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The Best Last-Minute Gifts for Moms

You forgot. It's ok.

Now, if we’re being honest, you should have started shopping for that birthday or anniversary gift weeks ago. But somehow the weeks slipped by, and here we are again, with you scrambling to find a last-minute gift that doesn’t scream: “I ran to the drugstore and searched the seasonal aisle in a cold panic and found this stuffed rabbit that says I love you.” But there’s such a thing as a last-minute gift for mom that’s actually awesome and thoughtful, a gift that’s perfectly tuned in to her specific passions and interests. These are gifts you can wrangle online even if you only have 15 minutes to spare, but they still show her how much she means to you. These last-minute gifts for mom look like you actually put some thought into them. You’re welcome.

Floom works with local florists in major metro areas to get blooms delivered the same day. And we're not talking gross drugstore flowers, either. The brand works with top-tier florists, who craft unique and seasonal arrangements specific to the occasion. Right now, you can get same-day delivery in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, San Francisco, San Diego, Houston, Atlantic City as well as within the states of Pennsylvania, Virginia, Maryland, and Florida. Prices vary based on your arrangement.

If mom devours whodunits and is obsessed with My Favorite Murder, you've just found the right gift. It's an immersive murder mystery game told over the course of six boxed episodes. Each box is filled with clues, including autopsy reports and witness statements, which she will then use to solve the murder. Or not. She gets six boxes, all building to the great reveal.

Self-care is a must during the best of times, and these are not the best of times. Glo gives her unlimited access to online yoga, meditation, pilates, and other fitness classes for less then the price of two movie tickets. There are more than 4,000 classes available on demand.

If you're looking for some sustainable super-fancy self-care products, everything from Farmhouse Fresh is amazing. They've got creams and makeups and salts and face masks and on and on. And the best part is, all of these products are 100 percent organic and legitimately safe for the environment. This company is the real deal. And if you order right now, they will throw in a free Mother's Day Tote bag and card with ANY ORDER. This Sweet Teat Harvest Gift Basket is consists of Farmhouse Fresh's excellent soaps and creams, but all of their products are sure-fire wins for last-minute Mother's Day purchases. Heck, even if some of this stuff arrives late, the mom in your life will still love it.

If there's one thing the pandemic has taught us, it is this: Our home is our haven. If she's into the little details, connect her with esteemed decorator Kelly Wearstler, who'll show her how to help make a space feel roomier, and how to select colors, materials, and textures; all in service of building a space that tells a story. The annual membership gives her access to the brand's entire portfolio of classes.

So she's eager to dump the sweats and start dressing up? So are we. And for the price below, she gets 16 hand-picked pieces per month. And best of all, she has access to the brand's entire fashion closet, including premium pieces and evening wear. Orders arrive in two days or less, and everything is dry cleaned and sanitized. She keeps the items until she's ready to return them. And by them, we're talking pieces by top designers and brands, including Jonathan Simkhai, Reformation, and Zero + Maria Cornejo.

Buy her $189 12-month jewelry membership. It's like a book club, but different. She browses some pretty killer pieces, from top designers, then has her picks hand-selected with the help of a stylist, and wears it as she long as she wants. If she wants to keep buy it for her. And done.

Not every coffee is created equal. And if she's a coffee snob (no shame in that), treat her to a virtual coffee tasting led by 2013 World Brewer's Champion James McCarthy. You can buy tasting session for just your household, or she invite friends and family to join. You simply choose a date and time, the brand sends everyone a virtual tasting kit, and she's off to the java races.

If all those incessant Zoom calls are bringing her down, do her a solid with this mirror: It makes getting ready fun, because she can blast music and charge her phone while using its 10x magnification. Its full-spectrum lighting has 1,000 LUX with 4 levels of brightness. Oh, and she use the mirror for hands-free calls with her iPhone. It works with Siri and Google Assistant. BBB has same-day delivery; you just need to input your zip code and click on the Same Day Delivery box, and you can do a full product search for other options.

If she loves to read a book by listening to it, whether during a commute or a workout, you cannot do better than Audible. The best books. For the best price. Choose the plan that works for her, and then...give her quiet time to actually enjoy a great read, on her own terms.

If she finds her zen by tending to plants, help her up her game with these handy virtual workshops. Each workshop only has 95 attendees, so it's nice and intimate. And each one focuses on specific plants, and experts explain common issues and diseases; there's also a Q&A where she can ask questions.

This wine retailer lets you check to see if your address is eligible for same-day delivery. In fact, you can have your order delivered within a two-hour window. Choose her favorite varietal, and you're in business.

Few things bring couples closer together than a shared meal, one they prepared themselves. And this is one of the coolest experiences we've ever come across. You pick a cuisine, get paired with chef who dials into your kitchen from their home in Spain or Italy, and teaches you, live, how to make anything from kebabs to maki rolls. You pick the cuisine, the number of people attending, date and time, add a note to the chef (if any) and get ready to cook.

You order this online, but it gets fulfilled by local vendors, hence the same day delivery, which is available nationwide. You need to place your order by 2:30pm M-F and 2pm on Saturday and 11:30am on Sunday. This summery arrangement includes dipped pineapple tulips and daisies, dipped and plain strawberries, honeydew ball skewers, cantaloupe and orange wedges, and grape skewers, all set on a lettuce and kale base.

If she's into reading and loves losing herself in a great book (guilty as charged), think of this as a public library, without the wait times. For $10, she gets access to hundreds of thousands of books and audiobooks, as well as magazines and podcasts. New content is added all the time, and there's no limit to the number of books she can read per month, by authors ranging from Ruth Ware to Alice Hoffman.

If she's a social butterfly who truly misses her friends, bring them to her. In a way. You choose who the tribute is for, what the occasion is, the due date for video submissions, and Montage does the rest. And she gets a personalized, sweet, funny, pithy and lovely reminder of just how much people appreciate her.

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