Mother’s Day is an exciting time of year because we finally get to take stock of how special the mother figures are in our life, and accordingly, spoil them with gifts. The best part? You don’t need to shell out an arm and a leg to surprise her with something stunning for her home or something glitzy for her jewelry box. Here, the best Mother’s Day gifts under $50 she’ll enjoy for years to come.
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Allow your favorite person to upgrade their charcuterie game with this set of three cheese knives. Each one features an antique-inspired gold stem dotted with rosemary, thyme and sage.
You can never really have too many blankets, and this one is beloved by Nordstrom shoppers due to how incredibly soft and durable it is. It’s also available in an array of neutral colors to suit every decor style.
Owning a Dyptique candle has become something of a badge of honor. Allow her to fill her space with one of the brand’s bestselling scents rich with fruity and floral notes of rose and blackcurrant.
If Mom likes to keep it old-school, allow her to organize her handwritten recipe collection with Rifle Paper Co.’s recipe tin featuring chic metallic accents. The box is available in four exuberant patterns and contains 24 recipe cards and 12 dividers.
One of our favorite water bottles on the market, the Hydro Flask mixes utility with style, offering a wide array of colors and patterns.
A chic pill box you say? Count us in. This streamlined, actually pretty seven-day pill box will make organizing and sorting her daily pills and vitamins a snap.
We rarely appreciate the convenience of a food processor until we have one. Allow Mom to save on time and effort in the kitchen with this Cuisinart mini food processor that chops and grinds virtually any ingredient. It comes with a spatula and recipe book to get her cooking party started.
Instead of dragging Mom to the spa, bring the spa to her. This electrical foot tub provides bubbles, heating, massage, acupressure and infrared therapy that’ll heal her from the heel up.
If Mom’s a fitness fanatic, she’ll love these weights that can easily wrap around her ankles or wrists to make all her movements even more impactful. They’re stylish enough to wear on errands too.
Flowers are a common Mother’s Day gift for a reason: They’re darn gorgeous, no matter how you pick ‘em. Win points with this bright bouquet filled with lavender daisies, hot pink roses and yellow lilies that’ll look stunning anywhere in her home.
Allow Mom to channel her inner child in this inflatable Minnidip pool for adults. The tropical banana leaf design makes it super Instagrammable, and its valve is easy to inflate with a standard air pump or hairdryer.
$49.99 at Bed Bath & Beyond
Save Mom’s back with the ultimate pillow from Ugg that’s bound to feel like a permanent hug. It supports the back, neck and arms with its faux Sherpa and charcoal accents that look as cozy as they feel.
Is your mom a cool mom? Then she’ll definitely love rocking this sun hat that — surprise — can twist down into a tiny circular pouch that she can throw right into her purse.
One of Nordstrom’s top-selling leggings for a reason, these are beloved by shoppers who rave about their moisture-wicking comfortable waistband that stays put, light weight and more.
Whether she wears it ironically or in earnest to protect her precious face from the sun, she’ll love this sweat-wicking Lululemon bucket hat that comes in six colorways (and more if you count all the funky combinations on each side).
Allow Mom to sleep in style with this silky pajama set with trendy white piping available in 32 stunning varieties like blush leopard, light lilac and rose smoke. The T-shirt and shorts combination is ideal for summer months, so she can whip it out ASAP.
Slipping into a pair of cozy slippers is one of life’s most underrated pleasures. These Dearfoams slippers are made with genuine shearling that’s both warm and breathable, and have a water-resistant grippy sole for safely taking them out on errand runs.
Moms love cardigans for how convenient they are to slip on in a pinch and how seamless they are to style. This open-front cardigan comes in three versatile hues, and boasts a fuzzy feel and an oversized fit.
It’s always sweater dress season! From chilly summer nights to early fall strolls, this ribbed Madewell sweater dress with a trendy half-zip is perfect for Mom year-round.
It doesn’t get much sweeter than this. This ring can be personalized with one initial and a birthstone gem so every time she looks down she thinks about someone she loves. It’s so affordable you can get more than one at a time too.
A perfect gift for an expecting mom, new mom or your mom, this stretchy beaded bracelet says it all, plus it’s available in lots of color combinations.
We’re going to bet your mom is sweet as honey and works harder than a worker bee. Invest in this chic and delicate oval ring plated with thick 18-karat gold vermeil from trendy jewelry brand Mejuri. It comes in seven sizes and works well on its own or stacked on top of other dainty rings. Plus, 10% of sales go towards Women for Women International, which has helped nearly half a million women escape conflict and war.
An initial necklace like this one feels personal enough to make for a great gift, and simple enough to be an everyday staple. No wonder it’s one of Nordstrom’s top-rated pieces.
From $43 at Fortune & Frame
Your mom doesn’t need to be a Chinese takeout aficionado to adore these fortune cookie earrings because we can all use a little luck. Dot her ears with these precious earrings from Fortune and Frame that come in gold or silver and arrive in a giftable box.
Simple, sweet and perfect for everyday wear, she’ll cherish this “mama” necklace for years to come.
A proper gold chain is something she’ll wear every day, be it to a boardroom meeting or bar date. Complete with a lobster clasp closure, this timeless piece of gold-plated jewelry measures 17 inches with a 3-inch extender to customize the look.
It doesn’t get more genius than this: a bracelet that provides nausea relief through acupressure while still looking adorable. Its smooth ceramic turquoise and silver beads are designed to stimulate pressure points responsible for alleviating motion sickness, morning sickness and everything in between.
Mom’s a stud, so she can never have too many studs — especially when they’re so on-theme for the holiday. These Kate Spade earrings boast a crystal heart within the word “mom” for the most perfect gift she could possibly receive.
Let the title of the ring set (somebody loves you) do the talking and gift her this comprehensive set of 10 stackable rings. You can choose between four colorways, each set with rustic and bohemian stones.
Flowerbomb is the quintessential spring fragrance with its notes of orchid, jasmine and vanilla, and by association, it’s perfect for Mother’s Day. The package includes a mini version of the Classic, Dew and Nectar fragrances presented in a classy gift box.
Being a mom is the toughest job there is. Give her the self-care she deserves with this mom-themed survival kit including lavender sugar exfoliant, floral mineral bath salt, sleep salve, lavender mist and cardamom and ylang ylang lip balm.
Instead of letting Mom continue to fry her hair, allow her to dry, smooth and volumize in one easy step with Revlon’s ionic (and iconic!) technology, which we named the best affordable hair dryer of the year. It has three heat settings, an ergonomic design and several cute color options, like mint and pink.
A bed of roses makes for a super thoughtful gift, but this version from Deborah Lippmann will last forever (or at least more than a week). The bed of roses-themed nail polish kit includes six shades of pink from sheer rose to plum cream that flatter every skin tone.
Help her build a solid skincare routine from the ground up with Glossier’s bestselling skincare edit. The curated set comes with serum, facial oil, lip balm and more that’ll help her put her best face forward.