Inexpensive Mother’s Day Gift Ideas from “All You”

29 Apr

Inexpensive Mother’s Day gifts

Pick the perfect, budget-friendly present from our best-of Mother’s day gift ideas.
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Unique Mother’s Day gifts

Show Mom you learned a thing or two about the value of a dollar. Our super chic (and cheap) picks for Mother’s Day gift picks include something for every mother and every budget.

There are lot's of mother's day gifts for under $13, like this cute scarf!

Gifts for $13 or less

For the cost of lunch, get a Mother’s Day gift she will love and use frequently, like this colorful scarf that’s versatile enough to enliven either a daytime or evening outfit.

Scarf, Faded Glory, $5; walmart.com

A pretty picture frame with flowers is just what your mom wants for mother's day!

Please Mom with a cheery frame

She’s certain to smile every time she sees this bright frame highlighting a favorite family photo.

Frame, Liberty of London, $9; Target.

There are lot's of mother's day gifts for under $13, like this cute bucket rain hat!

Keep her covered

This protective hat, available in a variety of vivid colors, helps Mom look her best, rain or shine.

Rain hat, Jaclyn Smith, $10; kmart.com

Embossed note cards will brighten your mom's mother's day!

Give her noteworthy stationery

Inspire Mom to express herself with a set of richly hued note cards.

Blank cards with envelopes, $13 for 6; Elum

All mom's will love this affordable polka dot tote

Pack up

Your mom can pack sunscreen, a bottle of water, a towel and a summer read in this not so itsy-bitsy, teeny-weeny polka-dot tote.

Tote, $13; Pier 1 Imports

These cute slipper socks will keep your mom's toes warm all year long!

Keep her cozy

Mom can say good-bye to the shivers on cool nights thanks to these comfy socks.

Socks, Soft Hugwear, $9 for 3 pairs; Walmart

Buy your mom one of these gifts for under $15 this Mother's Day !

Gifts for $15 or less

This travel kit is perfect for pampering the eco-conscious mom, because its shampoo, conditioner, body wash and body lotion are all biodegradable and cruelty free.

Travel kit, Desert Essence, $14; vitacost.com

Recipe boxes are a great mother's day gift for the cook in your life!

Order dinner

Meal planning is easier with this brightly decorated box, which includes 50 blank recipe cards and eight tab dividers to keep Mom organized.

Recipe Box, $15; galison.com

Get your mom a digital key chain for mother's day this year!

Satisfy a shutterbug

This digital photo key chain can store more than 60 pictures, so your mother can show off her shots without having to play favorites.

Digital key chain, Coby, $14; sears.com

Vintage style on the cheap with this cute snap wallet!

Win with a retro wallet

Mom can count on this vintage-inspired snap wallet to hold her cards, cash and coupons securely.

Wallets, Liberty of London, $15 each; Target

A beautiful scented candle will make your mom happy this mother's day!

Send in the scent of spring

Set in a decorative tin, this aromatic candle helps Mom bring in spring as it fills the house with the refreshing fragrance of peonies.

Candle, $14; paddywax.com

A reliable small slow cooker is a great mother's day gift!

Help her simmer this summer

Portable, affordable time-savers, these 1.5-quart slow cookers are available in four fun colors that make meals more festive.

Slow cookers, $15 each; proctorsilex.com

Mother's Day gifts for $25 and less

Gifts for $25 or less

For less than the typical cost of a dozen roses, you could give your mom this tiara-topped glass bottle. Fill it with bath salts or bubbles and she’ll feel like a queen.

Bottle with pewter stopper, $18; Elizabeth’s Embellishments

This cuff bracelet is a perfect gift for Mother's Day!

Let her blossom

This flirty floral cuff bracelet looks great day or night. Its hinged opening can accommodate wrists of all sizes.

Bracelet, $24; atierney.com

Keep mom out of the rain with this small umbrella that is really fun!

Feel just ducky

Dreary showers are no match for these cute and clever fold-up umbrellas.

