Adorable Gift Baskets puts together luscious fruit and food baskets, teddy bear bouquets, and candy and chocolate packages. Most baskets can be delivered the same business day, if you place your order before noon.

Many online vendors ship overnight for those down-to-the-wire procrastinators.

For fans of gift certificates, try pampering mom after a visit to SpaFinder.com.

While at the spa, Molly Maids can come and clean your mom's home. The company -- featured on the TV show Extreme Makeover: Home Edition -- has been providing domestic assistance for more than 25 years and gives in-home consultations and estimates.

Whether in a time bind or just searching for something special, thinking outside the box may be the best way to impress mom.

"You don't have to spend a fortune," Romano said. "If you take a little time to think about mom's personality, you can find something inexpensive but creative."

Most moms will agree -- the best Mother's Day gifts are the ones from the heart.