These Under-$50 Mother’s Day Gifts Will Make You the Favorite

But your love? Priceless.

By Isabelle Eyman

There are countless reasons to love Mother’s Day. The holiday typically falls during that sweet spot of spring, when the flowers are blooming and the temps are just right, and there’s no shortage of Mother’s Day brunch recipes to make her feel special (because, hey, she is). But what I love most about any celebration is the sentiment behind it. Moms are inspiring, plain and simple. There’s nothing better than expressing gratitude for that truth as often as we can, but all moms are more than deserving of an entire day dedicated just to them.

No material gift comes close to representing the boundless extent of our love, but I’ll take any excuse I can to shower my mom with plenty of presents. Searching for the perfect gift on a budget? These cheap Mother’s Day gifts are easy on your wallet, while still being sure to put a smile on her face. So get to scrolling and shopping these unique and sure-to-delight finds. Time to make mom happy.

Feature image by Teal Thomsen.

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Edible Gifting

Hu Classics Variety Pack 


Your mom, of course, has nothing but unconditional love for you. But if you really want to sweeten the deal (and solidify your place as her favorite), this new, online-exclusive variety pack of the *hands-down* best chocolate in existence is your answer. These organic, vegan, and fair-trade bars are not only made with 70 percent cocoa and other simple, non-GMO ingredients, but the unbeatable taste and inventive flavors are bound to fulfill any sweet craving that comes her way. Dark Chocolate, Hazelnut Butter, and Cashew Butter? Yep, we’re sold.

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Hu Classics Variety Pack, $48

Uncommon Goods Handmade Botanical Shortbread Cookies

A moment of appreciation for these dainty and delightful shortbread cookies. The buttery bites are dipped in chocolate and adorned with an artful arrangement of daisies, violets, calendula, cornflower, and dried rose petals. The best part? She doesn’t have to share.

Uncommon Goods Handmade Botanical Shortbread Cookies, $48

Strawberry Shortcake Truffle Dozen Box

Milk Bar may have been made famous by its mastery of funfetti (side note: an incredibly underrated cake flavor), but—hot take—these strawberry shortcake bites are the best treats they have on offer. They’re fruity and creamy, light and fluffy, and taste exactly like spring.

Strawberry Shortcake Truffle Dozen Box, $29

Frankie & Jo’s Moon Goo

The name alone connotes candy store magic. Famed plant-based ice cream shop Frankie & Jo’s puts a superfood spin on the classic caramel sauce. Activated coconut charcoal is mixed with nothing more than coconut milk, cane sugar, and a sprinkling of sea salt. Because salted caramel is the greatest invention the culinary world has ever tasted.

Frankie & Jo’s Moon Goo, $15

Avaline Rosé Subscription

Team-favorite Avaline wines are considered a necessity at every spring and summer gathering. Their rosé is light and crisp, with notes of melon that send an important signal to rest, relax, and enjoy the warmer days ahead.

Avaline Rosé Subscription, from $20.40

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Bala Balance Blocks

Whether your mom is just dipping her toes into fitness or is tired of hiding her not-so-pretty exercise equipment under the bed, these supportive blocks are the gift to give. They let you lean into balance-challenging postures deeper, helping you build flexibility and improve stability in style.

Bala Balance Blocks, $45

Activist Raw Manuka Honey

For all the moms who seamlessly combine a sweet tooth with an appreciation for wellness. Manuka Honey is antibacterial and provides immune support—plus it’s the perfect way to sweeten up her go-to morning smoothie.

Activist Raw Manuka Honey, $45

Haven Well Within Plush Slippers

Winter may be on its way out, but there’s nothing better than starting your morning with a pair of the softest slippers all throughout the year. If your mom’s looking for a comfy, cushy, and stylish solution for her cold feet, these are sure to keep her nice and toasty.

Haven Well Within Plush Slippers, $38

Anima Mundi Mushroom Mocha Milk Adaptogenic Creamer

If your mom’s looking for a solution to functionally fancy up her coffee, here it is. This vegan creamer will boost her morning cuppa with a blend of seven adaptogenic mushrooms, keeping her body balanced and immune system strong. And if your mom isn’t a coffee drinker, take heart—this creamer tastes just as delicious in teas, smoothies, and yes, even ice cream.

