Each year, Mother’s Day is an opportunity to go above and beyond to show that special lady in your life how much she means to you. Because in reality, we should be thankful for our moms and mother figures every day — not just on a single occasion. After all, without her, you would neither be here (literally) or be who you are. As such, it’s incredibly important that you get her something that puts your love on full display.
That being said, a hefty price tag doesn’t guarantee that she’ll appreciate one gift more than another. On the contrary — if you give her something thoughtful and reflective of your relationship with her, it doesn’t matter how much it costs. So, if you happen to be working within a limited budget this year, you’ve come to the right place. Having rounded up everything from decorative floral pottery to Apple’s latest and greatest, here are our picks for the best Mother’s Day Gifts Under $100. Give it a read — she could probably use a break from the store-bought cards.
Nest Fragrances Candle and Diffuser Gift Set
If you’re concerned that a single candle would leave her feeling underwhelmed, do yourself a favor and grab this gift set instead. Available in both bamboo and grapefruit varieties, it comes with both a scented candle as well as a complementing reed diffuser.
Sunday Riley A+ Retinoid Serum
When you’re looking to give mom a gift that she’s bound to use every day, you can’t go wrong with a skincare product. For instance, this Sunday Riley retinoid serum is made from a blend of stabilized retinoids and botanical extracts like honey, cactus, and ginger. In practice, this means that it simultaneously eases irritation whilst also bolstering overall skin health.
Anthropologie Blue Poppy Bowl
While there’s no denying the universal Mother’s Day appeal of some DIY painted pottery, we recognize that not everyone was born with an eye for art and a brush in hand. Thankfully, Anthropologie’s Blue Poppy Bowl makes for an excellent alternative, and its beautiful floral design just so happens to be both microwave and dishwasher safe.
Lush Goddess Bath Bomb
There’s no better way to show mom how much you appreciate her hard work than by giving her a day to kick back and rest her feet. This Garbath bomb is guaranteed to get her to unwind because it’s made from a soothing combination of creamy cocoa butter and jasmine, rose, and Oudh oils.
Sunflower Garden Grow Kit
Just because you want to buy her flowers doesn’t mean that you have to stick with the same cliche bouquet year after year. On the contrary — spice things up for a change with this sunflower growing kit. It has six included seed varieties, making it a great way to show her green thumb some love.
La Maison du Chocolat Pralinés Gift Box 6 Pieces
More often than not, moms are so busy baking for others that they rarely take the time to treat themselves. Give your mother (or mother in your life) her just desserts this year with an assortment of six delicious pralinés. Because they’re from La Maison du Chocolat, rest assured — they’ll satisfy her sweet tooth.
Final Stainless Steel Straw
Whether mom’s a certifiable eco-enthusiast or even just someone who’s trying to cut down on her plastic waste, a reusable drinking straw is a great way to show your support for her sustainable choices. This one in particular is made from stainless steel and food-grade silicone, and it folds up for storage in its own compact pocketable case.
CB2 Salvador Brown Hanging Planter
Another great pick for gardening moms, this hanging planter will allow her to bring the outdoors inside. Stick with one or grab a few — their timeless terracotta construction is sure to add a bit of rusticity to the room.
A shiny new Apple product is always appreciated, especially if it’s something as intuitive as an AirTag. Because let’s face it — she may appear to be pretty on top of it, but even she’ll lose things from time to time. Take the frustration out of finding them with a couple of these puppies.
lululemon Fast And Free Run Belt
Over the past year, running has experienced a boom like never before. If your mom happens to be a part of the sport’s new wave (or even if she’s a seasoned pavement pounder), luluemon’s Fast And Free Run Belt offers a great gift that’ll make sure she can keep her essentials with her when on the move.
While the pandemic means that you can’t take your mom to Tuscany this year and enjoy the cypress trees and grape-lined vineyards, at least you can still enjoy a nice Italian vintage at home with a subscription from Winc. After filling out a quick questionnaire, the subscription will ship you a selection of three bottles each month based on your particular inputs.
Crate & Barrel Stevey Black Pitcher
And, by the same token, we’d argue that this pitcher would make a thoughtful gift for the francophile in your life. Made from artisanal glazed terracotta, it can be used to hold everything from juices and lemonade to wine and water to flowers and other plants.
Honeycomb Stacking Jewelry Boxes
Assuming you’ve done Mother’s Day well in the past, your mom will already have some sort of jewelry box. That being said, we’d hazard a guess that it’s not nearly as fun as this one. Inspired by beehives, it includes three stackable rubberwood containers that can be mixed and matched depending on her desired aesthetic.
Amazon Echo Dot
At just $50 a pop, Amazon’s Echo Dot makes for an affordable way to add some 21st-century convenience to her life. Equipped with the Alexa voice assistant, you can ask it to play music, check the weather, or tell a joke. And if your mom happens to be tech-inclined, it can even control the rest of her smart home setup and make calls completely hands-free.
Parachute Classic Bathrobe
Ultimately, Mother’s Day is about recognizing your mom for everything she does. We’d recommend this Parachute Classic Bathrobe as a gift that’ll encourage some much-needed R&R. Its premium Turkish cotton construction and cozy shawl collar are pretty much as comfortable as they come.
The 20 Best Mother’s Day Gifts
While you can’t go wrong with any of these affordable options, we know that mom only deserves the best. If you’re on the hunt for something special (and price is no object), be sure to check out our guide to the best mother’s day gifts.
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