Even with the best of intentions, daughters all around the continental U.S. may find it nearly impossible to go one Mother's Day without scavenging, totally last-minute, for a perfect gift.
Add final exams, graduations, and summer internships to the mix and the yearly adventure of mom-shopping can seem like a near Herculean task.
Well, desperate daughters, not to fear! This Mother's Day weekend, nick-of-time gift purchasing for momma has never been easier. Follow our one-stop shopping guide to give the #1 woman in your life precisely the gift she deserves — and on time, too!
$15 and under
Mix and match to get your mom an eclectic assortment of Mother's Day gifts!
- Carole Fuzzy Bear Keychain. Cute, fluffy, and SO practical for large purse-bearing moms. Available at JCPenney. $9.99.
- Pair of Dogs Mother's Day Card from the Two of Us. Perfect for siblings wanting to share a card. Available at Hallmark. $5.29.
- Sweet Pea Bath Fizzy. Smells like sweet pea, watery pear, and luscious raspberry. Available at Bath & Body Works. $6.95.
- Fold Out Mom Card. Unfolds to an almost 3 foot long banner that says, "Most Amazing & Wonderful Mom." Available at Papyrus. $6.95.
- Mama Bear Mug. Whimsical ceramic mug, very elegantly designed. Available at Macy's. $5.99.
- Home Is Where Your Mom Is 2-pc Kitchen Towel. Absorbent; made up of 100% cotton. Available at JCPenney. $7.99.
- I Love Mom - Lilac Blossom. 3-wick scented candle featuring three floral fragrances. Available at Bath & Body Works. $12.25 with BOGO promotion.
- 2-Pc. Hand Cotton Oven Mitt Set. Ideal for moms who love cooking and Vogue equally. Available at Macy's. $11.99.
$30 and under
Pick out a much-appreciated gift for your hardworking mommy!
- For Mom Wrapped Gift. Collection includes the Yummy Mummy shower gel and Dream Cream. Available at Lush. $16.95.
- 'I Love You Mom' Expandable Wire Bangle. Set in gold or silver finishes. Available at Nordstrom. $28.00
- Tory Burch Mini Duo. Includes the signature Tory Burch fragrance and the new Absolu. Available at Sephora. $20.00.
- Chloé Coffret Gift Set. Contains the Chloé Eau de Parfum scent and the Love Story Eau De Parfum dabber. Available at Sephora. $20.00.
- Ferrero Rocher Diamond Gift Box. Consists of 48 individually wrapped chocolates. Available at Target. $17.99.
- Thalia Sodi Gold-Tone Pavé "Mom" Scripted Pendant Necklace. Comes with pink jewelry pouch. Available at Macy's. $22.12.
- 'Best Mom Ever' Desk Sign. For the mom who deserves a trophy and more. Available at Nordstrom. $29.00.
- "Q&A A Day For Moms" Book. Includes daily writing prompts repeated over the course of five years. Available at Macy's. $16.95.
$50 and under
Dip into your wallet for a present your mother will surely treasure!
- L'Occitane Favorites Collection. Set includes French imported shea butter products. Available at Nordstrom. $35.00.
- Starbucks Mother's Day FY16. For the mom who needs her coffee fix. Available at Starbucks. $50.00.
- Petalpress Apron. Imported; made from cotton and machine wash. Available at Anthropologie. $32.00.
- Sonix Figure Portable Charger. Provides up to 16 hours of battery life. Available at Anthropologie. $45.00.
- Primula Tea 12-Count Flowering Teas with 5-Cup Glass Teapot. Includes 12 exotic teas and one glass teapot. Available at Bed Bath & Beyond. $34.99.
- Broadway Basketeers Gourmet Gift Basket. Kosher; consists of nuts, fruit, candy gifts, chocolates, and more. Available at Walmart. $42.63.
- Pops of Happy Set. Includes three perfume sprays and three lip colors. Available at Clinique. $39.50.
- Williams Sonoma Infused Olive Oil Gift Set. Set contains four extra-virgin olive oil bottles of each flavor. Available at Williams Sonoma. $39.95.
Which of the gifts featured above do you think would appeal most to your mom? Have you gotten your Mother's Day shopping all out of the way already? Ever dealt with any wacky Mother's Day gift giving guides?
Be sure to comment below with any funny anecdotes or messages to mom you'd like to share!