27 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas Under $30

Presents for Mom that still leave cash for brunch

I’ve found an array of unique and thoughtful gifts that Mom will love come May 14. Whether she’s a wonder woman, duchess of sassytown or a classic garden gal, she’ll be grateful for any of the below presents—and that you didn’t go overboard on the price.

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas That Go Beyond Flowers

Mother's Day Photo Book

Photo Book ($29.99) at Shutterfly
In the digital age, most people look to social media to store all their photographs, but that’s why giving someone a book filled with beautiful memories is all that more special. You truly can’t replace the ability to flip through pages of colorful pictures, plus this is something she can keep on her coffee table, nightstand or shelf.

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Tory Burch Jolie Travel Spray

Tory Burch Jolie Fleur Mini Travel Spray Set ($24 at Sephora)
The three fragrances in this lovely springtime sampler were inspired by Tory Burch’s garden: rose, lily of the valley and tuberose.

Free Deluxe Size Mini of Your Choice with $25

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Engravable Jewelry Box

Engravable Heart-Shaped Jewelry Box ($20) at Eve’s Addiction
Give her somewhere lovely to store her baubles. For an extra fee, you can even customize the box with a message or her initials.

30% off sitewide

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Mother’s Day Glitter Card (price depends on supplies you buy) from Darby Smart

This is glitterally the best. If a DIY present is more your style, check out this card our friends at Darby Smart made. You can find most of your supplies at Michaels and save using the coupon below.

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Braviolini Popcorn Maker

Microwave Popcorn Maker ($15.99 at Amazon)
I use mine all the time to make homemade popcorn with minimal mess. And who doesn’t like popcorn?

Wonder Woman Mug

Wonder Woman Glitter Mug ($9.99 at ThinkGeek)
With a generous 14-ounce capacity, this mug (with the all-important lasso of truth around it!) is perfect for the badass wonder(ful) woman in your life.

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Bedside Essentials Pocket

Bedside Essentials Pocket ($20–$25 at Uncommon Goods)
A chic felt pouch that keeps bedtime books, Kindles and more handy and organized.

BirchLane Galvanized Metal Pitcher

Birch Lane Galvanized Metal Pitcher ($28 at Wayfair)
Display flowers indoors or out with this versatile, fuss-free vase.

Mother's Day Personalized Bracelet

Personalized Bracelet ($25.50 at Etsy)
For a woman with classic style, a delicate bracelet with the initials of her children (or grandchildren) would suit her perfectly.

Zales Skull and Crossbones

Skull and Crossbones Stud Earrings ($26.10 at Zales)
We don’t lose our edge just because we birthed a tiny human, amirite?

Duchess Of Sassytown Socks

Duchess of Sassytown Socks ($9.99 at Blue Q)
I just spent way too much time over at Blue Q looking at all the hilarious (and in some cases, NSFW) socks and other accessories trying to pick my favorite. Love. Them. All. And so will she.

Sigma Sport Bike Computer

Sigma Sport 1200 Wired Bike Computer ($29.99 at Dick’s Sporting Goods)
For the serious cyclist-in-training, a waterproof bike computer tracks trip distance, trip time, speed and more.

Marled Hoodie

Women’s SONOMA Goods for Life Marled Hoodie ($24.99 at Kohl’s)
What’s that saying? “A woman can never have too many hooded sweatshirts?” Agreed.

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Tea To Go

Tea To Go ($28 at Uncommon Goods)
She can take hot or iced tea on the go with this glass travel mug. Just fill one end with tea and water, shake to steep and drink out of the opposite end. Easy!

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Any Way You Slice It Eco Tote ($9.85 at Jet)
This attractive handbag is great to keep in the car for grocery shopping and errands. And a portion from each sale will be donated to the NAMTA Foundation, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to further art education and inspire participation in fine arts worldwide through scholarships and grants.

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MLB Womens Shirt

Oakland Athletics Majestic Charcoal Plus Size Spirit Awareness V-Neck ($29.99 at MLB Shop)
If she’s passionate about sports, Major League Baseball has plenty of cute tees that support her favorite team in a range of styles and sizes.

Up to 50% off MLB gear

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Vintage Edition Carl Framed

Vintage Sailboat Photograph ($24 and up at 20×200)
There’s so much incredible and affordable art at 20×200, a fantastic online gallery that makes art collecting accessible and fun. This gorgeous sailboat shot is perfect for travel and sea lovers, but there is an array of choices.

15% off Sitewide

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West Elm Market Candles

Market Kitchen Candles ($14.99–$17.99 at West Elm)
In herbal scents like Grapefruit and Thyme; Coriander and Sea Salt; and Cedar and Lavender, these natural soy wax candles are a sweet-smelling addition to any kitchen.

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Picnic Time Large Garden Tote

Picnic Time Large Garden Tote ($29.99 at Bed Bath & Beyond)
Give the green thumb in your life all-new tools for her beloved garden.

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Wilton Cookie Cutters

Wilton 101 Cookie Cutter Set ($14.99 at Michaels)
If she loves to bake for her loved ones or has grandkids who come over and love to cook with her, cookie cutters for every occasion and holiday make a fun addition to her kitchen.

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Godiva Breakfast Gift Set

Chocolate Delights Breakfast Gift Set ($30 at Godiva)
A sweet pairing of Belgian-chocolate-topped biscuits and decadent chocolate truffle coffee for an indulgent treat.

Books! Books! Books!

Travel books, cookbooks, mysteries, romances, sci-fi, literary, you name it. There’s a book out there for your mom.

Mother's Day Books

1,001 Ways to Slow Down: A Little Book of Everyday Calm, by Barbara Ann Kipfer ($13.37), to remind her to take a little time for herself instead of putting everyone else first.

Goats of Anarchy: One Woman’s Quest to Save the World One Goat at a Time, by Leanne Lauricella ($11.32), based on Lauricella’s popular Instagram account from her goat rescue farm.

Dinner: Changing the Game, by Melissa Clark ($20.76), 200-plus new recipes from the New York Times columnist.

Unstrung, by Laura Spinella ($7.51), a novel about love, forgiveness, family and our imperfect selves.

Into the Water, by Paula Hawkins ($16.80), another page-turner by the author of The Girl on the Train. (All titles available at Amazon.)

Country Living Subscription

Country Living Magazine (one-year subscription for $10 at
Magazines are such great gifts—inexpensive and ideal for the person who does not want any more “stuff.” Get Mom a subscription to her favorite magazine for a yearlong reminder of your love for her.


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