Mother’s Day Gifts: Last Minute Buys for the Procrastinators

By Patricia Garcia
Stylist Elle Strauss and her daughter, Honor

So you forgot to buy something for your mom for Mother’s Day. It happens, we’re not going to guilt trip you—she’ll do enough of that on her own. But before you start working on that apology card, go ahead and thank the wonders of two-day shipping, which still allow procrastinators to order a thoughtful, last-minute gift that will arrive just in time for Sunday brunch. For this final Mother’s Day gift guide, we focus on presents that offer expedited shipping (meaning there’s plenty of Amazon Prime picks here). For the cooks, a colorful set of Nudo olive oils will look lovely on the kitchen counter. Book worms will appreciate Meaghan O’Connell’s frank take on motherhood And Now We Have Everything, or if they’re looking for something a little more on the lighter side, Why Don’t You Write My Eulogy Now So I Can Correct It? is filled with witty advice New Yorker writer Patricia Mark heard from her mother. Finally, if you missed the two-day shipping window and are in a real panic, solve your problem by gifting a subscription, either to a magazine or a monthly flower bouquet service—just make sure to write mom a really nice card, too, as she’ll probably see right through it!