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The 15 Best Mother’s Day Gifts Under $50

For Mother’s Day gifts, it’s really the thought that counts. In that spirit, here are 15 ways to say “I love you, Mom” without completely emptying your billfold.


Mother’s Day is an occasion where splurging on gifts is plenty acceptable. But the value of something you give your mom doesn’t always have to correlate with dollars and cents — if she’s like most mothers out there, the thought and intention of your Mother’s Day gift will count for far more than any number on the receipt. So in that spirit, here are 15 ways you can say “I love you, mom” without totally emptying your billfold.

Ferrero Rocher Assorted Truffles Box

Ferrero Rocher might be playing it safe, but it’s the easiest and most affordable way to gift a box of chocolate — and with practically zero risk of weird flavors or unlikeable textures.

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Viceni Silver-Plated Hinged Double-Photo Frame

This inexpensive double photo frame looks a bit classier (and more expensive) than a similarly-priced wood or acrylic option. And of course, you know better than to gift your mom an empty photo frame, don’t you? Spend the extra couple dollars and include photo prints of mom’s favorite kid.

BUY NOW: $15

Lodge 10.25” Cast-Iron Skillet

A Lodge skillet makes a great gift for literally anyone who loves cooking. Gift your mom the perfect tool for making the best pancakes, bacon, frittatas, pies and other good things too numerous to count.

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Three Otters Rosé

Springtime is the start of rosé season, and what better way to celebrate your mom than popping a dry, fruit-forward bottle and enjoying it together?

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Anthropologie Bloom Vase

Because you already bought her flowers… right? A vase that looks this good can be used year-round, a gift she’s sure to appreciate when you remember to get her flowers again for her birthday.

BUY NOW: $22+

Aesop Aeromatique Hand Balm

Everyone everywhere should be taking good care of their hands — and since her hands have likely cooked, cleaned, washed and dried for years, she definitely deserves a premium treatment.

BUY NOW: $27

Yeti Travel Mug

Whether she prefers to stay caffeinated or just to carry perfectly-chilled water wherever she goes (this mug handles both) it’s a premium option to make sure she’s taken care of. Oh, and Yeti travel mugs are most certainly recommended by our staffers.

BUY NOW: $29+

Cuisinart Chef’s Roasting Pan

You can bake a bird using a casserole dish, an open Dutch oven or even the ceramic dish component of a Crock Pot, but if it’s real roasting she’s after, she’ll need one of these. You might luck out and find yourself on the receiving end of a big chicken dinner you can’t quite manage cooking for yourself.

BUY NOW: $33

Dana’s Bakery Macaron Variety Box

A classically decadent treat that isn’t always easy to find at the grocery store or bakery around the corner.

BUY NOW: $33

Bouquet from Bouqs.com

Get her flowers. It’s a no-brainer. Bouqs has piles of options, from simple to statement-level arrangements, and they can schedule shipments and deliveries just about anywhere.

BUY NOW: $38

West Elm Lacquer Jewelry Box

A touch of organization is always welcome when it comes to valuables and heirloom jewelry, and this lacquer box is a luxe-yet-affordable way to say you care.

BUY NOW: $39

Soludos Platform Espadrilles

These chic-yet-comfy slip-ons are based on Mediterranean footwear that’s been around for generations. They look good with just about anything and work just as well inside the house as out running errands or walking the dog.

BUY NOW: $45+

Mark & Graham Leather Catch-All

Useful for keeping sets of keys, pocket change and other little odds-and-ends organized nicely near the front door or on a desktop — and you can even add a monogram for $10 more.

BUY NOW: $49

Kiehl’s Creme de Korps Body Butter

Kiehl’s skincare products are beloved for a reason — well, lots of reasons, actually. This great-smelling shea butter balm is infused with soy milk, honey, jojoba butter and other soothing natural ingredients.

BUY NOW: $49

Uncommon Goods Up-Cycled Sari Robe

This robe comes from a production center in India that employs and pays women fairly, and since each robe is pieced together by hand, no two are the same.

BUY NOW: $50

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