Now, if we’re being honest, you should have started shopping for that birthday or anniversary gift weeks ago. But somehow the weeks slipped by, and here we are again, with you scrambling to find a last-minute gift that doesn’t scream: “I ran to the drugstore and searched the seasonal aisle in a cold panic and found this stuffed rabbit that says I love you.” But there’s such a thing as a last-minute gift for mom that’s actually awesome and thoughtful, a gift that’s perfectly tuned in to her specific passions and interests. These are gifts you can wrangle online even if you only have 15 minutes to spare, but they still show her how much she means to you. These last-minute gifts for mom look like you actually put some thought into them. You’re welcome.
Floom works with local florists in major metro areas to get blooms delivered the same day. And we’re not talking gross drugstore flowers, either. The brand works with top-tier florists, who craft unique and seasonal arrangements specific to the occasion. Right now, you can get same-day delivery in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, San Francisco, San Diego, Houston, Atlantic City as well as within the states of Pennsylvania, Virginia, Maryland, and Florida. Prices vary based on your arrangement.
Self-care is a must during the best of times, and these are not the best of times. Glo gives her unlimited access to online yoga, meditation, pilates, and other fitness classes for less then the price of two movie tickets. There are more than 4,000 classes available on demand.
So she’s eager to dump the sweats and start dressing up? So are we. And for the price below, she gets 16 hand-picked pieces per month. And best of all, she has access to the brand’s entire fashion closet, including premium pieces and evening wear. Orders arrive in two days or less, and everything is dry cleaned and sanitized. She keeps the items until she’s ready to return them. And by them, we’re talking pieces by top designers and brands, including Jonathan Simkhai, Reformation, and Zero + Maria Cornejo.
Not every coffee is created equal. And if she’s a coffee snob (no shame in that), treat her to a virtual coffee tasting led by 2013 World Brewer’s Champion James McCarthy. You can buy tasting session for just your household, or she invite friends and family to join. You simply choose a date and time, the brand sends everyone a virtual tasting kit, and she’s off to the java races.
If she finds her zen by tending to plants, help her up her game with these handy virtual workshops. Each workshop only has 95 attendees, so it’s nice and intimate. And each one focuses on specific plants, and experts explain common issues and diseases; there’s also a Q&A where she can ask questions.
This wine retailer lets you check to see if your address is eligible for same-day delivery. In fact, you can have your order delivered within a two-hour window. Choose her favorite varietal, and you’re in business.
Few things bring couples closer together than a shared meal, one they prepared themselves. And this is one of the coolest experiences we’ve ever come across. You pick a cuisine, get paired with chef who dials into your kitchen from their home in Spain or Italy, and teaches you, live, how to make anything from kebabs to maki rolls. You pick the cuisine, the number of people attending, date and time, add a note to the chef (if any) and get ready to cook.
If she’s into reading and loves losing herself in a great book (guilty as charged), think of this as a public library, without the wait times. For $10, she gets access to hundreds of thousands of books and audiobooks, as well as magazines and podcasts. New content is added all the time, and there’s no limit to the number of books she can read per month, by authors ranging from Ruth Ware to Alice Hoffman.
If she’s a social butterfly who truly misses her friends, bring them to her. In a way. You choose who the tribute is for, what the occasion is, the due date for video submissions, and Montage does the rest. And she gets a personalized, sweet, funny, pithy and lovely reminder of just how much people appreciate her.
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