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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 planning her Mother’s Day (or birthday) 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 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.

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 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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