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    33 Cheap Things To Treat Your Mom To This Mother's Day

    Yes, you can afford to get her the perfect gift! All of these great prezzies are under $25.

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    1. A simply elegant cuff to remind her you're always thinking about her.


    Promising review: "This is a great bracelet! It looks and feels like it cost twice as much. The wording and hearts are clearly stamped into the metal, and it has a nice, heavy weight — the metal doesn't look or feel cheap. It comes in a cute green box with gold lettering. I definitely recommend this if you're on a budget and want to get something nice for your mom." —eag_99

    Get it from Amazon for $12.69+ (available in two styles).

    2. A hilarious (and accurate) mug from which she can drink her precious, precious coffee.


    Get it from fieldtrip on Etsy for $18.45.

    3. A set of heartfelt letters you can fill out for her to read now and later.


    Each fill-in-the-blank message comes with a labeled enveloped that says something like, "Read me when you miss me," or "Read me when you need a good laugh." And don't worry, there's one that says "Read me when you get this," so she can enjoy one of your sweet notes write away.

    Promising review: "My mom absolutely loved these sweet cards! I gave this to her for Mother's Day and she was so moved. What a great Idea! I would give these 100 stars if I could!" —Loveluna

    Get a box of eight from Amazon for $14.90.

    4. A hella soft wrap that can be worn as a scarf, shawl, or poncho and will keep your mama cozy all year round.


    Promising review: "This super soft, beautiful shawl is an absolutely great value for the money. It is nice and long, warm and cozy, and looks fashionable all at the same time. It's the absolute right weight to wear on a chilly winter night in the house or outside in early spring. It's also something I might carry and wear in an overly air-conditioned room or restaurant. I suspect I'll be buying more in the very near future. I can't say enough about how good it feels — it's light to the touch but warm when it's wrapped around you." —Deborah A.

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in 11 colors).

    5. Beautiful, opalescent studs with major sparkle and a mini price tag.

    Promising review: "These earrings are absolutely beautiful and very sturdy. There's no bend to them and no residue has been left on my ear from extended wear, even after wearing them in the shower."—Joshua Briley

    Get them from Amazon for $9.99.

    6. Fun floral flannel (try saying that three times fast) PJs that are anything but a snooze.


    Promising review: "I bought these for my mom who is 94 and they were shipped to the home she lives in. All the ladies went wild and they kept asking my mom where she got such beautiful pajamas. My mom was super happy." —Maria IN N.Y.

    Get them from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in sizes S-5X regular and S-L petite).

    7. A chic nail polish set full of versatile shades but WITHOUT a lot of the unnatural stuff that's in other polishes — this brand is made without 10 major chemicals. After all, you mom is a ~natural~ beauty.


    Promising review: "I love this set of nail polishes. I was looking for some good pinky-nudes and that’s just what I got. I’ve never tried this brand before, but the formula is great and the brush is one of my favorites for application." —Janelle Norton

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $18.

    8. A beautiful deck of rainbow playing cards she'll love so much, she won't be able to keep a poker face.

    Free People

    Get it from Amazon for $10.64 or Free People for $13.

    9. A One Line A Day journal so she can record memories in seconds. She's a busy lady, after all.


    This little notebook has over 1,000 positive reviews and features a spot for recording one line about the day's events for every day of the year. Next to each date are five lines, so through the years she can have a fun side-by-side comparison of her experiences. Her first entry? "Got the best gift ever" on May 12, 2019.

    Check out BuzzFeed's full review here.

    Promising review: "This is perfect! As a busy mom, I don't have time to journal extensively every day. This little book stays on my nightstand and gives me just enough room to jot down a few things from the day. It's a great way to remember funny things my toddler said, what the weather was like, or what activities we did during the day. I can't wait till next year, when I can compare from day to day!" —Megan

    Get it from Amazon for $14.74.

    10. A fantastical set of enamel pins for the geeky mom, because let's ~face~ it — sometimes being the mother of you must be harder than being the mother of dragons, the mother of seven wizards, or the mother of Draco Malfoy.


