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Mother’s Day is right around the corner (literally), and if you haven’t quite settled on a gift, there’s no need to stress. To help with your shopping list, we put together a gifting guide so that you can choose the perfect present for your mother, grandmother, aunt, sister, friends, and anyone else who deserves to be celebrated on Mother’s Day.

Being that we have less than a week to go, Amazon Prime is probably your best bet to get items in a hurry. Amazon Prime members get free two-day shipping, in addition to other perks that include full access to Prime Video, where you can stream countless movie and TV shows (Mother’s Day films included). If you’re not signed up for Amazon Prime, it costs just $12.99 a month.

Streaming subscriptions are another great gifting idea for moms who love movies and TV, and it won’t cost you very much. You can gift subscriptions to Disney+, HBO Max, Paramount+, Sling TV, Showtime, Hulu for $10-$15 a month. Below, find our picks for more Mother’s Day gifts, including gadgets, gizmos, flowers, and other thoughtful items. But if you really want to raise your gifting potential, see our picks for the best smart home items, deals on Bluetooth speakers, budget-friendly iPads, and Blu-ray players.

Tranquil Tea Break Set

Need to carve out a little time for yourself? A tranquil tea break will do the trick, and if you need beverage options, try this herbal tea sampler.

Swivel Bath Tray

Since we’re already talking relaxation, this swivel bath tray makes a great Mother’s Day gift.

Gourmet Alcohol-Infused Popcorn

These boozy confections are crafted from air-popped corn, and glazed in luxurious fusions of spirits and sweets. This super giftable set includes one bag of whiskey infused popcorn, champagne infused popcorn, along with salt & tequila infused popcorn.

“The Beauty of Living Twice” by Sharon Stone

There’s no denying that a good book pairs nicely with alcohol-infused popcorn. If you’re looking for a book to give as a gift Sharon Stone’s “The Beauty of Living Twice” take readers beneath the movie star surface of the award-winning actress.

“Just As I Am” by Cicely Tyson

Cicely Tyson’s “Just As I Am” is another beautifully inspiring read. Released just two days before Tyson died at age 96, this fascinating memoir offers a “plain and unvarnished” serving of personal truth, sans “glitter and garland.”

Mariposa Bouquet

It wouldn’t be Mother’s Day without flowers! This Mariposa Bouquet from ProFlowers is a top choice among customers and includes carnations, roses, and Peruvian Lily. You’ll also find great bouquets at FTC Flowers.

Birth Month Flower Glasses

Birth months may be replacing birth stones as a go-to-gifting item. With these birth month flower cups you can toast your solar return all year long.

“Cocktails of the Movies: An Illustrated Guide to Cinematic Mixology” by Will Francis

If mom loves cocktails and movies, this book is a colorful, and affordable gift. “Cocktails of the Movies” serves up the 64 greatest cocktails that have been featured on film. From Marilyn’s Manhattan in “Some Like It Hot” to The Dude’s White Russian in “The Big Lebowski”, there’s something for everyone. Each cocktail recipe is accompanied by the method, a history of the drink, and a synopsis of its scene in the movie.

“Defending Your Life” Criterion Collection Blu-Ray

Criterion Collection Blu-rays let you experience a film like never before. “Defending Your Life,” which stars Meryl Streep and Albert Brooks begs the question of whether or not there’s love after death. The 1991 romantic comedy is about a hapless advertising executive Daniel Miller (Brooks) who dies and ends up in the afterlife where he must defend his life choices. Riddled with self-doubt, Daniel struggles to make his case, while a budding relationship with the uninhibited Julia (Meryl Streep) gives him a chance to finally feel alive. Click here for more Criterion Collection movies.

Canon EOS R Mirrorless Camera

For moms and mother figures who enjoy photography, the Canon EOS R system is the priciest gift idea on our list and totally worth it. The mirrorless camera has a large 54mm diameter, and decreased distance between the rear lens element and sensor, giving you a combination of image quality, performance and a compact lens design.

Fitbit Versa 2 Health and Fitness Smart Watch

The Fitbit Versa 2 is an all-in-one smart watch that’s available in six different colors. Check your heart rate, track sleep patterns, stream music, get GPS, news, weather, and tons more with this smart watch, which comes with built-in Alexa.

Vankyo Leisure 3 Mini Projector

Amazon’s choice for best overhead projector is so suited for portability that it comes with a carrying case. This LED projector supports up to 1080p resolution and is compatible with smartphones (via HDMI adapters) and video game consoles, and projects up to 170″ with a cooling system that cuts down on fan noise.

Serene Home Spa Gift Set

You don’t have to leave home to get relaxed. This handmade spa set comes with eucalyptus soap and matching shower mist, lip balm made from coconut oil and beeswax, a luffa, cotton soap saver, and 100% cotton towel.

Oculus Quest 2

For techies, the Oculus Quest 2 is one of the most exciting new headsets around. It’s also the most consumer-friendly VR headset available because it allows users to tether it to their own PC — something the previous model did not — and it offers more gaming access. The set-up is pretty easy and it has a lightening fast processor and high-resolution display.

Bose Noise Canceling Headphones

If you want to splurge a little for Mother’s Day, Bose is among the best when it comes to sound. These wireless noise canceling headphones deliver astonishingly crisp sound and deep, full bass. The headphones include 11 levels of noise canceling, and you can listen to them for up to 20 hours before they need to be charged.

Dearfoams Women’s Mama Bear Slippers

Make a fashion statement with a cozy pair of Mama Bear slippers. They have a rubber sole with sherpa lining and felt or embroidered appliqué, and are available in five plaid designs.

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