Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 9, and you’re surrounded by ideas and special offers. What’s does Mom secretly wish for? Listen for hints now and then, as Mom might say, just do your very best to celebrate her on Sunday.
Why not encourage Mom to take it easy? Download a meditation app for her and maybe spring for a spa gift certificate she can use for a massage, facial or manicure and pedicure? These pampering experiences are ready to give:
- Spa Week has spa and wellness gift cards, good at 9,000 locations, that can be emailed, printed or mailed.
- Spa Finder gift cards can be used at spas, salons and skincare shops. Enroll in emails to hear about special offers and receive 10% off your next order.
- SpaBreaks has vouchers that can be used toward any experiences. Save 5% with the code SPRING5.
Harry & David, founded in Medford, promises to deliver by Mother’s Day on select gifts, including famous gift baskets, for $14.99 special shipping with the code MOM14. The Magnificent Roses gift ($179.99) includes a dozen preserved pink roses and a heart-shaped box with eight milk chocolate truffles all arranged in a keepable acrylic gift box.
CrateJoy offers monthly subscription boxes curated for crafters to Mom bosses. A printable Mother’s Day card makes gifting easier as does this list of the best gifts for Mom on sale at 20% off. Enter your email to receive 20% off the first box.
Food52 is a food community where Mom can browse recipes and get advice and you can shop for kitchen, cooking and home gifts. See what they suggest for under $100. Sign up for emails and get $10 off your first purchase.
Uncommon Goods prides itself on unique home, kitchen and bar gifts. Check out the Mother’s Day ideas. Mom’s Grapefruit Cocktails Class and Recipe Book ($40 for an experience for two) ships in 24 hours and the virtual, 60-minute class is May 16.
Lululemon is famous for athletic clothes worn for yoga, running, working out and most other sweaty pursuits. The last-minute gift that always gets it right is an eGift card. See the top 10 Mother’s Day gift ideas.
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Here are other online sources that can deliver, from a gift certificate to a centerpiece, by Mother’s Day or at least offer a great deal on something Mom would like:
Dermstore has top brand skincare, makeup and beauty products. Shop Mother’s Day gifts by company (such as SkinCeuticals, La Roche-Posay, Dermalogica and Obagi), skin type or what’s on sale. Enjoy 15% savings on your entire first order by signing up to read about upcoming promotions.
Sephora has top brands and best-selling cosmetics, skincare, fragrances and beauty products and tools. See Mother’s Day gift ideas for under $25 and check out the giveaways. Let Mom know that virtual classes offer tips on hair, skin and makeup.
SkinStore suggests beauty gifts for Mom such as at-home spa products and gift sets, skincare, cosmetics and cleansing devices under $100. First-time customers receive 20% off with the code NEWBIE at checkout.
Tarte natural cosmetics is offering up to 30% off and free shipping on makeup, skincare and gift sets.
Alex and Ani has charms for every occasion, including special designs for Mom who is a fan of football, soccer, pets, flowers and dancing. How about Harry Potter? Yes. Buy two Harry Potter inspired multi-charm bangle and receive one for free.
BaubleBar has a collection of bracelets, rings, necklaces and other chic fashion jewelry with free shipping on orders more than $50. The best-selling Alidia Ring is $12 and take 20% off everything else with the code BB20.
Brook & York has jewelry made in the USA and by women lead companies. See gift boxes like Best Mom Ever lavender set ($188), which includes a necklace, Nola gemstone bracelet, Beauty Bar Chocolate Sweet Dreams Bar and Lizush’s lavender body salt scrub and heart-shaped lavender bath bomb. There are next day and two-day shipping options.
Gorjana has gold layering necklaces, which means you can select pieces for every occasion that will look great alongside previous gifts. Other jewelry designed with love in Laguna Beach, California, includes engravable gifts, intention bracelets, hoop earrings, coin necklaces and thin stacking rings. Look at the Mother’s Day Gift Guide, which includes best sellers.
Kendra Scott is offering next day shipping for $10 so there’s still time to send jewelry, home decor, gifts and beauty, from decorative trays to nail polish, earrings, necklaces, bracelets and more. See Mother’s Day gifts for under $50.
Rellery is having a Mother’s Day sale on its necklaces, rings and other jewelry. Take 10% off with the code MD10 (15% off with $250 or more with MD15 and 20% off of $450 or more with the code MD20. Receive 20% off by signing up for emails.
Anthropologie has Mother’s Day gifts that evoke an experience together, like a Longaberger picnic basket (in various sizes) or blossom patterned rattan crossbody bag ($88) and shipping is free on orders of $50 or more. For Mom’s first Mother’s Day, the next best thing to a nap is luxe PJs, soft loungewear or fuzzy slippers.
Bed Bath & Beyond has slippers in Mom’s right size and favorite color and style. Buy online and pick up at the nearest store or save 50% on same day delivery fees through May 9 — now just $4.99 — and get a great gift for Mom fast.
Nordstrom has curated ideas for a woman celebrating her first Mother’s Day plus a list for the Mom who has it all. A Mom on the move (traveling or exercising) might appreciate an action-inspired gift. Buy online and pick up at a Nordstrom store.
Have you heard of Nordstrom’s at-home clothing service called Trunk Club? Ask Mom to take a quiz to express her fashion style and price range, and stylists will shop Nordstrom sales for her for a $25 styling fee that go toward a purchase.
