We love our moms to the moon and back, but we’re sticking a little closer to home this Mother’s Day. Even as we’re keeping a tight budget, we can still give Mom something special that will warm her heart without spending a ton. We’ve found 20 gifts for the important mothers in your life that all cost less than $50.
Uniqlo x Marimekko UV Protection Paper Hat ($29.90; uniqlo.com)
Uniqlo x Marimekko UV Protection Paper Hat
From the new collab between Uniqlo and Finnish design house Marimekko, this flattering and adjustable sun-protection hat will be her new summer go-to. Available in three colorways.
Solo New York Peak Backpack ($31.99; target.com)
Solo New York Peak Backpack
Backpacks don’t have to be boring, and we think this chic bag is anything but. It’s big enough to hold her 13-inch laptop, but streamlined to prevent it from feeling bulky. She can pack it up for an extended chill session in the backyard or for a trip beyond her home base when travel and social restrictions are lifted.
TomDesign Zodiac Bracelet ($18; etsy.com)
This delicate bracelet features her zodiac constellation in sparkling gems. We love how dainty it is and also how personal and meaningful.
Verve Culture’s Tortilla Press Kit ($45; surlatable.com)
Verve Culture’s Tortilla Press Kit
Our editors think homemade is almost always better, especially when it comes to tortillas. This kit contains a press, a cloth to keep tortillas warm and an instruction booklet. It’ll be a welcome addition to her home-cooking arsenal.
Lasko MyHeat Personal Heater ($19.71; amazon.com)
Lasko MyHeat Personal Heater
For the mom who is always turning up the heat, we love this compact 200-watt heater that will keep her toasty without using a lot of energy. It’s small enough to tuck under her desk or place near her favorite lounging spot at home.
Well Told Stemless Wine Glasses ($18 each; etsy.com)
Well Told Stemless Wine Glasses
For a dose of nostalgia, our editors pick these stemless wine glasses that are etched with a map of your mom’s favorite city, the city she calls home, or any other place that holds special meaning.
LifeAround2Angels Bath Bombs ($27.85; amazon.com)
LifeAround2Angels Bath Bombs
These bath bombs are the perfect self-care treat, 12 times over. They’re one of the most popular gifts on Amazon, with over 7,000 5-star reviews, and are handcrafted with all-natural ingredients including Epsom salts, shea butter and olive oil.
Lively The All-Day Jogger ($45; wearlively.com)
Lively The All-Day Jogger
Sweats, elevated. These joggers are so soft and comfy (and, did we say cute?) that she may never take them off. One of our editors swears by hers. Available in gray, navy or black.
Rifle Paper Co. Garden Party Weekly Desk Pad ($12; riflepaperco.com)
Rifle Paper Co. Garden Party Weekly Desk Pad
We think this is one of the prettiest ways to stay organized. Hook your mom up with a weekly planner so charming that it’ll spark some joy during the extra time that she’s spending at her desk.
Sephora Favorites Must Have Minis Kit ($29; sephora.com)
Sephora Favorites Must Have Minis Kit
This set of travel-sized bestsellers is perfect for your mom’s next adventure. It includes a dry shampoo, hair oil, sunscreen and more.
‘Lovely Rose’ Freshwater Pearl and Sterling Silver Pendant ($35.99; amazon.com)
‘Lovely Rose’ Freshwater Pearl and Sterling Silver Pendant
This well-reviewed and sweet necklace looks beautiful with a tee and jeans but works just as well for dressier occasions. And you can’t beat the price for a genuine freshwater pearl set in 925 sterling silver.
Rocketbook Core ($29; amazon.com)
The only notebook she’ll ever need, Rocketbook can be erased and reused countless times. Write notes with the enclosed FriXion pen, then save pages in the app or send them to Google docs, Dropbox or a bunch of other cloud storage sites to store the info. Then, wipe it down and reuse. She may never want to use a paper notebook again.
Stanley Trigger-Action Mug (starting from $15.79; amazon.com)
Stanley Trigger-Action Mug
If your mom usually carries a beverage with her on the go, she knows how hard it is to find a bottle that is leak-proof, rust-proof, virtually unbreakable and BPA-free and fits in her car’s cup holder. Her search is over. Available in several colors and in 12-, 16- and 20-ounce sizes.
Mario Badescu Spritz Mist and Glow Facial Spray Collection ($21; amazon.com)
Mario Badescu Spritz Mist and Glow Facial Spray Collection
We are huge fans of these refreshing face sprays. The set includes Aloe, Herbs & Rosewater; Aloe, Cucumber & Green Tea; and Aloe, Chamomile & Lavender. Your mom can keep one in the bathroom, one in the bedroom and one at her desk to spritz whenever the mood strikes.
Flowjo The Self Care Bucket List Cards ($49.99; amazon.com)
Flowjo The Self Care Bucket List Cards
This set of highly rated and beautiful adjective cards contains prompts that will remind her to take good care of herself by practicing mindfulness and self-love.
Roven Rose Quartz Facial Roller ($30; grove.co)
Roven Rose Quartz Facial Roller
Facial rollers are a great way to massage the skin, no spa visit required! Studies have found that rollers help with circulation and give skin a glow. We wouldn’t apply our facial serums and oils any other way.
Andalou Naturals Skin Care Kits (Starting at $13.99; amazon.com)
Andalou Naturals Skin Care Kits
If your mom is looking to switch up her skin care routine, cult-beauty favorite Andalou Naturals has five different 99% organic skin care kits to choose from, including Sensitive, Age Defying and Brightening.
1-800-Flowers.com Sweet Spring Lilies ($41.99; 1800flowers.com)
1-800-Flowers.com Sweet Spring Lilies
This beautiful and bountiful multi-colored bouquet of lilies will brighten her day. We love the rustic look of the white farmhouse jug vase that you can get with the bouquet for an upgraded total price of $53.99.
Athena Club The Go-Tos Set ($25; athenaclub.com)
Athena Club The Go-Tos Set
For the skin care junkie who loves to try new things, we suggest this stylish and simple set containing gentle facial wipes, fast-absorbing body lotion and an aluminum-free deodorant (that actually works!). We love the packaging and the mild fragrances, too.
Uber Chill Mini Fridge ($38.99 and up; amazon.com)
From keeping her skin care products fresh to chilling beverages on her next road trip, she will put this adorable little fridge to good use. This little cutie is available in six colors and the adapter plugs into a car cigarette lighter or a home outlet.
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