The Best Last-Minute Mother's Day Gifts

She gave you life. The least you can do is give her one of these really great presents we hand-picked for our own moms.


Trina Turk Laurel Cuff

The designer's latest bracelets are perfect for the mom who loves bold, vintage-inspired jewelry. Available in both white and aqua, these cuffs will make a statement. And that statement is: "My daughter is going to ask me to borrow this." $218 at Trina Turk.
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Esprit d'Oscar Fragrance

You can't go wrong with giving Mom a beautiful bottle of perfume. Plus, Oscar de la Renta's newest fragrance — featuring fresh florals like Egyptian jasmine, orange flower, and tuberose spiked with warmer notes of musk and heliotrope — is a modern take on his signature scent and is inspired by chic and sophisticated women just like her! $98 at Oscar de la Renta.
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The Bloggie Duo Video Camera

So long, Flipcam. Hellooo, Bloggie! This new HD camera is going to be the "it" cam for both in-the-moment, blogger-style documenting and moms looking to make some serious memories. This pocket-sized camcorder — available in pink, green, purple, and white — features two vibrant LCD screens, 4 GB of memory, and SteadyShot image stabilization to minimize that annoying Blair Witch Project shakiness that's been an age-old parental gripe whenever they try to keep up with your YouTube channel. $170 at Sony.
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Georgetown "Mother's Day Dozen" Cupcakes

Sure, no one can rival Mom's homemade insert-chocolatey-dessert-here, but you don't expect her (or you!) to slave over an oven on her special day, right? Put the pros to work for you and order up a dozen sweet treats from Georgetown Cupcakes. They've created a special Mother's Day assortment, which includes such taste sensations as Hibiscus Mango, Mint Cookies & Crème, Strawberry Lava Fudge, Red Velvet, Key Lime, Toffee Crunch, and Lemon Berry. And all orders are shipped via FedEx Overnight, so they'll be just as fresh as the ones you'd be forced to grab from some overpriced bakery after the ones you tried to make didn't, well, pan out. $39.95 at Discovery Store.
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Chanel 5194 Sunglasses

If your mom wears glasses, she absolutely needs a pair of shades made with her prescription … because no one looks good with double-decker eyewear, and squinting all summer is just asking for rapid-fire wrinkles. Chanel is one of several designer brands — others include Tiffany & Co., Prada, Burberry, Ray-Ban (for those hipster mommas), Dolce & Gabbana, and more — that has a pair of prescription-friendly sunnies. We love the wheat metal detail on these. $340 in-store at LensCrafters.
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Silver Moroccan Jar

Of all home design trends that's getting bigger every season, Moroccan decor — a fusion of Arab, Spanish, and French art deco with warm colors and ornate textures — is easy to incorporate. The best part is you don't have to theme an entire room: A few simple additions actually work better. This affordable 15-inch ceramic jar is the perfect accessory to add a little spice to Mom's house. Plus, we think it'll look even more eye-catching with a lit candle inside. $45 at Design Spark.
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Illamasqua MILF Nail Varnish

We aren't necessarily big proponents of the term "MILF," but the vintage mint green shade of this nail polish from the British beauty brand is fresh and daring — two things we are big proponents of around here. $14 at Sephora.
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Laura M. Absolute "Box of Chocolates" Ring

She might think you weren't being very creative (or thoughtful) if you get her a box of chocolates for Mother's Day, but if you opt for this version, we're pretty sure she'll be satisfied. This decadent oval frame ring is too sweet to eat. $109.95 at HSN.
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Marc Jacobs "Vera" Bag

Crossbody bags are all the rage right now, so make sure Mom is staying fashion-forward with her own version of the trend. This messenger bag, which is part of the ever-popular Marc Jacobs Paradise collection, is crafted in slightly dressed Italian leather and is complemented by delicate goldtone hardware. The strap is adjustable, so she can easily transition it back to her timeless shoulder bag whenever the mood strikes. We love it in red, but it also comes in taupe. $795 at Saks Fifth Avenue.
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Veuve Clicquot LeFridge Rose

If this were Father's Day, a stocking the fridge in the garage with a few six-packs would suffice. But for Mom, you'll have to try a little harder than that. This Mother's Day, LeFridge Rose — a festive portable refrigerator that keeps chilled Veuve Clicquot cold for up to two hours — comes free with any purchase of Veuve Clicquot Rose. $60 at fine liquor stores selling Veuve Clicquot.
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CGear Sand-Free Blanket

You know what can ruin a beautiful day in the great outdoors? The, uh, outdoors. Show Mom how to avoid the sand and dirt that can ruin a well-planned picnic with this "multi-rug" that uses patented, dual-layer technology originally designed by the military that enables debris to fall through to the ground without coming back up. Perfect for lazy lunches or underneath yoga mats for pebble-free downward-facing dog. $60 for medium-size at CGear.
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Timberland Boot Company Marge Lace-Ups

From Timberland's premium collection, these leather booties are a happy compromise for moms who want a heel but can't sacrifice stability. Using only the best materials and beautiful stitching techniques, these shoes also have a little sole inspiration: They were created to honor the first women to join the workforce. Now, how femme-chic is that? $190 at Timberland.
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Kipling Alcatraz Carry-On Bag

