Flowers? Really? You should be ashamed of yourself. What mom wants is something that she can use and have a good time using. Buy one of these gifts for mom instead, and let her know that you care about the woman who incubated you in her womb for nine months.

Many of these products offer one-day shipping so if you get on it now, one of these showstoppers will arrive on her doorstep to shower her with love on her special day—much better than your plan B to drop those droopy lilies on her lap. Again.


PUBLIC 9th Avenue Special Edition Dutch Bike

Can't you just see mom tootling around town on this adorable city bike? PUBLIC makes a lot of great rides but we like this model because it comes pre-equipped with a nice Brooks seat, basket, and bell. Of course it won't ship by Sunday, but you can show her a photo then head out to shop for helmets. $699, + $50 discount with the code MOMSBIKE

Printstagram Framed Prints


Even if she doesn't follow your Instagram feed, she'll love seeing the world through the lens of your iPhone. Use Printstagram's app to select the photos you'd like, arrange them in a grid, and a beautiful framed print will be arrive, wall-ready. $60

Bodum BISTRO Electric French Press coffeemaker


She'll love this brilliant little coffeemaker for home or office: You get the bold flavor of a French press, but it's electric so it heats and brews the coffee for you, and keeps it warm. Plus it also works with tea! We're partial to the lime color, but it's also offered in a more classic black or red. If you're in New York City next week, you can see this little baby in action at our Home of the Future. $80

Fitbit Flex™ Wireless Activity + Sleep Wristband


Inter-family competition is the best fitness motivator. Get the Flex for mom so she can track her health stats, but don't forget to get one for yourself so she can challenge you to a daily step battle. And this is nice: During May, Fitbit will donate $10 of every red Flex sold to the American Heart Association's Go Red For Women movement. $99.95

Julibox 3-Month Cocktail Kit Subscription


If mom likes a good tipple now and again, she'll love this Julibox cocktail kit to sip with friends. Each shipment includes includes recipes, spirits, and mixers for four cocktails, each themed to the month it's delivered. Feeling extra boozy? Buy her a whole year's worth of drinks for $432! $114

Quirky's Mercado multi-compartment farmers market tote


Don't make mom lug her produce home in those cheap, icky totebags that smash her tomatoes and bruise her berries. These farmers market bags have plenty of separate compartments to keep fruits and veggies protected, see-through panels for easy access, and shallow pockets to store keys and wallets. Get her a whole set. $24.99

Mini Jambox by Jawbone


These tiny Bluetooth speakers are a lot like mom: Adorable but powerful. The ultra-portable blocks are perfect for letting mom take her tunes with her anywhere, from the garden to the garage. Also works as a great speakerphone (now just don't forget to call). $149.99

Southwest Airlines gift card


Help mom get closer to you or get away from it all. Lots of airlines offer gift certificates, of course, but we like Southwest because they fly pretty much everywhere, the gift cards are easy to use, and they never, ever expire. Better yet, use this yourself—get on a plane right now and surprise her. Any denomination $10-$1000

Image Credit: Flickr User jcapaldi

Have a great last-minute gift idea for mom? Post a photo, price, link to buy and why you think it's such a great gift in the comments.


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