25 Great Mother’s Day Gifts $25 and Under
Because you don't have to break the bank to show mom you care.
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Mother’s Day for less
On Mother’s Day, there is nothing a mom wants more than to spend time with those who made her a mother. This year, though, quintessential Mother’s Day activities like brunch, spa days, and wine tastings are off the table. Plus, money is tighter than ever. This creates a huge dilemma—how do you show mom she is still top-of-mind on this special day (and every day), while also honoring the reality of a dwindling bank account? We’ve got you covered with our picks for 25 great Mother’s Day gifts, all $25 and under. You’ll also want to check out our ideas for the best Mother’s Day gifts for every type of mom.
Note: Prices listed were accurate as of press time; pricing fluctuations may occur.
Hand of Fatima bookmark
Rescue your book-loving mom from the endless cycle of rummaging through drawers in search of a bookmark, only to resort to sticky notes and dog-eared pages when one can’t be found. With tassels handmade in Morocco and pretty filigree design, this bookmark will: Keep her place and, according to legend, bring love, joy, and luck into her life.
Play! by Sephora Beauty Soul Mates Collection
Who knew you could gift your mom an entire collection of beauty treats for such a modest price? Each collection (you choose from five) features six samples of everything from exfoliating masks and lip gloss to haircare and pure argan oil. Think of it as a spa day she can have at home. Don’t miss our 31 tips for creating a relaxing spa day at home (for your mom, or yourself).
This is a serious upgrade to the standard keychain and pretty much guarantees that keys won’t get lost at the bottom of a purse or backpack. It comes in colors-and-patterns-galore, so you can pick the one that best complements your mom’s personal style. Follow these nine tricks to never lose your keys again.
Hello Sunshine graphic T-shirt
What would summertime be without a graphic T-shirt? This one is cute without being cutesy, making it a solid choice for moms of all ages. The yellow exemplifies the sunny days we hope are ahead (literally and figuratively), but it also comes in pink, wine red, and green. Don’t miss these moving Mother’s Day traditions from around the world.
Morphe Bronzed Baby Eye Palette
This eye palette is almost too pretty to use, but that only goes to show how much she’ll appreciate having it in her cosmetics collection. Added bonus: The names of the nine neutral shadows—e.g. Road Trip, Vacay, and Now Boarding—will remind her that brighter days (and freedom from quarantine life) are ahead.
Yes Way, Rosé
When it comes to wine, rosé and Mother’s Day go hand-in-hand. Sure, she would rather be enjoying it at a wine bar or tasting room with you, but a bottle sent for her to enjoy at home will have to do for now. This one will pair well with chocolate, too. Need some help choosing your next bottle of wine? We’ve got some advice—straight from a sommelier.
Amika The Kure Intense Repair Mask
Now more than ever, moms are thinking about what they can do at home to keep hair their looking great. A nourishing hair mask will certainly help her achieve this. Formulated with shea butter, borage oil, and sea buckthorn berry, it is perfect for the mom who is short on time—it takes just ten minutes—and who appreciates paraben-free products. Find out 17 more of our favorite hair masks for damaged hair.
Aviator Rose Gold sunglasses
Aviator-style sunglasses are what we call a win-win—they look good on everyone, and they are totally on-trend. Even if your mom already has a pair of sunglasses she loves, a rose gold pair will help complete her summer accessories wardrobe. Plus, it never hurts to have an extra pair in the car. As long as you are shopping for shades, here are the best sunglasses for your face shape.
Diamond Painting Kit
An intersect of cross-stitch and paint-by-number, diamond painting is a newish trend that has joined the ranks of adult coloring as an easy, fun, and creative activity that also alleviates stress. This set features a dreamy beach scene with a special message for mom written in the sand. Find out the new quarantine hobby these folks are never giving up.
Three-Piece Succulent Set
Whether your mom is new to succulents or has been nurturing a full-on succulent garden for some time, she will love oh-so-cute DIY set (complete with plants, soil, and pots). Don’t worry if your mom doesn’t have a green thumb—succulents are easy to tend to.
Lavender Latté Kit
For a new twist on the cup of coffee your mom looks forward to every morning just add… lavender? Yes, that’s right—a lavender latté. These coffee packets (a set of five) are infused with real lavender petals, and they even come with packets of sweetened condensed milk creamer. Technically, this is called Vietnamese Coffee. We also call it a pretty sweet gift. When it comes time to write the card, add one of these thoughtful Mother’s Day quotes to show you care.
