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    34 Mother's Day Gifts That Only Look Expensive

    So you can show your mom there's no limit to your love (even if there is for your spending).

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    1. A pack of *blooming* teas that'll be both soothing and an Insta opportunity (assuming you're willing to help her upload it again).

    This pack comes in a pretty glass bottle and with three flavors: Peach Green Tea, Jasmine Green Tea, and Chrysanthemum Green Tea! You just plop the tea bud in and watch it do its magic!

    Promising review: "This is such a great and unique gift. I bought one for a gift and immediately had to get another as a gift. It comes in beautiful packaging. It's tasty and very cute!" β€”LucilleS

    Get it from Free People for $20.

    2. A pair of gilded hair clips so she'll always get the royal treatment as ~queen bee~.

    Promising review: "These are better than what I expected for the price.

    They are pretty strong, too. Usually when I want to pin some hair back two bobby pins aren't enough, but these are so strong that one works fine. Plus, they are pretty cute! Definitely worth getting!" β€”Mich Zentner

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $2.68.

    3. A duo of wall-hanging plant terrariums, because this is a much better aesthetic than all your childhood art she still insists on keeping.

    Promising review: "You need these. I'm super happy! These are beautiful! They're very well made and will work perfectly for propagating plants or a few flower cuttings! I was able to add mine in my kitchen window. It did come with these cool hooks that have the nails already installed on them β€” you just hammer them in. I'm super impressed β€” they look great and are very eye catching. I actually just bought two more!" β€”MG

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $13.98.

    4. A pair of friendly socks for giving her the *garden* of compliments she deserves β€” and subtly upgrading her usual gym socks.

    Promising review: "Blue Q has the cutest socks. They are soft, well-made. and the funny sayings on them are great!" β€”AbbyGirl

    Get them from ModCloth for $9.

    5. A 3D-printed moon light lamp that'll ~glow up~ her bedroom without dimming your bank account.

    It can switch between two shades β€” bright white and warm yellow!

    Promising review: "OMG I love this moon lamp! It is so unique and beautiful! I recommended it to so many friends. There is no any button on it, I only need to touch it to turn it on and set the brightness levels. I love the white light color, and my mom loves the yellow lighting color. I believe that most people would love it!" β€”DLJ015

    Get it from Amazon for $19.89+ (available in three sizes).

    6. A miniature set of Givenchy lipsticks so designer brands are actually within reach (I will not keep this, I will not keep this).

    This comes with Givenchy's signature red lip shade, as well as a pink! They're super spreadable, smooth, and even packaged beautifully enough to feel like a gift every time she uses them.

    Get the set of two from Sephora for $25.

    7. A set of stemless glass champagne flutes, because she'll feel extra ~bubbly~ when getting a fancy toast.

    The narrow rims optimize the bouquet, taste, and balance of the champagne, so you can make the most of your bubbles.

    Promising review: "These are fantastic, look much more expensive than they are, and are gorgeous on your table or at a cocktail party. Plus, since they're stemless, they go right in the dishwasher." β€”Jackmerleton

    Get a 12-pack from Amazon for $19.99.

    8. A ceramic llama coin bank for turning spare pocket change into a statement piece (and now you know where to "borrow" quarters from on laundry day).

    Promising review: "I originally was going to purchase this for a Yankee swap, but ended up going with something else β€” and grabbed this guy for myself! I couldn't resist this silly little Alpaca and I don't regret a second of it. He (or she!) makes a great little accent piece with just enough color pop to bring the fun back into a room, and I smile every time I look at him. It's just such a strange little piece, I love it!" β€”Erin

    Get it from World Market for $19.99.

    9. A pair of 18K gold-plated cubic zirconia earrings that'll make her wonder how you can suddenly afford fine jewelry β€” just smile and nod.

    Promising review: "These earrings are exquisite, just absolutely breathtaking in person. I have purchased several rings from Yazilind that I absolutely love, so I thought I would give their earrings a try. I am not disappointed. They are so beautiful and look so expensive. Everything shines and the gold is smooth and perfect." β€”Donna Sample

    Get them from Amazon for $2.69 (available in five colors).

    10. A glass catch-all tray so everything from her favorite perfumes to jewelry can be shown off with a little *vanity*.

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $20.

    11. An all-natural pink clay soap bar, because is there really any better gift than luxurious-feeling skincare products?

    It's great for both face and body! Not only is it 100% vegan, but it's known for drawing out impurities while nourishing, hydrating, and replenishing your skin. And its citrus and floral scent doesn't hurt.

