Mother’s Day is right around the corner. Do you know what your mom is getting this year? If money is tight this year, you might be worried that your gift won’t be a worthy offering for your amazing mother. Don’t sweat it. There are lots of cheap-but-cool gifts available for people on a tight budget. Nothing on this list of Mother’s Day gifts costs more than $25, and most items cost much less. If you need to do Mother’s Day on a budget this year, these inexpensive gifts will show your mom just how much you care. Who says you can’t find a thoughtful gift for less than $25?
Want more great gift ideas? Check out our post on the best gifts for women, which includes lots of cheap gift ideas.
1. Kate Aspen Pink Polka Purse Manicure Set
Are you seriously broke? Here’s a gift that costs less than a sandwich. This cute manicure kit looks like a premium gift, but it’s only $4. This manicure set includes a nail file, scissors, clippers, and tweezers. If you have a little more money to spend, consider adding some cute bottles of nail polish. Kleancolor Nail Polish offers a set of six pretty pastels for $8.31. To make up for the low cost of your gift, you can always offer to paint mom’s nails yourself.
2. Mom Heart Pendant for Mother’s Day
Made by the Soul Breeze Collection, this simple necklace is a great way to show your mom how much you care about her. While it’s not made from any special metals or gemstones, this inexpensive gift still feels personal. However, if mom has a metal allergy that prevents her from wearing cheap jewelry, you may want to avoid this low-end piece.
Price: $9.99 (60 percent off MSRP)
3. Chicken Soup for the Soul: Thanks Mom
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Thanks Mom is a collection of 101 stories about motherly love and affection. This inexpensive book will give her hours of enjoyment. It’s a great beach read, but she can also enjoy it while snuggled up under an afghan on a rainy day. This cute book is a nice way to thank your mother for all her years of emotional and financial support.
Price: $12.61 (16 percent off MSRP)
4. Malden Bronze Script Mom Picture Frame
This inexpensive frame makes a great gift for Mother’s Day, but you will have to do a little extra work to make it gift-ready. You’ll want to swap out the stock image in the frame with a great photo of you and your mom. And since it’s a rather inexpensive gift, you should make sure to include a Mother’s Day card with a heartfelt message. You can grab a cheap card at your local drugstore, but we also really like this cat and kitten card from Avanti Press.
Price: $10.43 (20 percent off MSRP)
5. Mom: Season 1
If you and your mom like to bond over TV shows, then sitting down to binge-watch the entire first season of Mom sounds like a great plan for Mother’s Day weekend. This CBS comedy stars Anna Faris and Allison Janney, and deals with lots of complicated family issues in a funny, light-hearted way. If you and Mom haven’t always seen eye to eye, this is a comedy that you two will really relate to.
Price: $18.16 (53 percent off MSRP)
6. ALEX AND ANI ‘Because I Love You’ Expandable Wire Bangle
Okay, so this gift idea is a smidge over $25, but it’s still quite affordable. This bangle can be adjusted to fit nearly any wrist size, and it will let mom know that you appreciate everything she does. In addition to a bangle for mom, there are similar designs for sisters, daughters, grandmothers, or godmothers. This means you and mom could have matching bracelets, if you were so inclined. All pieces are available in Rafaelian Silver or Rafaelian Gold finishes. You can also browse more ALEX AND ANI bracelets for moms here.
Price: $25.94 (7 percent off MSRP)
7. ‘I’m A Mom, What’s Your Superpower?’ Mug
This is a perfect present for moms that work hard and sacrifice it all for their kids. Pair it with a nice bag of gourmet coffee for maximum impact (we like Intelligentsia Coffee’s Black Cat blend).
Price: $10.63 (44 percent off MSRP)
8. Kitchen Active Spiralizer
Spiralizers are all the rage right now. These clever kitchen gadgets are useful for turning carrots, squash, or zucchini into low-carb “pasta” spirals. If your mother is trying to eat healthy, this is a thoughtful gift that supports her low-carb aspirations. You can toss in the Skinny Spiralizer Cookbook for just $6.99 to complete your gift.
Price: $14.97 (63 percent off MSRP)
9. Sephora Gift Cards
Not sure what to get your mom, but certain that the perfect gift should be something luxurious? A Sephora gift card lets her pick out the perfect gift for self-pampering. Mom can pick out a signature fragrance, bath products, or splurge on her favorite shade of lipstick.
10. Eco Bath Body Gift Basket Set
This gift set will help mom pamper herself from head to toe, just in time for beach season. This gift set includes lotion, body scrub, bath crystals, shower gel, and a bath pouf. The whole collection has a sugarcane and bamboo scent, which is perfect because it’s slightly sweet but not overpowering.
Price: $15.86 (21 percent off MSRP)
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