Good news — you don't have to tell your mom that you procrastinated on getting her a gift, because you officially still have time to get something truly amazing on the beloved internet machine. And the powers that be on the internet totally empathize with your busy life and propensity to wait until the last minute to order presents for loved ones. Gone are the days of crazy expensive shipping hikes for express deliveries. Because I know you're pressed for time, we'll get right into these last-minute Mother's Day gifts that you still have time to order online.
Another creative and convenient way to avoid waiting for the perfect unwrappable gift to arrive is to get your mom an experience gift scheduled for a later date. Print out the invitation, ticket, or a picture of the activity itself, wrap it in an envelope with some ribbon, and tada! You've won Mother's Day. Because, honestly, most moms would rather spend quality time with their kids than get a shiny new toy on Mother's Day. But toys are always nice too, whether Mom admits it or not, so I've got you covered with some of each.
Here are some ideas for all of you procrastinators out there.
1. Kindle Fire Tablet
Consuming media has never been so easy with the full color seven-inch Kindle Fire tablet. Mom can watch her favorite shows and movies, read a book, and even chat with you with just one device! And, naturally, it's available through Amazon Prime, so shipping is lightning fast.
2. Register for a cooking class
Go with your mom to learn all about how to make a brand new cuisine. Cooking classes are offered all over the country on countless subjects like pizza, Thai food, Mother sauces, and even how to bake the perfect pie.
3. Dip Dyed Cashmere Cardigan
This stylish cardigan from Minnie Rose is as soft as it is totally modern. Your mom won't be caught in a frumpy cable-knit with this in her closet. And if you've got Amazon Prime, you're in great shape as far as shipping is concerned.
Minni Rose Dip Dyed Cardigan, Amazon, $118.97
4. Sign up for a 5k or a marathon together
The two of you will motivate each other from the first day of training to the finish line, and there's nothing better for keeping your workout routine going than another person to help you hold yourself accountable.
5. A vinyl record player
Your mom probably has some fond memories of listening to records from her youth, so get her this awesome suitcase-style Electrohome record player with a USB input for more modern modes of music listening. And it's on Amazon Prime too!
Electrohome Vinyl Player With Built In Speakers, Amazon, $119.99
6. Graze snack box subscription
Healthy snacks specifically catered to your tastes and dietary restrictions delivered straight to your door? I can't think of a more convenient way to graze (see what I did there?!?!) during the day!
Graze snack box subscription, Graze, $11.99/box
7. Polaroid camera
Help Mom save her favorite memories as they happen with this instant digital camera with zero ink printing technology. I'm assuming from the product description that Polaroid has unlocked the secret of magically getting digital photos onto paper without ink, which is pretty cool. I bet your mom will have a blast taking lots of pictures that she can put up on the fridge. This one is on Prime as well.
Polaroid Instant Digital Camera, Amazon, $99.99
8. Blow up a picture that she'll love
Or, if you're more the photographer type yourself, you can upload a photo to be blown up and printed that same day. If you're feeling extra ambitious, you could order a frame that's just right for Mom's decor and your chosen photo.
9. A spice blend smorgasbord
Spiceologist's spice blends are absolutely game changing. I'm currently obsessed with the Greek Freak blend (orange peel, parsley, garlic, and more!). Amazon Prime has both the four pack and the eight pack available through Amazon Prime now.
Spiceologist Rub GIft Set, Amazon, $79.95
10. Some killer headphones
Urbanears has a line of brightly colored headphones that will keep your mom entertained in style, so the music won't stop when she takes her dog for a walk (or while you all are training for your marathon). Get 'em shipped fast with Amazon Prime.
Urbanears Headphones, Amazon, $40.01
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