    Promising review: "This is everything I wanted and more! A self-professed natural product junkie, I was looking for a non-creamy face wash for the summer. And let me tell you, I've tried about every natural brand out there and have even tried my hand at making soap. This is IT. I have incredibly sensitive combination skin, and this product cleans my skin while keeping it soft. It's also very soothing and doesn't disrupt the PH of my skin. And the smell is very pleasant β€” light and feminine. I've been meaning to try Herbivore Botanicals for a while now, and it has lived up to expectations." β€”S

    Get it from Amazon for $15.

    12. A porcelain three-piece tea set in blue toile for giving the good china a run for its money β€” this just might be shown off more.

    Get it from World Market for $17.49.

    13. A line-a-day journal with floral watercolor art throughout that'll let her jot down her favorite memories and thoughts for the next five years.

    Promising review: "The journal is compact, but it's gorgeous and filled with enough lines to do one or two lines a day. I love the concept of journaling but can't find the time to write paragraphs daily, but one line? Yeah that's doable! I'm so happy with this purchase. It's going to be interesting to look back on my thoughts and memories. This beautiful design makes it motivating to record my thoughts. I'm so pleased with it that I bought one for a friend." β€”AMZ Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $13.86.

    14. A geometric bird salt and pepper shaker so you look like a *seasoned* pro when it comes to high-end gifting.

    Promising review: "This is the perfect statement piece for my dining room table! These are small yet hold enough salt and pepper to last for months." β€”AshAS

    Get them from Nordstrom for $22.

    15. A sophisticated wooden cheese board set, because nothing says gourmet like a little brie and vino (it's also just a great excuse to eat more).

    It comes with five stainless steel tools: a hard cheese knife, shaver, fork, and spreader! And gift wrap is available!

    Promising review: "This is a really fun gift, especially for someone who likes to make fancy plates of cheeses and meats. I got this for my mom, and she loved how it came with the fancy cheese utensils. I don't know if she will ever 'travel' with it, but it's super cute to have out when guests come over." β€”DJD

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    16. A set of stainless steel chopsticks for the sushi lover in need of a sophisticated upgrade from the takeout pair.

    Promising review: "I received these as a gift and absolutely love them! They feel great in the hand, and even though I was at first questioning how they would hold sushi, they work great!" β€”nikegirl

    Get a five-pack from Williams Sonoma for $12.95.

    17. A flower garden kit that'll cut out weeding altogether and make a much bigger impression than the standard bouquet.

    Get it from Anthropologie for $14 (available in three styles).

    18. A satin-y square scarf so she can get the Hermès effect, and you still have money leftover to buy things like food.

    Promising review: "This scarf is fabulous! I love it. The fabric is luxurious, and the design is reminiscent of Hermès scarves. This is because of the detailed, quality artwork, the vibrant colors, and the intricate design. The size of this one is great. It's big enough to wear cowboy style or as a hijab, but not so oversized that there is a bunch of fabric." —Msamyverner

    Get it from Amazon for $3.15 (available in nine colors).

    19. A pair of Wander Beauty gold eye masks, because on Mother's Day under eye circles should just be the cause of a chic spa day (on a budget).

    Promising review: "This makes the BIGGEST difference to your eyes. I never really believed in eye masks, but I used these once and they were a huge game changer. I looked so well-rested the next morning. I felt like I didn’t even need to apply under-eye makeup. I think it’s the perfect product if you’re looking to add an extra 'umph' to your routine." β€”krisstellin

    Get them from Sephora for $25.

    20. A waterproof watch with a starlight dial and genuine leather band for a Rolex-worthy look, but at a fraction of the price.

    Promising review: "I love my new watch! It has a very classy look. The small stars on the face are only visible in certain lighting, but look really nice. The band is of good quality and the rose gold rim is pretty and has a nice finish. The watch comes in a box that looks nice and would be great for gifting." β€”ecolitalk

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99 (available in five colors).

    21. A air plant dipped in gilded quartz crystal that'll make your siblings green with envy β€” but not everyone can be the favorite child.

    Promising review: "These are gorgeous! I got these as a gift for my sister and she absolutely loved them." β€”Allison Fowle

    Get it from Air Friend on Etsy for $18.

    22. A pair of embroidered sheer socks so her go-to heels get a *step up* from everyone else in the office (and your own paycheck goes virtually untouched).

    Get them from Free People for $18.

    23. A metallic wireless bluetooth speaker, because it's her day and she can blast James Taylor if she wants to β€” and now she can hear him in perfect clarity!

    This pretty baby can play at distances up to 30 feet away from your Bluetooth-enabled device. Plus, it supports up to 3.5 hours of playback time and has a built-in microphone that allows you to answer calls hands-free!

