Last-Minute Mother’s Day Gift Ideas, All Under $100

Last-Minute Mother’s Day Gift Ideas, All Under $100
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Don’t be too hard on yourself if you’re one of those people who leaves shopping for presents until the last minute. We’ve all been there. It can be hard when work and life get in the way, only for you to look in your diary and find out you’ve totally forgotten that tomorrow is a special occasion. Mother’s Day is usually one that easily creeps up on us. This year, the big day falls on Sunday, May 8th. And to help you with your gift-giving woes, we’ve collated a cool list of last-minute Mother’s Day gift ideas that will have mum thinking you planned her present well in advance.

The Best Last-Minute Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Something, literally anything from The Iconic

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We’re about two or so weeks out from Mother’s Day which means you’re either going to have to physically walk into a mall to go present shopping or order from retailers that have super speedy delivery, like The Iconic. We’d be lying if we said that The Iconic’s fast delivery hasn’t saved our asses a time or two right before a big event, or when we’ve forgotten someone’s birthday. You can buy mum a cute last-minute gift and she’ll be none the wiser.

Some of our personal faves are this gorgeous Endota Essential Oil Diffuser ($80) and The Ordinary Bright Set ($61.80), which comes with a reviving facial mist, a beloved hand balm, a refreshing body cleanser and a citrus-based body balm.

If you want to stick to the staples, The Iconic’s also got a bunch of luxurious robes on offer like this Calvin Klein one ($89.95) and heaps of epic fluffy slippers ($59.95).

You can shop The Iconic’s Mother’s Day edit here.

Airbnb Experience

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You may not be able to take your mum for a weekend getaway but that doesn’t mean she can’t experience an adventure right from the comfort of her home. Your mum can zoom across Paris on a panoramic tour, or work on her dance moves with a flamenco class for a Spanish-themed evening.

There are loads of classes to choose from — just make sure they’re taking place during Australia-friendly hours.

Visit Airbnb Experience to choose a class you think your mum will love.

Disney+

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Getting your mum a Disney Plus subscription is perfect for a good throwback and it costs $89.99 for the entire year. Streaming movies, docu-series and TV shows have never been more on-trend than it is now so this is going to be a real winner with her. She can catch up on old classics such as Lion King or re-watch all the Marvel movies if that’s her thing.

Sign up here for a monthly or yearly subscription to Disney Plus.

Hello Fresh

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If mum enjoys cooking but needs a break from the constant trips to the grocery store and deciding what to cook each day, do her a solid and give her a Hello Fresh gift card. The minimum spend on their gift card at the moment is $69.93 which gets you three recipes per week for two people. Once you’ve signed up and selected your meals, the service will deliver a box to your doorstep filled with fresh ingredients to cook the recipes inside.

Visit Hello Fresh to check out other gift card options.

LVLY

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If you aren’t buying the idea of a bouquet of flowers as a Mother’s Day present, then the funky and cool as hell flowers from LVLY will definitely change your mind. For instance, you can get the LVLY bunch of flowers or natives and it comes in a personalised jar. You can get everything from a sweet, Happy Mother’s Day [insert mum’s name here] or a cheeky message emblazoned across. Either of these fun options start at $80.

Best bit: LVLY is offering same-day delivery in a bunch of places like Sydney, Wollongong, Central Coast, Geelong, Melbourne, Brisbane, Gold Coast and Adelaide. However, be on the safe side and place an order earlier.

For more options, head to LVLY’s website.

Jimmy Brings

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Nothing says “we’ve got your back in the last minute” better than a Jimmy Brings delivery. Treat your mum to her favourite bottle as a little Mother’s Day present — whether it’s red, white or sparkling wine — Jimmy does same-day, under-an-hour delivery if she lives in an Australian capital city. There’s no doubt she will have her drink of choice in hand on May 8.

Visit Jimmy Brings to place your order.

Something from Amazon (as long as you have Prime)

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If you know mum has been eyeing off a new kitchen appliance like this Instant Pot Vortex Mini Air Fryer ($99, usually $149) or even a new book to read, you can buy it from Amazon. Just check to see if you can get it on Prime and you might be eligible for next day delivery. This way, you not only look thoughtful, but your Mother’s Day gift idea won’t look so last-minute. We rounded up some of our top picks here if you want to streamline the browsing process even further.

You can sign up for Amazon Prime here.

The Pilates Class Subscription

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Co-founded by Jacqui Kingswell and Tash Oakley, The Pilates Class is an online Pilates platform that offers a variety of guided classes. Depending on her mood, mum can work through a calming stretch, a chill class, a satisfying class or an intense class for anywhere between 10-40 minutes. A subscription starts from just $40 per month.

You can sign up for The Pilates Class here.

A Keep It Cleaner Membership

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Run by best friends Steph Claire Smith and Laura Henshaw, Keep It Cleaner is a wellness app that offers fitness programs, a wellness hub, a run tracker, daily meal plans, hundreds of recipes, playlists, an interval timer, goal setting capabilities and a bunch more. The best part? You can score your fitness-loving mum a quarterly pass for just $49.99 — or $115 yearly, if you want to splurge a little on the leading lady in your life. The perfect mother’s day gift idea if you ask us.

This article has been updated since its original publication.

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