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Last-minute Mother's Day gifts that ship super-fast

By this point, the best Mother's Day gifts are the ones with fast shipping.

Kendra Scott heart necklace, cane tote bag, Laneige lip masks.
Wow-factor alert! These picks will arrive faster than you can say "Happy Mother's Day." (Amazon, Target, Sephora)

Mother's Day is the day after tomorrow, so if you're still shopping for gifts at this point, you may just have to go with a gift card to avoid shipping delays. However, we did find some eleventh-hour gems with fast shipping. Most of these last-minute Mother's Day gift ideas will ship in time for May 12 if you hurry, but of course availability will depend on your location and other factors, so don't forget to check before you buy!

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So, just because it's crunch time doesn't mean you should give your mom, mother-in-law, grandma, wife or other maternal figure in your life a generic gift that, well, feels like you bought it at the last minute. You might've missed the mark on personalized presents, but the following finds are just as special. The key: Take her hobbies, interests and needs into account while scrolling through these last-minute Mother's Day gift ideas. If she's been going nonstop, encourage her to make time for some self-care with a Spafinder gift card (which will arrive in her email within seconds of ordering!). Or if she's gearing up for a busy summer of travel, get her a new tote bag or a Book of the Month membership to guarantee she always has fresh reading material.

Some of these picks are more practical than others, but all of them are packed with heart. Why should you take my word for it? Well, as Yahoo's gifting editor, I've been spending my days scouring the web for mom-approved Mother's Day gift ideas — and this selection includes the best of the best.

Find something for every type of mom (from great-grandmas to first-time moms), every budget ($9 and up) and different delivery windows. Amazon Prime and Walmart+ shoppers will score free one- or two-day shipping on most items (though keep in mind that shipping estimates may vary by location). And if you see something you like at Target or Sephora, sign up to become a Target Circle member or Sephora Beauty Insider to get free, fast shipping at no added cost.

Summer is fast approaching, which means her days will soon be filled with farmers' market runs, trips to the beach and so much more. Not only does this woven bag look the part, but it's big enough to hold her summertime essentials — beach towels, sunscreen, you name it. One Target shopper pointed out that the tote is made of a plastic material "so it’s going to hold up more than regular, natural caning."

$35 at Target

Dangle this from a tree branch and they'll come flocking! The red base and flower-shaped drinking ports are intentional — both are said to attract the eponymous flying beauties. It also has a built-in ant moat to keep pests away, as well as a perch ring for her new friends to rest on. 

$14 at Walmart

Bonsai trees demand a lot of TLC. This Lego version, however, requires just a bit of attention during the assembly process, after which she won't have to do anything except bask in its beauty for years to come. 

$40 at Amazon
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$40 at Walmart$42 at Macy's

Part watch, part bracelet, this top-rated pick from Anne Klein can be worn for every (and any) occasion, formal or not. The light-pink-and-gold combo is a real standout, but it also comes in neutrals like cream, ivory and black.

$27 at Amazon

If Mom always forgets to charge her phone, give her this mini-juicer that fits into any purse or pocket and will ensure she's never out of touch. It’s smaller than a lipstick tube!

$27 at Amazon

Just when you think you've heard it all, she surprises you with yet another fascinating/heart-rending/hilarous tale. Storyworth will put all of her best (and, er, most embarassing) memories in one place. She'll get a new prompt each week and respond with her story; at year's end they'll be compiled and bound in a hardcover book for posterity.

$89 at Storyworth

Mom deserves a bit of luxury every day, and these cozy slippers are just the thing to deliver it. They mix a faux rabbit fur upper for next-level softness with a practical, anti-skid rubber sole and a supportive memory foam insole — a combo that she is sure to appreciate. Choose from 12 colors, including cream, caramel, gray, black and pink (shown here).

$20 at Amazon

Is mom a reader, not a watcher? How might she feel about access to an entire library's worth of her favorite books? That's just what she'll have with this model's 16 gigs of storage. She'll also have an adjustable light source and a battery that can last up to 10 weeks on one charge.

$150 at Amazon
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$159 at Staples$150 at Target

Sure, you can always splash out on one of those fancy eye massagers, but this lavender-infused pillow will get her to that tranquil place for a fraction of the price. It's filled with Himalayan salt beads that can be heated or cooled — pop it in the microwave to relieve eyestrain or headaches, or stick it in the freezer to reduce puffiness and dark circles. 

$10 at Target

It's dang near impossible to read into (heh) the contents of someone else's bookshelf — even your mom's. Instead of guessing what she might like, let her select six new reads for her collection. Once a month, she'll be able to choose from a curated shortlist of new, buzzy hardcovers and audiobooks. If nothing strikes her fancy, she can skip that month and save her credit for an upcoming one. 

$100 at Book of the Month

If glass-clear skin is Mom's goal, then she needs to add snail mucin — yep, I'm talking about snail slime — to her self-care arsenal. This three-piece set includes a sample of retinol cream and two bottles of the bestselling serum, which over 60,000 five-star reviewers said brought their dull, aging skin back to life. "I used it when my skin was oily. I used it when my skin became combination dry/normal in my 30s. I used it throughout pregnancy. I used it while I was in chemo. I used it in swampy Midwestern summers and dry Southwestern winters. It does not fail me," one Amazon shopper wrote after calling it their "#1 Holy Grail." 

