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Mother's Day 2018: Last-minute gift ideas and online order deadlines

There’s still time!

Sabrina Barr
Friday 09 March 2018 13:02 GMT
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Mother’s Day is only two days away, the day of the year on which you’re expected to treat your mum like the queen that she is.

No matter how much advance warning we’re given that the day is fast-approaching, this doesn’t stop sons and daughters everywhere from failing to prepare.

Today, people across the country will suddenly be finding themselves in a state of panic trying to figure out what they can order in time for Sunday.

If this sounds like you, then don’t worry. Your time hasn’t run out… yet.

Thanks to the wonder of online shopping, you can still order the perfect present to brighten your mother’s day and make her feel special.

Whether you live hours away from your mum or you simply don’t have time to hit the shops over the next couple of days, we have the ultimate gift ideas that are sure to win you brownie points.

Take a look at our suggestions and sort your present out pronto!

Beautiful bouquet

If you’re lost for ideas, then ordering a stunning bouquet of flowers will surely go down a treat.

It’s especially lovely when you add a little bit of extra thought into the arrangement, making sure that you include your mum’s favourite flowers.

Bunches is delivering stunning flowers by courier, even on Mother’s Day itself.

Here’s everything you need to know about its flower delivery service:

  • Price: Mother’s Day flowers range from £18.99 to £49.99.
  • Delivery: All bouquets in the Mother’s Day range include free delivery, with the added bonus of being able to choose courier delivery to ensure that your chosen arrangement arrives fresh on Mother’s Day.
  • Extra information: All flowers and plants ordered from Bunches arrive in specially designed packaging so that it arrives looking lovely for your special lady.
Put thought into a card and brighten your mum's day for Mother's Day (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Classic card

They say it’s the thought the counts, and nothing says it better than a sentimental, comic or downright silly card (depending on the recipient).

Card Factory is offering you the chance to choose from a variety of cards to be delivered in time for Mother’s Day.

Not only can you take advantage of half price delivery when you spend a certain amount, but you can also guarantee that it’ll arrive promptly.

Here are all the details:

  • Price: Mother’s Day cards range from 99p to £1.99
  • Delivery: When you spend over £25 and use the code SATURDAY at checkout, you’ll be treated to half price Saturday delivery. Remember to choose the Saturday Delivery option so that it comes punctually.

Absorbing read

There’s no need to take your mum on a trip when you can let her escape into an engrossing book.

Waterstones has a variety of inspiring books with your mother in mind, from uplifting reads such as Dolly Alderton’s Everything I Know About Love to captivating stories such as The Tattooist of Auschwitz.

The great thing about Waterstones is that they offer a click and collect service, so that you don’t have to worry about your parcel getting lost or delayed in the post.

Here’s the lowdown on ordering a book for your mum.

  • Choice: Waterstones has collated an extensive list of books for you to choose from for Mother’s Day, with categories such as “Gifts for Story-Seekers” and “Gifts for Scribblers and Dreamers”. If you use the hashtag #AskABookseller on Twitter, a member of their staff can provide you with personalised advice.
  • Delivery: If you live in close proximity to a Waterstones store, using their click and collect service is the way to go. Once you enter your location, the website will generate a list of up to 10 shops where you can pick up your chosen item, which could be available in as little as two hours. 
Treat your mum to a cheeky tipple with a lovely hamper (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Cheeky tipple

Mother’s Day is a cause for celebration, so make the most of the special occasion and break out some bubbly.

Marks and Spencer is offering a number of alcohol hampers for you and your mum to indulge in together.

The best part is that if you spend a certain amount, you can choose nominated day delivery at checkout.

Take note:

  • Price: The alcohol hampers at Marks and Spencer range from £15 to £125.
  • Delivery: If you spend over £20, then you can use free nominated day delivery at checkout.
  • Extra information: There are a number of delightful hampers to choose from, from a champagne and truffles gift set to a gin and tonic hamper. 
Make your mum feel special with an at-home spa treatment (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Magnificent massage

Want to treat your mum like royalty this Mother’s Day?

Book her in for a soothing massage this Sunday and help her relax in the comfort of her own home.

When you book a massage through Urban Massage, you can arrange to have an expert mobile therapist arrive within the hour, which is so ideal for any last-minute present shoppers out there.

Find out how to give your mum the ideal spa experience:

  • Price: A 60-minute massage for one person starts from £49, a 90-minute massage for one person starts from £69 and a 120-minute massage for one person starts from £89.
  • Location: Urban Massage operates in London, Birmingham and Manchester. 
  • Extra information: Urban Massage offers a number of treatments, including the classic, deep tissue and sports massage.

Make this year's Mother's Day your mum's most cherished one yet.

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