Five last-minute gifts for Mother's Day gallery

TRUE ORGANIC WONDER BALM, $42: Mum looks after you and this will look after her skin. This three-in-one moisturiser, cleanser and treatment contains calendula, chamomile and olive and feels super rich on the skin. We find it a touch strong as a moisturiser (just personal preference) but absolutely adore using it as an in-shower cleanser. Pop a bit on, coat the face, and then scrub with a flannel - you walk out feeling properly pampered. True is stocked in most Hardys, Health 2000s and some Life Pharmacies, so you should be able to find a last-minute stockist near you.

SPA VOUCHERS: We're yet to meet one mum who doesn't love a little pamper session. If you're not sure where to start, why not buy a gift certificate for Erban Spa, which has branches in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin, and let her choose her treatment? (Though we can recommend the hot stone massage...). And the beauty is - pun totally intended - this gift is in the bag with just a five-minute online purchase.

CASE iD CUSTOMISED PHONE COVER, FROM $22.95: If your mothers are anything like ours, they love nothing more than another picture of you, your siblings ... or the family pet ... to coo over. Pop an image they're sure to love on a cover to suit their phone and hey presto - something sentimental AND budget friendly. $5 delivery should have it to you the next working day, so order quick!

REDCURRENT POLKA DOT POUF, $78: Making her a cup of tea and encouraging her to put her feet up is one thing - but what not give her something cool to put her feet up on? This super-cool spotty number definitely fits the bill - and the monochrome colour palette is sure to suit most homes. Add $15 for next-day delivery if you order by 12pm Friday!

MALIN + GOETZ CANDLES, $82: Want to get her something that smells good but flummoxed by all the perfumes on offer? Plump for a fancy candle instead. If she's more of a flowery, floral kind of gal, this delicate rose option is perfect, but the brand also has an intriguing Dark Rum scent if she's into spicier notes. If you don't live near a Mecca Cosmetica, try the Ecoya range at Farmers - the Lotus Flower scent in particular is divine.

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We don't know how it happened, given all the TV and magazine ads, but Mother's Day has snuck quietly up on us.

Are you in the same boat, frantically hunting for a last-minute gift that's not just flowers from the garage and a battered box of chocolates left over from Easter?

Well never fear, we've put together our top five presents that you can get your hands on before Sunday.

Happy shopping, fellow under-prepared sons and daughters of New Zealand.

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