Last minute Mother’s Day gifts: 14 types of bouquets

Missed the window to mail a present? Give mom flowers, cookies, and more quick-delivery gifts
By Dalene Rovenstine  Published on 05/07/2018 at 10:27 AM EDT

Every year the second Sunday in May, Mother’s Day, comes to remind us to honor the women we love. Whether celebrating your mother, your grandmother, or other special ladies in your life, the day allows you to show how much you care.

Since Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 13, we curated a Mother’s Day gift guide weeks ago and reminded you to get your shopping done early. But if you’re like most of us (procrastinators!) and put off your shopping, there are still plenty of options. Bouquets are an easy last-minute gift—but they’re not just limited to live flowers. Click through our gallery below to see bunches of cookies, plushies, succulents, paper flowers and more.

Be sure to let us know in the comments what you’ll be purchasing for the special women in your life this year.

Chocolate daisies

They may look like flowers, but these daisies are full of Italian chocolate. Each petal is made with dark chocolate dragee, dipped in a sugar shell, and wrapped in tulle. The Sugarfina blooms are $5 each; or get 8 stems for $35 and make your own bouquet with these easy instructions. Purchase on Sugarfina.

Crepe paper flowers

Hanami Paper Co offers a variety of single stem flowers starting at $4 a piece. Create your own bunch and send a bouquet that mom can enjoy for years to come. Purchase on Etsy.

Winged Beauty bouquet

Pink and purple flowers for Mother’s Day may seem a little clichéd, but when they’re this beautiful, they’re hard to pass up. Bursting with light pink roses, lavender spray roses, pink alstroemeria, lavender stock, lavender cushion spray chrysanthemums, and and raspberry sinuata statice, this bouquet is made extra special with the hand-glazed ceramic vase and hummingbird medallion. Purchase on Teleflora starting at $59.95.

Plush corgi bouquet

It may be a little out there, but who could say no to a bouquet filled with plush corgis!? The gift, which comes from the nerdy minds at ThinkGeek, is filled with nine plush toys for $49.99. Purchase on ThinkGeek.

Potted blue hydrangeas

Okay, okay. So a potted plant isn’t exactly a “bouquet”—but this faux bouquet will be a gift that lasts longer than two weeks. The vibrant blue hydrangeas stand up to 18 inches tall. Purchase on Proflowers starting at $39.99.

Purple Rain cupcake bouquet

Baked Bouquet produces one kind of bouquets: edible ones. The Purple Rain bouquet features yummy cupcakes arranged like the best floral arrangement you could purchase. Choose the number of cupcakes and the flavors to fully customize this treat. Purchase on Baked Bouquet starting at $59.

Paper map roses

Handmade from map paper, these roses have more character than the typical flower. Mabel Lane Boutique sells these roses by the stem for $3.49—making it perfectly affordable to send mom a dozen long-stems. Purchase on Etsy.

Lollipop bouquet

It’s true that Mother’s Day is supposed to be all about mom and what she wants, but this lollipop bouquet is the perfect gift for the mother who just can’t help but share. It will be a treat for her and her little ones. Purchase from The Candy Emporium on Etsy for $44.95.

Charlotte bouquet

We love all kinds of fresh flowers, but what makes this bunch one of our favorites is how it has a “fresh from the garden” appeal. The florals are hand-picked and presented in either a French market pail or wrapped in kraft paper. Purchase on 1-800-Flowers starting at $54.99.


Desert Safari succulents

A live and longer-living option, this succulent tray from PlantShed is filled with Aloes and echeverias. The arrangement comes in a white square ceramic pot. Purchase the Desert Safari succulent arrangement on PlantShed for $86.

Chocolate candy bouquet

This is not the bouquet for the faint of heart—this chocolate bouquet is loaded with 23 bite-size and 7 full-size candy bars. Give mom some sugar with this 17-inch high display. Purchase on FromYouFlowers.com for $58.39.

Tropical Love arrangement

The Bouqs Co. is a floral subscription company that specializes in artisanal flowers shipped straight from the farms. You can also purchase a la carte—and we suggest this Tropical Love arrangement. Exotic flowers such as red ginger pair up with greenery to bring a little rainforest into the home. The flowers come from Farmer Maria and her eco-friendly, sustainable farm in Ecuador. Purchase on The Bouqs Co. starting at $42.

Sweet Like Mom Daisy

Let your mom know you’re sweet on her with this fruit arrangement from Edible Arrangements. The Sweet Like Mom Daisy design features pineapple daisies and their signature Swizzle Berries with a “Happy Mother’s Day” gourmet Belgian chocolate pop. Purchase on Edible Arrangements for $59.

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