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Best Mother's Day gifts 2021 — last-minute gift ideas that can't miss

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Mother's Day is just two days away. Don't be that person who leaves it till the day before and ends up having to pass off gas station flowers and cheap chocolates as thoughtful gifts. Get your mom something you'll actually want now before it's too late. 

Mother's Day falls on Sunday, May 9 this year, so you don't have long to get something that truly shows your mom how much you appreciate them. While the day is almost here, you do still have time to order your mother everything from a photo book to a gift basket, but don't delay any further. You need to order now. 

Some popular items are already sold out, and if you leave it any longer there won't be time for a gift to be shipped to your location and your options will become much more limited. Below you’ll find our top picks for the best Mother’s Day gifts currently available.

Best Mother's Day gifts

Brighton Mom Key Fob: $30 @ Zappos
Sure it's a little bit cheesy, but everyone likes having something shiny hanging from their keyring including moms. This silver-plated fob adds some bling to your mother's house or car keys. View Deal

Virtual Trip to Greece Kit: $52 @ igourmet
International travel is still unfortunately not an option for many, but you can bring a taste of Europe to your Mom with this Greek-themed gift pack. Yes, it's a little pricey, but for a package this delicious we can make our budget stretch.View Deal

Amazon Echo Show 5: $79 @ Best Buy
If the ongoing pandemic means you'll be unable to spend this Mother's Day with your mom, then this Amazon Echo Show 5 smart display will let you video call all day long. View Deal

Mother's Day plants: from $36 @ FTD
It's a classic for a reason, after all what mother doesn't like a bunch of flowers. FTD has a selection of Mother's Day plants that start from as little as $36. The Pink Petals Rosalea pictured will set you back $49. View Deal

Kiwi Bird figure: $32 @ Crate and Barrel
Quite a quirky gift, but these miniature Kiwi Bird figures are adorable and would make great ornaments in your mom's home. The figures are available in two different color schemes. View Deal

Photo prints: from $1 @ Mpix
Remind your mother of cherished past memories with a photo print. Mpix offers photo prints in 30 different sizes and prices start from just $1 depending on how many prints you buy. Next day shipping makes this is a great option for procrastinators. View Deal

Unlimited photo books: from $14 @ Shutterfly
Shutterfly is running a very tempting early Mother's Day deal. Unlimited free pages when you buy a custom photo book using code "UNLIMITED". You can fill a whole book with memories for less with this deal. This offer runs until April 18. View Deal

Mother's Day Sweets Box: $24 @ Harry and David
Does your mother have a real sweet tooth? Then sugar-stuffed hamper will surely delight. Featuring caramel popcorn, yogurt-covered pretzels, raspberry galettes, and chocolate truffles. You might be tempted to polish it off yourself, so don't order it too early. View Deal

Birchbox Subscription: $45 @ Birchbox
If you want to give your mom a Mother's Day gift that will continue to surprise her past beyond the day itself, then a Birchbox subscription is the perfect gift. Each month she'll receive a box filled with beauty product, and you'll receive credit all over again. View Deal

Chocolate High Heel: $49 @ igourmet
If you're mother is both shoe and chocolate obsessed then this sweet treat is the perfect gift. This novelty gift is sure to delight, and looks good enough to eat and wear. Though we don't recommend the latter.  View Deal

Haden Silt Green Dorchester Kettle: $99 @ Crate and Barrel
Does your mom like a nice brew (that's British for tea) in the morning? This charming Dorchester Kettle is the perfect mother's day gift then. Not only does it look wonderful, it has a nifty reheat function that keeps unused water in the kettle nice and warm until you need a refill. View Deal

Nintendo Switch Lite: $199 @ Best Buy
It's not the most conventional gift, but mother's can be gamers as well. If you really want to spoil your young-at-heart mom why not get her a Nintendo Switch Lite?View Deal

Rory is a staff writer at Tom’s Guide based in the UK. He covers a wide range of topics including tech news, deals, gaming, streaming and more. When he’s not writing hot takes on the latest gaming hardware and streaming shows, he can be found watching a borderline unhealthy amount of movies and being thoroughly disappointed by his terrible football team.