10 Great Deals on Last-Minute Mother’s Day Gifts (2024)


Time flies. If you too just looked at a calendar and realized Mother’s Day is this Sunday, you may be panicking about your weekend plans (or lack thereof). A gift is a nice way to show appreciation for your mom (she might not care for one!), and we’ve hunted down deals on last-minute Mother’s Day gifts that will hopefully arrive in time, especially if you have Amazon Prime. Target also offers fast shipping before the weekend or in-store pickup for most of the picks below.

Many of these options come from our Mother’s Day Gift Guide, and you can read our Best Gifts for Moms for other ideas.

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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite

Kindle Paperwhite

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This price is for the Paperwhite that has ads on the lock screen. The ad-free model is discounted to $135 ($35 off). Kindles are our favorite e-readers and the Paperwhite is the best of Amazon’s lineup. It’s waterproof, with warm backlighting, and the 16 GB of storage is enough to hold thousands of books. The Signature edition offers auto-adjusting lighting and wireless charging, but isn’t on sale. If Mom doesn’t need those extras, the base Kindle is discounted to $80 ($20 off).

If your gift recipient always has spare plastic utensils in her bag, this silverware set from Cliffset includes a fork, spoon, knife, and case. Better yet, it includes a cleaning system—a refillable spray and cloth—to keep everything clean after lunch at the park.

kitchenaid stand mixer

KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer

Photograph: KitchenAid

KitchenAid stand mixers are the gold standard of kitchen equipment that should last forever. There are a ton of colors available from both Amazon and Target, but only some qualify for quick shipping. The slightly smaller, 4.5-quart version is also discounted to $240 ($90 off). That one is only available in white and black.

Click the on-page coupon to apply this discount. Papier makes some of our favorite paper planners and the company has other notebooks and journals we love, including this recipe book. Mom can write down all her signature dishes for herself, or to pass down, or it can be something you fill in together. Papier’s site offers many more cover designs, but you’d have to spend the same amount on shipping to get it by Sunday.

Aura Walden digital picture frame mounted on a wall

Aura Walden 15-inch Digital Frame

Photograph: Aura Frames

I love digital frames and they make great gifts. Aura frames are the best out there. This one is large with a 15-inch screen and your gift recipient can hang it on the wall or use the metal stand to prop it on a table. I prefer Aura’s Carver frame, which isn’t on sale, but at $149 it’s much more affordable. That one can only sit in landscape orientation, but the Mason, which is discounted to $169 ($30 off), can be rotated just like the Walden.

If your mom has an Android phone and could use a smartwatch upgrade, we love the Google Pixel Watch 2 (7/10, WIRED Recommends). It looks pretty and has helpful functions like auto-start and stop workout detection, fall detection, and Safety Check for sharing your location with emergency contacts. The redesigned Fitbit app looks much more modern too.

Bose QuietComfort Ultra Headphones

Bose QuietComfort Ultra Wireless Headphones

Photograph: Bose

These are pricey, but they’re the best noise-canceling headphones we’ve tried (9/10, WIRED Recommends). If the mom in your life needs peace and quiet, it might be a worthy investment. Importantly, they deliver balanced and articulate sound. The sandstone color is particularly nice.

If the nearly $400 Bose headphones above are a bit much, you can still gift quality wireless headphones. These are our favorite cheap noise-canceling headphones, and they get 40 hours of battery life. They’re just a bit more fragile, and while the sound quality is great for the money, it won’t match the quality of the Bose.

Person holding the Beachwaver B1 curling iron

Photograph: Brenda Stolyar

This viral curling iron is great for beginners. The Beachwaver B1 (8/10, WIRED Recommends) rotates, so all Mom has to do is clamp the hair, press a button, and watch as the hair automatically wraps around the wand. It’ll result in a beautiful curl. Just know it won’t work for all hair types.

A few of us on the Gear team are Bath People. If your mom is too, a bathtub caddy is a serious upgrade. She can prop up her Kindle or tablet to read or watch TV, and it holds a drink and even a candle for setting the mood. Depending on where you live, this might be delivered after the weekend, so make sure to check. If it is going to be a little late, throw in a few extras like a bath pillow, a MakeUp Eraser set, and maybe a candle in her favorite scent.



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