Mother's Day Deals Are Live! Here's What to Expect

Don't count on food freebies this year, but look for online sales that take up to 70% off.
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Mother's Day sales are here, deal-seekers! Whether you're shopping for yourself or your mom, you can take advantage of a number of Mother's Day deals, from clothing items to home goods — and special occasion gifts like flowers, of course.

Ordinarily, we'd also cover restaurants offering deals to celebrate moms' special day. But retailers might skip those offers this year due to the coronavirus outbreak and the restrictions placed on venues because of it (though you may be able to get takeout or delivery deals). For our 2020 guide, we're focusing on Mother's Day gifts you can buy online and have delivered to your mom, in case you can't be with her on May 10.

Appeal to Mom's Stylish Side

Help your mom refresh her wardrobe by shopping the best Mother's Day sales on clothing, shoes, and accessories. Take up to an extra 50% off at stores like Rockport, Joe's New Balance Outlet, Proozy, and Reebok. We also expect stores like Kohl's to offer discounts such as $10 off purchases of $50. Not confident about shopping for clothes? Retailers like Totes let you snag unique-looking umbrellas, plush slippers and eye masks, and other gifts, so your mom can treat herself all year long.

Gift Her With New Headphones

You know by now that your dad can't handle your mom's 84th rewatch of Gilmore Girls. But you can make them both happy by gifting your mom with new headphones for Mother's Day. Stores like Harman Audio will likely take up to 60% off during their Mother's Day sale, which means you can make Mom proud with your ability to save, too. And if she doesn't need shiny new headphones, know that the sale tends to include speakers and other types of audio equipment, as well.

Alternatively, if your mom still likes to jam out to Fleetwood Mac's "Go Your Own Way," she'll appreciate the rich sound of an upgraded audio system.

Think Outside the Box

Meaningful gifts aren't always traditional. Think about what your mom will really enjoy and also how it'll help you win the holiday (especially if you're competing with siblings). Look for photo deals, like a 16" x 20" unframed canvas print for only $23 at stores like Walgreens. Is your mom an avid reader? Consider gifting an Audible subscription or audiobook; last year it had a sale for Mother's Day where it took 50% to 70% off.

Watch for Mother's Day sales from Home Depot and Audible, which could take up to 70% off.

If your mom likes to DIY, you could give her an item from her favorite home improvement store. Last year, Home Depot offered up to 30% off during its Mother's Day sale; it also had themed gift baskets with snacks and chocolates for 10% off. In both cases, orders of $45 netted free shipping, so you could easily order online and have your gift shipped directly to Mom.

Flowers and Jewelry Are Classics for a Reason

When in doubt, you can't go wrong with flowers and jewelry. If you want to score the best Mother's Day deals, look for offers from sites like Florists.com, which will help you get fresh flowers delivered to your mom, even if you can't be with her to celebrate. Alternatively, check Groupon for credits from other big online florists, including ProFlowers, FTD.com, and 1-800-Flowers.com. You can expect to receive something like a $30 credit for $15 or less.

If you prefer to gift your mom something sparkling to match her personality, you can count on plenty of jewelry deals, too. They might not be the best jewelry offers we'll see all year, but watch for Swarovski earrings to be as little as $18. Department stores are usually big participants, and we expect retailers like JCPenney to once again cut up to 70% off and offer an additional discount of 20%.

Readers, what are you buying your mom for Mother's Day this year? Let us know in the comments below.


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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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