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The best Mother's Day gifts for Mom in 2023 (Last chance!)

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If you waited until the last minute to shop for Mom, there's good news -- there are still plenty of gifts available that you can get in time for Mother's Day this Sunday.

The shopping experts at CBS Essentials have just made finding the perfect gift for Mom much, much easier. We've rounded up the best Mother's Day gifts in 2023. How did we find them? And more importantly, how we do we know that they're the best? Well, we consulted our team, read customer reviews across the internet and even asked our own mothers what they want this year. 

The result? A wide variety of great gift ideas for your favorite lady.

We've found Mother's Day gifts that suit a wide variety of budgets and a wide variety of moms, including gift ideas from AppleKitchenAid, NuFace and so much more. Keep reading for some Mother's Day inspiration.

Top products in this article:

Best headphones for Mom: Apple AirPods Pro 2, $200 (reduced from $249)

For moms who love coffee: Instant Pot Dual Pod Plus, $160 (regularly $175)

Top-rated smart speaker for Mom: Amazon Echo Studio, $160 (reduced from $200) 

CBS Essentials has found the best Mother's Day gifts for Mom in 2023. Whether she loves to bake, listen to music and podcasts, work out, build out her skincare routine or just take a well-deserved nap, we'd bet she'll appreciate these gifts. Many can still make it in time for Mother's Day.

The best Mother's Day gifts that still arrive in time

Mother's Day is Sunday, May 14. These gifts should still arrive in time!

Amazon Mother's Day e-gift card (get $5 free)

Amazon mother's day gift card

Whether you're a Prime member or not, this Amazon Mother's Day e-gift card can be scheduled for delivery via email on any day you'd like. You choose the denomination of the gift card.

Amazon Mother's Day e-gift card

Plus, if you're a Prime member, you can score $5 in free cash right now when you buy an e-gift card worth $50 or more. This Mother's Day offer expires on May 14.

Prime member Mother's Day gift card deal

Apple Watch Series 8 (41mm)


Why gift Mom an Apple Watch in 2023? It's not just a tech device that let Mom access her messages on the go, but it's also a gift that can help her manage her heart and lung health. The Apple Watch 8 has a number of health-tracking features, including an optical heart sensor, an electrical heart sensor for ECG readings, a blood oxygen sensor and a new body temperature sensor.

The Apple Watch Series 8 features the new S8 chip for improved performance and an always-on display. The battery life can be extended to 36 hours when in low-power mode. The Apple Watch 8 features a durable design and is swim-proof, dust-proof and crack-resistant. You can find it in four different colors.

Apple Watch 8 GPS (41mm), $329 (reduced from $399)

Apple Watch 8 GPS (45mm), $359 (reduced from $429)

Apple AirPods Pro 2


Upgrade Mom's AirPods. The latest Apple AirPods Pro 2 earbuds have an upgraded wireless chip for improved audio functionality, a new low-distortion driver for clearer audio and improved active noise cancellation. The Apple AirPods Pro 2 provide truly custom sound: You can use your iPhone's camera to analyze your unique ear anatomy and find the perfect audio settings for you.

The design of the AirPods Pro 2 is fairly similar to the previous generation, but Apple has introduced touch control to the AirPods Pro 2 to help users more seamlessly control their AirPods.

The best part? Apple AirPods Pro 2 have been reduced to $200, just in time for Mother's Day.

Apple AirPods Pro 2, $200 (reduced from $249)

Apple MacBook Air M1 laptop

Apple MacBook Air M1

The Apple MacBook Air M1 (2020) has a great-looking 13.3 inch Retina display. Mom will love that it's lightweight and portable -- and that it has a whopping 18 hours of battery life. It includes a webcam, so Mom (or Grandma) can FaceTime with the family.