Mental Clarity Essential Oil Roll-On
As the name implies, this essential oil blend—a combination of peppermint, lemon, basil, grapefruit, lavender, and rosemary—is designed to help relieve tension and calm frayed nerves. That alone makes it a great Mother’s Day gift. The best part? The smell. Absolutely heavenly. New to essential oils? Here’s a quick primer.
Chocolate Pizza Company Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Wings
Is peanut butter and chocolate not the best combination ever? Actually, no. The best combination ever is actually chocolate and peanut butter and potato chips. This wacky combination equals a gift your mom is going to love sinking her teeth into. Maybe grab a bag for yourself, too (you’ll be jealous otherwise). Find out why the mother-child bond is so powerful.
KITSCH Blush Satin Pillowcase
This pillowcase is proof that luxury doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Besides, word on the street is that satin pillowcases help combat frizzy hair and do wonders for delicate skin. We’ll sleep to that! Check out all the superhuman talents that moms possess.
WavHello Baby Handprint and Footprint Frame
We don’t need to tell you twice that babies grow so fast. You can’t keep them tiny forever, but you can keep an imprint of those sweet little hands and feet! And how darling to have them displayed together with a photo of the cutest baby ever (says the baby’s doting grandma)?
Corkcicle Stemless Champagne Flute
A Mother’s Day picnic that takes place in the backyard is still a celebration, and it still requires champagne for the guest of honor. Not that she’ll need it to, but this insulated vessel will keep her celebratory beverage cold for up to nine hours. Cheers to that! Teach mom how to say cheers in every language.
The Glow Kit by Sephora Collection
OK, so we know what your mom really wants is a facial at her favorite spa. That isn’t possible right now, but she can still have glowing skin—especially if you gift her with Sephora’s Glow Kit, which contains a collection of exclusive products designed to hydrate, exfoliate, and smooth the skin.
Il Makiage Lip Slip
Lipstick is one of those gifts that are as practical and as it is indulgent—not to mention much appreciated (a woman can never have too many tubes, after all). The Il Makiage line is creamy, hydrating, cruelty-free, and available in tons of colors—84 to be precise. Find out what your lipstick choice says about you.
Catstudio Geography Dish Towels
Your mom would probably love a trip to her favorite geographical location about now (Italy? Alaska? Maybe Maui?). In the meantime, she’ll adore a whimsical, hand-drawn dishtowel featuring a silk-screened print of said location. Keep the dream alive!
Woodgrain Oil Diffuser
A diffuser is a welcome addition to any room of the house. Even better when the diffuser doubles as a decorative home accent. This one is the perfect size for her nightstand, and it comes with a small bottle of eucalyptus oil. Find out the surprising history of Mother’s Day.
Colleen Rothschild Mini Cleansing Balm
This tiny container packs a lot of punch. The contents cleanse skin, clear pores, remove makeup, and deliver a luminous glow. A mini facial, perhaps?
Onzie Mindful Masks
Functional? Check. Sustainable? Charitable? Check. Your mom’s health will benefit from these colorful, breathable masks are made from upcycled yoga clothing, and so will our nation’s health care workers—the Center for Disaster Philanthropy is donating proceeds to the front-line workers fighting the battle against COVID-19. Find out what you need to know before your DIY your own mask.
b.active three-piece Eye Kit
Every busy mom needs a no-nonsense solution to eye makeup, and this kit does the trick. The three-piece set includes mascara, eyeliner, and a cream shadow so she can create the look of her choice (dramatic one day; natural the next) without messing around with drawerful of random containers. These 11 quotes about moms will make you want to call yours ASAP.
Felina Chemise & Wrap Set
Loungewear is on repeat these days, but it won’t go out of style when quarantine ends. Translation: It’s the perfect gift. This one has a luxury vibe, and the wrap also works as a cardigan—meaning your mom actually gets two gifts in one. PSA: As cute as this set is, changing for work might benefit your productivity.
Dallmann Confections 9-Piece Gift Box
You don’t have to travel around the world in order to find chocolate for your mom (not that you could, even if you wanted to). Dallmann Confections, based in San Diego, has made it much easy with this Mother’s Day gift box—a collection of delicious (and beautiful) chocolates, curated especially for the chocolate-loving mom in your life. Nine pieces in all. And no, she doesn’t have to share. Next, read on for 100 more Mother’s Day gift ideas that she’ll love.
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