    Get a set of three from ImBookishandBakewell on Etsy for $24.25 (you can also get a sticker and pin of just Daeneryas here, just the Narcissa pin here, or the Molly design as a sticker here).

    11. Or an enamel pin that'll prevent her from even having to say a word to let the world know she's in charge.


    Get it from carolyndraws on Etsy for $10.10.

    12. An adorable little book that asks you to respond to prompts about your wonderful mama — from favorite memories to inside jokes — to create a tome she'll treasure way more than a super-pricey gift.


    It includes 50 fill-in-the-blank pages with prompts from the sentimental ("I'm thankful I got your...") to the quirky ("If you were a scent, you'd be...").

    Promising review: "I highly recommend this book. I bought it for my 81-year-old mother for Mother's Day. She loved it. And because she's getting forgetful, she loves as much as she did the first time each time that she reads it. I sat down with it the night before Mother's Day and found just the right word or two to write on each page. Some answers surprised her, others made her smile, and a couple brought the predictable sniffle and tear brushing." —GG

    Get it from Amazon for $10.

    13. A spill-proof, insulated travel tumbler that you can personalize with any photo for the ~picture perfect~ gift.


    Because if your mom is anything like mine, her two favorite things are coffee and photos of her fam!

    Get it from Snapfish for $24.99.

    14. A hydrating sheet mask set so she can give herself the pampering she deserves.


    Over 3,000 Amazon reviewers swear by these masks, which come in an assortment of varieties like cucumber, green tea, and gold. Each one contains vitamin E and collagen that'll leave your ma's face feeling fresh and glowy.

    Check out more of the best face masks you can get on Amazon.

    Promising review: "I absolutely love these face sheets. They're an incredible steal; you can't beat this price! The pack will last you a long time. I love all of the sheets for different reasons. I love that it's a variety pack so you can revitalize your skin in different ways depending on the sheet. My favorite is the Q10. I can feel it working after I take it off. Normally I would wash off my face after a face mask, but with these sheets you should just simply dab off the excess. This way, your skin will soak up the collagen and whatever added vitamins/ingredients are on that particular sheet. They leave your skin looking radiant throughout the day — I love it!" —LW

    Get a set of 16 from Amazon for $10.99+ (available in two combinations).

    15. A luxe-looking makeup brush set she'll never guess cost under $15.

    The set includes fifteen brushes: powder, bronzer, liquid foundation, flat angled foundation, flat contour, blush, blending, eyebrow, concealer, eyelash, small shader, eyeliner, eyeshadow, and two eye smudge brushes.

    Promising review: "So beautiful and SO BEYOND soft at the same time! The handles are extremely sturdy and there's no shedding whatsoever. I was scared the shadow brushes wouldn't be very fluffy, but I was wrong! Kylie WHO?! 😂😂" —Shelby

    Get them from Amazon for $12.98.

    16. A set of sassy socks sure to bring a smile to her face and some fun to her feet.


    Get a set of four from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in four styles).

    17. A polished purse she can tell all her friends is by some fancy designer, and they'll totally believe her. Because even her go-to carryall needs a break once in a while.

    Forever 21

    This can still fit her mom essentials like lip balm and Band-Aids, though.

    Get it from Forever 21 for $24.90.

    18. An aww-worthy card that's perfect if watching Disney movies with your mom has always been your ~cup of tea~.


    Get it from AlyLouCards on Etsy for $4.93.

    19. A glittering crescent pendant she'll be ~over the moon~ to receive.


    Promising review: "This necklace is gorgeous! I love it! It’s even more beautiful than the picture. It's good quality and I like that you can order it in different chain lengths. I'd recommend." —Celeste

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in three colors, two sizes, and two lengths).

    20. A clever set of glass coasters you can fill with favorite pics. She'll love them so much, she may not even want to cover them with her cup.


    Plus, they'll give her the perfect excuse to brag about her wonderful children when company comes over (not that she wouldn't anyway).

    Promising review: "I bought these as a gift and the recipients absolutely raved about them, especially since they can change the photos whenever they want." —Jasmine T.

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $10.99+.

