Mother’s Day is this weekend! But let’s be real—if your heart sank after reading the latter, you probably forgot about the holiday entirely.
Unless you’re on top of it, and already purchased a gift or placed a bouquet order at NYC’s best flower shops, the time for snagging a stellar present before Sunday is running out. Don’t go into full panic mode just yet—these same-day and on-demand delivery services will be your savior. Mama never has to know you forgot!
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Get an affordable bouquet delivered ASAP
Urban Stems—New York’s first on-demand delivery flower service—offers a curated selection of fresh and seasonal bouquets for a price that won’t make your heart stop. There are four product options: The Signature Mix ($35), The Audrey ($45), The Kate ($45) and The Eva ($55). Click here to place an order on Sunday and those blooms will be delivered to your mom within the hour. There’s no middleman—the flowers come directly from sustainable farms in South America, which means they will last longer than a Bodega bouquet. And once they are delivered, you'll receive an email containing a photo of the flowers on mom's doorstep.
Something pretty delivered before sunset
If flowers and chocolates won’t do, there’s still a way to deliver the perfect present a few hours after you’ve order it. TheOutnet.com and Net-A-Porter.com launched a same-day delivery service for a $25 fee in New York City last year. And the websites, which carry everything from designer clothing to accessories, guarantee to have your package delivered in a few hours or less.
Want to surprise your mom with a luxurious gift (i.e. a handbag, heels, a watch)? Fancy.com lists all the products near you that are available for same-day delivery. Place your order by noon and your package will arrive before 5pm.
If you want a present delivered by a certain hour, Ebay Now offers the same kind of deal—but you choose the delivery time. Place your order and one of Ebay’s messengers will hand-deliver your loot for a $5 fee. The downside: The promotion only works for a handful of stores, but since L’Occitane, Gem Stone King and Best Buy made the list, you shouldn’t have any trouble finding something that mom would approve of.
Treat mom to a luxurious blowout before brunch
This Sunday, your mom deserves to be pampered. But by now, salons and blowout bars in NYC are most likely booked. Fret not: Glamsquad to the rescue! The on-demand NYC beauty app will send a professional hair stylist or makeup artist to your mom’s home, and she’ll get fully beautified just in time to meet you for Mother’s Day brunch (or dinner). Bonus: If you’re a first time user, enter the promo code TIMEOUT to receive $25 off a blowout service (originally $50).