Mother’s Day gifts don’t have to be extravagant or expensive to be wonderful — something I’m very appreciative of considering the price of everything from groceries, to gas, to how many kids are we putting through college? In fact, my favorite Mother’s Day gifts will always be the DIY gifts that my kids make. But that isn’t to say there aren’t some incredibly wonderful, affordable Mother’s Day gifts you can buy as well.

I’ve tracked down more than two dozen amazingly thoughtful, special, and creative Mother’s Day gifts, all under $25.

Every one of these Mother’s Day gifts is guaranteed to put a smile on her face — and for more ideas, don’t forget to look at our suggestions for our favorite self-care gifts for moms or the subscription gift boxes for moms, which allow you to spread out your spending over the year

Just don’t forget a card. That’s mandatory! – Liz, with Christina

Related: See all of our Mother’s Day gift guide posts for even more ideas!

25 special Mother’s Day gifts under $25

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An amazing price for a custom digital illustration from Tamerswork for Mother's Day

Custom digital illustration
$14.04+, Tamerswork
photo by Whitney White on Etsy

A custom portrait for under $25 may sound too good to be true, but the many amazing reviews at Tamerswork’s Etsy page say otherwise.  I love how expressive and detailed these digital prints look. And once you have the digital file, just print it on your own and frame for a really special Mother’s Day gift. (Note the price is based on the number of figures in the photo.)

This flower arranging class makes a special Mother's Day experience under $25

90-minute flower arranging class
$25, Uncommon Goods

Give mom some beautiful time to herself on Mother’s Day that includes learning flower arranging from expert floral artist, Nsombi Woodson. Pair this online class with some fresh-cut local flowers in her favorite colors or a gorgeous new ceramic vase (white goes with everything). This way, she can be ready to start arranging.

Rifle Paper Co's Mother's Day mug is super and only $20!

Super Mom coffee mug 
$20, Rifle Paper Company

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s… your mom! Love that so many different moms are represented around this colorful mug that makes the perfect Mother’s Day gift under $25. For an extra few bucks, include some of her favorite coffee beans to fill it up.

P.S. Rifle Paper Company’s mugs feature plenty of gorgeous designs if this one isn’t perfect — there’s also a good selection on Anthropologie.


A lightweight linen scarf from Jeelow for Mother's Day

A lightweight linen scar for springf
$18.99, Jeelow on Etsy

This lightweight, versatile linen scarf in one of four neutral colors is the perfect wrap for dinner al fresco or when a shop’s air conditioning is cranked up a little too high. It’s also perfect for travelers — I tucked one right in my bag to carry around Italy to cover my shoulders every time we entered a church!


Pinhole Press's All About My Mom personalized book is such a special Mother's Day gift under $25

All About My Mom photo book 
$15.99 for a limited time, Pinhole Press

Just like those adorable “about my mom” papers that come home from school with the kid, but so much nicer since this is an actual photo book with pictures. But don’t stop with mom: there’s also a  custom All About My Grandma book.

Related: 8 wonderful Mother’s Day gift book ideas to celebrate all she is, and all she loves.


This beautiful initial locket from Bauble Bar is only $15! Makes a thoughtful Mother's Day gift

A monogrammed locket necklace
$15 on sale, Bauble Bar

I never would have dreamed we’d find such a lovely piece of jewelry to share in a guide to Mother’s Day Gifts under $25, but this is stunning and so special. Add your own tiny photo for a keepsake gift she’ll treasure.

Related: 8 of the sweetest mother-daughter necklace sets, from fancy to DIY

These Pottery Barn faux fur slippers are well under $25 for Mother's Day

Faux fur slippers
$14.99, Pottery Barn

Featured in our post about 20 of our favorite self-care gifts for moms and grandmas, you can grab these soft and luxurious slippers while they are on super sale! These slippers are so affordable, that you may want to throw in a faux fur trimmed robe — so many styles to choose from, and also at great prices right now. And yes, we’d wear them all four seasons.


Sweet Jules caramels make a delicious Mother's Day gift under $25

Fleur de Sel and Jules of Paris caramels 
$24.95 for medium box, Sweet Jules

A box of these luscious caramels, all hand-poured in Minnesota, are the perfect sweet treat for mom this year. Especially since we all deserve some extra self-care after the past few years and, yes, caramels definitely count!

Toast to Mother's Day with this Black Girl Magic Sparking Brut

A bottle of bubbly
$24.99, Black Girl Magic

Kick off Mother’s Day brunch at home with a bit of bubbly, like this tasty Black Girl Magic Sparkling Brut blend from McBride Sisters. You not only get a delicious toast, but you’re supporting the largest Black-owned, women-owned wine company in the U.S.
(Also check stock at Drizzly, if you’d like to have a bottle delivered.)

A Mother is a House is a thoughtful Mother's Day gift under $25

A Mother is a House by Aurore Petite
$14.39+, Amazon and Indiebound

After years of worrying about our kids’ physical, mental, and emotional health, this ode to a mother’s protective and comforting role is so meaningful. Take it from us: even if your kids are way past the bedtime story phase, this will still be a special gift…especially if your teens write a personal note to mom inside the cover.

Find even more special Mother’s Day book gift ideas here. 



If she loves Dolly Parton, she'll love this bracelet for Mother's Day

What Would Dolly Do? bracelet
$24, Draper James

I know I would appreciate seeing this little reminder on my wrist during the day. Because we all know that what Dolly would do is to take the high road, always. Also check out our post on 12 wonderful Dolly Parton gifts for the Dolly fans in your life. — you might find a Mother’s Day gift under $25 or two to include with this pretty bracelet.