    21. A foot massage roller that over 2,500 reviewers swear by, so she can take a load off at the end of a busy day. After all, being a mom is no easy feet.


    Each side has rollers in two different textures for a spa-level experience while she's just chilling on the couch. It also comes with instructions and tips on reflexology so she can relax to the max.

    Promising review: "I work on my feet. After a long day or two, this is better than anything. There's no need to spend money on foot massages when this very affordable product always hits all the right spots. It makes my feet feel better, and my legs too. Plus, I can adjust the pressure to fit my needs." —purrbrat

    Get it from Amazon for $15.95.

    22. A gorgeous jewelry box to letter know how much you care.


    Get it from Anthropologie for $14 (available in 20 letters and an ampersand).

    23. Bright floral studs for a mom who's no wallflower.


    Get the red for $4.97 (originally $12) or the yellow for $12, both from ModCloth.

    24. Tarte's Cake Butter whipped body butter, a super sweet-scented shea butter, vitamin E, and almond oil cream that'll make her pampering routine ~a piece of cake~.


    Promising review: "OMG, this stuff smells SOOOOO good, and it feels just as good! I love the non-greasy finish, and the smell lasts forever! It really moisturizes and makes my skin not only feel amazing, but look amazing also!" —becki

    Get it from Tarte for $23.

    25. An eco-friendly candle set in a repurposed wine bottle, because wine not?

    Uncommon Goods

    These spirit-ed candles burn for eighty hours and are available in Chardonnay, champagne, rosé, Pinot Grigio, and Cabernet varieties.

    Promising review: "I love these candles! I've purchased several scents and they have all had the most amazing aroma. The Cabernet is probably my favorite. They're gorgeous and their burn is high quality. You won't be disappointed." —Tricia

    Get it from Uncommon Goods for $24 (available in five scents), or get a similar candle in a sangria scent from Amazon for $14.

    26. A LOL-worthy tote revealing the true etymology of the word "mom."


    Get it from TeePublic for $14+ (originally $20+, available in three sizes and with the print on one or both sides).

    27. A pretty trinket tray so you can help her get organized for once — not the other way around.

    Forever 21

    Get the ring and eyelash curler tray or the rose tray from Forever 21 for $3.90.

    28. A sweet little messenger bird containing a personalized note that'll definitely have her all in a twitter.

    This cute bluebird comes perched on a nest and in a box that says "A little birdy told me," and holds your note under her wing. It's way more special than a basic card, but just as easy.

    Get it from1800Flowers for $19.99.

    29. A stunning statement necklace you should just get her in the hopes that you'll be able to borrow it sometimes.

    Nordstrom Rack

    Get it from Nordstrom Rack for $17.97.

    30. An ornate picture frame for a gift that's both personal and polished — just add a great photo of the two of you!

    Get it from Target for $11.99 (originally $14.99).

    31. A clever oven mitt so she can root for her favorite team even when the game gets ~heated~.

    The Grommet

    Get it from The Grommet for $15.95 (available in NBA, NHL, MLB, and NHL teams plus colleges and military divisions).

    32. Talking as Fast as I Can, a collection of essays by Lauren Graham, aka the ultimate TV mom.


    It's sure to bring back memories of curling up together and watching Gilmore Girls or Parenthood.

    Promising review: "When I first heard about this book, I thought it would be a fun, easy read. I'm a huge GG fan, and what could be better than a book about Lauren's time as everyone's favorite fast-talking, coffee-drinking cool mom? This book was all I dreamed it would be and more. Every word spoke to me in her voice. I teared up more than I care to admit. It felt like she was speaking directly to me, not only as a GG fan, but as a female writer, and to that I say thank you...and oy with the poodles already." —Kim

    Get it from Amazon for $11.49+.

    33. And a meaningful charm necklace for the Lorelai to your Rory.


    You may need to apologize in advance for getting the Gilmore Girls theme song permanently stuck in her head, but I'm sure she won't mind.

    Get it from MyInitialCharm on Etsy for $18.89 (originally $20.99+, available in three chain lengths and with any initial).

    Your mom after you give her one of these wonderful gifts:

    The CW

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

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