The Perfect Last Minute Gifts for Mother's Day!

Updated: May 31

With Mother’s Day right around the corner, I know we’re all wondering what to get for the special lady in our lives. Whether it be our moms, grandmothers, wives, sisters, etc. this gift guide is here to help you along the way.


I don’t know about you, but the first thing I have to put on this list is perfume because my mom absolutely LOVESSSSS her scents!



PERFUMES

  • I spoke about this perfume during my January beauty faves and I just had to include it in this list because it is still such an absolute fave scent of mine! YSL’s Black Opium Eau de Parfum does not disappoint in offering the grown and sexy vibe which I’m sure any mom would like and appreciate!


  • Jean Paul Gaultier’s Scandal Eau de Parfum offers the perfect feminine touch to add to a woman’s collection! I wouldn’t use this every day, mainly for special occasions but who’s to dictate how the receiver wishes to use their gift? Certainly not me!!


  • If you’re looking for a scent that isn’t too strong and is more on the floral side, I would highly recommend Elizabeth Arden’s Sunflowers Eau De Toilette. This is something I have personally smelled on my mom before and she has absolutely loved it that she got it twice after that! Definitely, more of an everyday fragrance to keep a woman smelling sweet throughout the day.


If you believe the lady in your life doesn’t need any more perfumes (like I do with my mom right now lol), perhaps jewelry could be a better option for you because what woman doesn’t love to accessorize?



JEWELRY

  • Sophie Buhai’s Chalcedony Donut Hoops is a simple, yet elegant piece to perfectly spice up any outfit regardless of the occasion. If the woman in your life loves to pay attention to small details, this would be a great accessory for you to gift her.

  • If you want to add a beautiful everyday bracelet to her jewelry collection, then Mejuri’s Solo Diamond Bracelet would be the best pick! The diamond is not too big and the 14k gold bracelet itself is not too thick or thin which makes it even more ideal for everyday wear.


  • Want to get her a necklace that’ll shine like how she brightens up your life? Well, Catbird has it! I saw it and believe me when I say the sparkle definitely caught my eye!! Their Little Disco Choker is the absolute CUTESTTT thing and the way it shines like a disco ball makes it a million times better. This would, for sure be a great addition to anyone’s jewelry collection and put a smile on mom’s face!


  • If you’d like additional ideas for bracelets and earrings, you can check out Machete. I absolutely love their overall line of jewelry and it's all stackable to give a more elaborate look! One of my personal faves that caught my eye is the Huggie Hoop Earrings which are available in silver or gold so you can choose whichever you think mom would prefer!


  • Aaryah is an awesome brand you can check out as well! If that special lady in your life is into dainty jewelry, then the Mara Super Thin 10kt Gold Chain would be perfect!



This wouldn’t be a true list without bags now, would it? We all know how important a bag can be in anyone’s closet so why not gift mom a new bag?



BAGS

  • Brandon Blackwood has a variety of styles and colors to choose from, but I want to feature their Mya Fur-Trimmed Leather Crossbody Bag. Though this may not be an everyday bag, it would definitely spice up a simple outfit and I’m sure would put a smile on mom’s face if she unwrapped this on her special day. Not to mention, you'll be supporting a Black-owned brand!


  • If you’re looking to get your special lady more of an everyday bag, Coach’s Willow Colorblock Leather Tote Bag is an ideal option. It’s available in four (4) different color options so you can choose whichever you think would be a good pick for mom to take with her on a daily basis!


  • With summer approaching, a pop of color is best for any outfit! So why not add spice to mom’s outfits with Lindquist Object’s Pal in Marigold? Its unique shape and design will surely catch anyone’s eye and I’m sure would put a smile on mom’s face!


I know we started with scents, but yes, we are ending with them too, sorry not sorry!! BUT a woman’s house has to smell good too, especially after a long day of cooking and cleaning, so why not get the perfect candle?



CANDLES

  • One of my favorite candle scents right now is Yankee’s Pink Sands. It offers the exotic island escape in the mix of bright citrus, sweet florals, and spicy vanilla. This specific scent reminds me a bit of home and the pink color just seems to be the cherry on top in the middle of a clean house.


  • Why just buy a candle when you could purchase an entire experience? That’s the first thing you see as you go on Alexandra Winbush’s website and is quite ideal because why wouldn’t you want to give mom an experience, rather than just a candle? Their Window Seat Candle offers a soy blend with pomegranate ginger scents and promises to burn for up to 70 hours! I think I might have to get this for myself (sorry mom lol).


  • The scent of roses sweetened with blackcurrant leaves is what Diptyque promises from their Baies Candle. Literally, my fave brand of candles and it burns for 75 hours! The description of this scent sounds like something that would be perfect after a full day and surely be a scent mom would appreciate.




If you were struggling with finding a gift for this Mother’s Day, hopefully, this guide has helped you a bit along the way. Even if you don’t get these exact things, the ideas are what matter, and hopefully, mom, sister, girlfriend, wife, etc. will love any and everything that you have to offer!