Last minute Mother's Day gifts that'll save your procrastinating ass

Look, we're not all natural born planners...

Beauty Crew Beauty Editor / April 23 2024

Although there are plenty of people who always manage to plan in advance and secure personalised Mothers Day gifts weeks, or even months before the second Sunday in May, there's also an equal amount of people who scramble for something passable just a few days before Mother's Day

If you fall into the latter camp, know that you're not alone, and there are still plenty of options available to gift mother dearest.

We live in the age of expedited shipping and click and collect, so even if you aren't able to find what you need in a physical brick and mortar store, you won't be caught short. 

We could waffle on and on about how you should treat the number one woman in your life like the queen she is on a day dedicated to all she's done for her kids, but we understand that you're likely stressed and in a hurry to secure a present that will ensure you maintain your 'favourite child' status for a whole 'nother year. 

Here are BEAUTYcrew's top last minute Mother's Day gift ideas...

2024's Top 3 Last Minute Mother's Day Gifts

1. The Hamper Emporium Moët & Gourmet Nibbles Hamper, $149, The Hamper Emporium
2. Daily Blooms Self Care Bundle, $119, Daily Blooms
3. Aesop Majestic Melodies Gift Kit, $153, Aesop

The Hamper Emporium Moët & Gourmet Nibbles Hamper
from $149 at The Hamper Emporium

The Hamper Emporium specialises in crafting highly-curated baskets of joy, so the business is a trusted source for gifts when you're in desperate need. Standard delivery is less than one week in metro areas, but if you're short on time then we suggest paying an extra $17.99 for delivery in three days or less.

Key features:

Includes a selection of savoury gourmet foods and a bottle of Moët & Chandon Brut Impérial NV Champagne
Same or next day express delivery in Sydney
3 business day express delivery in Melb, Bris, Adel, Perth, ACT, NSW cities, Darwin and outside of major cities

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Daily Blooms Self Care Bundle
from $119 at Daily Blooms

If you're not going to be able to see your mum this Mother's Day, then this self care bundle from Daily Blooms is surely the next best thing. It features a small colour bouquet, Ena Hand Cream, Wide Pillar Candle & Lagom Ritual Bath blend, plus, it can be delivered same day if your mum's situated in a metro area (and you book before lunch). 

Key features:

Includes a small colour bouquet, Ena Hand Cream, Wide Pillar Candle & Lagom Ritual Bath blend
Upgrade your delivery with bespoke gift wrapping options, a vase or additional goodies
Can be delivered same day to most metro areas

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Aesop Majestic Melodies Gift Kit
from $153 at Aesop

Aesop gift kits are usually something reserved for the collective chaos of Christmas, but did you know that the Aussie brand offers gift sets of some of their best-sellers all year round? Our personal favourite is the Majestic Melodies gift kit which includes a hefty head-to-toe ritual of beloved Aesop products. Snag one in-store at Aesop or Myer or get it sent directly to your door with Adore Beauty's free express shipping on purchases over $65. 

Key features:

Includes Resurrection Aromatique Hand Wash, Resurrection Aromatique Hand Balm, Geranium Leaf Body Cleanser and Rejuvenate Intensive Body Balm
Qualifies for Adore Beauty's free express shipping on purchases over $65

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L'Occitane Melilot Collection
from $149 at L'Occitane

With 52 stores Australia-wide and helpful online ordering shipping guidelines for Mothers Day, L'Occitane is a no-brainer for those with no game plan. This limited edition fragrance set is centred around the brand's woodsy, green Melilot fragrance, which features notes of sweet clover blossom, carrot seed, hazel tree leaf accord and cedarwood. 

Key features:

Includes Melilot Eau De Parfum (50ml), Melilot Shower Gel (250ml), Melilot Hand Cream (30ml), and a L'Occitane Gift Box
Standard delivery: Order by 3rd May in NSW/VIC/ACT/QLD and by 26th April in SA/TAS/WA/NT
Express delivery: Order by 6th May in NSW/VIC/ACT/QLD/SA/TAS and by 3rd May in WA/NT

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Jo Malone London English Pear & Freesia Home Candle
from $116 at MYER

Although some people frown upon gifting a candle to loved ones, we think one must make an exception when said candle is from a luxury fragrance house such as Jo Malone. Context is everything. If you're stuck on which scent to select, English Pear and Freesia, is always an inoffensive crowd favourite that makes for a beloved burner. We also recommend picking up a bottle of the matching Jo Malone London English Pear & Freesia Cologne ($116 from MYER) if you get the opportunity.

Key features:

Notes of just-ripe pear, white freesia, amber, patchouli and woods
Candle burn time is 45 hours and includes lid
Get it sent to your local Myer or David Jones store via click and collect
Receive a bonus Red Hisbicus Cologne 1.5ml Gift (while stocks last) when you buy a full priced Jo Malone product via David Jones online store 

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Ultra Beauty Gift Card
from $20 at Chemist Warehouse

Perfect for the practical parent who'd rather pick out their own present than delegate the task to one of their children, all you need to do is select a gift card within your price range, pick the gift card's theme (yes, there's one for Mother's Day), pop in the recipient's details, and pick the date you'd like for them to receive said gift card (Mothers Day is Sunday 12th May, in case you forgot). 

Key features:

Digital gift cards are redeemable for merchandise or services at all Ultra Beauty and Chemist Warehouse stores in Australia and online
Valid for three years after purchase date
Can be purchased the same day you intend to gift 

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Main image credit: @yolanda.hadid

Quick! If you hurry, you might just be able to snag one of these skin care gifts before Mothers Day.

Briar Clark got her start in the media industry in 2017, as an intern for Marie Claire and InStyle. Since then, her keen interest in fashion and beauty has landed her gigs as a Digital Content Producer and Beauty Editor with titles like Girlfriend, Refinery29, BEAUTYcrew and beautyheaven. She loves the way seemingly innocuous topics like skin care and style have the ability to put a smile on people’s faces or make them think about themselves a little differently. A big believer in self love and experimentation, Briar has made a point of becoming the Australian beauty industry’s unofficial guinea pig for unusual treatments and daring hair trends. When she’s not testing out the latest beauty launches, Briar is big on broadening her horizons, mostly in the form of food but she’s also partial to travelling to new destinations both near and far (and of course, allocating an extra bag to bring their best beauty offerings home with her).

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