We have always been of the mindset that while we do love the splurges, that affordable Mother’s Day gifts can still be really special — and special Mother’s Day gifts can still be affordable. With that, I’ve tracked down more than 2 dozen wonderfully thoughtful, special, and creative gifts that don’t have to cost a fortune. (And of course there’s always tons of DIY Mother’s Day gift ideas, if you prefer that direction.)
Every one of these Mother’s Day gifts is $20 or less. All guaranteed to put a smile on her face — whether you’re shopping for your own mom, your child’s mom, your grandma, your godmother or your stepmother.
Just don’t forget a card. That’s mandatory!
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You Are Awesome Caramel Box ($13+, Good Karmal)
Worth every penny.
Soft Heathered Throw ($19.49 on sale at 50% off, limited time, Nordstrom)
In three cozy colors
Tiny Initial Locket Necklace ($15 on sale, Bauble Bar)
Just add your own tiny photo!
Ruth Bader Ginsburg Action Figure ($20, Urban Outfitters)
Honoring a real-life action hero.
Just Between Us: Conversation Cards for the Whole Family ($9.20, Amazon)
Packaged in a pretty keepsake box, it’s a great way to bring everyone closer — or get to know Mom better.
Tiny Pocket Spa $17, Sweetgum Botanicals
For instant ahhhhh whenever she needs it most.
DIY Mother’s Day Cookie Medal (tutorial, Paging Supermom)
Just need a few basic materials, and some homemade cookies, of course!
I Carry Your Heart With Me e.e. cummings Wall Print ($16.86, RainCity Prints)
The perfect words for any mom
Black Queen T-Shirt ($17.99 on sale, Danane Store plus free shipping)
Comes in lots of colors, but black is pretty perfect.
Pressed Flower Gel Eye Mask ($10, Anthropologie)
And a little time to use it? Alone? With no kids around?
“Social Justice Mom” Coffee Mug ($14.99-$17.99, Look Human)
Get a second one 50% off with code GOBOGO)
Aren’t we all, though?
Personalized Love Stamp Necklace ($16.99, Cranberry St NY)
She has so many wonderful designs but this is so cool.
“You Deserve Happiness” Queer Eye Fab Five Illustrated Print ($15, Tyler Feder)
We’re all raising our hands here, as moms who would love one of these!
CLEAN Classic Rollerball Fragrance Set ($20, Sephora)
Fortunately she doesn’t have to choose among them — they’re made for layering
Star Wars: Leia Organa – Rebel Leader Box ($15.17, Amazon)
A book and a mini figurine of our favorite bad-ass princess.
My Mom is Magical Board Book ($7.99, Amazon)
Now that’s one for the nightstand!
Monogram Bar Soap ($9/ea, Anthropologie)
The kind of thing you never buy yourself — but you’re thrilled when someone else gets it for you
Mom Since…Tote Bag ($19.80, Park Lane Press)
Perfect for new moms. Or hey, even not-so-new moms.
Follow Your Dreams Beaded Bracelet ($19.99 on sale, JCPenney)
Try promo code FORYOU8 for additional discounts for a limited time
Love these words of encouragement for any mom, grandma, stepmother, or mother figure.
Monthly Succulents Subscription Box ($12.95/mo, Cratejoy)
Use code MOMSDAY for additional discount)
At this price, I’d get at least two!
Moonstone Layered Necklace ($15 on sale, Bauble Bar)
Wow, some deal!
Mom Tattoo Soft Enamel Pin ($9, Fishcake Design)
So she can wear it on her sleeve. Or lapel. Or handbag.
Free Your Tea Personalized Monthly Tea Subscription ($16-20/mo, Cratejoy)
Use code MOMSDAY for additional 20% discount)
We have it on good word that some moms actually prefer tea. Cool, cool.
Saint Dolly Prayer Candle $12.95, The Eternal Flame
Patron Saint of owning who you are, from head to toe.