Anima Mundi Mushroom Mocha Milk Adaptogenic Creamer, $34.20

Where Should We Begin – A Game of Stories

Esther Perel fans, unite! The acclaimed psychotherapist is well-known for her work studying romantic relationships. Her newly-released game is designed to encourage participants to share authentic stories and vulnerable truths. It’s the perfect thing to bring out during a date night, at dinner, or whenever you’re looking to engage in a little thoughtful conversation. Oh, and if you haven’t picked them up yet, her books Mating in Captivity and The State of Affairs are both fascinating reads that mom will appreciate as well.

Where Should We Begin – A Game of Stories, $40

West Elm Essential Ottolenghi

Yotam Ottolenghi is the king of gorgeously-hued dishes and flavorful Middle Eastern recipes. Set your mom up for cooking success with this essential duo. And if you need a little push, know there’s likely a delicious meal in it for you, too.

West Elm Essential Ottolenghi, $50

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Marie Veronique Pre + Probiotic Daily Mist

You can claim all the credit for your mom’s new beauty must-have. Licorice Root and Coconut Water nourish and hydrate skin for a smooth and radiant complexion. If your mom’s a minimalist at heart, she’ll love making this mist a part of her streamlined routine. Simply spritz, moisturize, and go.

Marie Veronique Pre + Probiotic Daily Mist, $40

Nécessaire The Body Serum With Hyaluronic Acid

Leave it to cult-favorite Nécessaire to create the most hydrating body serum around. While we often focus on our face when it comes to anti-aging skincare, this serum nourishes your entire body, head to toe. If crepey skin’s a concern, here’s the derm-approved solution.

Nécessaire The Body Serum With Hyaluronic Acid, $45

Merit Flush Balm

A little color on the cheeks goes a long way. This balm delivers a subtle, creamy tint that’ll keep her glow going all day long.

Merit Flush Balm, $28

ILIA Limitless Lash Mascara

Round out mom’s makeup bag of essentials with this flake-free mascara. I’ve never met a mascara that gave my lashes more volume and length—a benefit all of us can appreciate.

ILIA Limitless Lash Mascara, $28

Dossier Woody Sandalwood Fragrance

Some perfumes are definitely worth the hefty price tag, but this under-$50 fragrance captures the warmth and woody scent of sandalwood perfectly. She’ll love the soft, floral accents all throughout the year and enjoy the loving reminder each time she breathes it in.

Dossier Woody Sandalwood Fragrance, $49

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For the Home

Pottery Barn Bondi Handcrafted Terra Cotta Vase

Handcrafted quality at an affordable price. Any piece in this collection of blush-toned earthenware would be the perfect match for your mom’s favorite bouquet (hint, hint). The intricate textures appeal to the eye while their one-of-a-kind design adds interest and character to any space. Made in Vietnam of 100% terracotta, this gift supports artisan craftsmanship and celebrates the beauty inherent in traditional techniques.

Pottery Barn Bondi Handcrafted Terra Cotta Vase, $16 – $25 (reg. $19.50-$29.50)

Luna-Reece Ceramics™ Watercolor Ring Dish

Let me know if you’ve ever seen a prettier ceramic dish (I’ll wait). Ceramicist Andrea Luna Reece creates modern pieces intentionally designed to fill your home with a fresh and creative vibe. Your mom can stylishly store her favorite rings and delight in the organic, watercolor look it’ll give any surface.

Luna-Reece Ceramics™ Watercolor Ring Dish, $24

Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs

Matisse may be having a moment among the Instagram and TikTok elite, but his mid-century cut-outs have everlasting appeal. This book displays 150 of his colorful and innovative pieces, cataloging the artist’s groundbreaking works created in the final years before his death.

Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs, $33.99

Open Spaces Nesting Trays (Set of 3)

I live by the organizing strategy of giving everything a home. If I don’t have a specific spot for all the random things that come into my life, they inevitably go missing. If this is true for your mom as well, help her infuse her space with peace, serenity, and calm with this trio of functional and minimalist nesting trays.

Open Spaces Nesting Trays (Set of 3), $48

West Elm Marble Vanity Boxes

Perhaps the sleekest and most stylish way to help your mom store her ever-growing collection of jewelry. The box’s modern shape can play up a contemporary space or add a little interest to more traditional décor. Whatever your mom’s style, she’ll easily fall in love with this thoughtful gift.

West Elm Marble Vanity Boxes, $45

L’or de Seraphine Mansour Marrakech Candle

Everyone needs a good candle in their lives at all times. I love the vessel’s floral and citrus design and the scent’s intoxicating mix of bergamot, apple, juniper, and green tea. It’s the perfect fragrant blend for life’s coziest moments.

L’or de Seraphine Mansour Marrakech Candle, $32