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Growing up, my Mother’s Day gifts included a lot of I.O.U. coupon books and “it’s the thought that counts” cards. While I certainly still believe that it really is the thought that counts, I also think it’s nice to pair that sentiment with a gift. It doesn’t need to be extravagant – just a small way to show mom that you care.
Below, discover 10 thoughtful gifts under $25 that still feel really special. Whether your mom loves cooking, eating, running, fashion, candles – these gifts run the gamut. The common thread? They won’t break the bank. Pair any of these gifts with a thoughtful card and you’re a golden gifter.
A Chic Spice Holder ($15-22)
For the lady who loves whipping up new recipes in the most aesthetically-pleasing of kitchens, consider a new accessory for her favorite room in the house. These ceramic sugar, salt, and spice holders are not only beautiful, but make keeping her necessities at an arm’s reach easy. Are spices not really her jam? Check out the rest of the Goodies selection – everything is under $25!
A Luxurious Body Lotion ($17)
Who doesn’t love the feeling of silky-smooth skin? This lotion is one of my favorite gifts to give for any occasion. Not only does it work well, but from the packaging to the formula, it delivers a premium experience that any skincare junkie will love.
A Wellness Boost ($26)
Technical a buck over the $25 threshold, this one’s so good we decided to bend the rules for it. For the mom who does it all and deserves to start her day with some extra oomph: Golde’s Coconut Collagen Boost makes the perfect addition to coffees, smoothies, and matchas. It’s sweet, coconut-y, and supports the body’s natural production of collagen for hair, skin, and nail health.
A Flavorful Hot Sauce ($15)
Excite mom’s tastebuds with a jar of Fly By Jing’s legendary Sichuan Chili Crisp. What to expect? A crunchy, spicy, tingly topper that adds a burst of flavor to everything from soup dumplings to vanilla ice cream. Any food-loving lady will appreciate this addition to her hot sauce repertoire.
For the mom with a sweet tooth, offer endless delight with a new and exciting dessert that is good for her health and tastes great too. Yep – all of DEUX’s products are enriched with vitamins and minerals to keep mom looking and feeling fresh. It may not be a gift that lasts long (one to two sittings if you’re us), it’s definitely a memorable one.
A Great Pair of Socks ($18)
Improve her workout routine with a fresh pair of socks. Comrad socks are designed to give her feet more support, which in turn can improve performance. We know – we can’t believe socks can do that either. What’s more? They're also super comfortable and come in lots of fun colors that will make getting ready in the morning a little more exciting.
A Cute Little Plant ($25)
Aren’t plants just the best? From one plant mom to another, this Begonia Jurassic Silver Point (on sale for $25) from The Sill is a budget-friendly way to give green. Gift it to your green-thumbed mama to brighten up her bedroom, office space, kitchen, or wherever she pleases – it’s so versatile it can fit just about anywhere!
A Cool Glass ($25)
For the mom who always has several beverages around her (you know, coffee… water… whatever), we love w&p. The brand creates unique, sustainable drinkware for multiple uses. This particular Porter Glass comes in 9 different colors and can be used for anything from wine to cocktails to water on the go.
A Custom Keepsake (from $22)
Want something to satisfy her sentimental side? You can’t go wrong with a photo book filled with some of your favorite memories together. This one from Artifact Uprising lets you customize the size, shape, and color – and of course choose all of the photos that go inside. It’s a small, but meaningful gift she’ll have as a keepsake forever.
A Great Read (prices vary)
This is more of an idea than a specific recommendation, but you can never go wrong with gifting a new book. Make this gift feel extra special by letting her know why you picked it out for her or add a “Happy Mother’s Day” note on the title page. Check out our current favorites for some book recommendations. When it comes to buying, I love shopping at Bookshop.org because it lets you support indie, local bookstores with the ease and convenience of your favorite online big-box retailers.
Time to wrap things up!
We hope this list helps you find something special for mom. If you’re looking for more inspiration you can check out all of our Mother’s Day gift guides here.