Last-minute shopping for Mom? Check out these cool gift ideas.


Mother’s Day is tomorrow, and if you’re reading this, you probably haven’t bought your mom anything yet. Maybe you’re planning on buying the last of the $30 flowers at the local market, but let’s be honest, you can do better than that.

Perfume, chocolates, brunch and salon time are all classic gifts, but your mom has diverse interests. How about a new fitness tracker like a Fitbit or a paid Netflix subscription? A clever kitchen gadget or sound-canceling headphones to tune out daily stressors are other great options.

Remember, you don’t have to spend a fortune to get her an awesome gift (see our collection below for gifts under $50). Above all, your present should be thoughtful and personal even if you’re shopping last minute.

Here are some great gift ideas for moms of every stripe.

Start with these ideas…

Get your mom some of the coolest new tech.

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Originally published May 3.


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