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When it comes to the perfect Mother’s Day gifts, it truly is the thought that counts, whether my kids write me a heartfelt card, cook up a homemade Mother’s Day brunch—or spend some of their hard-earned money on a present for me.  

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To help make your shopping easier, I hunted down the best Mother’s Day gifts for every kind of mom, starting at less than $20. Whether she loves to cook an easy meal or prioritizes her daily self-care practice, there’s something on this list she will surely treasure.

My Picks for the Best Affordable Mother’s Day Gifts Under $20

1. For the Mom Who Can Never Get Enough Coffee: Anthropologie Bistro Tile Mom Mug

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This best-selling mug from Anthropologie is made for Mom (or Mum)—it has her name right on it! The classy honeycomb design continues outside and in and is unlike anything in her current collection.

2. For the Mom Who Prizes Her Skincare Routine: Baimei IcyMe Jade Roller and Gua Sha

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If your mom is serious about her skincare, she’ll appreciate this jade roller and gua sha set. It can help all her lotions and potions sink into the skin, is super relaxing, and only takes a few minutes to do each day.

3. For the Mom Who’s Always Lighting Candles: Candle Gift Set

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With their soft flames and sweet aromas, the candles in this pretty set are sure to bring a smile to Mom’s face. Each burns for 24 to 30 hours for long-lasting enjoyment.

4. For the Mom Who Unwinds on the Couch: Bedsure Sherpa Fleece Throw

Everyone loves a fuzzy blanket. The Bedsure Sherpa Fleece Throw is two-sided for snuggling up with a great movie or Netflix binge-watch.

5. For the Mom Who Likes to Journal: Mom’s Story: A Memory and Keepsake Journal

Does your mom love putting pen to paper? With this guided journal, moms can write down special moments to pass down to their family, helping kids and family learn more about them through her favorite memories.

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6. For the Mom Who Wants a Hot Drink to Go: Yeti Rambler 10-Ounce Tumbler

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For the ultimate in insulation, you can’t go wrong with Yeti. This 10-ounce cup will keep mom’s coffee or tea piping hot—or her water icy cold. Plus, it fits in any car cup holder.

7. For the Mom Who Must Have Her Morning Smoothie: Magic Bullet Personal Blender

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This classic single-serve blender makes quick work of pulverizing ice, juice, fruit, and whatever other fix-ins your mom craves to start her day. The handle and sip lid means she can take her drink to go without dirtying another dish.

8. For the Mom Who Treasures Her Sleep: Mulberry Silk Pillowcase

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An easy way to help your mom get more well-deserved rest is to swap her standard pillowcase for a luxurious silk one. The silk pillowcase is extra soft, looks great, and is gentle on hair and skin—plus, you can choose from more than a dozen colors. (It also costs a fraction of other silk pillowcases—not that mom will be able to tell the difference!)

My Picks for the Best Mother’s Day Gifts Under $50 

9.  For the Mom Who’s Sentimental: Lanpn Photo Album

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Take your mom on a trip down memory lane with a photo album filled with pictures of your favorite family moments. This faux linen binder comes in nine colors, so you’re sure to find your mom’s fave.

10. For the Mom Who Loves Dinner Parties: Anthropologie Plume Wine Bottle Holder

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This charming tray doubles as a centerpiece and a wine holder, whether Mom’s cooking up a family feast or an intimate dinner for two.

11. For the Mom Who Loves a Good Soak: Royal Craft Wood Premium Foldable Bathtub Tray

If your mom’s favorite way to relax is a nice bath, this tub tray is a must. It can hold her favorite book, candle, or glass of wine and keeps them in easy reach while she soaks away her stress.

12. For the Mom Who Relishes “Me” Time: Asakuki Essential Oil Diffuser

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Help your mom relax with a set of soothing essential oils and this sleek essential oil diffuser. It lights up a variety of calming colors for a full sensory escape or can be kept dark while its aroma sends her off to sleep. 

