As adults, we often don’t get to see our moms for every holiday. The big ones, sure – Christmas, Thanksgiving, maybe Easter or the Fourth of July. But lots of the other holidays we used to take for granted tend to get lost in the shuffle.
Whether you don’t live close to your mom or you just won’t get to see her this Mother’s Day, you can still make sure she knows how much you love and appreciate her. These last minute Mother’s Day gifts are delivery-friendly, which means whether she lives down the street or across the country, you can call them in now to make her feel special on May 15th.
From subscription boxes to fancy meals, we’ve got plenty of ideas to get you started, so let’s jump in!
Text or email a digital gift card in just a few clicks
Digital gift cards might not be at the top of your list of Mother’s Day gift ideas, but maybe they should be! For starters, surveys of American adults found that most people would love to get a gift card compared to a physical gift – but some feel bad asking for them.
But digital gifts aren’t just a gift mom actually wants – they’re an easy option for you too. Choose from thousands of local and national brands to get started, and in just a couple of clicks, your digital delivery is on its way. You can customize the gift with a sweet photo of you and mom together, or even a video clip. Hit a creative block? You can also choose one of dozens of expertly created designs, including Mother’s Day-specific options. Then just write your personalized message, and it’s off! Have it delivered immediately or schedule it in advance – the choice is up to you.
Not sure where to start? Here are some great birthday gift card options to get you started:
Not feeling the digital options? You can always customize an irl Visa gift card for your sister with Gift Card Granny’s build a card feature, too. Just choose a photo of one of your favorite memories together for the front, add a personal message, and a physical card is on its way.
Flowers are the ultimate Mother’s Day gift - they’re beautiful and sweet, just like she is. If you think a bouquet of fresh stems would put a smile on your mom’s face, you have plenty of options to make it happen in a pinch.
For starters, you can look for local florists that offer day-of or next day delivery. Some small florists have an online presence, but you’ll probably find the answers you need about Mother’s Day flower delivery fastest when you dial them up on the phone. Local florists can be a little bit on the expensive side, but mom deserves the best, doesn’t she?
If you’d prefer more of a DIY approach, most grocery stores and even some pharmacies and dollar stores sell fresh flowers in the spring. Some food delivery apps like DoorDash and Uber Eats offer a convenience store option, which means they could swing by and grab mom her favorite flowers if you aren’t able to. GoPuff sometimes has flowers available for delivery, too.
GiftYa Recommends: Can’t quite recall if mom prefers tulips or hydrangeas? Buy a 1-800-Flowers gift card for Mother’s Day, and let her choose her bouquet!
From smashed sweet potatoes to broccoli and chicken, mom has always been there to make sure you get the nutrition you need to grow up big and strong. Now that her hard work has paid off, healthy food can take a turn for the fun – and that’s where Edible Arrangements comes in.
The brand’s famous bouquets of fresh fruit are made fresh to order daily, and with over 1000 franchise locations around the country, you can trust your gift comes from a local owner and shop. Mom will love the fun fruit flowers and savor the decadent chocolate dipped strawberries and other hidden treats.
Mother’s Day falls on a Sunday, which means working moms and their families are headed back off to work and school the next day. That can leave options for a fancy meal out… limited. Not to worry – you can always order a fancy dinner directly to your mom’s door. Whether she prefers steak and seafood, zesty street tacos, or something else entirely, all she has to do is sit back, relax, and wait for dinner to arrive.
GiftYa Recommends: Let mom choose her favorite food for Mother’s Day dinner when you text her an Uber Eats gift card.
Dinner and a movie is a night out classic, but it’s also the perfect way to spend an evening in. If you’re already treating mom to her favorite takeout, you can take your gift up a notch when you take care of the entertainment, as well.
Hulu is one of the biggest streaming services around, and with plenty of tiers to choose from, mom can watch all of her favorite shows and movies on a plan that doesn’t break the bank. And Hulu cares about moms – just check out this cute Mother’s Day gift guide they put together with merch from some of their most popular shows. If mom’s a fan of Buffy or identifies with Lois Griffin, you can even order her something to round out your present.
GiftYa recommends: Buy a Hulu gift card for mom so she can watch the latest releases on Mother’s Day and all year long.
Busy moms don’t always have the time to stop into a dedicated makeup store, nor do they set aside the budget for high-end lipstick when there are soccer camps and school lunches to be paid for. Luckily, she doesn’t have to follow every Instagram beauty guru to find her next favorite beauty product – she can just use Ipsy instead.
When you set mom up with an Ipsy subscription for Mother’s Day, a curated box of makeup and skincare products is sent right to her door. She just has to fill out a survey about her preferences and wait for a goodie bag of surprise products to land on her doorstep.
For moms, quiet moments are so rare that it can be difficult to decide what to do with them when she finally does get a little bit of free time. So instead of spending all of her night off trying to decide what to do – scrolling through streaming services without picking anything, looking over the bookshelf but not finding anything that’s quite right – make choosing what to do easy with a subscription to Book of the Month.
Every month, BOTM chooses five new releases, and subscribers can select their favorite to be delivered to their door. Selected books vary month to month, but there’s usually a romance option, a thriller, and a piece of contemporary literary fiction. You’ll also see magical realism, sci-fi, and even non-fiction depending on recent releases.
If mom has been wearing the same set of pearl studs since your third grade Christmas pageant, it’s time to upgrade her accessories. Rocksbox is a jewelry subscription box that makes it easy for mom to find new pieces she loves. When you set her up with a subscription for Mother’s Day, she can order new sets of jewelry right to her door.
Done with them? She can send them back and have new jewelry sent out instead. Fall in love with one of her pieces? She can use an account credit to make it a permanent part of her jewelry box.
This one is a great option for Mother’s Day deliveries because you set it up for her – but she ultimately gets to pick out whatever jewelry she likes best. Win-win!
Wouldn’t it be great if you could give mom a little bit of all her favorite mom stuff – fashion, decor, wellness – all in one bundle? Well subscription box Fab Fit Fun delivers just that. The timing on this one is a little bit different than most of the Mother’s Day gifts on our list. The options above will be ready to unwrap on May 15th, but Fab Fit Fun boxes are only delivered once a season – so mom will be making her picks for the Summer box on Mother’s Day instead.
Don’t worry though, it will be worth the wait. Not only does mom get a hand in what goodies are sent her way, she’ll also get a great deal on the products too. Fab Fit Fun boxes are jam packed with hundreds of dollars worth of name brand products – in the past, they’ve featured products from Olaplex, Kate Spade, Free People, and more.
Build your own custom Visa gift card
Perfect for the mom who has everything (or is otherwise tricky to shop for), a custom Visa gift card is a versatile Mother’s Day gift that can be delivered right to her door. Visa gift cards can be used anywhere that accepts Visa credit cards, so she can use it on practically anything she wants. Whether that means upgrading her morning coffee from grande to venti or upgrading her whole wardrobe. Plus, you can customize your gift with a personal message, design, or even a photo of you and your mom together to make the present extra thoughtful.
Build your own custom Visa gift card
No matter how near or far your mom is this Mother’s Day, we’re sure she’ll appreciate any of the thoughtful gifts you can have delivered from this list. Don’t forget to check out the full GiftYa catalog to discover thousands of local and national brands you can text to your mom in minutes.