Apple MacBook Air M1, $800 (reduced from $1,000) 

Amazon Echo Studio

Amazon Echo Studio

With the Amazon Echo Studio smart speaker, Mom can stream her favorite songs, use the Echo Studio as a smart home hub and ask questions of Alexa. That means having her news updates read to her, creating shopping lists and even communicating with others by way of other Alexa devices in her home. Features Dolby Atmos support and spatial audio processing.

Amazon Echo Studio, $160 (reduced from $200) 



This hydroponic indoor garden's LED lights are energy-efficient and provide a full spectrum of light that tunes to the specific needs of the included plants, maximizing photosynthesis and leading to rapid, natural growth and abundant harvests. With the gourmet herb seed kit included (three seed pods containing Genovese basil, curly parsley and dill) and a three-ounce bottle of all-natural plant nutrients patented by Aerogarden, Mom will have everything she needs to get started.

Even if Mom doesn't have a green thumb, she'll be surprised at the herbs and veggies she can grow with the help of a smart garden kit. Given Amazon's blazing fast two-day shipping (and in some areas, next day shipping), the Aerogarden makes a great last-minute Mother's Day gift. (It makes a fun gift for yourself, too!)

Aerogarden Sprout hydroponic indoor garden with seeds kit, $81 (reduced from $100)

Instant Pot Dual Pod Plus

Instant Pot via Amazon

Can't decide between Keurig and Nespresso for Mom? Instant Pot makes a dual coffee and espresso maker, the 4.4-star-rated Instant Pot Dual Pod Plus

This kitchen gadget is compatible with K-Cup pods, Nespresso capsules and ground coffee when used with the included reusable pod. It lets you brew up to 12 ounces of coffee and up to 6 ounces of espresso at a time.

Instant Pot Dual Pod Plus, $160 (regularly $175)

The Pioneer Woman 3 quart cast iron Dutch oven


Cast iron Dutch ovens can get pretty pricey, but Walmart currently has an unbeatable deal on this gorgeous three-quart, cast iron Dutch oven from Ree Drummond's popular The Pioneer Woman line. 

The Dutch oven is made with cast iron, a material that distributes heat evenly. It can be used to cook all kinds of casseroles, stews and more. The Dutch oven is safe for use on stove-tops, on the grill and in the oven. The best part is that this already affordable Dutch oven is currently 25% off.

The Pioneer Woman cast iron Dutch oven (3 quart), $30 (reduced from $40) 

Walmart offers same-day delivery from local stores

Still having trouble the right gift for Mom? You can get just about anything your local Walmart sells delivered the same day with a Walmart+ subscription. It costs $12.95 per month, or $98 per year. A 30-day free trial is available, so you can try it this Mother's Day without risk.

Walmart Plus membership, $12.95 per month

Preserved roses for Mom


It may be too late to order a live bouquet from most online retailers, but there's still time (as of this article's publication) to order a box of 16 forever roses on Amazon and have them delivered by Sunday. Unlike most flowers, these are preserved and will last for up to one year.

Forever flowers roses (16 ct.), $79

Still want to get real flowers for Mom? Here's a last-minute Mother's Day pro tip: You can head to your local Sam's Club or Costco on Sunday and pick up a great live flower arrangement. Mom will love it.

Sam's Club membership (1 year with auto-renew), $35 (reduced from $50)

Gifts that likely won't arrive in time

The ship has likely sailed on these gift ideas, though if you're planning on gifting something to Mom after Sunday, the finds below are still great gift options.

Casper silk pillowcase and sleep mask set


Give Mom the gift of frizz-free hair and happier skin this Mother's Day. The Casper silk pillowcase and sleep mask duo is made with 100% mulberry silk. It has been claimed that the material can protect hair and skin from friction damage. The luxe-looking duo comes in three different colors. 

Casper silk pillowcase and sleep mask set, $60 and up (reduced from $119)

Oura Ring Gen3


Traditional activity trackers often have a high-tech look that doesn't quite fit formal occasions. That's why we like the Oura Ring -- the tracker is designed to look great in any situation.

