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50 best last-minute Mother's Day gift ideas in 2024 for every budget and every kind of mom

I shop for a living — here are the best Mother's Day gift ideas that your mom will actually like and use in 2024.

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Best Mother's Day gift ideas in 2024 (Photos via Well.ca, Longchamp, Anthropologie, Holt Renfrew, Net-A-Porter & Amazon).

Finding the perfect Mother's Day gift can be challenging. Whether you're shopping for an "I don't need anything" kind of gal or an "I don't know, surprise me" girl, many moms (mine included) don't always make it obvious for us gift-givers. With Mother's Day around the corner (it's on Sunday, May 12), the countdown is on to order the perfect gift and, importantly, have it arrive on time. To lend a helping hand on your gift-shopping journey, we've rounded up 50 gift ideas that, if I don't say so myself, are perfect for Mother's Day 2024. With options for every budget, let this Mother's Day be the one in which you go above and beyond for the woman who birthed, bathed and burped you. To shop the edit, check out our list of the best Mother's Day gift ideas in 2024 below.


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Whether you clip it onto your gym bag, travel bag or everyday crossbody, this water-repellent nano pouch can be clipped onto your favourite accessories for extra storage space. Shop it in seven colours.

$24 at lululemon

Whether she's mama, mum or mom, this Tile Mom Mug is a thoughtful way of showing your appreciation this Mother's Day.

$14 at Anthropologie

Give the expectant mom in your life a little bit of end-of-pregnancy TLC with this single-sheet belly mask. The hydrating and biodegradable sheet mask is a targeted treatment for pregnant bellies that helps minimize the appearance of stretch marks + scars during pregnancy and postpartum. For more from Hatch Mama, check out the brand's Mama Must Haves Kit.

$15 at Holt Renfrew

These oh-so-yummy Lakrids by Bülow sweet liquorice balls are coated in white chocolate and passion fruit for a unique and delicious treat. 

$24 at Well.ca

This roll-on cuticle oil is intensely conditioning and quick absorbing, perfect for on-the-go or before-bed cuticle care. Plus, it has nearly 15,000 five-star reviews on Amazon, so you know it's good.

$12 at Amazon

Whether she's into cooking, music, business, tech or art, MasterClass covers every topic under the sun. Individual courses are taught by some of the most famous faces on the planet, including Neil deGrasse Tyson, Stephen Curry, Serena Williams, Chris Hadfield and many more.

From $13 at MasterClass

These reviewer-loved coffee beans are roasted in small batches in Canada, so beyond enjoying a good cup of Joe, your purchase supports a local Canadian business.

$16 at Amazon
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$17 at Well.ca

You can never go wrong with a gift of Burt's Bees for Mother's Day (Christmas, birthdays or the like). This six-piece travel gift set includes Honey & Grapeseed Oil Hand Cream, Coconut Foot Cream, Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream, Almond & Milk Hand Cream, Hand Salve and Pomegranate Lip Balm.

$19 at Amazon
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$20 at Shoppers Drug Mart

A practical, thoughtful gift for over-scrubbed, over-sanitized hands, these affordable hand masks contain shea butter and prebiotic oats and help repair extra-dry skin. One Yahoo Canada writer has even called the masks a must-have for menopause.

$6 at Amazon

This long-lasting liquid blush is perfect for beauty girls. Its medium-coverage formula blends and builds beautifully for a soft and rosy glow. Shop it in six shades.

$19 at Sephora

This portable clip-on LED reading light will help save your eyes from reading in the dark. It's portable and plane-friendly, offering three colours and five brightness levels.

$19 at Amazon

Treat your mom to a personalized video message from their favourite reality star, actor or musician. If you're willing to part with some cash, you can even hear directly from a Real Housewife or a Bachelor alum. Cameo video messages start at under $25 and go up to thousands of dollars (we're looking at you, Lindsay Lohan). 

From $25 at Cameo

If your mom is on a natural deo kick, Salt & Stone's aluminum-free deodorant is a good place to start. The extra-strength deodorant is formulated with hyaluronic acid, spirulina and probiotics for extra good-goodness. Shop it in six scents.

$27 at Sephora
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$27 at Salt & Stone$27 at Holt Renfrew

Part of the limited-edition H&M HOME <3 PANTONE collection (which also includes these cute vases), this scented candle comes in four colour options.

