Are you looking for a great gift for mom this Mother’s Day? If so, we’ve got the perfect solution for you. We’ve compiled a list of the best 12 websites to find a great gift for mom, and we’ve sorted the websites into categories to help you out even more. Check out the sites that can help you shopping:
- For a unique or personalized gift
- When you need something last-minute
- When you’re on a budget
- For a little bit of everything
We’ve got a list of the best 3 sites in each category, so you can find the perfect gift for mom! Read on to learn more!
For a unique or personalized gift
Best Feature: You can customize your gifts down to the finest detail, so you can personalize them exactly to mom’s tastes.
Zazzle.com is one of the greatest innovations in online commerce. It sells great gifts online that you can customize any aspect of, all without holding up your shipping times! If you find a great coffee mug or t-shirt, not only can you write her name on it, but you can change the colour of any part of it, or even change the image on it! All you have to do is hop on Zazzle to get inspired, and then tailor your gift to mom. She’ll be blown away by how personal your gift is, and you won’t have to break the bank or wait two months for the gift to arrive!
Best Feature: Your gifts are handmade, and can usually be personalized for free or an additional small fee.
Etsy.com is a great way to get away from the mass-produced or marked-up items you may find on other websites around Mother’s Day. Artisans set up their own ‘shops’ online, and then handcraft items for sale. With over 1.6 million active sellers on Etsy, you’re guaranteed to find something unique. Etsy also highlights great gifts right on the homepage, making it easy to shop for mom!
Best Feature: Bonanza has unique items while still offering the cheap prices you get from a website like eBay.com.
The slogan for Bonanza.com says it all: “everything but the ordinary.” Bonanza really supports their sellers, which draws businesses peddling a wide variety of original items. If you’re looking for a unique gift that gets delivered to you quickly at a fair price, Bonanza may be for you!
When you need something last-minute
Best Feature: Most orders ship within 1 or 2 business days, often with the shipping costs waived.
Beginning as a seller of goods from failed e-commerce websites, Overstock.com has been known for its low prices. Most items from Overstock are great additions to your home, offering you prices way below retail. Overstock also offers free shipping on almost all orders over $48, and most orders ship within 1 or 2 days. Orders under $48 still ship for only $4.95 extra, which is still a great deal. In summary, Overstock helps you save a ton on shipping costs while still getting your items fast!
Best Feature: Some of the fastest delivery times among online marketplaces. Also has great customer service if there is anything wrong with your order.
NewEgg.com is a great online marketplace that competes with other e-commerce sites by focusing on fast shipping times and great customer service. NewEgg mostly sells electronics and technology gadgets such as computers (desktop, laptop, tablet, etc.), digital cameras, televisions, and more! So if mom is into the digital world, consider shopping for her on this website!
Best Feature: Shipping and returns are always free!
Zappos.com is an Amazon subsidiary that specializes in selling clothes, shoes, and accessories. If mom is into fashion, it’s easy to find the available products meant for women. Zappos also has great search options, so any time you start a search, simply use the filters on the left side of the screen to find exactly what you’re looking for. Search by size, color, style, occasion, material, and so much more! You can also return anything you buy for free, and shipping on any orders is always free!
When you’re on a budget
Best Feature: Offers some of the lowest prices you can find online by selling factory-direct.
AliExpress.com gained its popularity by coming up with a brilliant idea to sell products internationally directly from Chinese manufacturers. They have great guarantees on their products to protect you, such as not releasing your payment to the vendor until you confirm you received your items in good condition. You can also send your items back for a full refund, and still keep your incorrect/damaged items if you want to!
Best Feature: Mom can get an amazing deal on a service she loves (like a gift certificate), or you can purchase the service for her at a highly-discounted price.
Groupon.com is an innovative online coupon-style website that uses your location to find products and services in your local area that are offering sales. If enough people buy into the sale, you can save up to 70% on products, restaurant meals, spa days, salon treatments, home services, fitness plans, and so much more! Search through Groupon by keyword, or browse the best products near you (or mom) until you find the perfect gift!
Best Feature: The site advertises current sales all over the web, so you can find the absolute lowest prices for the thing mom wants most!
Slickdeals.net is another great online site that can help you save money. It advertises sales going on across the Internet, so you can browse amazing deals, and then head over to the site that offers the sale. Familiar online stores like Walmart and Best Buy might have the perfect Mother’s Day deal for you. You can also sign up for “Deal Alerts” so you can watch items you’re interested in and wait until a website is offering the lowest prices!
For a little bit of everything
Best Feature: Flexible ways to purchase items, including paying fixed prices, submitting price offers, or bidding on them in auctions.
eBay.com isn’t one of oldest and most popular e-commerce websites for no reason. Not only do they have millions of items in stock, but many items can be bid on in auctions. Users choose products and bid on them during an auction until it closes, and then the high bidder ‘wins’ the right to buy the item. If you bid smartly, you might be able to get an amazing deal! However, if that’s too much trouble, there are many items that you can simply buy immediately at a fixed price.
Best Feature: One of the largest e-commerce stores, with millions of products for sale.
Amazon.com is a great place to find pretty much anything. Though it started out selling books online to cut out other middleman retail stores, Amazon has grown to be one of the largest companies on Earth, selling virtually anything you can think of. If Amazon itself doesn’t have what you’re looking for, one of its sellers might… and they might even sell it to you at a discount! If you’re looking for something specific and can’t find it anywhere else, you can probably find it on Amazon.
Best Feature: Get low-price products from brand-name outlets quickly and without shipping costs!
Jet.com is an e-commerce website created by a former Amazon employee. With Jet, you order brand-name products from well-known retail store chains. You save a ton of money in the process, because shipping is always free, and your products will also typically arrive within 2 days! The one drawback of Jet is that it requires a subscription fee of $50 per year. But if you like getting free, fast shipping on brand-name items, give Jet a try. They even have a three-month free trial!
UPDATE: As of June 4, 2020, Jet.com is no longer operational.
We hope this list helped you find the perfect gift for your mom. If you’re looking for something else you can do for mom, try helping mom learn to use Facebook. If you can’t be around for Mother’s Day, check out our tutorial on how to help mom set up a Skype call with you. We’ve also got a list to help you get the jump on your Father’s Day Shopping here.