With Mother’s Day fast approaching, there’s no time like the present to pick out the perfect gift. After all, the woman who helped you with your homework and kissed your boo-boos as a kid deserves better than a greeting card and a bouquet from the grocery store. Fortunately, it’s possible to give a gift that adequately expresses your love and admiration without breaking the bank. These inexpensive gifts, each $30 or less, are a great way to show you care. And to really get into the mind of the person you’re shopping for, check out 30 Things Only Moms With Daughters Know.
Individual Wine Decanters (Set of Four)
$24.95; buy now at Wine Enthusiast
For the mom who loves wine and loves to entertain, a set of four individual wine decanters is the perfect gift. Everyone gets their own decanter, allowing their wine to aerate before serving, and as an added bonus, Mom doesn’t have to keep her eye on who needs a refill. And to make sure you’re getting the best value for your money, This Is How to Never Overpay for Wine.
Relaxation Wooden Bath Board
$24.88; buy now at WoodUWant1 on Etsy
For the ultimate in bath-time relaxing, this bath board has everything a tired mom could want, including a slot to hold a wine glass, a place for two candles (included), and somewhere to stash her smartphone or iPad. It’s a quick way to turn a bathroom into a relaxing getaway.
Travel Diffuser Aromatherapy Kit
$30; buy now at Uncommon Goods
If the mom in your life is always on the road, a travel aromatherapy kit offers a great way to relax while she’s away from home. It’s a USB-powered fan diffuser that comes with three scents—lemon, lavender, and peppermint—to improve mood, calm, and rejuvenate. And for more ways to brighten your spirits, check out these 20 Genius Tricks to Cheer Yourself Up Instantly.
Tia Infuser Water Bottle
$28; buy now at Anthropologie
This pretty infuser water bottle is available in two patterns, and it’s a great way to stay hydrated while out and about without having to spring for bottled water.
Rose Flowering Tea
$24.95; buy now at TeaBloom
These blooming tea balls feature green tea hand-sewn into edible flowers. All you have to do is place the ball into a teapot, add hot water, and watch it bloom before your eyes.
Sleep Master Sleep Mask
$21.95; buy now at Sleep Master
The Sleep Master might not be prettiest sleep mask on the market, but that’s because this thing isn’t for show. It features superior light elimination and sound muffling, in addition to a design that allows for custom fit adjustment. If your mom is serious about sleep, this is the mask for her. And when you want to enjoy a more restful night’s sleep, try these 20 Nighttime Habits Guaranteed to Help You Sleep Better.
The Wellness Mama Cookbook
$20.99; buy now at Amazon
Feeling good starts with eating right, and this cookbook from the creator of the Wellness Mama website contains 200 recipes that making healthy eating a breeze.
Dear Mom Mug
$9.95; buy now at Williams Sonoma
This mug sees your “World’s Greatest Dad” mug and raises you some serious class and style. If your mom loves coffee, this cup will be a sweet reminder every morning that you love her. Toss in a bag of single origin beans, and you’ve got the perfect gift for a coffee lover.
Hipped Glassware (Set of Four)
From $24; buy now at West Elm
For whatever reason, wine is more enjoyable when you drink it out of nice glassware. The stemless glasses in this collection are perfect for moms who have a child running around the house knocking things over at random. And for more information on why the type of wine glass you use is important, Here’s Why the Size of Your Wine Glass Matters.
The Joey of Cooking Shaker Set
$19; buy now at Modcloth
This adorable salt and pepper shaker set is perfect for anyone with a sense of humor in the kitchen, and the mother kangaroo and joey combination makes it perfect for the holiday.
From $10; buy now at Paddywax
Paddywax makes candles with a soy wax blend in a variety of scents to match anyone’s taste. Their candles are also affordable and come in vessels attractive enough to warrant reusing once the candle is gone.
Greetabl Gift Box
From $15; buy now at Greetabl
Use Greetabl if you want to make a custom gift box without all the hard work of sourcing individual elements. You pick a printed gift box, and add items to it like chocolates, bath fizzes, and confetti, plus custom photos you can upload yourself for a truly special personalized gift.
Crystal Barrette by Tasha
$20; buy now at Nordstrom
It’s a shame that, in the world of accessorizing, people so frequently forget about their hair. This crystal barrette is a great way to add a touch of glamour to even the most demure mom’s outfit when she’s heading out for a night on the town.
Agate Wind Chime
$21.50; buy now from RockParadise on Etsy
This wind chime made from slices of agate offers a modern update to an old classic, in both appearance and sound. It’s a great pick for the nature-loving mom in your life.
