered nylon bag stores mats up to 28 inches long and features magnetic snaps as well as a large exterior zipper compartment that’s big enough to stash a water bottle and post-session protein bar. There’s also a small inside pocket where she can keep her keys, wallet, and, hopefully, smartphone. Because texting while tucked is not very zen.
The Farmhouse Cookbook By Sarah Mayor & Andrew Montgomery
Wide in scope and thorough in its exploration of country-style cooking, this robust collection of 100 farmhouse recipes belongs on any rustic cook’s shelf. There are detailed recipes on everything from quiche to quail. And in case mom wants to venture out and pick for her own ingredients, it also provides detailed tips on foraging and seasonal eating. Maybe give her a poison ivy guide before she heads off on a rutabaga mission.
Nixon Ladies Kenzi Watch
When mom asks “what the cool kids are wearing these days”, instead of ignoring her and changing the subject, gift her a Nixon. The ladies Kenzi maintains the hip, minimalist design but adds in a leather rose gold accents so she’s still dressing her age and not like those hoodlum millennials.
Bosmere Copper Watering Can
This watering can is more of a MOMA-worthy sculpture than mere plant-waterer. But the copper and brass can is more than just a pretty face. Its spout can be flipped to change the angle the water releases (and prevent mom from drowning her magnolias) and its brass cover is removable to offer a gentler way to water seedlings.