Sweet Gum's Pocket Spa will pamper mom on Mother's Day for under $25

Pocket Spa Self-Care Box
$24, Sweetgum Botanicals on Etsy

Taking time to take care of ourselves is always hard for us moms, so a gift that gives her a chance to relax is really special — if only because it lets her know that you see how hard she works. So let her lock those bathroom doors, light an awesome candle, pour a glass of wine or sparkling water, with a slice of fresh cucumber, spa-style, and give her that ahhhhh moment she’s been needing.

The Honeydew Drop's Tupelo Honey gift set makes a sweet Mother's Day gift under $25

Tea & Honey Gift Set
$23.50, The Honeydew Drop

Created entirely by women in Florida, this rare Tupelo honey is harvested in the Apalachicola swamplands in the Panhandle during only a few weeks in the spring each year — and 10% gives back to an organization that trains beekeepers throughout the Caribbean. The gift set comes paired with a container of orange blossom green tea, making is such a special Mother’s Day gift under $25.

Mother's Day gifts under $25: A subscription to her favorite magazine or newspaper, on Kindle or in print

A magazine subscription — digital or in print
Prices vary, Amazon

If she’s a fan of architecture, design, sports, movies, or pop culture, there’s a magazine out there for her. Our own moms would love hard copies arriving in the mailbox each month.

Give the gift of a good night's sleep for Mother's Day

Calm Sleep Mist
$19.99, Amazon

I know I could use some help calming down at night so I’d be thrilled to receive this lovely-smelling sleep mist to usher in sweet dreams. Now, if only this could guarantee the kids wouldn’t get out of bed so early. . .

DIY Mother's Day gifts that kids can make: Cookie Medal by Paging Supermom

DIY Mother’s Day Cookie Medal
free tutorial, Paging Supermom

All you need for this DIY Mother’s Day gift are a few basic materials and some homemade chocolate chip cookies, of course.  Bonus? You’ll have lots of extra cookies to share!

Related: Truly creative DIY Mother’s Day Gift ideas the kids can make 



Beautiful Life Prints Products flower necklaces are perfect for Mother's Day and under $25

Custom birth month flower necklace
$20.92+, Life Prints Products

We love personalized Mother’s Day gifts, and this custom birth month flower necklace is so different and special. It really stands out. This artist on Etsy also offers lovely personalized bracelets, most under $25 as well.


This diverse hands tee from Dreamy Tees makes an excellent Mother's Day gift under $25

Handprint heart t-shirt
$10.20+, Dreamy Tees

We believe in a world that can be kinder, more inclusive, and filled with love. This beautiful handprint tee from Dreamy Tees is the statement we want to be making — and makes for a thoughtful Mother’s Day gift under $25.


A great gift for Mother's Day under $25 are these pretty floral gloves and gardening soap from Uncommon Goods

Garden gloves and soap set
$24, Uncommon Goods

If she likes to garden, these pretty floral gloves will help protect her hands while she’s digging in the dirt. The accompanying gardener’s hand soap makes it a really nice Mother’s Day gift under $25; and it will last longer than a bouquet, too.

Infusion Pro Water Bottle is a refreshing Mother's Day gift under $25

Fruit infuser water bottle
$24.99, Amazon

Help her stay hydrated with this clever fruit infuser water bottle that she can fill with berries or citrus for an even more refreshing drink. Love that this is bottle is stainless steel too: Easy to keep clean and it won’t take on any of the flavors of the fruits inside.

A set of Clean perfume roll ons for Mother's Day costs less than $25

CLEAN roll-on fragrance set
$20, Amazon

Perfume is a classic Mother’s Day gift under $25, but it’s sometimes hard to choose the right one. Fortunately you get more than one in this set — they’re made for layering. Plus, they’re formulated from safe ingredients.

Related: Tons of fantastic ideas for last-minute Mother’s Day gifts that don’t feel like it.


Milk Bar's Cookie Tin makes a delicious Mother's Day gift under $25

Milk Bar assorted cookie tin
$24, MilkBar Store

Personally, I’d go for an entire tin of their famous Compost Cookies, but an assortment gives her more options to love.

Related: 7 easy Mother’s Day cake recipes for a sweet DIY celebration


This eco-friendly portable utensils kit from VIS Paradise Goods makes a great Mother's Day gift under $25

Eco-friendly, convertible utensils kit and lunch bag
$21.08, VIS Paradise Goods

If she’s an eco-conscious mom, she’ll love this compact, portable, stylish kit made for grabbing takeout for lunch or road trip fare. It even includes chopsticks and a straw — and converts to  a large shopping bag so that she can carry her lunch right with all those utensils.


Just Between Us conversation cards make a thoughtful Mother's Day gift under $25

Just Between Us: Conversation cards for the whole family
$10.39, Amazon

These conversation cards are great way to bring everyone closer — or get to know Mom better. Give her this Mother’s Day gift after you cook brunch or dinner for the family and gather everyone around the table to eat together. Or, start written conversations in a pretty shared journal between Mom and her kids.

Related: Raising teens and tweens? We’ve got 7 simple ways to connect, using the time you already have together.


Fishcake Design's MOM enamel pin makes a special Mother's Day gift under $25--in fact, this is only $10!

Mom Tattoo Soft enamel pin 
$10, Fishcake Design

So she can wear it on her sleeve. Or lapel. Or handbag.