15 unexpected last-minute Mother's Day gifts from Lowe's (and some are on sale!)

Lowe's unexpected last-minute Mother's Day sale is the gift that keeps on giving — here's what to shop for ASAP.

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Looking for last-minute Mother's Day gifts? If 2020 taught us anything, well, it is to expect the unexpected, and this year, as we are officially down to the wire on Mother's Day — and the best Mother's Day gifts — Lowe's, aka the unlikely retailer saving all of you last-minute shoppers. But how, you may be wondering? 

Simple, it's with their unexpected last-minute Mother's Day gifts, some of which are on major sale. 

See, Lowe's knows that modern moms are unique, complex, and multi-dimensional, with passions that make her perfectly her, so why not find a gift that expresses all of that. 

Lowe's believes that Mother's Day choices should reflect both her expected and maybe her no-so-expect interests — whether that's adorning the front porch with new hanging flower baskets, taking the reigns as the family grill master, or tearing into the hedges with a chainsaw. 

So, whether you're mom is in the market for the best outdoor patio furniture or a chainsaw — Lowe's has all of Mom's passions (old-and-new) available, and starting May 6th and running until May 12th, they're available at an extremely affordable price.

Don't believe us? Continue reading to see all of the unexpected last-minute Mother's Day gift ideas that Lowe's has available for a limited time — but hurry, deals these good are sure to sell out! 

1. Start with gardening goods

Skip the bouquets that only last a day and then go in the trash. Instead, help mom cultivate her green thumb and create the perfect garden this spring for flowers that will bloom all season long. 

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1.5-Gallon Multicolor Petunia in Hanging Basket l Was $11.98, Now 2 for $15, at Lowe's 

Skip the roses and opt for a unique flower such as this petunia. The popular flower is low in maintenance and high in fragrance; plus, the hanging basket will add a splash of color to any backyard BBQ or outdoor living area. 


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2-Gallon Multicolor Gerbera Daisy in Planter l Was $20.98, Now 19.98, at Lowe's 

Gerbera daisies are a versatile plant that works just as well as a garden plant as it is a florist favorite. It's one of the most popular flowers across the globe. With big, colorful flowers in a host of cool and hot colors, these beautiful bloom's fit any season or occasion. View Deal

Miracle-Gro 25-oz Purple Night Sky Petunia in Pot l Was $5.98, Now 3 for $12, at Lowe's 

These easy-growing, weather-hardy flowers look like little glimpses into the galaxy with their deep purple-blue petals with white-cream flecks that change in intensity with the temperature. With no two blooms the same, these one-of-a-kind blossoms are a compact, vigorous mounding plant that produces continuous blooms from late spring through autumn.View Deal

2. Update her outdated tools

If mom is a DIY enthusiast, top tools from Lowe’s are perfect to fuel her passion for building one-of-a-kind furniture or applying the perfect coat of paint to her bedroom walls.

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CRAFTSMAN 2000 Series 41-in W x 35-in H 7-Drawer Steel Rolling Tool Cabinet l Was $399, Now $349, at Lowe's

This 41-in wide mobile workbench combines a solid butcher block work surface with a rolling tool cabinet. Seven drawers with ball-bearing slides open easily and close gently without slamming, even with 100-lbs of tools. The removable solid wood work surface is sealed for easy cleanup. View Deal

Wagner FLEXiO 2000 Handheld HVLP Paint Sprayer l Was $149, Now  $129, at Lowe's 

This paint sprayer takes the work out of a wide range of indoor and outdoor painting and staining projects. Designed with the power to spray paint right from the can, including paint-and-primer in one coating, the user-friendly adjustments result in complete control with low overspray and consistent coverage. 


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CRAFTSMAN V20 20-Volt Cordless Random Orbital Sander for $64, at Lowe's 

This sander has a powerful motor allowing you to power through surface preparation. With a high-performance dust collection system, you can control dust accumulation through the dust bag or the use of a 1-1/4-in vacuum connection. The lightweight and low-profile design provide additional control and reduced vibration.