Wishbone House Blessing
$25; buy now from Dogeared
The wishbone is a symbol of good luck. Give this totem for good fortune as a blessing for your mom’s home and as a reminder that you wish nothing but good things for her.
Guatemalan Red Ponytail Palm
$19.92; buy from Brussel’s Bonsai on Amazon
This little palm will show up at your mom’s door standing just about a foot tall, but will continue to grow if it’s given proper care. Fortunately, this type of palm doesn’t need much fussing and can go up to four weeks without watering, making it perfect for moms who don’t have the best track record with houseplants.
Starglow Vintage Hummingbird Feeder
$19.98; buy now at Home Depot
Level up from the birdhouse you made in high school shop class with this glass hummingbird feeder. The clear glass and simple design gives it a vintage feel, while the presence of the hummingbirds it attracts will make any yard seem magical.
Incredible Mom Bath Bomb Set
$18.95; buy now at Lush
The bath geniuses at Lush have come up with the perfect trifecta of bath bombs for Mother’s Day, providing skin-softening, delectably-scented baths three times over. Then they put those bath bombs together and wrapped them up in a pretty package to make things even easier for you.
Olive Wood Cheese Board
$16.95; buy now at Crate&Barrel
It’s the little touches that take entertaining to the next level, so if your mom has a penchant for hosting guests, a cheese board like this is just the thing she needs.
Single-Bottle Wine Tote
$19.99; buy now at Bed Bath & Beyond
Perfect for the picnic lovers out there, this single-bottle wine tote is a great way to make sure your mom never shows up without a corkscrew. The bag is also insulated, so she can enjoy chilled wine at a concert in the park or at the beach.
Squeeze and Thank You Cactus Juicer
$18; buy now at Modcloth
If your mom is more of a margarita gal than a wine lady, this is the gift for her. This ceramic citrus juicer comes with a spout to make pouring juice mess-free, with the added bonus of adding some fun to any bar setup.
Mother Daughter Necklace
$24; buy now from DearAvaJewelry on Etsy
The interlocking circle design of this necklace symbolizes the bond between mother and daughter, which makes it perfect for Mother’s Day. And it’s available in gold, rose gold, and silver finish, which means there’s a style for everyone.
Meet Your Mask by Peter Thomas Roth
$25; buy now at Sephora
This sampler of bestselling masks by Peter Thomas Roth will soothe, detox, polish, and hydrate skin. Each tube is big enough for several uses, making it an ideal means of achieving on-the-go complexion perfection time and time again.
Mother’s Day Dish Towel
$20; buy now at Anthropologie
Unlike other holiday-themed towels (we’re looking at you, Christmas), this pretty Mother’s Day dish towel is perfect for year-round use.
$12; buy now at Uncommon Ground
Nobody likes cold feet, so make your mom happy with a pair of these pedicure socks. Put them on before a pedicure and keep your feet warm without messing up that pretty polish.
Secret Message Bracelet
From $16.49; buy now at Beaditch on Etsy
This bracelet is a great way to share a secret message with your mom, whether it’s an inside joke or a heartfelt expression. Either way, the simple, yet elegant design means she’ll be able to wear it with any outfit, keeping you close to her in the process.
Handmade Silk Scarf
From $17.95; buy now at BrandyBui on Etsy
These scarves are handmade on 100-year-old mechanical looms in Ha Dong, Vietnam. And luckily, they also come in a variety of colors, so you’ll be sure to find one that matches your mom’s taste.
Half-Dipped Stoneware Vases
From $13; buy now at West Elm
Flowers are a lovely gift, but make them something special by putting them in a beautiful vase that will last long after the flowers have been scrapped. These vases are neutral enough to match any decor, but the half-dipped finish keeps them from being too plain.
Island Spa Escape Gift Basket
$27.20; buy now at Easy Life Inspirations on Etsy
Every mom deserves a little pampering, and this gift basket is a great way to cover all the bases on a budget. The all-natural ingredients used in these products will have her skin feeling soft and smooth in no time.
Belif Bestsellers On-The-Go Travel Kit
$20; buy now at Sephora
This sampler of some of Belif’s bestselling products is a great gift for anyone, but it’s the perfect present for somebody who travels. All the products are travel-sized and come in a pouch that can be tossed in a bag when it’s time to pack, making skincare on the road a breeze. And for more tips to simplify your next trip, check out 20 Ways to Make Travel Less Stressful.
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