In case you forgot, Mother’s Day is approaching. Sure, you could grab her a box of chocolates or order her a bouquet of flowers, but why not do something a little different this year?
Here are 20 fabulous Mother’s Day gifts that are sure to please and that won’t break the bank. (You can see how your credit card balances may be affecting your credit scores by viewing your free credit report summary, updated each month, on Credit.com.)
- Bright Floral Lucite Trays
Price: $58 and up at Stationary Studio
Serve her breakfast in bed with a monogrammed tray, like this one. They’re perfect for breakfast and make an attractive catchall afterwards! There are three different sizes to choose from. You should order by April 28th to receive your order by Mother’s Day.
Price: $99 and up at Soothe.com
If she’s too busy to take time for herself, a gift from this on-demand massage service will allow her to book herself a massage in the style of her choice, from Swedish to Deep Tissue, either online or via the mobile app. The masseuse comes to her home with as little as 60 minutes advance notice. No need to tip!
- Young Living’s Dew Drop Diffuser
Price: $83.88 at YoungLiving.com
An aromatic diffuser is a great way to keep the Zen going anytime Mom would like. The home diffuser functions both as an aroma diffuser and a humidifier in one device. It comes with Tangerine and Peppermint essential oils and you can give her others, like the Peace & Calming Oil ($27.30), which smells like a spa and will help mellow her out.
- Jurlique Face Care Ritual
Price: $90 at Jurlique.com
Instead of flowers this year, treat her to flower-infused skincare. The Jurlique Beautiful Rituals – Face Care is the ultimate in skin care indulgence, with a balancing mist, face oil and cream mask, all based in soothing Rose in a beautiful box that only needs a bow.
- Vive Le Color Vitality Color Therapy Kit
Price: $14.95 at Calendars.com
If she hasn’t caught on to the adult coloring trend, this kit will have her hooked. This 96-page book is filled with beautiful designs and comes with eight colorful pencils to get her started.
- Kikkerland RIVSALT
Price: $25 to $35 at Kikkerland.com
The gift for foodies will be fun a conversation piece at Mom’s table. The block of natural Himalayan salt comes with it’s own wooden stand and Japanese stainless steel grater. She and her guests will love seasoning their food with it.
- T-Fal 10-in-1 Multicooker
Price: $79.99 at Bed, Bath & Beyond
The multitasking Mom will love this cooker. With 10 programs, including steaming, cooking rice, slow-cooking and even yogurt-making, what other device does Mom need?
- Franciacorta Majolini Brut Rosé Altera
Price: $20 and up at your local wine store or at SherryLehmann.com
Celebrate with a little bubbly! The perfect Mother’s Day treat is this sparkling wine. A perfect blend of fruity and dry and fabulously festive (hopefully, Mom will share!).
- Sumpan Earbuds
Price: $29 at Urbanears.com
Mom carries her smartphone everywhere, so a gift she can pair with it will get a lot of use. Good headphones can be pricey, but these high-quality buds are affordable. The colorful, tangle-free fabric earbuds sound amazing for music and hands-free phone calls. They also have a cool hook function that keeps them out of the way when they’re not in use.
- Cross Botanica Pen Collection
Price: $90 to $100 at Cross.com
There’s nothing like writing letters and notes with a really special pen. This limited edition collection featuring lovely floral patterns, will make every letter Mom writes a delight. The six styles are each available in rollerball, fountain and ballpoint. There’s free gift wrap until May 6.
- Stackers Cosmetic Cases
Price: $39.99 at The Container Store
Is Mom a traveler? These faux leather cases are cleverly designed to hold her makeup and her jewelry. Makeup fits into the generously–sized top compartment and jewelry can be tucked away into the well-organized bottom. The cases are available in tan, black or white.
Price: $64 and up at Armigami.com
Give her something to keep her warm in that weird, in-between weather (like now). The ARMigami is a shawl/scarf combo that can be worn in over 15 ways, thanks to strategically placed buttons. There are lots of patterns and colors to choose from.
- SwimZip Essential Swim Dress
Price: $50 and up at SwimZip.com
The beach-loving mom needs something to protect her skin from the sun! The Swim Dress is a chic and flattering cover up with a UPF of 50+, blocking 98% of the sun’s rays. The fabric is comfortable and quick-drying and the sides have adjustable ruching to customize the fit. It’s available in six colors/patterns.
- Walit Tray Purse Wallet
Price: $72 at MyWalit
Mom’s wallet has seen better days, so give her a colorful upgrade! This leather wallets is very compact, but holds several credit cards, bills and lots of coins. There are several eye-popping color combos to choose from.
- Jute Bohemian Tote (Blue Teal Stripe)
Price: $75 at ZinkEveryday.com
We all need a great “everything” bag with style and substance. This one is a gorgeous bucket bag with one zip pocket and three open pockets inside. Ideal for the beach or the market, this bag, which is fair trade and handmade in South Asia, will serve her well.
- Lonna + Lilly Gold Tone Crystal Pavé Wishbone & Tassel Pendant Necklace
Price: $34 at Macy’s
Jewelry always makes a nice gift – after all, what mom doesn’t love to accessorize? This whimsical necklace can be worn with everything from dressy clothes to tees.
- Auburn Jewelry Pawburn Pendant
Price: $62 and up at Auburn Jewelry
A personalized gift for the pet lover, this pendant is a colorful handmade enamel pendant featuring the head of her very own furry friend! Order soon for on-time delivery.
- Cloisonne Egg Bracelet
Price: $35 at Gallery Byzantium
If Mom’s all about blending pieces like so many of us, this one is a stacking bracelet featuring a Faberge’-inspired egg handmade in Ipswich, Massachusetts. There are several color options and the pendants can be purchased on their own for $18.95.
- Framebridge Photo Gifts
Price: $39 and up at Framebridge.com
I love giving photos as gifts – the moms in my life have very full walls! – and every year I try to find a new service. This year’s pick is online framing service Framebridge. You can submit your photos online and even pull them from Instagram.
There are tons of framing and matting options to choose from and it takes no time flat to order. Included in the cost is style help from a Framebridge “designer” if you need it. Order by May 1 to receive orders in time for Mother’s Day.
- Creative Sac from Urbana Sacs
Price: $10 and up
And last, if you have a fabulous gift but need something cool to put it in, try one from Urbana Sacs, These reusable bags are made from virgin pulp fiber and recycled polyester felts and are built to last. There are several sizes available to hold everything from a tiny trinket to a bouquet of wildflowers. They’re available in a variety of colors and sizes.