The KDL Guide: Last Minute Mother’s Day Gifts

Your mother is a goddess. Your mother is your best friend. Your mother deserves to have the best Mother’s Day ever.

But you kind of forgot that Mother’s Day was coming up. And now you’re scrambling to get her something perfect.

But fret not! With the help of a little expedited shipping (and some other creative methods) these gifts will get to her on time for Mother’s Day so she’ll know how much you appreciate every little thing she does.

For The Mom Who’s Always Telling You To Drink More Water (But Doesn’t Follow Her Own Advice)

Your mother is usually right whenever she gives you advice. She knows best in almost all things, except when it comes to her own Diet Coke intake. Encourage her to take a step back from the soda (and to stop contributing to plastic waste) with a chic, slim, reusable water bottle she’ll never forget to take with her every day. S’well’s vacuum insulated water bottles have a cult following not only because they’re stainless steel and BPA-free, but because they keep drinks cold for hours without collecting condensation. Bonus: they come in a rainbow of shades, prints, and sheens, so there’s something for every mom.

For The New Mom Who Has Almost Everything

E-gift cards are the procrastinator’s best friend. Send this card from Finn + Emma to the inbox of the new mom in your life so she can invest in cute toys, a unique rocker, or even a macrame bassinet. Everything they make is 100% organic and produced in “fair trade settings that focus on social and economic independence for local people, women especially, working to provide for their families in a safe and fair environment.”

For The #MillenialMom Who Loves #MillenialPink (And Equality)

A successful fashion brand, Everlane is big on “radical transparency.” They’re one of the most well-known companies that are committed to creating products of exceptional quality using ethical factories. Snag this shirt for the young mom in your life who’s just as committed as Everlane is on fighting the good fight—Everlane will donate $5 to Equality Now for every limited-edition of their 100% Human products that are sold.

For The Mom Who Refers To Your Family Pet As Your “Sibling”

You’ve got a mom who can’t stop nurturing, especially when it comes to her interspecies “children.” Give her something your dog or cat-sibling can’t destroy AND that you can present to her on Mother’s Day—a donation to the ASPCA in her name. Every donation goes to improve the lives of pets across the country, because your animal-loving mother can’t adopt them all, sadly.

For The Mom Who Doesn’t Visit Quite As Often As You’d Like Her To

Drop the hint in style with a chic weekender made from 100% recycled cotton. It’s sturdy and roomy, so when mom comes to visit she can pack extra goodies for her favorite child (which is definitely you if you get her this).

For The Mom Who “Doesn’t Get Drunk, She Just Has Fun

Natural wines are made with minimal interference from chemicals or technology. They’re typically sulphite-free, all made organically, and many are grown biodynamically. It’s also wine, and delicious. And if you have a Sauvignon-Blanc-loving mom to buy for, you can’t go wrong with a three-month wine subscription that focuses on natural vintages.

For The Mom Who Needs To Take a Break

Gift your mom with a subscription to the mindfulness and meditation app Headspace and thank us later. If the guided meditation and soothing British voice of Headspace co-founder Andy Puddicombe can’t relax your mom, then it’s possible nothing will.

For The Mom Who Really Loved “That Throw Stuff Out Book”

She means “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up” by Marie Kondo, but just because she can’t remember the name of the book doesn’t mean she didn’t take its lessons to heart (maybe the name of the book didn’t give her joy, so she threw it out of her mind—did you ever think of that?). Making a charitable donation on her behalf is the no-muss, no-fuss, no-storage-necessary solution for the mom who threw out your hard-won soccer trophies from middle school. If you want to stay with the “Mom” theme, check out Every Mother Counts, a charity that helps women worldwide get access to better maternity care. Is she into mindfulness? Inward Bound is a nonprofit that offers in-depth mindfulness programming for youth and the parents and professionals who support them. But donator beware—always check with Charity Watch to make sure the people you’re giving your money to deserve it!


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