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Last-minute gifters, unite! 37 Mother's Day gifts for your wife that'll arrive on time

Make her day even more special than it already is.
Kara Birnbaum/ TODAY

If you've exhausted all your brilliant Mother's Day gift ideas, it's time to rediscover her passions and interests. While a vase filled with her favorite flowers will do the job of showing your love for her, you ultimately want to go the extra mile in making her feel special.

With so many gifts perfect for your wife, it can be overwhelming to choose the ideal surprise for her. From dainty jewelry to kitchen innovations, the search for the ideal indulgent gift won't be such a struggle after all this year.

Our special Mother's Day gift guide combines a list of interests for the traveler, the bookworm and every kind of mom in between. Whether she's into gardening, running or fashion, you can find something unique and budget-friendly that she'll appreciate and that will arrive on time.

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Mother's Day bestsellers for wives

Diamond Painting Beach By Numbers Kit

If she's looking for something new to do while watching TV or to tap into her creative side, have her try diamond painting! It's basically an upgraded version of "paint by numbers." This kit is an Amazon bestseller with nearly 9,000 verified five-star ratings.

Out of the Wood Washable Paper Backpack

Does her life get a bit messy? This washable and sustainable backpack is great to carry all her essentials. She can fit books, a laptop and cosmetics without having to worry about weight thanks to the lightweight paper material. Plus, this bag is easy to clean and wipe down.

Homesick Candle

For a more personalized option, you can't go wrong with a scented candle. It has 60 to 80 hours of burn time, is made with soy wax and has delightful notes of lavender, sage and jasmine.

Lego Icons Flower Bouquet

For a bouquet that will last forever, gift her with these Lego flowers that will never wilt. With 15 different types of flowers, from roses to poppies, the adjustable stems mean they'll fit perfectly in any vase. One reviewer called these the "flowers that keep giving!"

Syrinx Cooling Weighted Blanket

Do you and the missus fight over the thermostat? If she prefers a cooler atmosphere at night, consider gifting her this cooling weighted blanket.

Best Mother's Day gifts for wives

Mama Stud Earrings

Don't break the bank when it comes to gifting jewelry for Mother's Day. These simple studs show off her maternal status while still being less than $15.

Anthropologie Bistro Tiled Margot Monogram Mug

If you're on the fence about which Mother's Day gift to get your wife, opt for something initialed like this bestselling art deco-inspired mug from Anthropologie.

"The Stories We Tell" by Joanna Gaines

If your wife is a fan of the show "Fixer Upper" and has fallen victim to the Hearth & Hand section in Target, this book written by Joanna Gaines will give her insight into the designer's life and the lessons she's learned along the way. From becoming more accepting of her family lineage and culture to learning how to be more present with her children, reviewers love this honest and vulnerable read.

"Happy Place" by Emily Henry

If her happy place is cozied up with a good book, gift her the latest from author Emily Henry. When former college roommates meet up for their annual week-long reunion, formerly engaged couple Harriet and Wyn have one slight problem: not only are they no longer together, but their closest friends have no clue. As if that wasn't enough, they're also sharing a bedroom.

"I would first like to thank the author for yet another marvelous masterpiece," said one reviewer who was "immersed in the words from page one."

Custom Family Portrait

This custom family portrait from Etsy is a timeless keepsake that'll be a great conversation piece wherever it's placed. Each portrait is drawn individually to capture the unique characteristics of each family member — including pets! — and comes in three sizes. Since a physical print isn't actually shipped, you can take your file and print it on anything you want, from canvas to a blanket.

Anthropologie Judith Claw Hair Clip Set

In case she didn't save any of her claw hair clips from her teenage days when they first became popular, gift her with this set that will provide a pop of color to any hairstyle she hopes to achieve. Reviewers love these clips not only because they're sturdy, but because the different sizes allow for different kinds of 'dos!

Bread Baker's Handbook

If your wife hopped on the bread-making trend and is still aiming to make the perfect loaf, she'll love keeping detailed notes of her favorite recipes in this unique handbook. Featuring a glossary, notes on grains and questions curated to make the perfect loaf, the whole family will enjoy tasting and smelling each bread she makes!

Rifle Paper Co. AirPods Case

It seems like everyone has Apple AirPods these days. Help your wife's pair stand out with this fun floral case that she can clip onto her keys or the inside of her purse for easy access. Plus, TODAY readers can score an exclusive 25% discount off this (and everything else on the brand's site) using the code TODAY25 through May 10.

Mama Bear Tote

Summer is right around the corner. Help your wife get warm weather-ready with this "Mama Bear" tote. It would make the perfect beach bag!

Williams Sonoma Bay Stripe Apron

This Williams Sonoma apron is the perfect gift for the wife who moonlights as a home chef. It's guaranteed to protect her from any messes in the kitchen and you can even customize it with her name. There's also a children's version so she and your little one can match.

Riedel Cabernet Decanter

Whether she likes to host friends or enjoys unwinding with a glass of wine, you can elevate her favorite vino with this affordable decanter. "This is a great wine decanter, holds a whole bottle of wine, easy to pour and we put it in our dishwasher crystal cycle and comes out perfect," says one verified reviewer.

Relaxation Gift Set

Most moms stay on the move until they can't anymore. Encourage your wife to relax and pamper herself with this relaxation gift set from Etsy. It has the basics she needs to get a self-care day going, including a soy candle (and a box of matches to light it), a bath bomb, lip balm, fuzzy socks and a velvet scrunchie.

VoChill Wine Glass Chiller

Whether she's entertaining a few friends or just wants to rewind after a long day, this wine glass chiller actively chills one or several glasses of wine for well over an hour inside, and for up to 45 minutes in shaded outdoor heat, according to the brand.

