23 Thoughtful Mother's Day Gifts That Won't Blow Your Budget

Our favorite gifts for moms start at just $9!

Mom deserves the very best, which can make shopping for Mother's Day gifts a daunting task—especially if you're on a budget. But showering the mothers in your life with thoughtful gifts doesn't have to be expensive. We've rounded up our favorite inexpensive Mother's Day gift ideas to help you make the holiday extra special, no matter the budget.

From pretty decor items to self-care essentials, these budget-friendly gifts are all $25 or less. We've got you covered for the hard-to-buy-for mom, grandma, stepmom, aunt, mother-in-law, and any other mom figures in your life. And if you can't be together in person this Mother's Day, you can have each one of these heartfelt presents shipped directly to her door.

Pair your gift with one of our free printable Mother's Day cards and top it with a handmade bow for a thoughtful gesture she'll cherish all year.

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Floral Catchall Tray

rifle paper jewelry dish
Courtesy of Rifle Paper Co.

If you're shopping for the Mom who already has everything, order a catchall tray she can keep her trinkets in, rather than contributing to her collection of knick knacks. This porcelain tray from Rifle Paper Co. comes in four gorgeous prints, so you can pick one that matches her style.

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Citrus and Fig Soy Candle

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Courtesy of Bare Candle Co.

Treat Mom to the calming scents of citrus and fig with this delicious clean-burning soy candle. It's made with vegan-friendly ingredients and comes packaged in a glass jar Mom can reuse to hold cosmetics or plant succulents.

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Satin Scrunchie and Eye Mask

silk eye mask set mother's day gift idea
Courtesy of Etsy / SucculentkreationsCo

This set is perfect for a spa day at home. The satin eye mask and matching scrunchie will help her relax and unwind. The set is available in blush or blue, and comes packaged in a pretty satin pouch, so no gift wrapping required!

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Wine Bottle Stoppers

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Courtesy of CB2

With these vibrant bottle stoppers, Mom can keep her bottle of wine fresh till the very last glass. Made from natural red jasper stones, each 4.5-inch bottle stopper is slightly different, so you can give mom a one-of-a-kind gift.

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Mason Jar Indoor Flower Garden

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Courtesy of Uncommon Goods

A soil-free garden? You bet! This kit lets you grow fresh flowers or herbs with very little maintenance. The colorful jar is equipped with a hydroponic system, which helps protect your flowers from over-watering. Choose from pansy, zinnia, or chamomile seeds. One reviewer raves, "You will love watching these beautiful flowers grow!"

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Plant Mom Abstract Print

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Courtesy of Etsy / AfrocentricArts

If she's a plant mom, gift her this colorful print. The unframed artwork comes in eight sizes and will complement any bedroom or sunroom. And as an added bonus, it ships for free to anywhere in the United States.

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Acrylic Photo Frames

gold photo frames
Courtesy of West Elm

Mom's photo collections are never-ending. These acrylic and metal photo cubes are a creative way to display some of her favorite pictures. Wrap up one (or three!) and include a favorite family photo she can display right away.

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Super Mom Mug

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Courtesy of Rifle Paper Co.

Let Mom know she's doing a super job with this sweet coffee mug. The 16-ounce mug features a gold handle and is patterned with a variety of women wearing 'Super Mom' capes, and is also available in seven other patterns.

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The One-Bowl Baker

one bowl baker cookbook
Courtesy of Amazon

Making cookies with my mom is a classic childhood memory, and now you can keep the tradition going with this collection of all-new dessert recipes. She'll love the simplicity of these recipes (they're designed to cut down on the number of dirty dishes you end up with) and you can spend an afternoon baking a few of them together.

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Hand-Stamped Initial Necklace

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Courtesy of bubs & sass

In search of a sentimental Mother's Day gift? These hand-stamped disc necklaces can be customized with the initials of all her children and make a truly thoughtful gift she'll treasure for years.

