43 Mother’s Day Gifts That Are Both Amazing *And* Under $25
Time to use this pastel mug warmer and order of Milk Bar cookies to establish yourself as the favorite child for the bajillionth year in a row.
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1. A simply designed pastel mug warmer to keep their tea and coffee warm on their counter even on mornings when they're busy somehow juggling a bajillion things at once with their two mere mortal hands.
2. Plus a tin of floral-inspired, decaffeinated Harney & Sons Mother's Day tea, because why give Mom a bouquet of flowers when you can give them 30 days of flowers they can drink?
Each tin comes with 30 sachets of the tea, which is a chamomile blended with flowers and orange 🌸.
Promising review: "This went over well. Harney & Sons' tins of tea sachets are colorfully enticing and aromatically fulfilling once purchased and opened. The sachets are potent, deliciously appetizing, and can get away with a couple cups worth of tea-making. This edition is definitely sunnily fragrant with orange, fruit and peel, and softened by a bed of chamomile and florals. It smells like a bright bouquet for mom, but soft and subtle enough to be smooth and familiar. It helps my mother's standby is Constant Comment." —adamcgr
Get it from Amazon for $12.
3. A wine caddy for their bath tub that will basically make them feel like they're inside an episode of Scandal, sans all the messy political drama and the effort of having to choose impeccable outfits every day.
4. A copy of The Book of Myself: A Do-It-Yourself Autobiography in 201 Questions perfect for any stage of life, and a great opportunity to not only encourage moms to share cool stories from their pasts that might not have come up before, but preserve them forever.
5. An assortment of Milk Bar cookies from the iconic New York-based bakery, aka the ultimate Mother's Day bragging right — ordinarily you have to stand in line for a bajillion years for one of these!
6. A gorgeous French Hydrangea candle with notes of lilies and carnation so they're only one wick away from turning their bedroom into a perfect garden oasis at all times.
7. Plus a rose gold rechargeable electric lighter they can use to replace all their old gas ones. This one is not only chic as heck, but completely flameless, and made with a long stem so they can use it to light gas burners and larger candles without dealing with an open flame.
8. A sophisticated whiskey tumbler with a map of their favorite city etched on it — or if you're far apart, a set of *two* glasses, one from your city and one from theirs ❤️.
9. A shower eucalyptus bundle to give Mom some sweet, sweet aromatherapy at the end of the day — the steam from the shower releases that sweet pine scent from the eucalyptus, which a lot of reviewers swear by for its calming properties (plus allergy and sinus relief!).
10. A pair of wireless sleep headphones that will play white noise or the music of their choice in a comfy headband, so they don't have to risk their ears getting sore while they snooze.
11. A fill-in-the-blank What I Love About Mom book, because they may know how much you love them, but these sweet little reminders never get old ❤️.
12. A gorgeous beginner-friendly pastel paint-by-number perfect for the mom always on the lookout for a new crafting project, with with an end result so beautiful they'll want to frame it in the front hall.
13. A HyperChiller that will became the new BFF of any mom whose blood runs caffeinated. This turns hot coffee into iced in a literal minute (same goes for that rosé they forgot to put in the fridge!).
14. A lightweight, faux-leather tote so versatile, it'll last them through every season. Plus, side pockets!! Finally a place to store all the emergency granola bars.
15. A rapid egg cooker that I am warning you right now is going to become their only personality trait. It can make soft, medium, *and* hard-boiled eggs in addition to poaching, scrambling, and making omelets out of them. This gizmo is like a thousand potential brunches in one.
16. A tiny milk frother that makes rich, creamy froths in seconds, making Mom as powerful as the Starbucks mermaid herself. It also doesn't need to be plugged in, cleans with a quick stream of hot running water, and is teensy for storing.
17. A bottle of Drop It, a natural wine sulfate and tannin remover that works its magic on their glass in just 20 seconds, so they can have that well-deserved Friday night glass of pinot without the infamous Post-Wine Headache or allergic reactions.
18. A sweat-wicking, reviewer-beloved Carhartt baseball cap built to last through the summer heat, complete with FastDry fabric and an odor-preventing sweatband, so Mom can have a new trademark hat on long dog walks and hikes.
Promising review: "I absolutely love this hat! the color is a really nice wine color that goes with about anything. The fit is perfect, snug without pressure points. The build is quality and durable. I might have to come back and get it in another color!" —Emma R.
Get it from Carhartt for $16.99 (available in two colors).
19. Glossier's Cloud Paint blush to introduce them to the frankly *ridiculous* fun of fingerpainting their own face, if they haven't tried it before. And if they already have, welp, there are a ton more colors to gift them with where that came from.
20. A Baby Yoda mug to remind them that they are, in fact, the best mom in the galaxy 💫.
21. A cute lil' spring treat tower, because honestly, nothing says "I love you" than making sure there is quality chocolate (and beloved MOOSE MUNCH!!) within an arm's reach at all times.
22. A sushi-making kit perfect for beginners or intermediate sushi makers, so they can finally mix and match the exact ingredients their adventurous heart desires.
23. A set of name meaning coasters you can get with the names of everyone in the fam (now you just have to keep an eagle eye on which one Mom uses the most to see who's the favorite).
