Top Last-Minute Mother's Day 2013 Gift Ideas

Here are Mother's Day 2013 gift ideas for any budget.

ByABC News
May 9, 2013, 8:48 AM

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Attention family members: Mother's Day 2013 is this Sunday. If the holiday has slipped your mind, fear not. ABC News has pulled together last-minute gift ideas for any price range, and asked expert gift-giver Kendra Scott, CEO and founder of Kendra Scott Jewelry and mother of two sons, for her suggestions.

If you're ordering online, be prepared for some higher shipping prices to make it in time for Sunday, or at least mail an expedited IOU telling the recipient that something spectacular is on the way.

Here are seven categories of gift ideas, from $10 and up.

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First, gifting on a budget doesn't have to be stressful, Scott says.

"Moms love thoughtful, handmade gifts such as a decorated picture frame with a sweet moment displayed inside, or a hand painted mug or piece of pottery," she said.

The letterpress-printed Mother's Day card (pictured), sold on Etsy, is one example of a simple, elegant way to express your appreciation for the mom in your life.

Does she have a go-to magazine?

"Whether she's into fashion, current events or interior design, get her a magazine subscription and she'll receive a glossy present each month for a year," Scott said.

Or, if you don't mind getting your hands dirty, making time to plant a rose bush together in her garden is a gift that keeps on giving and a constant reminder of a lovely memory you shared.

"Don't forget, breakfast in bed and a gorgeous bouquet of flowers is always appreciated," she said.

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Spending less than $20 gives you a little more breathing room, so consider her interests and find something to compliment that, Scott said.

"If she loves cooking, pick up a fabulous recipe book within your price range. Is she a coffee lover? Stop by a local coffee house and pick up a bag of fresh ground coffee, then visit Anthropologie and pick out a pretty mug to go with it," she suggested of the retail store.

Harry & David sells a number of gift sets, like the (pictured) Mother's Day Tea Gift with lemon cookies, honey sticks, Earl Gray tea and a stainless steel teaspoon. Select Harry & David items can be ordered online and shipped in time for Mother's Day, or you can pick up a gift at the retail stores across the country.

"Another item you can never go wrong with is a Voluspa candle," Scott said of the luxury candle brand, adding they smell "amazing" and are beautifully packaged.

"Mother's Day is a day to celebrate, so swinging by Whole Foods to pick out a bottle of bubbly Prosecco is a fun way to sit back, reminisce and raise a glass to your amazing mom," she said.

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"You can't go wrong by giving mom a moment to relax and feel pampered with a manicure or pedicure," Scott said.

Another "foolproof gift" is pretty jewelry, she adds. For the mom with a minimalistic and simple style, Scott recommends a dainty pendant necklace from her own collection. Retailing for $40, the necklace's stone can be custom-designed to match your mom's favorite color and "can be worn with everything," Scott said. Orders made by noon today are guaranteed to be received by Mother's Day with overnight shipping.

"For the tech-savvy mom, a colorful iPhone or iPad case is both a practical and fashion-forward way to accessorize an outfit," she added.

Sharper Image also sells a countertop yogurt maker for $49.99. The device allows you to control the fat content, sweetness, and thickness -- all through a transparent lid.

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Chocolate-loving moms and their respective families have it easy on Mother's Day. Grocery stores and online shops are brimming with choices 365 days of the year. If you want to ship high-end chocolate in a pinch, you can try luxury Belgian chocolatier Neuhaus Chocolates. Their "Mom" Luxury Gift Box (pictured) includes an assortment of chocolates, some with traditional Belgian "speculoos" biscuit.

The company has stores in six states in the United States, including Washington, D.C., or you can order online.

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With $100 to spend, shoppers might find one too many choices. Department store Kohl's offers a range of products from celebrity designers, including Derek Lam and Vera Wang. The Simply Vera Vera Wang Bombee Convertible Tote can be ordered online.

Scott also said family members can surprise mom with matching jewelry that isn't cheesy. She suggests a pair of our classic Danielle Earrings for yourself and the dainty Elle Earrings in her favorite color.

For moms who are trendsetters, she suggests her Skylar and Sky arrowhead earrings.

"For young girls, our Issie Heart Necklace comes in both adult and child sizes. Your mom will love having fashionable jewelry that's just like her daughters," she said.

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Spending $200 on your mom will certainly afford some more creativity, especially if you can maneuver skillful travel planning.

"There's also nothing quite as charming as a bed and breakfast, and you can't go wrong with a one night or weekend stay at one nearby your mom's hometown," Scott said.

Or you can help make your mom feel special with a bold statement necklace, like Scott's Harlow Necklace (pictured). Scott said it can transform any outfit and is a "classic" that can be worn for years to come.

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If you think your mom is willing to wait a little longer for a made-to-order artisanal clutch made of 100 percent wood, check out the Etsy shop of the design team, Tesler + Mendelovitch. The "Americano" wooden clutch (pictured) is sold for $400 and is ready to ship in one to two weeks.