Mother’s Day 2021: Your last-minute guide to 44 ideas and gifts

Looking for Mother's Day flowers? Roses on sale in downtown L.A.'s flower district.
Looking for Mother’s Day flowers? Roses on sale in downtown L.A.’s flower district.
(Mel Melcon/Los Angeles Times)

Mother’s Day is Sunday. Are you ready? No pressure, but time is running short. We’ve got 44 ideas on where to go and what to buy, and essays that will inspire you to craft a plan.

If you’re looking for a cool bouquet, check out the dozen L.A.-area flower shops we found. Some may still be taking orders or even delivering. Tip: Order arrangements for Saturday instead of Sunday to make sure they get there on time.

If Mom’s a gardener, think about tools and plants instead of perfume or cut flowers. Or maybe you want to take Mom on a hike and bring a picnic along. We looked at six of the easiest and most scenic trails around. By the way, Mother’s Day has been a holiday for more than a century. U.S. President Woodrow Wilson in 1914 proclaimed the second Sunday in May to be celebrated “as a public expression of love and reverence for the mothers of our country.”