Mother's Day

16 Heartfelt Gifts Under $50 for Every ‘Mom’ in Your Life

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Thinking of ideas for Mother’s Day gifts can be stressful. Our mothers, grandmothers and aunts play such important roles in our lives and we want our gift to reflect how grateful we are. But, there’s no need to go overboard – after all, the moms in our lives wouldn’t want us to overspend. We found 15 Mother’s Day gift ideas under $50 that will warm their hearts and please your wallet. Some make great Mother’s Day gift basket ideas, too!


$50 and Under

Skin Authority Hydrating Duo

$49 at ($98 if purchased separately)

This skin care duo from Skin Authority contains Instant Perfection Peel Pads and Beauty Infusion™ Quinoa & Avocado for Hydrating, which will resolve her skin care woes in no time. The pads use glycolic acid to exfoliate and prep the skin for hydration and the Beauty Infusion serum contains quinoa protein and avocado oil to intensely nourish the skin. She will love this beauty treat!


Windowbox Medium Fishbowl Terrarium with Red, Pink, & White Forever Flowers

$43.98 at Windowbox

Perfect for the mom who may not have a way with plants, this glass terrarium contains colorful, mini “forever” flowers and greenery that don’t require sunlight or even water! This cheerful gift will always remind her of you.



$39.95 at

For the mom who likes to be prepared for anything, the Resto Presto is a convenient, 55” x 31” water-resistant mat for sitting in the grass, on the beach, or on a park bench after a rain shower. It can even be worn as a shawl! Folds into a tiny pouch when not in use, so she can carry it with her everywhere. Available in four colors and includes mini stakes for securing the corners and a carabiner.


Touchstone Birthstone Collection Necklace and Earrings

$39 each at

Available in every birthstone, these pretty Ceralun™ pavé baubles add a sweet touch of sparkle. The necklace comes on a delicate rhodium plated chain, and the earrings have titanium posts. She will be so touched that you remembered Mother’s Day and her birthday!


$30 and Under

Mind Fuel Nest ‘Because I said so’ Tunic Tee

$24.99 at

She’s in charge and it’s as it should be. This super soft tee, which is available in pink or   white, is flattering and roomy and has stylish slits on the sides. 95% rayon and 5% spandex, in sizes small through large.


Armitron White and Rose Gold Women’s Digital Wrist Watch 

$30 at

This sporty and sophisticated watch with white soft touch resin and rose gold stainless accents will take her from the gym to brunch, and ensure she’s on time! Features include water resistance up to 330 feet and two time zones.


Photo Playing Cards 

Price: $24.99 at CVS

She’s probably received her share of personalized gifts, but never a deck of cards! Photo cards from CVS are a unique gift that will always remind her of you when she uses them. One photo of your choice appears on all cards, which come packaged in a clear, plastic storage case. Available in 7-11 days with free Ship to Store.


Godiva Chocolate Flower Gift Box

$25 at

Who can resist scrumptious chocolates in a flower-shaped box with butterflies? The pretty box is filled to the brim with individually wrapped truffles in mouth watering flavors; Dark Chocolate Lava, Milk Strawberry Cheesecake and Crème Brulee. The best part, the box is so pretty that it requires no wrapping!


She’s Her Own CEO Bistro Apron

$30 at

Show everyone who is boss with this cute apron from Kathryn Style Boutique. This flattering, black apron has an adjustable neck and it’s so comfortable that it’s sure to become her go-to when she’s cooking.


KN Karen Neuburger Live Love Lounge Tunic

$14.99-$26.98 at Bon Ton

She works hard so she deserves comfy lounge wear. This tunic from KN Karen Neuberger is made from soft and forgiving fabric that feels great for relaxing or sleeping. It even has pockets! She may never take it off.


$20 and Under

Minx NY BeachTech High Performance Towel 

$19.99 at

If she’s a beach bunny, this will quickly become her favorite towel. It is very soft and comfortable to lie on, and the anti-bacterial microfiber fabric will dry her off three times more quickly than a standard beach towel. It has a water-resistant pocket for her valuables and, when she’s heading to and from her destination, it folds up very small with its own strap. Available in several color ways.



$4 per bag at

If Mom is always on the hunt for a new sweet treat, spoil her with some all-natural Smashmallow gourmet marshmallows. Available in delicious flavors like Meyer Lemon, Chia Seed, Cinnamon Churro and Strawberries & Cream, it’ll be tough to pick a favorite. A great addition to a Mother’s Day Gift Basket!


The Meaning of Michelle

$10.74 at Amazon

If you know a mom who is missing Michelle, this compilation of essays from sixteen accomplished writers is the perfect gift. It’s funny, smart and touching, and tied up in a tidy bow by rockstar editor and writer, Veronica Chambers.


Golden Door Wildflower Honey

$18 for 12 ounces at

Even the mom who has everything can use a jar of tasty honey! Extracted from hives on the grounds of the Golden Door resort in San Marcos, CA, your purchase of this delicious honey also allows you to give back. 100% of the profits are donated to causes that aid at risk children.


Angry Mama Microwave Cleaner

$9.99 at

No one likes to scrub a microwave, so this Angry Mama will give her a chuckle but also make cleaning her microwave a breeze. Remove “Mama’s” head, pour in some water and vinegar and heat. The steam will allow all dirt and grime to be easily wiped away.


Minted Notebooks

$16 and up at

If she still loves to write instead of putting everything in her smartphone, Minted offers beautiful notebooks in countless colors and patterns. Choose everything from how the pages are printed – from addresses to blank – to the kind of binding she’d like. And best of all, 100% of the proceeds will be donated to Christy Turlington Burns’s non-profit,  Every Mother Counts.

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