The Oura Ring tracks how well you sleep, your daily movement and heart rate, can help set health goals, take you through guided meditations and more. This small wearable can sync your health and workout data from your favorite apps through Apple Health, Google Fit, Strava and Natural Cycles.

Available in two styles and five metal finishes. Price varies by finish.

Oura Ring Gen3, $299 and up

Treat Mom to Magnolia Bakery's famous banana pudding

Mother's Day Dessert Sampler Pack
Magnolia Bakery

If you don't live somewhere with a Magnolia Bakery location, have no fear. You can order the iconic bakery's famous banana pudding and more to be delivered nationwide. And Magnolia Bakery now even has a Mother's Day collection to get you inspired for May 14. 

If the bakery sounds familiar to you, there may be a couple of reasons why: You might be a New Yorker who knows their way around a perfect cupcake, or maybe you're just a fan of "Sex and City" and you remember drooling during the episode where Miranda and Carrie treat themselves to the tastiest-looking Magnolia Bakery cupcakes television has ever seen. 

Hit the button below to shop the full Mother's Day dessert collection.

Magnolia Bakery Mother's Day dessert sampler pack, $65

Shop the new Monos x Magnolia Bakery spring collection

You know what pairs perfectly with a Magnolia Bakery dessert delivery? A piece of luggage from Monos' new collaboration with the bakery, featuring two special spring colors inspired by its most popular desserts. There is a pastel yellow inspired by Magnolia Bakery's famous banana pudding. And the collection also includes a lavender colorway inspired by Magnolia's purple icing and cupcakes.


You can get all of your Monos favorites including carry-ons, check-ins and bags in these fun spring colors. We love Monos luggage for its durability and high-quality vegan-friendly materials. Every Monos suitcase comes with a lifetime limited warranty and Monos bags come with a two-year limited warranty, so you can be confident that your purchase will last.

You can shop the Monos x Magnolia Bakery collection now. Prices range from $80 to $435. Most pieces have sold out, but you can still find some items in the collab available. 

Shop the Monos x Magnolia collection 

KitchenAid Pro 5 Plus 5 Quart Bowl-Lift stand mixer

KitchenAid Pro 5 Plus 5 Quart Bowl-Lift Stand Mixer
Best Buy

This KitchenAid stand mixer, a versatile and powerful upgrade to the kitchen arsenal of anyone who loves to cook or bake, is $50 off right now. 

The mixer fits a 5-quart capacity bowl, has 10 speed options and comes with three beater attachments.

KitchenAid Pro 5 Plus 5 Quart Bowl-Lift stand mixer, $400 (regularly $450)

NuFace Trinity


Skincare obsessives love this micro-current facial-toning device. The makers of NuFace Trinity claim it will tone, lift, and contour facial muscles to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. 

Yes, it really works. Click here to learn why one CBS Essentials senior writer thinks everyone should add NuFace to their skincare routine.

NuFace Trinity, $339

Pit Viper The Moontower Admirer

Pit Viper

She's not like a regular mom, she's a cool mom. And she deserves fashionable, high-quality shades that fit her personality. These heart-shaped, polycarbonate sunglasses are a fun and stylish gift for your mama this Mother's Day. 

While we love the purple shade, The Admirers are also available with white, red and black frames. 

Pit Viper The Moontower Admirer, $70

Stakt The Mat

Stakt The Mat

Is Mom into fitness? This yoga mat does the work of two products in one. Fold it and it doubles as a block. Plus, it's twice as thick as your typical yoga mat for added comfort. Find this "as-seen-on-Shark Tank" product in three colors.

Stakt The Mat, $86

Redliro under desk treadmill


Mom wants to walk, jog AND work. This under-desk treadmill will help her get more movement into her daily routine. This motorized walking and jogging treadmill offers 12 preset exercise modes, as well as the option to manually adjust the setting for her perfect workout. 

Redliro under desk treadmill, $310 (reduced from $470)

Quince 100% leather motorcycle jacket

100% Leather Motorcycle Jacket

Why not gift your cool Mom a new leather jacket?