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Cup of Sunshine Gift Set

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Courtesy of Crate & Barrel

This Mother's Day gift idea comes with everything Mom needs for a delicious cup of hot tea to enjoy before the Mother's Day brunch begins. The bundle includes ten bags of turmeric and ginger tea, a 16-ounce porcelain mug (it's dishwasher and microwave safe!) and six hand-poured honey spoons.

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Philosophy Fresh Cream Eau de Toilette Mini

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Courtesy of philosophy

Mom will love tossing this .5-ounce travel-size perfume in her purse or makeup bag. Philosophy's popular Fresh Cream perfume has a delicate scent that reminds us of sweet treats in the oven. Just like Mom's kitchen!

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Heart to the Moon and Back Key Ring

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Courtesy of Shutterfly

Give her something that'll make her smile every time she sees it. This customized metal key ring includes a favorite photo and heartfelt message. Choose from square or rectangle designs and have it shipped for free right to your mom.

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Chalkboard Cheese Markers

chalk charcuterie signs
Courtesy of Crate & Barrel

These chalkboard cheese markers are a no-brainer for any mom who loves to entertain. The set of six markers makes it easy to label her favorite cheeses on a grazing board. To take this gift up a notch, pair it with a few ingredients for a Mother's Day charcuterie board.

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The Classic Pour-Over Coffee

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Courtesy of Copper Cow Coffee

This is Mom's morning coffee made simple. This pour-over set includes 5 packs of Vietnamese coffee and condensed milk creams. Each takes just 90 seconds to make. One reviewer shared, "This is the best in-home Vietnamese coffee we've ever had."

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Marble Greeting Card Organizer

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Courtesy of Paper Source

Help Mom stay organized with this marble-print greeting card storage box. She can use it to store ready-to-send greeting cards, or use it as a place to store sentimental cards and letters she's received.

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One Sketch a Day Book

sketch a day book
Courtesy of Amazon

Give Mom the space to be creative. This hardcover visual journal allows for doodles and places to practice her artistic skills daily. She'll appreciate the little details like gilded page edges and a ribbon page marker.

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Metal and Glass Terrarium

gold terrariums
Courtesy of West Elm

By the time Mother's Day comes around, Mom likely already has her spring garden planned and planted. But that doesn't mean you can't gift her an indoor gardening experience. These glass and metal terrariums are the perfect decor item for the plant-loving mom in your life. Pick from four sizes (or get her a mix!) and deliver them with a selection of air plants inside.

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Personalized Charcuterie Board

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Courtesy of Etsy / CopperFoxCompany

Put a personal touch on mom's next wine and cheese night. This 5x11-inch bamboo wood serving board is engraved with mom's name and the date in a cursive font. As one reviewer raves, "Absolutely gorgeous, high-quality wood and stain. The engraving looks so perfect and professional."

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Insulated Wine Carrier

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Courtesy of SCOUT

This insulated wine bag will keep mom's favorite drinks cold anywhere she goes. Whether it's a beach vacation or a neighborhood barbecue, she'll never be without a chilled glass of wine. Pick up a bottle of her favorite bubbly to place in the bag before you gift it!

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Glossier Hand Cream

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Courtesy of Glossier

Constant hand sanitizer use calls for a hydrating lotion. This 1.7-ounce hand cream is meant to be stashed in a purse so Mom can moisturize on the go. She'll will love the non-greasy formula made with coconut fruit extract.

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Herd Mentality Board Game

herd mentality board game
Courtesy of Amazon

We're all about gifting experiences, so plan a big family game night and treat Mom to a few new games to enjoy with the kids. This new game is one of our favorite family-friendly options, and can be played with up to 20 players.

Related: The 50 Best Board Games of All Time

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What I Love About You Book

What I Love About You Book
Courtesy of Uncommon Goods

Sometimes, there's not enough room in cards to write all of the things you want to say. This 112-page hardcover book provides simple fill-in-the-blank prompts to tell your mom just how much you appreciate her.

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