How to Get the Best Mother's Day Gifts in 2019

Save as much as 72% on designer goods, give Mom affordable tech, and treat her to free froyo.
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When is Mother's Day this year? Yikes, it's Sunday, May 12! You know your mom is unique, and you'll want to show her how much you care this Mother's Day weekend. Don't worry, you still have time to find cheap Mother's Day gifts.

Flowers and jewelry are easy go-to options, but nontraditional Mother's Day gifts are actually one of the best things to buy in May — you just have to know what to look for. Here are all the Mother's Day gift ideas you need NOW.

Look for Designer Mother's Day Deals

In honor of the various sacrifices your mom has made for you, gift her something special in the form of designer goods. She'll be proud to show off items from Coach, Tory Burch, Michael Kors, and Kate Spade — and you'll be proud of how much you saved.

Coach offers one of the better sales of the season. Expect up to 50% off sale styles, as well as free shipping.

Look for stores like Coach to offer up to 50% off sale styles, as well as free shipping. Shop the Coach Outlet and you could find even better deals. Last year it knocked 60% off sitewide, then took an extra 30% off clearance and an extra 10% off via a coupon code. Plus, all orders bagged free shipping.

Michael Kors will likely feature more modest Mother's Day discounts. It took 25% off sitewide for Mother's Day 2018, but only KorsVIP members received free shipping. Meanwhile, Tory Burch offered respectable savings of 40% off select sale shoes, and added free shipping to sweeten the deal.

If you don't see a sale at a designer's flagship store, that doesn't mean you're out of luck. Last year we saw an excellent sale on Kate Spade products at Nordstrom Rack; the discount retailer took up to 72% off a variety of womenswear and accessories. And Neiman Marcus offered a more general sale, taking an extra 25% off clearance and providing free shipping, too.

Find Gifts for Mom to Make Her Feel Gorgeous

If your mom loves beauty products, there will be at least a few sales you can shop to find the perfect gift. Consider The Body Shop, as last year it knocked 40% off select skincare, body care, and makeup in early May. Even better, you could score a free Mother's Day tote with $60 orders, plus free shipping across the board. And on Amazon, Prime members could save at least 30% on a variety of beauty products, and get free shipping to boot.

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Want to gift your mom her favorite scent for less? Look for Perfumania to have another flash sale — in 2018, the store took up to 50% off. eBay had its own scent sale, where it cut up to 60% off select fragrances.

Give Mom the Gift of Tech

Tech is almost always a solid gift option, as long as it's easy to use or your giftee is somewhat tech savvy. Electronics can even make cheap Mother's Day gifts when you shop the right sales.

Take TechRabbit's, for example. The retailer will likely have another massive Mother's Day sale in 2019. Last year it knocked up to 97% off tons of items — including new, used, and refurbished gear — and all orders received free shipping.

TechRabbit will likely have another massive Mother's Day sale, knocking up to 97% off tons of items.

Best Buy also hosted its own epic sale. It cut up to $100 off select computers and Fitbits, and up to 30% off certain small appliances. Mother's Day was also a great time to shop for moms who are movie buffs, as Best Buy offered three select 4K UHD Blu-rays for $50.

Does your mom prefer to read her media rather than watch it? Then keep an eye out for an excellent Kindle bundle from Amazon. For $150 last year, you could snag a Kindle Paperwhite with special offers, along with a leather case and a carrying bag.

woman gives gift to mother

Think Outside the Mother's Day Gift Box

If your mom is hard to shop for, it's time to go beyond ordinary Mother's Day gift ideas. Watch for a Snapfish sale that lets you grab personalized products for 50% off sitewide, or even take 70% off select items via a coupon code. Groupon could have a similar deal, taking 30% off products such as personalized jewelry, canvas prints, and handbags. And Walgreens may have its own photo offer. Last year you could grab a photo PrintBook for mom for only $2 when you picked it up yourself.

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If your mom has a sweet tooth, look to Amazon to cut up to 40% off a variety of chocolate gifts for Mother's Day. And if you'd rather gift an experience, Groupon could have another round of modest discounts — think 10% to 25% off travel and local deals, as well as free shipping on $35. DiscountMags is also likely to have a sale on magazine subscriptions. Last year you could treat your family matriarch to three select 1-year subscriptions for only $12 total.

Don't rule out freebies, either! Orange Leaf is bringing back its Mother's Day freebie, giving mom a beginner cup of frozen yogurt for free or taking $3.30 off her order at participating stores. And TCBY is also advertising its Mother's Day freebie for this year. Take your mom to a participating location and treat her at no cost. She could get the first 6 ounces for free, or a free small cup or cone of yogurt.

Skip the Mother's Day Jewelry

Unless you're absolutely set on giving mom another locket, it's best to skip the jewelry gifts. There will definitely be sales, but you'll have the best luck with pieces that aren't clearly crafted for Mother's Day.

If you do decide on jewelry, know that Macy's could knock off 25% to 80% on select items again. However, last year Macy's was offering free shipping with the purchase of a beauty item, and that delivery deal doesn't seem to be in place anymore. So these sales might be more appealing if you're shopping in-store.

You'll have the best luck with jewelry that isn't clearly crafted for Mother's Day.

Amazon, meanwhile, could have a sale that takes up to 33% off fine jewelry and offers free shipping. The online megaretailer will also discount specific Mother's Day jewelry — look for savings of up to 40% off and free shipping for Prime members.

And if money is no object, keep an eye out for watch deals from Jomashop. Last year it cut up to 77% off Baume & Mercier watches, as well as an extra $20 off via a coupon code. Plus, all orders bagged free shipping.

Mother's Day Flowers Are Better Than Nothing

If you're still drawing a blank or none of these suggestions seem right for your mom, remember that Mother's Day flowers are better than nothing. And you'll be able to save on gorgeous stems without too much effort.

Costco's offer of 50 medium-stem roses for $40 — with free shipping to boot — could return this year, and makes for an easy gift to send to mom if you aren't close by. Additionally, StackSocial offered credits to big-name florists for less in 2018, including a $40 Teleflora credit for $20 and a $50 credit to The Bouqs Company for $30.

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You could even find long-stemmed roses at Amazon last year, as the retailer provided 96 of them for $62. And Prime members could save on flowers at Whole Foods via a printable coupon. A bouquet of 20 single-color tulips would only cost $10, which isn't too shabby for a gorgeous gift to thank your mom for all she's done.

Readers, what's on your Mother's Day shopping list this year? Let us know in the comments below.

Senior Staff Writer

Julie joined DealNews in 2015. Her work has been featured on MSN, Business Insider, Lifehacker, The Motley Fool, GoBankingRates, and Moneyish. In her spare time, she enjoys baking sweets, reading thrillers, and listening to an ever-growing list of podcasts.
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This "Mothers' Day" phenomenon is purely commercial. Mothers have enormous challenges every day. Instead of some material gift, show her your appreciation by relieving her daily load i.e. something that makes life easier or a respite. e.g. Volunteer to do certain house chores ON A SCHEDULE, send her on a holiday - even a "staycation"...