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Don’t be too hard on yourself if you’re one of those people who waits until the last minute to buy presents. We’ve all been there, life gets in the way and we’ve totally forgotten that tomorrow is a special occasion. Mother’s Day is usually the one that easily creeps up on us. This year, the big day falls on Sunday, May 8. And to help you with your gift worries, we’ve put together a great list of last-minute Mother’s Day gift ideas that will make mom think you planned her gift well in advance.
The best last-minute gift ideas for Mother’s Day
You might not be able to take your mom on a weekend getaway, but that doesn’t mean she can’t have an adventure from the comfort of her home. Your mum can fly over Paris on a panoramic tour or work on her dance moves with a flamenco lesson for a Spanish-themed evening.
There are plenty of courses to choose from – just make sure they take place during Australia-friendly hours.
Visit Airbnb Experience to pick a class you think your mom will love.
Getting your mom a Disney Plus subscription is perfect for a nice throwback and costs $89.99 for the whole year. Streaming movies, docuseries, and TV shows have never been trendier than they are today, so this is going to be a real winner with her. She can catch up on old classics like Lion King or rewatch all the Marvel movies if that’s her thing.
Sign up here for a monthly or annual subscription to Disney Plus.
If you don’t buy into the idea of a bouquet of flowers as a Mother’s Day gift, then LVLY’s funky and cool-as-hell flowers will definitely change your mind. For example, you can get the LVLY or native flower bouquet and it comes in a personalized pot. You can get it all from a sweet and happy Mother’s Day [insert mum’s name here] or a cheeky message emblazoned throughout. Each of these fun options starts at $80.
The best: LVLY offers same day delivery to many places like Sydney, Wollongong, Central Coast, Geelong, Melbourne, Brisbane, Gold Coast and Adelaide. However, be careful and place an order earlier.
For more options, go to the LVLY website.
Do your mom a favor and give her a Hello Fresh gift card if she loves to cook but needs a break from the constant trips to the grocery store and deciding to cook every day. The minimum spend on their gift card at the moment is $69.93, which gives you three recipes per week for two people. How it works: Once you’ve signed up and selected your meals, the service will deliver you a box full of fresh ingredients to cook the recipes inside.
Visit Hello Fresh for more gift card options.
Nothing says “we’ve got you covered at the last minute” like a Jimmy Brings delivery service. Give your mum her favorite bottle as a little gift for Mother’s Day – whether it’s red, white or sparkling wine – Jimmy delivers same day, under an hour, if she lives in a capital city Australian. No doubt she will have her drink of choice in hand on May 8.
Visit Jimmy Brings to place your order.
Literally anything from Amazon (as long as you have Prime)
If you know mom has been eyeing a new kitchen appliance or a book to read and you can buy it on Amazon, check to see if you can get it on Prime and you could have it delivered the next day. This way, not only will you look thoughtful, but your Mother’s Day gift idea won’t look so last minute.
You can sign up for Amazon Prime here.