12 last-minute Mother's Day gifts with next day delivery

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Your mum need never know you ordered these gifts at the last minute. (Stock, Getty Images)
Your mum need never know you ordered these gifts at the last minute. (Stock, Getty Images)

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Mother's Day has a sneaky habit of creeping up on us, perhaps because the date changes each year.

In the UK, Mothering Sunday occurs three weeks before Easter, which this year means we'll be celebrating the mother figures in our lives on Sunday 27th March.

If you have come to the realisation that you don't have much time left to get your hands on a gift worthy of your mum, grandmother, auntie, partner or friend, worry not as we've found retailers that are offering next day delivery (and in some cases same day delivery) to ensure your present will arrive by Sunday 27th March.

Scroll down to find our top picks of the gifts your mum will never suspect you ordered at the last minute. But do bear in mind that all of these next day delivery services are subject to availability, so getting your order in as quickly as possible is strongly advised to avoid disappointment.

Florist's Pick Bouquet | £30 at Bloom & Wild

Florist's Pick Bouquet (Bloom & Wild)
Florist's Pick Bouquet (Bloom & Wild)

Bloom & Wild offer premium delivery for £5. Sent via DPD courier, your flowers are 99% assured to arrive on your chosen day. Trackable online and delivered 8am-8pm with no signature required. For £6 there is also the option for premium morning delivery with an arrival time between 8am and 12pm.

There's a wide variety of bouquets and letterbox flowers to choose from, but our top pick for Mother's Day is Bloom & Wild's latest Florist's Pick Bouquet, which consists of 19 stems in whisper-soft pink shades including alstroemeria carnations, sweet williams, limonium, statice and eucalyptus. Pink carnations are especially fitting for Mother's Day as they're a symbol of gratitude and 15% of the profits from this bouquet will be donated to the charity Carers Trust.

Molton Brown Discovery Bathing Collection Bodycare Gift Set | £20 at John Lewis

Molton Brown Discovery Bathing Collection Bodycare Gift Set  (Molton Brown)
Molton Brown Discovery Bathing Collection Bodycare Gift Set (Molton Brown)

John Lewis offers next day delivery for £6.95 (order by 8pm the day before), or to ensure your gift arrives bright and early there is the option to select pre-10:30am next day delivery for £10.95. Treat your mum to some pampering that will last well beyond Mother's Day itself with this set of 10 of Molton Brown's luxurious body washes in fragrances including Black Pepper and Coastal Cypress & Sea Fennel.

Neom Organics London Happiness Standard Scented Candle | £35 at John Lewis & Partners

Treat your mum to a candle this Mother's Day. (John Lewis)
Treat your mum to a candle this Mother's Day. (John Lewis)

If you'd like to treat your mum to a gift that will encourage her to relax and unwind, this candle from luxury brand Neom is another option with next day delivery from John Lewis. Naturally scented with a blend of neroli, mimosa and lemon, the Happiness candle is formulated to have an uplifting effect.

Sun Flowering Charity Brick & Rainbow Tulip Bundle | £30 at Marks and Spencer

Sun Flowering Charity Brick & Rainbow Tulip Bundle (Marks and Spencer)
Sun Flowering Charity Brick & Rainbow Tulip Bundle (Marks and Spencer)

Order flowers from M&S online before midday on 26th March for next day delivery. This bright bunch of 30 orange, purple and yellow British tulips also comes with a flowering sunflower brick, from which will grow dwarf sunflowers (reaching 50cm in height) with multiple heads on each plant, giving a lively, long-lasting display.

For each bundle purchased M&S will donate £5 to help build the Oak Cancer Centre at The Royal Marsden, Sutton which will speed up the development of new life-saving treatments, transforming the lives of cancer patients across the UK.

The Mother's Day Tea Hamper | £78 at Fortnum & Mason

This Fortnum & Mason hamper is bound to be a real treat. (Fortnum & Mason)
This Fortnum & Mason hamper is bound to be a real treat. (Fortnum & Mason)

Filled with a Mother’s Day tea blend of rose, bergamot and earl grey, shortbread rounds, Pink Marc de Champagne Truffles, a scone-ready jar of blackcurrant & cassis curd and ruby chocolate florentines, this beautifully presented hamper has plenty of wow factor – and Fortnum & Mason offers named day deliveries from £7.95.

