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7 Last Minute Mother’s Day Gift Ideas That Won’t Break the Bank

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With Mother’s Day right around the corner, now’s the perfect opportunity to get mom a gift as special as she is. That’s quite a bit of pressure — but don’t panic. Although finding a perfect gift for mom (especially at the last minute) can be quite challenging, there are plenty of amazing Mother’s Day gifts out there that tick all the boxes and won’t break the bank. 

Airbnb Gift Card

If you are away from home, but still want to send a gift for Mother’s Day, an Airbnb gift card is the ideal last-minute gift. You can buy it at any time, from anywhere in the world and it is available internationally. The card can be used to purchase Airbnb Experiences also, so no need to spend a lot of money on it. From in-person adventures to online experiences, there are a plethora of options out there to choose from. The cost of the gift card depends on the activity or experience that you want to book, but it usually starts at $25.   

Online Masterclass

One of the most practical Mother’s Day gifts out there: an online class! If mom always wanted to learn a new skill, whether it’s photography, Italian cooking, painting or maybe a new language, this is your chance to make her happy on Mother’s Day. Platforms such as Masterclass, Domestika, Udemy and more offer thousands of online courses in a variety of different fields. They can be accessed internationally, and the prices starts at just $10.

Spa Day Voucher

As a wife, mother or grandmother, this special woman is probably too busy to take a break and do something for herself. Encourage her to relax and enjoy a little time for herself with a wellness session. Something as simple as a spa voucher will definitely put a smile on her face and make her feel appreciated on Mother’s Day. You can purchase high quality vouchers in person or online, which is great if you didn’t have time to buy a gift until the very last minute. The cost varies depending on the city and services you choose, but it’s usually somewhere between $50 and $250. 

Want to give her a spa experience for a fraction of the price? Wrap up a few pampering essentials, like a loofa sponge, a face mask, and some scented lotion. Set up the bathroom with candles and a stack of fluffy, clean towels, maybe even fill up a bubble bath, and give Mom some much deserved time to relax!

Subscription Packages

Subscription boxes make excellent last-minute gift choices as there’s one out there for almost every interest. From a subscription to mom’s favorite flowers, to boxes filled with her favorite chocolates or skincare products delivered right to her door, mom will have something to look forward to every month. The cost varies depending on the type of subscription you choose and the type of product, but you can expect to pay somewhere between $20 and $60 per month. 

Meditation App Membership

Gift mom the gift of self-care and help her prioritize herself with a guided meditation app. Filled with relaxing sleep sounds, guided meditations and relaxation techniques, apps such as Headspace or Calm are designed to reduce stress, improve focus and sleep quality, and just teach people how to meditate and care for their mental health. The cost is around $70 for 1 year, and you can purchase the membership as a gift, not just for yourself.  


Every mom needs a comfortable and reliable 2-piece set that she can just grab and put on while running errands, during flights, while on vacation or when just lounging around at home. Amazon has plenty of high-quality and stylish loungewear set options to choose from, so use your Prime subscription for that much-desired one or two-day delivery. The sets cost around $150 for cozy 100 percent cashmere pieces, but you can definitely find cheaper options that are as cozy as they are stylish. 

Audible Gift Membership

Help mom relax after a long day by giving her the gift of audio storytelling this Mother’s Day. With thousands of audiobooks and podcasts available, created for education or entertainment purposes, mom will have no trouble finding something she will love listening to. If she is already a member, you can still gift her Audible, as her current plan will not be interrupted. The membership costs between $15 for 1 month and $150 for 12 months, with available options for 3 and 6 months. 

Final Thoughts

Every mother deserves to feel loved and appreciated on Mother’s Day, and a special gift from a loved one can definitely make that happen. An online course or an Audible membership are perfect for moms who always want to learn something new, while a spa voucher or a meditation app subscription are ideal for the mom who needs to relax and take some time for herself. The Airbnb experiences gift card is the right gift for more adventurous moms, while subscription packages are the perfect unexpected yet personalized last-minute gift for moms who prefer to relax at home. 

Sue Seabury is passionate about fashion, doubly so when she can save a buck. She is a regular contributor to the blog for the premier online pearl retailer, The Pearl Source.