$33 at Amazon

A paper bouquet that comes with a matching Mother's Day card? Now we're talking! Snag the total package by picking up this blooming beauty from Freshcut Paper, which she can leave up long after the festivities wrap.

$13 at Amazon

She's a queen in your eyes — and she deserves to sleep like one. These lightweight jammies will carry her through the hot summer months, and best of all, as one well-rested reviewer wrote, "They get softer and cozier with every wash." Pick from an array of pretty colors, including seasonal shades like bright pink and yellow.

$128 at Amazon
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$128 at Zappos

Think of this dainty dazzler as a kind of sentimental twofer. Not only is it a symbol of the love you have for the special lady wearing it, but it's also a sweet (and relatively subtle) way for her to put her heart on display. Choose from over 20 stones, including the all-too-fitting rose quartz (pictured). 

$27 at Amazon
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$40 at Zappos$50 at Kendra Scott

Busy moms will always welcome a helping hand, especially in the kitchen. This handy gadget will slash her meal-prep time — it allows her to switch among eight interchangeable blades for instant chopping, slicing, grating and shredding. After, just throw 'em in the dishwasher and store in their (included) container.

$24 at Amazon

Sure, you can shower her (get it?) with all manner of hair masks and hydrating treatments, but she'll find that this water filter will work wonders when it comes to attaining soft, luscious locks. It attaches to most fixtures in just three simple steps. The reviews speak volumes: "My hair was limp and lifeless, and my skin was very dry. I've been using this shower filter for a few months now, and the curl has come back to my hair," one shopper raved.

$165 at Amazon
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$165 at REVOLVE

A regular old cuppa tea will get the job done, but Tea Forte's pyramid-shaped bags will take her experience to the next level. She can sample five fruit-forward varieties — white ginger pear, raspberry nectar, cucumber mint and more — in this 10-piece set.

$28 at Amazon
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$28 at Horchow

Winter is behind us, but that doesn't mean she should skimp on moisturizer. This hydrating, antioxidant-packed lip mask will make sure she has a smooth foundation for stains, glosses and other products. Get four minis in one box — she can rotate among berry, sweet candy, mango and peach iced tea, depending on her mood.

$20 at Sephora

There's nothing like a spa day to bring a smile to a mom's face. Give her a gift card that she can redeem at thousands of spas across the country. Contribute to a treatment or give her enough money to cover a manicure, facial, massage or other full-body treatment. 

$25 at SpaFinder

Consider this the sweetest way to spell out your love. Inside this (gorgeous!) box, there are 10 mini jars of Bonne Maman's finest — nine fruit spreads (ranging from tangy orange marmalade to decadent fig preserves) and one honey. Ooh-la-la!

$27 at Amazon

Nonna always knows best — especially when it comes to pasta. She'll be transported to an Italian kitchen as she flips through the pages of this James Beard Award-winning cookbook, which is full of tried-and-tested recipes perfected by 85-year-old Lucia, 97-year-old Giuseppa and other actual Italian grandmothers. Who knows — maybe this will score you a dinner invite!

$23 at Amazon
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$35 at Bed Threads

Out with the old, in with the new: She can swap her heavy-duty hand creams that got her through winter for these minis with floral-forward scents like Wild Rose & Berry. Leave them in their original packaging or add the trio to a curated gift basket with seasonal must-haves.

$18 at Amazon
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$13 at Burt's Bees

Freshly-squeezed OJ coming right up! This juicer takes a slow and steady approach to preserve as many nutrients and enzymes as possible. Stick whole fruits and veggies right into the chute (No cutting necessary!) and let it work its juicing magic. 

$90 at Amazon

Although Swedish dishcloths may not seem like a particularly heartfelt Mother's Day gift, there's more here than meets the eye. These are not just practical, but also pretty enough to leave out to dry (with the three labeled clips) and will save her money in the long run with all the paper towels she won't have to buy. 

$17 at Amazon

She's come to expect flowers from you on Mother's Day. That said, she'll be pleasantly surprised if she unboxes this inspired, exotic trio. They arrive pre-planted in a wooden tray, which she can reuse around the house when she eventually repots them.

$44 at Olive & Cocoa

Air fryers aren't anything new, but have you ever seen one that also doubles as decor? Didn't think so. Feed up to seven people with the six-quart basket or go with the three-quart option if she has fewer mouths to feed. Either way, she'll find ways to use it daily, especially since it can also roast, dehydrate and reheat food with the touch of a button.

$69 at Walmart

The best Mother's Day gifts are the ones that come straight from the heart. Show her what's in yours by answering the 50 prompts in this fill-in-the-blank testimonial — some require vulnerability, others inspire a poignant stroll down memory lane.

$10 at Amazon

It doesn't matter how many times you've told her that you're there to support her, this book will show her. When the going gets rough, she can flip through the pages to find expert advice, easy exercises and cartoons that sum up the hardships of new-motherhood. 

$15 at Amazon

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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