$32 at H&M

A cute holding dish for bits and bobs, this round porcelain trinket box has gold foil accents for an added touch of glam.

$34 at Anthropologie

This two-piece glass prep board set is too cute to miss. If you love the cutting boards, make sure to check out the matching food container, accent plates and storage set.

$34 at Linen Chest

This multipurpose dry body oil is a forever fan-favourite for a reason. It penetrates quickly to repair and hydrate skin & hair in a single step and has a unique, non-greasy feel. 

$34 at Shoppers Drug Mart
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$35 at Amazon

Everyone loves a water bottle (one Yahoo Canada shopping editor loves this one). This 40 oz tumbler comes in over 35 colours and designs. 

$36 at Amazon

This cute and functional tote is made from water-repellent fabric, so it's great for farmer's market hauls, trips to the beach and more. Shop the bag in eight colours.

$68 at lululemon

When you can't get to the nail salon, this rechargeable foot file is the next best thing. It can be used wet or dry and is safe to use in the bath or shower. The file effectively removes calluses and buffs away hard, dead skin, leaving feet smooth and soft.

$52 at Amazon
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$60 at Walmart Canada

This coffee assortment, which includes 60 pods of maple pecan, ice forte, sweet vanilla, golden caramel and roasted hazelnut, is a valuable gift idea for Nespresso drinkers.

$74 at Nespresso

Kiss aches and pains goodbye with help from this "Amazon's Choice" heated neck and shoulder massager. The massager is a great gift idea for athletes or anyone who spends the day on their feet.

$55 at Amazon

If curly hair care and supporting local is your jam, the Repairing Hair Mask from budding Canadian brand Frizz + Co might be right up your (and mom's) alley. The hydrating, all-natural hair mask delivers the ultimate wash day experience without weighing down your curls.

$59 at Frizz + Co
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$59 at Curl Warehouse

Speaking from experience, I love a Dermalogica facial. With treatments starting from $75, you can treat your mom to some professional TLC this Mother's Day. Trust us, you can't go wrong with a good facial, especially one from Dermalogica.

Starting from $75 at Dermalogica

How dreamy are these cocktail glasses? If you're willing to splurge for uniqueness, &klevering has several stunning options for glassware lovers. 

$75 at Simons

It's giving Meghan Markle; no, but seriously. These surprisingly affordable sunnies are a favourite of the Duchess of Sussex — here's proof.

$82 at Net-A-Porter
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$85 at Altitude Sports$85 at Dynamite

If tweezers got the best of your mom's eyebrows, she might be interested in the new Browbond Building Serum Eyebrow Enhancer from Olaplex. The multi-peptide, three-in-one eyebrow treatment serum delivers fuller-looking eyebrows in as little as four weeks.

$92 at Sephora

If aches and pains are getting you (or your mom) down, Saje reviewers love this roll-on oil for medication-free relief. Its essential oils are designed to soothe and alleviate muscular pain, soreness, tension and tightness caused by sore muscles, backaches, strains and sprains. According to the brand, 82 per cent of users feel pain relief throughout the next day.

$68 at Saje

Alo Yoga's best-selling Muse Sweatpants (which are on sale for 30 per cent off, by the way) are soft, comfortable and flattering — perfect for lounging or running errands. Shop them in five colours.

$125 at Alo Yoga

Sneaker season is in full swing, and if your mom could benefit from a new pair of kicks, New Balance's 574 sneakers may be right up her alley.

$120 at New Balance

The lululemon yoga mat is made from FSC-certified rubber, giving you cushioning and a textured grip for low-sweat practices. It comes in eight designs and, according to one shopper, is the "perfect" yoga mat.

$108 at lululemon

Your mom works hard; she deserves something pretty. If you want to spend but not spend-spend this Mother's Day, this 14k rose gold-plated ring from Pandora is a great option.

$130 at Pandora

How crazy chic is this? Say au revoir to your boring old kettle and bonjour to this 1.7-litre electric kettle from Haden. Anthropologie's limited-edition kettle features the signature Bistro Tile design, decaled on Haden's iconic British kettle silhouette. While you're at it, why not pick up the matching toaster too?

$148 at Anthropologie