13. For the Mom Who Lives in a Robe: Alexander Del Rossa Women’s Soft Plush Fleece Hooded Bathrobe

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A cozy robe might be the ultimate gift for any holiday, especially Mother’s Day. This pick from Amazon is extra plush, has a hood, and is cozy for snuggling up in all year round. With 28 colors and patterns and sizes XS to 6X, you’ll find the perfect fit.

14. For the Mom Who Works Too Hard: Viktor Jurgen Back, Neck, and Shoulder Massager

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Your mom doesn’t need to take a trip to the spa to reap all the benefits of a spa day. This soothing back, neck, and shoulder massager can be used on a chair or even in the car to ease sore muscles any time, making it one of the best Mother’s Day gifts you can buy!

15. For the Pet Parent: Lesure Calming Pet Bed

Pet parents deserve some love during Mother’s Day, too. Whether they have a dog or cat, this cute and comfortable pet bed is just what they need. It’s also machine-washable, making clean-up extra easy. 

16. For the Mom Who Loves to Travel: Mark & Graham Fillmore Vegan Leather Luggage Tag

Whether your mom loves to jet set or is in need of a little getaway, she’ll appreciate these luggage tags for making her bags easier to spot. They’re made from vegan leather and can be personalized with her initials (for an additional cost).  

17. For the Mom on the Go: Mark & Graham Leather Tassel Zipper Pouch

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This sweet leather pouch is just what your mom needs to organize makeup, house receipts in a tote, or for travel. It comes in a slew of colors and two sizes and can also be monogrammed for that extra special touch (for an extra fee).

More Great Mother’s Day Gifts Under $100

18. For the Mom With a Green Thumb: AeroGarden Harvest 2.0 Indoor Garden

Whether your mom is a new or experienced gardener, she will appreciate this tidy indoor garden—the innovative design requires no soil. The countertop size has room for up to six plants, for keeping fresh herbs in stock all year long.

19. For the Mom Who Loves to Work Out: Fitbit Inspire 3 Health & Fitness Tracker

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Whether your mom is already a gym rat or wants to be more active, a fitness tracker from Fitbit is a great Mother’s Day gift. The slim Inspire 3 tracks steps, stress, workouts, and sleep, to give your mom a full picture of her fitness as she reaches her goals.

20. For the Mom Who Love an Easy Recipe: Hamilton Beach 9-in-1 Digital Programmable Slow Cooker

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If there’s one kitchen appliance I’ll always recommend gifting, it’s one of the best slow cookers you can buy: the Hamilton Beach 9-in-1 Slow Cooker. I use mine all the time! Moms will love the nine cooking settings, how simple it is to clean, and all the easy slow cooker recipes they will be able to make with it.

21. For the Mom Who Needs Her Morning Espresso: De’Longhi Stilosa Manual Espresso Machine

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I know I’m not the only mom who needs a cup of coffee in the morning. With this budget-friendly espresso machine, your mom can make barista-level drinks at home every day. 

22. For the Mom Who Loves to Bake: Beautiful by Drew Barrymore 5.3-Quart Stand Mixer

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If your mom loves to bake as much as I do, giving her a new stand mixer will be a game changer. The Beautiful by Drew Barrymore stand mixer is, indeed, beautiful, but it’s also easy to use and one of my top choices for the best affordable stand mixers.

23. For the Mom Who Loves to Read: Amazon Kindle

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Rather than adding to a big stack of books on her nightstand, buy your mom a Kindle to catch up on her next novel. It can fit in small bags and won’t take up much space on a nightstand.

24. For the Mom Who Loves Her Jewelry: Uncommon James Personalized Touch Monogram Necklace

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Pretty much every mom appreciates pretty things, and you can’t go wrong with this personalized necklace from Anthropologie. After you order, the company will reach out to ask for your mom’s initials for the monogram.

25. For the Cook Who’s Strapped for Time: Instant Pot Duo 7-in-1 Electric Pressure Cooker

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Rounding out my list if the best Mother’s Day gifts is a personal favorite of mine, because who doesn’t love a quick and easy one-pot meal? With this Instant Pot, your mom can whip up a feast in no time, using any of the seven cooking settings.  

Prices were accurate at the time of publication.

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