Dior Addict Lip Maximizer Plumping Gloss

Voted "Best Lip Plumping Gloss" during Shop TODAY's Beauty Awards, this lip gloss comes in 20 thick and glossy shades to choose from that will not lot leaving your lips sticky.

"I loved the subtle tingle it produced almost instantly and gave my pucker a little extra definition," says senior SEO editor Jess Bender. "It also felt super silky to the touch and gave my lips a needed dose of hydration."

Royal Craft Wood Luxury Bathtub Caddy Tray

Everyone deserves some "me time" once in a while. For those times when she has an extra few minutes to herself, gift her this wooden bathtub caddy tray while she enjoys a warm bath.

Anthropologie Vintage Monopoly Game

Gift her this limited edition of Monopoly that has a retro aesthetic inspired by the 1935 release of the original game she'll be sure to pull out on family game night!

Howego Clear Purse Glass Vase

If you give a girl flowers, she's going to want a new vase to put them in. This clear glass vase designed as a purse provides a whimsical and unique decor option. "This vase is unique, well-made, and adorable," said one reviewer, adding, "I didn’t think it was possible to love to love a vase as much as I love this one."

Kodak Printomatic Digital Instant Print Camera

Chances are your wife has tons of photos sitting on her phone. If she loves taking pictures of the kids and family outings, this nostalgic camera takes high-quality pictures and will print tangible photos that are water- and smudge-resistant so you can have your memories instantly, according to the brand.

Harry & David Award Winning Cheeses Gift Box

If your spouse is a foodie, you can't go wrong with a gift set of artisanal cheeses. This set comes with five award-winning options, from smokey cheddar cheese to porcini cheese. You can also save 25% off the brand's dried fruit heart tray, chocolate truffle box or this gift box with a mix of treats with code TODAY25.

Bala Bangles

If she loves at good at-home workout, she probably has been eyeing these trendy wrist and ankles weights for a while now. The versatile Bala Bangles can be used for yoga, aerobics, Pilates or even walking.

"I received these as a gift. Not only are they very aesthetically pleasing but they are also great gym accessories." wrote one Amazon reviewer. "Get them for someone you love, maybe it’s yourself!"

UrbanStems The Murano Orchids

You can never go wrong with flowers. This white orchid arrangement from UrbanStems would look great on the kitchen counter or even a home office. It comes in a beautiful patterned blue and white pot that's inspired by the Italian Murano glass.

Custom Travel Photo Coasters

These custom photo coasters are bound to make her smile every time she uses them. Photo albums only make an appearance when you're feeling nostalgic but these coasters are always out, reminding her of all of the good times you've had over the years.

HelloFresh Meal Delivery Service Kit

If she's not the cook in the family, eliminate the daunting step of going to the grocery store or preparing dinner with a convenient meal delivery kit from HelloFresh. The brand's recipes are tested over 200 times to ensure they're just as tasty as they are easy to make. They have hassle-free step-by-step recipes and offer four different meal plans, including meat and veggies, veggie, family-friendly and low-calorie.

Parachute Linen Robe

This linen robe from Parachute is perfect to keep her cool and comfortable as the weather warms up. The lightweight, full-length wrap comes in three neutral colors and the brand says it's Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certified, meaning it is free of potentially harmful chemicals.

West Elm Cotton Knit Throw

If she's spending plenty of time watching her favorite shows with the kids on the couch these days, get her a special throw blanket just for her. This one from West Elm comes in a variety of colors, so you can pick her favorite.

Fossil Crossbody Handbag

Moms are known for having large bags that are usually holding everything from snacks to first aid kits. This classic style from Fossil features a front zipper to keep essentials easily accessible, as well as an adjustable strap to convert it to a crossbody.

Baublebar Initial Gold Mini Necklace

For a gift that ships as soon as you order it, opt for this dainty initial necklace. A staple piece that can easily be worn alongside her current ones, this necklace from Baublebar is available in either solid gold or studded gold for a little added bling. You'll want to act fast since their spring sale ends tonight, which means it's your last chance to score 20% off sitewide.

Dorai Stone Bath Mat

Bring new life to her bathroom with this slip-proof stone bathmat, which quickly absorbs water and gets rid of moisture buildup and unpleasant odors.

One shopper raved, "I was tired of stepping out on soggy bathmats in the morning and decided to give this a try. It's wonderful! Soaks up all the water instantly and after two months of use looks brand new. No upkeep, no laundry, just dry bathroom floors. I bought a second one and now it's also a go-to gift for family."

Uncommon Goods At-Home Wine Tasting Event

Gift now and she can enjoy at her leisure! This at-home wine tasting experience includes a wine tasting flight board and a 75-minute virtual experience with wine expert Carey Jackson. Plus, towards the end of the class, she'll learn how to make three wine cocktails, perfect for her next get-together.

Kate Spade New York All Day Large Tote

This timeless tote from Kate Spade New York is just as chic as she is, and it comes in five different colors. Be sure to use discount code MOM to score this bag for just under $174.

Nespresso Vertuo Coffee and Espresso Machine

Give her this coffee and espresso machine for her morning cup of joe with the touch of a button. Not only does it brew four single-serve cup sizes, it comes with a frother so she can make café-quality coffee every morning.

"Very easy to use, make a perfect coffee/espresso Every single time. Well worth the money, if you weren't sure if you should get it, Do yourself a favor! Get it!" raved one Amazon reviewer.

AMYO Clover Bar Lariat Layered Duo

This dainty and delicate layered necklace will complement her evening attire. It's adjustable and features cubic zirconia for a sparkly occasion.