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

    Because giving your mom the perfect prezzie doesn't have to mean breaking the bank.

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    1. 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!" β€”Loveluna

    Get a box of eight from Amazon for $18.

    2. 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 $5.99+ (available in three styles).

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

    Promising review: "These are absolutely gorgeous and just the right size for everyday wear. The colors are bright and vibrant." β€”vickie lapka

    Get them from Amazon for $9.84.

    4. A LOL-worthy card that's perf if your mom is your reality TV buddy (or your momager).

    When it comes to Mother's Day gift giving, you're doing amazing, sweetie.

    Get it from Asos for $5.

    5. A pretty gift box featuring two mini Tory Burch perfumes that are as classy as your fabulous mother.

    The original Tory Burch fragrance has a classic floral and citrus scent, while the Love Relentlessly perfume features notes of pink pepper, patchouli, and amber.

    Promising review: "'These smell amazing, the gift box is so cute, and the size is really good. You can use them for a while before the perfume runs out. I'm so happy I found both of these perfumes for reasonable price. You can't go wrong with this!" β€”Dromero

    Get it from Sephora for $22.

    6. A handy mug warmer in case your mom is anything like mine and considers her morning coffee as precious as one of her children.

    Promising review: "I'm a stay-at-home mom. I RARELY get to sit down and drink an entire cup of coffee at once. Usually the poor, delicious brew gets set down on the counter while I'm running around. And hours later, when I remember it's there, I'm disgusted at the cold lump that was once my glorious salted caramel goodness (which I still gulp down, because let's be honest, I need the energy to keep up with these two anima...I mean, children. Le sigh). But not anymore, thanks to Mr. Coffee. I just set my cup on this little gem, and if I do forget it for a little while, once we reunite, it's still hot and delicious! Woohoo! Caffeine!" β€”ShadesofLove

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    7. And a hilarious (and accurate) mug for her to put on it.

    Get it from fieldtrip on Etsy for $12.60.

    8. 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." β€”GG

    Get it from Amazon for $13.68.

    9. An enamel pin for the mom who wants to know "What's the 411, what's the cool jams?" but will then proceed to do her own thing regardless of whether it's cool or not.

    "Do you guys need anything? Some paleo snacks? An all-natural condom?"

    Get it from nicolesloan on Etsy for $11 (available in four colors).

    10. A gold-plated, crescent-shaped necklace she'll be over the moon to receive.

    Get it from Amazon for $24.50.

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

    This little notebook 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 13, 2018.

    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!" β€”Megan

    Get it from Amazon for $11.04.

    12. 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 β€” it's light to the touch but warm when it's wrapped around you." β€”Deborah A.

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

    13. 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." β€”Jasmine T.

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $12.

    14. 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 β€” 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." β€”eag_99

    Get it from Amazon for $13.69+ (available in two styles).

    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: "I've purchased many, many sets of brushes from Amazon, and as a beauty junkie, I know my makeup tools. Of the many sets I've ordered, this one is the best, not only for the price but in terms of how well the brushes perform. This set is a must-have and really gives you a full, flawless face. I strongly recommend this β€” it's almost perfect in my book." β€”EMS27

    Get them from Amazon for $13.98.

    16. A set of fancy scented hand creams that's only fitting, considering your mom is the one who gave you all your good scents. Time to return the favor.,

    The set includes shea butter lotions in three yummy aromas: cucumber and grapefruit, blood orange, and green apple and floral.

    Get it from Sephora for $18.

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

    Get it from Target for $14.99.

    18. An adorable jewelry organizer that'll eliminate the bird-en of tangled necklaces and missing earrings.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99 or Overstock for $17.79.

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

    Over 2,000 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 love these masks! They're so cooling and they leave my skin moist and glowing. I woke up this morning after trying the first one last night, and I noticed a big difference in my skin's texture and overall coloring. Any redness was gone and any zits were dried up and practically gone. It's a miracle! Also, it's fun looking like a serial killer for 15-20 minutes. Take advantage of it and scare your friends and family. Honestly though, these are so fantastic and the price is mind-blowing. I’m addicted." β€”Cher

    Get a set of 16 from Amazon for $8.49+ (available in two combinations).

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

    These spirit-ed candles burn for eighty hours and are available in chardonnay, champagne, and cabernet varieties.

    Get it from Uncommon Goods for $24 (available in three scents), or get a similar candle in a Merlot scent from Amazon for $15.89.

    21. A sleek zippered carryall for toting all of her mom necessities in style.

    She's always prepared with lip balm, bandages, hand sanitizer, and even snacks, so her mom-mergency kit totally deserves a chic vessel.

    Get it from Boohoo for $23 (available in two colors).

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

    Get it from Anthropologie for $14 (available in 26 letters and an ampersand).

    23. A foot massage roller 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." β€”purrbrat

    Get it from Amazon for $17.95.

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

    Get them from Modcloth for $12 (available in two colors).

    25. 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.

    26. Comfy plant-printed PJs for any mom who's almost as good at raising a garden as she is at raising kids.

    Get them from Target for $24.99 (available in sizes XS-XXL).

    27. 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." β€”Kim

    Get it from Amazon for $9.90+.

    28. 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 $20.99 (available in three chain lengths and with any initial).

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

    The CW

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