14 Thoughtful Mother’s Day Gift Ideas That All Cost Less Than $50

Dear Mom: You raised us, you loved us, you taught us how to truss a chicken. And it can often feel like an impossible task to find a tangible object to truly express our gratitude. That said, the following 14 items, all under $50, are a start.

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1. Maggie Wu Forever Scrunchie

For the mama who’s always hustling—and needs something chic to tie her hair back.

Buy It ($28)


2. Maude Jojoba Oil-based Massage Candle

In a perfect world, you’d pamper her with all the spa things. This candle—made with skin-softening jojoba and soybean oils—can be heated up, then poured directly onto skin for a mini-treatment she can do at home.


3. Kate Spade New York Double Sticker Pocket

Made from genuine leather, this simple stick-on pocket will transform your mom’s mobile into an instant card-holder—and the opportunity for her reduce the things she carries. (In other words, she can leave her bulky bag at home.)


4. Melinda Maria Icons Mama Bar Charm

This beautiful charm is versatile enough to be used on any of her bracelets, necklaces or even keychains.


5. Simple Ecology Reusable Organic Cotton Produce Bags

Because your mom’s not just a cool mom, she’s an eco-friendly mom. (Just think how proud she’ll feel toting these organic, biodegradable, and recyclable bags on her weekend trip to the farmers’ market.)

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6. Farm Girl Flowers Fun Size Burlap Wrapped Bouquet

This variety of ten stems packaged with a “fresh from the garden” vibe is both Instagram-worthy and old-school mom-approved.


7. Goop ‘the Martini’ Emotional Detox Bath Soak

A blend of Himalayan pink salt and chia seed oil, it promises to “take the edge off during turbulent times” and “relax the neck and shoulders where stress and tension builds up.” Preach.

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8. Artifact Uprising Color Series Photo Book

When in doubt, it never hurts to go the sentimental route, especially one that’s low-lift—i.e., you can populate the album straight from your Instagram account.


9. A Subscription To Skylar’s Scent Club ($20/month)

Your mom prides herself on always smelling lovely—why not gift her with a chance to try the first-ever clean fragrance monthly subscription? What she’ll get: A new fine fragrance every month (the debut scent, “Magic Bloom,” has notes of pear, yuzu and magnolia) and a site discount so that she scoop up anything additional she wants.


10. Cathy's Concepts Personalized Vegan Leather Pouch

To keep her organized—and stylish—on the most chaotic of days.

Sophie and Lili

11. Sophie And Lili Cup Of Ambition Mug

Speaking of chaotic days… Celebrate her sense of humor in the form of a motivational (and throwback) mug.


12. ‘text Me When You Get Home’ Book

This memoir about modern female friendship is getting loads of buzz. It’s also a reminder that the two of you have always been more BFFs than mother/daughter duo.


13. Sugarfina Rosé All Day Candy Bento Box

It’s a gift box filled with an assortment of fancy candies, like rosé gummy roses and dark chocolate sea salt caramels. What’s not to love?


14. A Greetabl Box

You can schedule the exact delivery time of this beautifully designed message in a box, then fill it with an assortment of items—like peach bellini gummy hearts or a potpourri for a botanical facial steam. Done and done.

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