Mother’s Day is on Sunday, May 12, which means if you haven’t purchased a gift yet, you need to act fast. Fortunately, we live in an era of two-day shipping so Mom will never have to know you waited until the last minute.
We’ve rounded up some of our favorite gifts that are available on Amazon, all with quick-ship options (some are even available with one-day shipping!). And don’t despair, there isn’t a cliched vase or bad necklace in the bunch. Behold, your go-to guide for scoring the perfect present for Mother’s Day, stat.
Top gifts for relaxation
Made from natural Himalayan crystal salt rock, these candle holders create a warm glow and can help promote relaxation and calmness.
Available in two sizes and three different colors—frost grey, ivory, alpine brown—this faux fur blanket adds a luxurious layer to any room and punches way above it’s price point.
This gorgeous volume is the ultimate coffee table book, complete with lovely visuals, easy-to-scan information, and a hefty amount of eye-catching material.
Make life a bit easier with this smart home device that lets you check the weather, add things to shopping lists, and play music. Comes with a built-in speaker and the ability to make voice and video calls to other Echo devices.
Great picks for the garden
Available in bronze or silver, this small planter adds a bit of whimsy and sophistication to a modern room.
Nothing beats fresh tomatoes in the summer, and this complete grow kit makes it easy. It comes with terra cotta pot, seeds, premium grow mix, and instructions, and is perfect for balconies or front stoops.
Available as a set of two, three, four, or five hanging planters, these macrame plant hangers display pots with a unique style that can be hung from the ceiling or against a wall. Note that the plants and planters are not included in the set.
This easy-growing plant loved by Barber is considered a bonsai due to its tree-like trunk, and thrives in moist and filtered light. It makes a soothing companion for your desk.
For the entertainer or cook
Available in a standard size and an extra long version, these terrazzo cheese boards feature chips of marble, quartz, granite, and glass polished smooth in a dramatic presentation.
With two vases in different sizes, this set makes rustic earthenware a bit more modern. Perfect as decor or to hold flowers.
This easy-to-use tea brewing set is a favorite of news editor Megan Barber thanks to a double-walled design that keeps tea hot without burning your hands. The set includes the insulated cup, an integrated stainless steel infuser basket, and matching lid. It’s microwave and dishwasher safe.
These two stoneware containers work as elegant lanterns for mood lanterns or as an option for holding dry flowers.
Help your mom get some sleep
Available in three colors, this cool mist diffuser—another favorite of Barber—combines a few drops of essential oil with water and transforms it into a full-room bouquet of refreshing smells.
The easiest way to capture some of that spa magic at home is with aromas. With this 8-ounce bottle of eucalyptus spray, one or two sprays into the steam in the shower and Mom is transported to a refreshing, dreamy oasis.
Your mom deserves better than being jolted awake by a piercing jingle on her phone, so gift her with this wake-up light alarm clock. The light eases you into your day by mimicking the rising sun, helping you preserve energy and feel more refreshed.