Living at least one overpriced flight away from your parents has its advantages, but so do fun weekend visits where you get in all the fun Mom bonding time and go your separate ways before she starts dissecting your life choices. This bright rolling bag — which doubles as a backpack — is the perfect size for such trips. Give one to her, or buy one for yourself (score!) and surprise her with an impromptu visit. $228 at Kipling.
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Luna & Stella Stacking Birthstone Rings

A great way for moms to keep her children close at hand? With Luna & Stella's stacking birthstone rings. Designed to be mixed, matched, and added to over time, each solid sterling silver ring holds a genuine birthstone cradled in crescent-moon shaped bezel. Perfect for Mother's Day, they also make a great gift for grandparents, so start looking up your siblings' birthstones stat. $48 per ring at Luna & Stella.
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Molton Brown Joy Gift Set

She's spoiled you for so long, so it's time to return the favor with this luxurious set of scents and soaps. This kit comes with four of the brand's most popular items: paradisiac pink pepperpod bath gel and lotion as well as the relaxing yuan zhi bath gel and lotion. Plus, save the wrapping paper: It's all packaged in a beautiful gift box. $58 at Molton Brown.
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Tiffany & Co. Continental Wallet

If she's been using the same boring wallet since the days you were still "borrowing" her credit cards, Mom is well-overdue for an upgrade. This grain leather wallet with palladium-plated solid brass hardware is the perfect every-woman's everyday wallet, with the expected amount of slots, pouches and zippers. And although it's available in a variety of hues, we think she'll swoon over the Tiffany Blue. $485 at Tiffany & Co..
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Sony Walkman W Series

If iPods are too much for Mom, take a trip back to the '90s with this revamped Walkman! This one-piece music player is way better than the clunky, retro original: Instead of cassette tapes, just drag and drop song files from iTunes or any other music library (so, your parents' PC loyalties won't be used against them!) on your computer. $60 at Sony.
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Missoni Havaianas

It's a wee bit wild for the more conservative moms out there, but if she's not afraid of a little color, these limited-edition espadrilles are the perfect addition to her summer ensemble. The slip-ons feature the famous zig-zag design of Missoni and, if she's not a member of the cult following Havaianas for its iconic comfort, she will be now. $130 at Havaianas.
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Miracle Skin Transformer SPF 20

Every woman wants good skin, and your mom is no exception. This antioxidant-rich tinted skin enhancer's naturally derived silicone formulation is designed to improve the face's texture, minimize fine lines and pores and reduce pigmentation spots over time. Plus, it leaves the skin looking airbrushed in one step. Sarah McNamara, the product's founder, is a mother of two boys herself, so now through May 8, if you buy this, you'll also get the company's newest innovation, Miracle Skin Transformer Treat & Conceal in whatever shade you like (enter code: "miraclemom"). What mom doesn't love a good twofer deal? $48 at Miracle Skin Transformer.
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Faith Shirt Dress

It's hard to buy clothes for yourself, nevermind your mother … who has an opinion about everything. But, she won't begrudge you for styling her in this chic shirt dress from the new sun-protective clothing line, Mott 50. Recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation, this dress — which comes in both black and olive — was specially designed to block the sun's harmful rays and has a built-in UPF (the SPF of fashion) of 50. $125 at Mott 50.
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Omega Ladymatic Watch

You may use your cell phone as your sole timekeeper these days, but (hopefully) your mom still points to her wrist when she asks the time. If that's the case, pick out a timepiece from the Ladymatic collection, which blends feminine, graceful design with Omega's groundbreaking technology. Yes, it's a bit of a splurge, but this watch is, well, timeless. (And, come on, we're not asking you to get her the $36,000 one in yellow gold with diamonds…) $6,200 at Omega Watches.
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Case-Mate Kayla Clutch

For that mom-on-the-go we all know and love, this trusty wristlet works overtime. A hybrid between a clutch purse and a protective phone case, the color-blocked clutch keeps her essentials safe. It's perfect for travel, so maybe buy the 'rents a couple of plane tickets to really sweeten the deal. Bonus: It's compatible with most smart phones, not just those new-fangled iPhone 4s, so no need to change a service plan for the sake of style. $49.99 at Case-Mate.
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New Balance 890 Trainers

If you're like a lot of adult children, you're constantly nagging your parents to do more for their health and wellbeing, whether that's getting their checkups or hitting the gym. If Mom still needs a little convincing on the latter, get her a pair of these kicks. They're designed for the neutral runner and are the lightest shoes of its kind. $100 at New Balance.
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Chantecaille Frangipane Perfume & Candle Set

No Mother's Day gift is complete without a scented candle. That's why we're recommending this candle-perfume combo from Chantecaille. The scent is Frangipane, and it's inspired by the gardens of a 12th-century Indian palace. Not too shabby. $240 for both at Chantecaille.
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Links of London 20/20 Interlocking Necklace

We love the delicate chain and sweet interlocking rings on this sterling silver necklace. And not just for the obvious aesthetic reasons. We also love how it symbolizes the eternal cycle of life and the unbreakable bond of love. We have a feeling your mom might agree. $215 at Links of London.
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