Mother’s Day is May 12th, and as usual, you are racking your brain for what to give the moms in your life. They do so much for you, whether they are yours by birth or by choice, so choosing a gift that expresses how you feel can be a tall order. One thing lots of moms could use is some help, so offer to cook a meal or assemble that IKEA bookcase that she’s had for a year. But, if you don’t live close, here are 10 Mother’s Day gifts under $50 that will please her just as much.
This award-winning book is the work of photographer Ali Smith and features stunning photographs and personal and moving stories of modern motherhood – including me and my daughter! A wonderful read for any mom.
Made by Los Angeles-based artisan, Lizzy Shaw, this pretty, upcycled cashmere pouch will lend a touch of luxury to her pack of travel tissues. Available in Neutrals, Jewel Tones, Pastels or Darks, or you can send Shaw your favorite old cashmere for repurposing.
My Photo Atrium Acrylic Block ($35 and up)
Personalized gifts are always a nice touch, and this elegant acrylic block will make the perfect addition to her bedside table, desk or mantle. The MyPhoto site is a breeze to use, allowing you to design and order your gift in minutes.
If Mom is space-challenged, this handy felt pocket will conveniently house her book, glasses, phone and more. It takes seconds to install and it’s such a space-saver!
If she complains of low energy, perhaps it’s time to give her some peak performance pillowcases. What can pillowcases do, you ask? These pillowcases contain technology that can improve sleep quality, aid recovery after exercise and help increase energy and stamina.For a real treat, give her a full sheet set. I’ve been testing them for several days and I have to say that I feel great!
This simple, elegant necklace represents the link between your generation and hers and it’s packaged in a gift box with this George Elliot quote, “What greater thing is there for human souls, than to feel that they are joined for life to be with each other in silent unspeakable memories.” You can even request a personalized, handwritten gift card to be included with your package.
A great companion item for her smartphone, this phone gripper/stand adheres to the back of any size phone and provides an easy way to hold it while she’s taking photos. It also serves as a phone stand and the card slot holds a couple of credit cards or a few bills for those days that she’s traveling light. Available in 30 different colors.
If you’re going to give her flowers, don’t go with the same old, same old. This gorgeous bouquet of freshly picked blooms and foliage comes in a repurposed burlap sack, making for an elegant, yet rustic presentation.
Govino Toprack ‘Charmed’ Girlfriend Sayings red wine tumblers ($19.95 for 4)
If she’s more your BFF than your mom, pair these shatterproof tumblers with a favorite bottle of vino (maybe she’ll share). Each tumbler features a cheeky statement, like “Wine a little, laugh a lot,” and “Friends, like wine, improve with age.”
Peanut Butter Wings ($10.95 and $18.95) at ChocolatePizza.com
A big plate of wings might bring a smile to her face, but if she finds sweet to be more pleasing than savory, try an innovative twist on wings; Available in milk chocolate and dark chocolate and slathered in peanut butter, these chocolate-covered potato chips will make any chocolate lover feel like she’s in heaven. They also have a “chocolate pizza” that’s to die for.
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