25 Mother's Day Gifts Under $50


We get it—planning a wedding is no wallet-friendly undertaking, and every penny counts, no matter your budget. But even if you're trying to cut costs this year, you don't have to skimp out on Mother's Day gifts for your leading lady. Despite dropping major money on your dress, venue, caterer, florist, and so much more (deep breaths), your mom shouldn't get the short end of the stick on the holiday dedicated just to her, especially if she's helping foot the wedding bill. You could Venmo your mother all of the money in the world if you had the means, and it still wouldn't be enough to repay her for plenty of hugs, kisses, and calming you down after bridal breakdowns.

Even if you can't splurge on mom as much as you'd like this upcoming Mother's Day, you don't have to sacrifice for quality. We rounded up 25 Mother's Day gifts under $50 for any kind of mom, whether she's a sucker for sentiment or a fashion and accessory guru. There are still plenty of ways to say "I love you" that don't involve breaking the bank, starting with something as simple as a Mother's Day-inspired notecard. She'll appreciate any of these great gifts, no matter how much you spend, especially if they're paired with a hug from her favorite soon-to-be-married young lady.

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Moglea Always Need My Mama Card

Photo Courtesy of Moglea

Few statements ring truer—no matter how old we get, mom is the one person we need most (even if we don't admit it as much as we should).

SHOP NOW: Spring, $5

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Moglea Lucky Daughter Card

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For the sentimental mama, pen a quick note inside this card that explains why you're the luckiest girl in the world, on Mother's Day and every day.

SHOP NOW: Of A Kind, $5.50

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Tia Infuser Water Bottle

Photo Courtesy of Anthropologie

Turn the tables and keep tabs on your mother's health, rather than the other way around. You can rest assured she'll drink her daily H2O requirements with a bottle this pretty.

SHOP NOW: Nordstrom, $28

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Anthropologie Eres Set of 4 Measuring Cups

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Treat your first best friend to a Mother's Day gift under $50 that turns cooking utensils into less of a bore and more into decor. The mundane task of measuring ingredients just became...dare we say it...fun?

SHOP NOW: Anthropologie, $28

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Hawkins New York Candle No. 4, Aix-en-Provence

Photo Courtesy of Hawkins New York

One whiff of this hand-poured votive and the scent will transport your mother dearest to a faraway French locale without ever having to book a plane ticket. What more could you or mom ask for?

SHOP NOW: Need Supply Co., $48

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Capri Blue Volcano Bar Soap

Photo Courtesy of Capri Blue

One-of-a-kind packaging and a bold scent make for a gift that mom will definitely want to be repeated on future Mother's Days.

SHOP NOW: Anthropologie, $8

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Max Wanger Twins Art Print, 8x10 White Wood Frame

Photo Courtesy of Max Wanger

Extend the "peas in a pod" metaphor onto a sunny beach scene that will make your mom think of you whenever she walks past it.

SHOP NOW: Urban Outfitters, $39

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Love + Sage Lip Balm in Beach Rose

Photo Courtesy of Love + Sage

Be prepared for plenty of extra unwarranted kisses on the cheek with this gift. Your mom's pout will remain perfectly moisturized and effortlessly glossy.

SHOP NOW: Free People, $12

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In the Company of Women. by Grace Bonney

Photo Courtesy of Anthropologie

Remind your mom that she's a female influence to look up to with a new coffee table read that celebrates fellow strong women. To add to the sentimental value, toss in a handmade page featuring your own beloved mother.

SHOP NOW: Anthropologie, $35

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Herbivore Botanicals Coconut Milk Bath Soak

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Proof that you don't have to spend a fortune to show mom you care about her (and her relaxation time): this bath supplement features natural ingredients that will leave her skin completely hydrated.

SHOP NOW: Anthropologie, $32

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Lab Flask Vase

Photo Courtesy of Urban Outfitters

Say hello to the newest revamped addition to her botanical collection. While the blooms inside the vase might not have an eternal life span, your mom will reap the benefits of this affordable gift for years to come.