LookFantastic Mother’s Day Collection | £59 at LookFantastic

This beauty gift is amazing value for money. (LookFantastic)
This beauty gift is amazing value for money. (LookFantastic)

This Mother's Day beauty bundle contains products worth over £212 and next day delivery is available for £4.95. Plus, LookFantastic even offers same day delivery for £13.90 to select postcodes.

Inside the box you'll find a Neom travel candle, Kate Sommerville Goat Milk Cleanser, Erborian Skin Hero, Glamglow Bubble Sheet Mask, Perricone No:Rinse Pore Minimising Toner, Pai The Light Fantastic Oil, Delilah Intense Buildable Mascara, Philip Kingsley Bond Builder Split End Remedy, Laboratory Perfumes Amber, Floral Street Sunflower Pop and either a Liz Earle Hydrating Cream Mask or Liz Earle Instant Brightening Eye Cream.

Hand-Tied Bouquet | £35 at Interflora

These beautifully presented flowers are bound to be a hit. (Interflora)
These beautifully presented flowers are bound to be a hit. (Interflora)

If you've woken up on Sunday 27th March with a horrible realisation that you never quite got round to ordering a gift, then there is a solution that will ensure your mum doesn't feel neglected. Interflora will deliver flowers on the same day you place your order (if ordered before 3pm) and for international delivery too.

From hand tied bouquets to hat box creations, there are plenty of options to choose from, all created by local florists. Each bouquet is one of a kind and you can include specific instructions about your mum's colour, or if she doesn't like a particular flower, to ensure the gift is tailored to your mother's taste.

Mum's Herb Crate | £30 at Marks and Spencer

Get your mum a herb crate that she can enjoy all year round. (Marks & Spencer)
Get your mum a herb crate that she can enjoy all year round. (Marks & Spencer)

Mums who are keen cooks will appreciate this sweet windowsill herb basket, which is also available to order with next day delivery at M&S. The miniature kitchen garden contains sage, rosemary and mint plants, all ready to have their leaves plucked and added to your mother's latest culinary creation.

Mother's Day Afternoon Tea At Home | £29.99 at Cutter & Squidge

Who doesn't love afternoon tea? (Cutter And Squidge)
Who doesn't love afternoon tea? (Cutter And Squidge)

If you'd like to treat your mum to a fancy afternoon tea, but don't fancy facing the crowds in restaurants and lack the time to make your own scones, then this pretty box is sure to impress, and Cutter & Squidge offer next day delivery on orders placed before 2pm on weekends.

The Afternoon Tea box comes filled with two strawberry shortcake loaves, two blondies, four scones, two pots of Rodda's Clotted Cream, one pot of fruity jam and one Cutter & Squidge English breakfast loose leaf tea.

If you would like to enjoy your afternoon tea at a specific time, then Cutter & Squidge would recommend ordering the box for delivery the day before or choosing a priority shipping option.

Rustic Meadow Dried Flowers - Medium | £65 at Amarante London

Rustic Meadow Dried Flowers - Medium (Amarante London)
Rustic Meadow Dried Flowers - Medium (Amarante London)

For a bouquet that will last months not days, this dried bunch featuring pampas grass, eucalyptus stems, bunny tails and ruscus is bang on trend and will make a striking addition to homes with neutral-coloured interiors. Amarante London offers free Sunday and specified date delivery.

Mother’s Day Cheese And Bubbly Hamper | £60 at Snowdonia Cheese Company

Mother’s Day Cheese And Bubbly Hamper (Snowdonia Cheese Company)
Mother’s Day Cheese And Bubbly Hamper (Snowdonia Cheese Company)

Put a big cheesy smile on your mum's face with this foodie hamper filled with Black Bomber Extra-Mature Cheddar and Red Storm Vintage Red Leicester Cheese, as well as rhubarb and gin chutney, buttermilk crackers, baked apple and custard biscuits, a slate board on which to serve your treats and a bottle of sparkling Chapel Down English Rose NV. Order before 12pm on Saturday 26th March for next day delivery.

Colour Garden | £14.95 at Bloompost

Colour Garden (Bloompost)
If your mum loves gardening, she's bound to love this. (Bloompost)

Green spirited mothers will appreciate this letterbox gift of colourful seed bombs that will grow into wildflowers including coriander, false flax, mallow, poppies, corn cockles, cornflowers, chamomile, Persian clover, Incarnate clover and Alexandrian clover. Providing a feast for bees and butterflies (not to mention a feast of colour). Order before 6pm on weekdays and 2pm on weekends for next day delivery.