Every year it can be a struggle to find an affordable gift your mom will still love for Mother’s Day. But we’ve got you covered — on a budget, and with shipping days to spare.
Check out these Mother’s Day gift ideas, all for under $25:
A beautiful infinity ring I found on Etsy. Several of my friends have rings like this, and I think they’re so delicate and pretty. Plus, the message of everlasting love is so nice for your mom. It’s only $10.
A soy candle from World Market. I’m always impressed with World Market’s interesting, yet affordable candle selection. I like this particular candle because it has a unique natural scent (sea salt and coconut), but if you browse the aisles you’ll find lots more options. This one’s only $12.99.
A wallet like this cute one on sale from J. Crew. It’s colorful and small enough to use for an every-once-in-a-while wallet, and on sale for $19.99.
Shopping for new nail polish can be like a visit to the candy store. Why not treat your mom to a new set of nail color? This one from Sephora is only $14.
I love these earrings from Anthropologie, and I bet a lot of moms would, too. Anthro gets a bad rap for being expensive, but there are actually lots of affordable gifts like these $24 posts on the “Shop Gifts for Mom” section of their website right now.
Share a few laughs — and a few glasses — with your mom on her special day by bringing her a nice bottle of wine. You really can get a good one for less than $25. Here’s a list of affordable wines to get you started.
If you want to go low-budget and homemade, make your mom one of those cute DIY cookie mixes in a jar. You just layer the dry ingredients used in cookie dough in a clear Mason jar, then decorate the jar. This website has links to a bunch of different jar gifts, including homemade granola.
Is your mom a bookworm? How about a personalized bookmark so she doesn’t have to dog-ear the pages as she goes. I like this one because it’s simple and you can get it personalized. It’s only $10.
These colorful socks from Madewell will keep your mom’s feet toasty, and they’re only $12.
If your mom is like mine, she’s already an amazing cook. But sometimes it’s fun to have a nice cookbook for extra inspiration. This one from Smitten Kitchen is trendy and only $17 on Amazon.
Mother’s Day can be a good time to buy your mom a luxury item she wouldn’t buy for herself. That’s why I like this roll-on fragrance from Sephora. I picked this one out because it’s grapefruit-scented (my mom’s favorite), but there are several other great choices under $25. This one’s $19.
Of course, the old standby … but who doesn’t love to receive flowers on a special occasion? I’d tell you what to get, but chances are your mom has a favorite. If you can, go to a local florist. But if your mom lives far away, skip the roses and go for a spring-y, affordable bouquet. I wasn’t able to find one online for under $25, so be prepared to splurge a little if you go that route. Here’s a pretty bouquet for $29.
You knew this was coming. But it’s thoughtful and free! Try making your mom a mix CD for Mother’s Day with songs that are meaningful to her. One of my mom’s all-time favorite gifts (unfortunately, not from me) was a CD with all different versions of “O Holy Night,” her favorite Christmas carol.