    Promising review: "This is a tiny little speaker, and ridiculously inexpensive. For less than $20, I think you'll be thrilled! I'd say they could probably sell this speaker for around $40 to $50. It sounds a lot better than you should expect for a speaker this size and price. It's a really sharp looking little device, too! It's constructed of really nice quality materials that look more expensive than it is." β€”Braden

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99 (available in eight colors).

    24. A swan keepsake tin for gracefully hiding extra clutter β€” which she will never admit exists, especially when guests are coming.

    DID YOU MAKE YOUR BED YET?! Who is coming into my room??

    Get it from ModCloth for $14.99.

    25. A set of stainless steel teaspoons that'll look lovely with those delicate dishes that only see the light of day when people come over.

    They're dishwasher safe and extra durable!

    Promising review: "These are really cute and pretty little spoons. I feel a little fancier using them to make tea!" β€”Taylor

    Get a six-pack from Amazon for $12.99 (available in four colors).

    26. A rose gold Luna Lovegood cardholder so her credit cards are safeguarded from you, but at least she'll always think of her favorite quirky child when using this.

    Promising review: "I bought one of these for a gift and went back and ended up getting myself one too. The design is simple for a wallet, but I'm also using it in my planner, so there is some versatility, as well. It's very well-made, good quality, and the perfect size." β€”preemiemom

    Get it from BoxLunch for $14.90.

    27. A book of heartfelt poems by Cleo Wade, because not only will her coffee table look chic AF, but now she'll get a cute daily pep talk β€” you can *totally* take partial credit.

    Promising review: "I love Heart Talk! This book is glued to my hand or at least is always in my purse. I can pick it up at any moment, open it at a random page, and receive a message I need to hear! It's full of mindfulness, self-love, leadership, problem solving, and positive mind shifting β€” LOVE it!" β€”CarleeS

    Get it from Anthropologie for $23.99.

    28. A quilted purse for being able to say gifting was in the bag. Stylish, cheap, and classic? Hell, get two.

    Promising review: "This bag is such great quality for the price, it even looks and feels expensive . Everybody loves it! You can either wear it long on the shoulder, short on the wrist/hand, or as a clutch purse. The bag also comes in one of those 'dust bags' so it's more secure from getting scratched. I've gotten so many compliments. I was even asked if it was CHANEL! Love, love, love it! I'm currently ordering other colors." β€”AnAJ

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in five styles).

    29. A set of intricate blossom-pressed placemats that'll inspire even you to set the table β€” even leftovers look like five-star meals on these babies.

    Promising review: "I really do like these. They're very good material and pretty thick, as well. They are also easy to clean and hold up well with hot items being placed on them. I would definitely recommend these!" β€”Karrigan

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $10.99 (available in 10 styles).

    30. A trio of Pinrose rollerball perfumes so she gets the scents you really splurged this year. Your secret is safe with me.

    It comes with three scents: Merry Maker ("clean and citrusy"), Pillowtalk Poet ("warm and comforting"), and Garden Gangster ("fresh and floral"). All three are free of parabens and phthalates!

    Promising review: "I love Pinrose and these little rollerballs were totally cute. They have some of the most unique perfumes. I LOVED Garden Gangster! The trio was honestly worth it just for that alone. This is a nice addition to my perfume collection." β€”Erin S.

    Get it from Birchbox for $18.

    31. A bohemian throw pillow, because what better says "I'm sorry I spend all my time on the couch" than beautifully decorating your favorite furniture?

    Promising review: "This pillow is even cuter in person than I expected. The colors are really pretty and it has passed my important 'nap test', because it's also very comfortable and soft." β€”KB

    Get it from Target for $19.99.

    32. A card set of dainty prints in four stylish cities to cover you until you can afford to get her plane tickets β€” until then, wall decor is the next best thing!

    Promising review: "I love this card set! My daughter has traveled to three of these cities, so I bought the card set and a three-photo frame to frame them for her. She was delighted. I bought a second set to use for my own personal correspondence β€” and to inspire me to see more of the world. It's beautifully done on good quality paper." β€”Carlotta Idaho

    Get it from Amazon for $16.

    33. A set of porcelain measuring cups that'll add an elegant touch to her kitchen that's worthy of Ina Garten's praise.

    Get them from Nordstrom for $20.

    34. A copper pineapple sipper so she looks like the trendiest person in the room while drinking a fancy cocktail. Her picture might even get more likes than yours, sorry!

    Get it from Walmart for $8.99 (originally $12.76).

    Your siblings after thinking you broke the agreed upon budget:


    The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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