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3. Opt for some outdoor adventure necessities 

While spa weekends may be one mom’s cup of tea, maybe yours prefers to achieve her Zen in nature. Gift mom everything she needs for the relaxing weekend she deserves in the great outdoors.

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Goplus Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board for $340, at Lowe's 

This 10-inch inflatable stand-up paddle board is made of high-quality material and drop-stitch technology; extremely durable, virtually unbreakable, and impressively portable.View Deal

Garden Treasures Black/Grey Folding Camping Chair for $17.98, at Lowe's 

Accessorize the best outdoor furniture by adding this foldable chair into the midst. It's the garden treasure Mom will use on repeat — and for years to come. 


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Leisure Sports Pop-up Tent for $51.22, at Lowe's

Give Mom the most interactive gift this year, and present her this two-person tent. Perfect for turning the backyard into a campground, it's the family experience that will be as memorable as your next family vacation. 


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4. Elevate backyards with some outdoor décor

For the moms that are happiest in the backyard, whether she’s cultivating her plants or taking over as family grill master, Lowe’s has everything she needs to transform any outdoor space into her personal oasis

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allen + roth 13-ft 10-Light Plug-In White Incandescent String Lights l Was $24.98, Now $19.98, at Lowe's 

This Edison-style string light is suitable for indoor or outdoor use and ideal for any deck or patio when looking to create a warm glow atmosphere that's perfect for entertaining. 


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6.1-in W x 3.94-in H Cream Ceramic Planter for $9.98, at Lowe's 

Durable and stylish, this white ceramic Estes planter measures in at 6-inches and comes with an attached saucer that's versatile for any room.  


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Char-Broil Performance Black 2-Burner Liquid Propane Gas Grill for $229, at Lowe's 

This two-burner grill comes in a space-saving size with everything you need to get the good times going. With 395 square inches of total cooking space, this grill can fit up to 24 burgers. It’s easy to assemble and equipped with electronic ignition to ensure reliable starts. 

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5. Lastly, reach for these yard essentials 

If you can count on finding mom tending to her perfectly manicured lawn, she’ll definitely thank you for the gift of lush grass or the supplies for a perfectly edged retaining wall.

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EGO POWER+ POWER+ 56-Volt 15-in Straight Cordless String Trimmer for $179, at Lowe's 

This trimmer with Rapid Reload head is a convenient upgrade to the String Trimmer family. The Rapid-Reload+ head allows you to insert the line and twist with no alignment, enabling quick and easy reload. With a 15 In. cutting swath and professional-grade 0.095 In. cutting line, yard clean-ups are a breeze.


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EGO POWER+ 56-Volt 21-in Push Cordless Electric Lawn Mower 5 Ah for $399, at Lowe's 

Offering the torque of gas without the noise, mess, and fumes. The EGO POWER+ 21" Mower delivers long-lasting power, rapid charging, and durability in all-weather conditions. With up to 45 minutes of cut time, this mower tackles even the toughest mowing applications for all grass types. 

Check out our best lawn mower buying guide for more options!


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Preen Extended Control Weed Preventer 4.93-lb Pre-Emergent Herbicide for $21.98, at Lowe's 

Constant weeding can be tiresome and strenuous. Apply this weed preventer around listed trees, shrubs, perennials, and ground covers to prevent weeds for up to 6 months, guaranteed! Just one application provides season-long, weed-free ornamental beds. View Deal

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Brittany Romano
Brittany Romano

Brittany Romano joins the Real Homes team as their U.S. E-commerce Editor, based in New York City. From her start as a fashion market assistant at Marie Claire to building highly profitable commerce vertical at Us Weekly and AMI brands, Brittany has produced award-winning content covering everything from celebrity beauty hacks to must-have items from online sales. She is a graduate of New England College. When she isn’t writing, you can find Brittany indulging in yet another DIY-project or cheering on her beloved Boston Bruins. Find her on Instagram at @Rammmyyy.