Mother’s Day Gifts under $50

Mother’s Day is heading our way, and as usual, you are racking your brain for unique, affordable gifts for the moms in your life. Moms do so much, whether they are yours by birth or by choice, so choosing a gift that expresses how you feel — and one that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg — can be a tall order.

Launching Financial Grownups book by Bobbi Rebell ($27.95)

If you know a mom who has kids in the 18-26 age range, she will be forever grateful for this new book by Bobbi Rebell, a Certified Financial Planner, former Reuter’s anchor, and parent of three. The book is packed with info that Mom can use to teach the kids about financial peer pressure, debt, investing, charitable giving, insurance, and more.

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Inkidz Bond Bands ($19.99)

These bracelets are a gift that kids can give to Mom. Made in India and available in gold-filled, silver, and rose gold, the bands feature a cluster of three beads, which symbolize guidance, protection, and love. Kids can tie the band on Mom’s wrist and she can wear it indefinitely as a daily reminder that she is loved.

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Waterdrop Starter Set – Glass ($59, now $48)

This brand not only makes beautiful bottles that she’ll want to drink from, but they also make flavored tablets that make her water taste delicious and offer a variety of health benefits. This set, which comes with 6 popular flavors, including Glow, Boost, and Focus, is a great way to encourage Mom to drink her water (and enjoy it!). The glass bottles are available in a variety of pretty colors. 

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Poke-A-Dot Organizer ($21.95)

Does Mom have a lot of little things lying around? This box has movable dividers that can be snapped in horizontally, vertically, or diagonally, allowing her to configure the perfect layout for crafting supplies, jewelry, and more. The box can be slid into a drawer, but it also has a lid for easy transport.

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True Warrior Jewelry Sunstone Healing Necklace ($34.44)

This lovely piece features a sunstone, which is known to have energizing and cleansing properties while helping to dispel fears.  She’ll love wearing it! 

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REEF Water Vista ($50)

If you know a Mom who doesn’t love wet weather, these colorful water-friendly shoes will have her splashing in puddles in no time! These comfortable sandals have a Japanese vibe, dry quickly, and have a velcro strap to ensure a secure fit. 

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NEAT Method Everyday Hangers ($30 for 25)I know what you’re thinking…hangers for a mother’s day gift? I know it sounds a bit ho-hum, but I recently had a chance to try these super slim, sturdy, and slip-free hangers and I am on board. If your mom is a clothes horse whose closet is packed to the brim with clothes, these hangers will take up so much less space than traditional wood or plastic hangers, helping her streamline her closet.

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TIJN Lanza Earrings ($40) 

For the mama who marches to the beat of her own drum, this mismatched set of a heart and a disco ball-esque charm will give her the sparkle she’s been craving. Available in a silver or gold finish.

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SudShare (prices vary, $1 per lb) Give Mom a gift card for this on-demand laundry service app for those moments when laundry is just too much to handle! Her laundry will get picked up from her doorstep, washed, folded, and delivered to her within 24 hours.  Available in 400+ cities nationwide.   

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Legally Addictive Foods Quad Squad ($39.99)

If she loves snacks that are the perfect combination of salty and sweet, this gift set is a must.  These thin, crispy crackers covered in toffee and chocolate are out of this world, and the set contains four popular flavors; The OG, Everything, Churro, and Surprise Party. 

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 Ohuhu 44 Piece Acrylic Painting Set (Originally $54.99. On sale for $39.99)

Inspire Mom’s creativity with this fun set that contains all the essentials she’ll need to create multiple works of art. The set includes 12 paintbrushes, 24 acrylic paint tubes, a paint palette, a color wheel, a tabletop easel, and several painting surfaces.

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FabFitFun ($49.99 for an individual box)

If Mom is particular, a good route to go is a gift card for a FabFitFun box. The boxes are customizable, so she can choose the things that appeal to her, including fashion, beauty, and home items from top brands, including Kate Spade, Farmacy Beauty, and Ban.do.  

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Giftya (prices vary)

If after reading this you are still unsure of what to give, give her a GiftYa, which is spending money for her retail establishment, big or small. GiftYa is a colorful, digital gift that can be personalized on the GiftYa app with a photo, video, message, and more, and it arrives by text or email inbox in minutes. She links it to her debit card and goes shopping! She can even switch retailers or opt for a Visa gift card instead. And you can give what works for your budget, up to $100.

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