It’s impossible to thank Mom in just one day for everything she does. A plant given to her on Mother’s Day lets her enjoy your heartfelt sentiment over the seasons.
Here’s an easy source to remember: plants.com. It’s quick to search for plants in pretty pots by lifestyle (beginner, pet friendly), interest (Feng shui or air purifying), light in the room and specific types such as succulents.
The growing tips are fun to read. A purple Phalaenopsis orchid (on sale at $31.99) “digs bright, indirect light but can handle low light levels too.”
Bloomscape will deliver indoor and outdoor container plants to your Mom along with tips to keep them healthy. See Mother’s Day gift ideas like an aromatic lavender plant in your choice of container color ($35). Sansevieria (starting at $65) is architectural and sturdy, and also known as a snake plant (don’t call it by its other nickname, “mother-in-law’s tongue”).
Click and Grow offers a self-watering indoor garden with automated light and servings of nutrients needed for aromatic flowers and flavorful herbs, veggies and greens all year round. It’s “the gift that truly keeps giving,” says the company.
Lula’s Garden has succulents in a gift box that doubles as a planter. The Urban Garden ($95) includes four small and three medium pre-planted succulents in a 7-inch-square box. A plastic water dropper comes with it. See Mother’s Day gift ideas like a set that includes a Luna Garden ($36 value), heart tote bag ($20 value) and garden pen ($14 value) on sale at $58.
The Sill ships potted houseplants with easy-care instructions to your Mom’s door. Jumpstart her indoor jungle with a group of three, five or seven low-maintenance houseplants in nursery pots. See easy-care succulent plants.
There are many online flower shops and plant sources that will ship live plants (check local nurseries and garden centers first).
ProFlowers’ best-sellers include a succulent garden ($40) with an assortment of desert plants in a round, 10-inch-wide terra-cotta colored planter. See Mother’s Day ideas, from a fresco pink calla lily plant ($40) to a lavender plant growing in a sustainable planter ($38).
Teleflora has same-day delivery of a variety of long-lasting centerpieces including a garden of dracaena, variegated ivy, palm, Spathiphyllum and white butterfly Syngonium in a low white bowl (on sale at $44.99).
The Bouqs Co.’s customizable flower subscriptions include succulents and blossoms, grown on sustainable, eco-friendly farms. Wild About U bouquet ($69 for non-subscribers, subscribers receive a 30 percent discount plus free shipping) has 24 stems of alstroemeria, solidago and aster accented with a succulent to plant.
Milk Bar is an award-winning bakery known for its familiar, yet unexpected desserts, including Milk Bar Pie, the Compost Cookie and unfrosted layer cakes. Check out the Mother’s Day treats like a 6 inch or 10 inch Strawberry Shortcake Cake ready to be delivered to Mom’s door.
Family-owned Gourmet Gift Baskets has wine and champagne paired with cheeses or chocolates. The Ultimate Gift includes a bottle of Dom Perignon champagne, cheeses, hors d’oeuvre crackers and sweet Soppressata dry salami, all packed in a vegan leather suitcase for Mom to enjoy a pretend getaway.
Oregon wineries and bottle shops can deliver special vintages and varietals by the bottle or case, and online companies such as Naked Wines, which take aim at high Napa Valley prices, suggest buying quality wine made by winemakers and reviewed by subscribers. On the list: Scott Kelley, who was the Pinot Noir expert for Robert Mondavi Private Selection and Estancia before branching off to sell his wine made from grapes grown in the Willamette Valley.
Another way to have Oregon wine delivered to Mom is through Winc.com, Wine.com and Wine on Sale. Bright Cellars is a wine club that ship monthly. And Wine Enthusiast sells and stores wine bottles, accessories and wine gifts.
ReserveBar has premium spirits to offer Mom before her custom engraved gift bottle arrives. Enjoy $10 off your first purchase of $100 or more.
Amazon has a succulent subscription in which two different, 2-inch succulents in a plastic pot are sent each month ($12.75 for the first box, then $15 a box with free shipping). Also, check out Amazon’s best-selling outdoor cacti and succulent for sale as well as indoor succulents. See other Mother’s Day gift ideas.
Don’t know what pampering your Mom is missing? Birchbox subscribers receive a monthly box with an assortment of new skincare, hair and other products to test out along with tips on how to use them.
GlossyBox delivers five, full-size beauty products, plus treats, trends and tips, each month in a pink box. The limited-edition, 2021 Mother’s Day box contains Bumble and bumble products, Snow Fox skincare and Velvet Eyewear sunglasses (a $215 value for $35).
Blue Bottle, Driftaway, Peet’s Coffee and Trade Coffee, all with unique flavors, offer a coffee delivery subscription. Never run out of Stumptown Coffee with shipments sent to your doorstep every two weeks, starting at $16. No sure of your coffee scholarship level? Take a quiz
Italian coffee company Illy offers 20% off and free shipping on recurring deliveries of its coffees, a blend of nine types of pure Arabica beans. If you like the look of the iconic silver-and-red pressurized, oxygen-free Illy cans, you should know it has inspired the look of art, espresso cups and other gifts.
Le Creuset French cookware comes in cast Iron, stainless steel and non-stick. Receive two mugs with a purchase of $200 or more.
— Janet Eastman | 503-294-4072