24. A custom pet portrait of what is arguably their favorite baby — fur baby, that is. This portrait is perfect for their kitchen, perched over the dog bed, or wherever it can best remind you that Mom loves you, but not nearly as much as Fido.
PortraitsyUSA is a North Carolina-based Etsy shop established in 2021 that specializes in custom pet portraits and signature drink signs.
Promising review: "Em was super responsive, friendly and kept me in the loop through each step of the process. She let me see a proof, provide feedback and shipping was super quick. Most importantly, I’m super happy with the drawing! I love that it isn’t just a picture of a golden retriever but that Em was able to truly capture my pup’s personality! Would definitely order again as a gift." —Justine Advani
25. A compact mini donut maker for any mom with a sweet tooth — truly, can you think of anything in this universe more delicious than a warm homemade donut?? I'll wait.
26. An adorable floral phone cover that's both protective *and* lightweight, so they can easily slide it into a pocket when they're on the move and rest easy when it inevitably falls out of their pocket when they go Mom Core.
27. A rainbow prism suncatcher they can easily hang indoors or out to refract sunlight and create a bunch of teensy little rainbows all over the place, making the living room look like a magical realm.
28. A ginormous satin statement scrunchie from Free People that will be their absolute *go-to* when they're looking for a stylish messy bun option on a hectic day. Not only is this super cute, but the satin helps prevent hair breakage and dents.
29. A gorgeous solar wind chime with color changes so mesmerizing they can truly ~paint with all the colors of the wind~ while they admire it from their front porch.
30. A cult-favorite Athena Club Razor Kit for a true routine upgrade. This has blades specifically designed to handle curves *and* sensitive skin — like so well-designed that the razors are enhanced with shea butter to make shaving cream *optional*.
31. A jar of whipped shower icing so they can feel decadent as heck whether it's a five-minute shower or a luxurious soak. Each of these comes with unique layers of soapy ~frosting~, and lathers so beautifully they might actually feel like a slice of cake.
32. A bottle of one of Hot N Saucy's unique hot sauces that'll take Mom's taste buds on a happy lil' rollercoaster, from Sweet Potato N Habenero on their eggs in the a.m. to Garlic N Peperoncini on their veggies in the p.m.
33. A mini retro-inspired Bluetooth speaker they can set on their desk or kitchen counter to do all their sound-related bidding, whether it's playing the Frozen 2 soundtrack for the little ones for the umpteenth time or taking calls.
34. A whole set of British chocolate bars from Cadbury, aka the holy grail of any chocolate-loving Mom living stateside. Sorry @ all the other chocolate here.
35. A customizable family cookbook so they can create a cross-generational masterpiece with everything from your grandma's famous chocolate chip cookies to your infamous stuffed mac 'n' cheese.
36. Or if there's one particular recipe close to their heart, a custom recipe towel that makes a perfect keepsake *and* helps add that perfect personalized touch to their cozy kitchen.
Flatlands Boutique is an Arkansas-based Etsy shop established in 2018 that specializes in graphic tees, towels, and sublimation transfers. To order, send the shop an image with the handwritten recipe to the email on the product page. This takes three to five days to customize, and is expected to ship in the US within one to two weeks.
Promising review: "Very nice. A true keepsake to pass down to my daughter from my mother's wonderful recipes from the years quality fabric. Tracey even added a scroll design to the bottom of the recipe at my request that made it pretty Tthanks!" —Tonya
37. A fairy tale bath salt with relaxing essential oils and pink himalayan salt so they can go full royal during their next bath (crown not included, but definitely implied).
Natural Amor is a California-based, eco-friendly Etsy shop established in 2020 that specializes in personal care products.
Promising review: "I purchased three of these, and they are all incredible! They smell amazing and made my bath so relaxing. Will definitely have to get more in the future!" —Alyssa Bourke
38. A bunch of teensy macaron boxes for a delightful way to brighten up any space in their home, whether they use it for storing pills and trinkets or just staring at them looking all fancy and French on their bedside table.
39. A cheeky "because (blank)" wine glass you can customize to the *precise* thorn in their side, whether it's rude customers or early morning starts or the Game of Thrones series finale to they never quite got over.
Red Line Designs Shop is a woman-owned, Michigan-based Etsy shop established in 2016 that specializes in handmade vinyl gifts. This takes about two days to customize, and is expected to ship in the US within two weeks.
Promising review: "Beautiful! Looks exactly like the picture! Sits nicely in your hand! I ordered the color rose gold, couldn’t be happier." —Rachel Wilson
40. A tin of fancy pants cocktail sugar or salt for the rims of their at-home cocktails that come in so many inventive flavors they might just call the Food Network to get their own bartending show.
41. A set of rose gold wine stoppers to preserve not just their wine, but their fancy kitchen aesthetic. Not only are these super easy to use, but reviewers swear by these as a leakproof option for storing bottles in the fridge on their side.
Promising review: "Love, love, love that they are ACTUALLY leakproof! I was very skeptical due to the price and how cute they were but I was gladly proved wrong! I love them. Even with the majority of the wine left in the bottle, it holds true! Would def buy again if I ever needed more!" —Gorden Stavis II
Get a pack of two from Amazon for $14.98 (available in four styles).