SHOP NOW: Urban Outfitters, $22

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Liv 5” Footed Planter

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Or, spread the green love with a planter that's short, stout, and just as unique. Her favorite petite plants will fit right in.

SHOP NOW: Urban Outfitters, $22

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P.F. Candle Co. Reed Diffuser in Amber and Moss

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Re-scent-sitize your mom's favorite corner of the home with a diffuser that spreads a sweet fragrance—no matches required.

SHOP NOW: Urban Outfitters, $22

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Mario Badescu Aloe, Herbs & Rosewater Facial Spray

Photo Courtesy of Mario Badescu

Your mother's face and complexion can both benefit from a quick spritz of this rosewater-infused herbal product. The non-irritating spray adds an instant beauty boost.

SHOP NOW: Saks Fifth Avenue, $7

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Cotton & Flax Linen Tea Towel in Zig Zag

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Your mom has probably accumulated quite the dishtowel collection over the years, but you can bet your bottom dollar (except not really because you're wedding budgeting) that she'll push all others to the back of the kitchen cabinet once she puts this modern rendition on display.

SHOP NOW: Need Supply Co., $24

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LEBON Toothpaste in Sweet Extravagance

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Behold—the toothpaste of all toothpaste. Complete with natural flavors like rose and orange blossom, your mama will be flashing her pearly whites even more than usual.

SHOP NOW: Anthropologie, $21

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Pocket Shopper Bag

Photo Courtesy of Mango

Believe it or not, you don't have to spend a significant chunk of your flower budget to find a chic new handbag that will meet mom's approval. The neutral color makes for the perfect year-round tote, and you can hardly tell it's faux leather.

SHOP NOW: Spring, $29.99

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Kocostar Lemon Slice Mask

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These sticker-like individual masks are designed to look, smell, and feel like mini lemons (minus the sour), while also brightening and nourishing your mom's skin.

SHOP NOW: Neiman Marcus, $5

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S'well Palm Beach 17oz Bottle

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Even if you can't thank your mom for being your lifelong BFF with a beach girls trip, you can (sort of) achieve the same effect with a tropical-infused bottle.

SHOP NOW: S'well Bottle, $35

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SunnyLife Fruit Salad Beach Playing Cards

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You're never too old for a good old competitive card game with mom. Spruce up her deck with two sets of fruit-infused cards.

SHOP NOW: Shopbop, $18

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Madewell x French Girl Sea Polish

Courtesy of Madewell

This scrub, which features Atlantic sea salt and shea butter, has been tested on authentic French girls (as opposed to animals), so you know you're gifting the best of the best to your leading lady with this Mother's Day gift under $50.

SHOP NOW: Madewell, $38

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Coach Love Floral Heart Reversible Skinny Scarf

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The timing of Mother's Day makes it the perfect holiday to help your fashion-forward mom transition from spring to summer (or at least point her in the right direction). A warm-weather-worthy scarf will instantly upgrade her favorite seasonal looks, and nothing says "I love you" quite as literally as heart motifs.

SHOP NOW: Spring, was $65, now $45.50

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How the French Live

Photo Courtesy of Gibbs Smith

Contribute to mom's coffee table book collection with some French-inspired literature. Written by a true French girl (Siham Mazouz of the blog French by Design), the book explores French culture in the best aspects possible—style, decor, and food.

SHOP NOW: Amazon, $22.50

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French Girl Organics Body Silk Lotion

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Mom can also maintain the ultra-cool French girl allure without ever departing the States. Introduce her to an all-natural, lightweight lotion that will make her skin feel better than ever.

SHOP NOW: Anthropologie, $22

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Petite Spirit Garden

Photo Courtesy of Lula's Garden

Even if mom doesn't have the best green thumb, help her fake it 'til she makes it. This succulent comes Mother's Day-ready, wrapped in a limited edition blush box with a purple ribbon.

SHOP NOW: Lula's Garden, $25

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