Duck umbrellas, $20 each; decorativethings.com

Make a statement

Let her stop the show

All eyes will be on Mom when she wears this bold statement necklace. She’ll love the big glamour — and she’ll never guess the little price tag!

Necklace, $18; ShopTheLook.net

Cheery travel mugs are a fun mother's day gift idea!

Keep her going

Great for busy moms on the go, this 12-ounce insulated mug is dishwasher-safe, with sunny liner designed by Amy Ruppel.

Travel mug, $20; aladdini-pmi.com

A retro floral apron is pretty and useful for mom this year!

Get kitchy in the kitchen

With its feminine print, patch pockets and ruffled hem, this 50’s style apron is almost too pretty to cook in.

Betty apron, Now Designs, $18; amazon.com

Treat mom to a trip to the at-home spa with this great salt scrub

Gifts for $35 or less

You can’t get your Mom a day at the spa for $35 but you can bring the spa to her with gifts like this scented salt scrub. The scrub acts as an exfoliant and should leave Mom feeling soothed, smoothed and softened.

Africa Spa Salt Scrub, $28; TheBodyShop.com

Your mom will love this set of make-up brushes because she can travel with them and use them everyday

Easy for travel

Give Mom a chic kit containing all the brushes she needs for her beauty routine.

Brush set with case, Kashuk Tools, $30; Target.com

Looking for an affordable fragrance? Try this beautiful, light perfume and brighten your mother's day!

Show some flower power

With notes of tangerine, apricot, magnolia and rose, this cheerful floral fragrance will lift Mom’s spirits.

Flirt Flowerific perfume, $35; at Kohl’s

Give a mother's day gift that lasts, like this pretty orchid.

Update a classic choice

Flowers are always welcome, but this adorable miniature orchid is sure to stand out from other blooms. Potted in a sweet polka-dot cup, the bright blossom lasts for up to eight weeks.

Teacup orchid with cup-and-saucer vase, $27; proflowers.com

Gardening mom's will love these gardners tools.

Get her growing

Give your favorite fashionable garden lover’s green thumb something worth holding on to: these colorful gardening tools.

Garden set, $30; coldwatercreek.com

Colorful mixing bowls will make your mom happy on mother's day!

Let Mom mix and match

Made from recycled melamine, these eco-friendly mixing bowls are safe for the planet (and the dishwasher).

Confetti mixing bowl, Zak Designs $32 for 4; laprimashops.com

Get these great gifts for under $60 this mother's day!

Gifts for $60 and less

For the cost of a dinner out, you can pamper your mom as she deserves. These adorable Vera Wang PJs are ideal for some “me time”. She’ll look forward to slipping into the comfy pajama set at the end of a long day.

Pajama set, Simply Vera Wang, $42; Kohl’s

A cute floral tool kit complete with a hammer, pliers and a screwdriver is a great gift for mom!

Equip her to DIY in style

This functional tool kit, complete with a hammer, pliers and a “6 in 1” screwdriver, helps mom keep her house in order.

Annie tool kit, $38; valhallacards.com

A large tote bag personalized with the silhouettes of loved ones will make mom smile on mother's day!

Capture a moment

Create a timeless gift — a tote bag featuring the silhouette of someone special.

Silhouette tote bag, $40; simplysilhouettes.com

For your mother's day gift idea, why not try a special edition of an elizabeth arden fragrance?

Awaken her senses

Brimming with the enticing aromas of white peach, peony and orange blossom, this limited-edition eau de cologne is like a garden in a bottle.

Pretty, Elizabeth Arden, $45 for 6.8 oz.; at department stores

For less than $60 you can get your mom the new ipod shuffle as her mother's day gift!

Bring music to her ears

It’s sleek, its compact, it plays 500 songs and it talks to you: the newest version of the iPod Shuffle. At the touch of the button, its VoiceOver feature speaks the name of the song, album or playlist without interrupting the music.

iPod Shuffle, $59 for 2GB; Apple Stores

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