Mother’s Day is May 12th,and as usual, you are racking your brain for what to give the moms in your life. They do so much for you, moms, whether they are yours by birth or by choice. How do you thank them in a way that matches how you feel but won’t wreck your budget? If you happen to live near these special women, it’s easy. According to a user poll conducted by Peanut, an app that helps connect like-minded moms, 35% of respondents want a break from the “mama routine” for Mother’s Day and 26% want good night’s sleep. You can probably make that happen for free, right? But, if you don’t live close enough to make those wishes come true, here are twelve gifts under $50 that will please them just as much.
Cashmere Tissue Holder ($25) from LizzyShaw
Made by Los Angeles-based artisan, Lizzy Shaw, this pretty, upcycled cashmere pouch will lend a touch of luxury to her pack of travel tissues. Available in Neutrals, Jewel Tones, Pastels or Darks, or you can send Shaw your favorite old cashmere for repurposing.
My Photo Atrium Acrylic Block ($35 and up at MyPhoto.com)
Personalized gifts are always a nice touch, and this elegant acrylic block will make the perfect addition to her bedside table, desk or mantle. The MyPhoto site is a breeze to use, allowing you to design and order your gift in minutes.
Kikkerland Large Bedside Caddy ($22) at Amazon.com
If Mom is space-challenged, this handy felt pocket will conveniently house her book, glasses, phone and more. It takes seconds to install and it’s such a space-saver!
Mini Gatsby Earrings ($45) at BlossomBoxJewelry.com
If she never feels like she has something “special” to wear, now she does. These stunning and surprisingly affordable 3-inch earrings feature stones surrounding a floral pattern. She’ll feel like a princess, whether she wears them with formal wear or a tee and jeans.
Erin Pelicano Sterling Generations Necklace ($49) at ErinPelicano.com
This simple, elegant necklace represents the link between your generation and hers and it’s packaged in a gift box with this George Elliot quote, “What greater thing is there for human souls, than to feel that they are joined for life to be with each other in silent unspeakable memories.” You can even request a personalized, handwritten gift card to be included with your package.
Monet Wallet Phone Grip Kickstand ($20) at Amazon
A great companion item for her smartphone, this phone gripper/stand adheres to the back of any size phone and provides an easy way to hold it while she’s taking photos. It also serves as a phone stand and the card slot holds a couple of credit cards or a few bills for those days that she’s traveling light. Available in 30 colorways.
Farmgirl Flowers Fun Size Burlap Wrapped Bouquet ($49) at FarmGirlFlowers.com
If you’re going to give her flowers, don’t go with the same old, same old. This gorgeous bouquet of freshly picked blooms and foliage comes in a repurposed burlap sack, making for an elegant, yet rustic presentation.
Momma Love: How the Mother Half Lives ($34.99) at Amazon
This award-winning book is the work of photographer Ali Smith and features stunning photographs and personal and moving stories of modern motherhood – including my daughter and I! A wonderful read for any mom.
Govino Toprack ‘Charmed’ Girlfriend Sayings red wine tumblers ($19.95 for 4) at Amazon
If she’s more your BFF than your mom, pair these shatterproof tumblers with a favorite bottle of vino (maybe she’ll share). Each tumbler features a cheeky statement, like “Wine a little, laugh a lot,” and “Friends, like wine, improve with age.”
Peanut Butter Wings ($10.95 and $18.95) at ChocolatePizza.com
A big plate of wings might bring a smile to her face, but if she finds sweet to be more pleasing than savory, try an innovative twist on wings; Available in milk chocolate and dark chocolate and slathered in peanut butter, these chocolate-covered potato chips will make any chocolate lover feel like she’s in heaven. They also have a “chocolate pizza” that’s to die for.