"I really wanted a cool moto jacket for fall to look great with everything from dresses to leggings," CBS Essentials writer Leah Groth said.

"I am quite picky when it comes to leather, but Quince is famous for using high-quality materials, like leather, cashmere and linen, and selling expensive-looking pieces for a fraction of the price of their competitors. This moto jacket seemed too good to be true. A stylish 100% leather jacket for $150? However, as soon as I tried it on, I knew it was the one. The leather is buttery and soft and the cut is incredibly comfortable. I showed it to my husband and he couldn't believe that it didn't cost three times as much. I love it so much that I am ordering it in the cognac color as well."

Quince 100% leather motorcycle jacket, $150



Upgrade mom's entire shower routine with Fig. 1's body care collection. The gift-worthy line includes an exfoliating body polish, a body serum and a body oil. 

The brand's Retinol Renewal Body Serum is made with encapsulated, slow-release retinol to reduce the appearance of crepey skin and age spots. Fig.1's All Over Oil is made with a combination of vitamins A, C and E to provide antioxidant support and nourish and maintain skin barrier. It also has squalane to hydrate and condition the skin. 

The exfoliating body polish is formulated with fine-grain volcanic pumice and glycerin. It's the only scented product in the line and its scent features eucalyptus notes with fresh mandarin and sandalwood. CBS Essentials senior writer Lily Rose loves the way that it smells. "It's just the right amount of scent. It refreshes my senses in the shower but doesn't cling to my skin all day and interfere with perfumes," she said.

Fig.1 full body set, $88 (regularly $104)

FP Movement x Hatch Good Karma maternity high neck runsie

Fp Movement X Hatch- Good Karma Maternity High Neck Runsie

If you're on the hunt for the ideal Mother's Day gift for the pregnant mama in your life, Free People is here to save the day. The brand's activewear label FP Movement has just dropped its first-ever maternity activewear line in collaboration with Hatch, a company dedicated to maternity and post-partum fashion. 

Find FP Movement activewear favorites like runsies, leggings and crop tops, now fabricated to accommodate a bump. With this line, there's no need for her to change her fitness-loving style just because she's pregnant. She can still wear her FP Movement. And because these pieces are so stretchy, they can be worn postpartum as well.

The uber-comfy maternity runsie above comes in two colors. Plus, shop the full FP Movement x Hatch collection by clicking the button below.

FP Movement x Hatch Good Karma maternity high neck runsie, $118

Apple iPad Pro (2022)


Your tech-obsessed Mom probably has her eyes on the new Apple iPad Pro. Apple's high-end tablet, the iPad Pro, features a Liquid Retina XDR display, a pro camera system (12 MP wide; 10 MP ultrawide) and a Thunderbolt port for lightning-speed data transfers. Looking for a traditional laptop experience? It's compatible with Apple's Magic Keyboard

The latest iPad Pro comes with several major upgrades. One of the most notable changes is that the 2022 iPad Pros are equipped with the M2 chip, the same fast and powerful chip included in the latest MacBooks. The M2 chip makes this the fastest iPad yet -- and an excellent choice for video editing, streaming or gaming.

The Apple iPad Pro is available with an 11-inch Liquid Retina display or a 12.9-inch Liquid Retina display. Memory configurations range from 128GB to 2TB. You can also choose between cellular and Wi-Fi only connectivity options.

11" Apple iPad Pro 4th generation (Wi-Fi, 128 GB), $792 (reduced from $799)

12.9" Apple iPad Pro 6th generation (Wi-Fi, 128 GB), $1,049 (reduced from $1,099)

The Pioneer Woman gold-tone earring set

The Pioneer Woman

This beautiful, gold-tone earring set comes with two lovely pairs of earrings for Mom. The first is a pale pink semi-precious bead drop pair that adds a subtle pop of color to any look. The second pair offers an elegant hammered twist teardrop design. 

The Pioneer Woman gold-tone earring set, $13

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