Skip To Content

    37 Fancy But Inexpensive Gifts For Mother's Day

    Because your mom deserves a lot, but you have to stay in budget — these are all $25 and under.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Some may have been sent as samples, but all opinions and reviews are our own. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    Hey! While we’re doing our best to make sure the products we feature will arrive in time for Mother's Day, shipping times can vary depending on where you live, which product you purchase, and more. Be sure to double check the retailers’ websites for shipping information to ensure that your gift will arrive in time for the 9th!

    1. A set of four vintage-style botanical prints for anyone who loves the feel of old-timey science classrooms. Bonus: these'll last way longer than giving her *actual* flowers or plants.

    The four prints

    2. An ~appearling~ light that'll make her ~clam up~ with emotion when she opens it. The pearl *changes colors*, and she can even pop it out of the shell and carry it with her!

    3. A pair of monogram stemless flutes with a gold rim so even a cheap bottle of bubbles can taste a little like Veuve Cliquot. Take it to the next level and give *with* a bottle of prosecco or cava to have a little toast together!

    The flutes with initials K M and E

    4. Wood grain noise-isolating earbuds if she is ALWAYS losing hers. These look stylish enough that she'll always know where they are, but are actually cheap enough that she can replace them if need be.

    The earbuds

    5. A colorful resin ring topped with a chunky gem for a stackable touch of sparkle. And if you get one for yourself to match, I'm in *full* support.

    The variety of chunky rungs in blues yellows greens and pinks with round and square gemstones on top (1-3)

    6. A pair of velvety slide-on slippers (perfect for year-round use) her partner or kids *should* bring on a silver platter every morning. Let's at least make it happen on Mother's Day!

    The open toe slippers in black, light pink, grey, and light blue

    7. A pretty celestial journal (hello, gold foil stars) to inspire short and sweet daily reflections. There are only a few lines per day, so she'll have to use them well and save the rest of her everyday stories for lengthy phone call with you!

    The journal with a star-like cover print

    8. A short and silky robe made for lounging around, getting ready, and listening to some Sinatra. I, for one, love to celebrate my favorite time of day (robe o'clock) with my mom.

    9. A gorgeous textured travel wallet to store her cash, boarding pass, passport, credit cards, and more — all while looking like a chic mini clutch.

    10. A gold-plated corkscrew for your ~bird of a feather~ who just really loves wine.

    The gold corkscrew, which when closed is shaped like a bird

    11. An eight-piece measuring set to create a gorge and 'Gram-worthy flat lay during her next baking adventure.

    The measuring cups and spoons with baking ingredients

    12. A jar of facial steam with lavender, chamomile, rose, calendula and more for a spa-like experience right at home — and the mix is plain ole pretty, too!

    The jar tipped out to show the dried floral mix

    13. A made-in-Italy diamond-cut decanter for drinking-at-an-ad-agency-in-the-60s vibes but at a drinking-the-bottle-of-scotch-I-stole-from-my-parents price. Not that you did that, of course.

    The crystal decanter with rocks glass

    14. A pair of oversized square sunnies for the mom who *has* to be on trend — without you paying a designer price. These scream "no photos please!" — but also look really great in photos, tbh.

    Reviewer in the black sunglasses

    15. Truly ~stellar~ cubic zirconia statement earrings with *universal* appeal. Hard-to-shop-for mom? Prepare for a (meteor) shower of thank yous.

    The gold tone earrings, one star on the lobe and one star dangling

    16. Iridescent stainless-steel straws for your turtle-loving, but also iced coffee loving mom to provide extra incentive to ~stop sucking~ and use less single-use plastic.

    17. A 36-LED ring light to clip right to her smartphone and take photo studio-quality Instagrams all *your* friends will immediately like.

    18. A gold scratch-off map for your travel buddy who doesn't just want a boring old *regular* wall map. She can scratch off the coating to reveal a brightly colored underneath to mark off where she's been.

    The white and gold map

    19. A set of gold and agate cheese utensils, because cheese is basically food gold, and her selection of triple cream bries, mild goudas, and strong blues deserves to be spread with the best.

    The utensils with brown-grey-gold agates as handles

    20. And a stylish cheese board to make any Trader Joe's cheese platter look like it was put together by Martha Stewart. She can pile it high while watching the show she is most definitely not supposed to watch without you (oops!).

    The board used to show a layout, with something sweet, smooth cheese, cheese with a bite, buttery cheese, hard cheese, something crunchy, and bread

    21. An 18-karat gold-plated delicate crescent moon pendant with chunky gray stones for a stunning everyday piece that says "I love you to the moon and back."

    The yellow gold necklace

    22. A brushed metallic Rubik's cube-style puzzle that'll be a two-in-one gift: challenging game (the cube segments aren't all the same size!) and interestingly attractive desk tchotchke.

    23. A hardcover clothbound edition of Persuasion, (what is IMO Austen's most underrated novel) for the person who introduced you to our beloved Jane, because Wentworth's letter deserves to be read in a fancy, pretty edition like this.

    The green book with feathers on the cover

    24. A multipack of minimal yet statement-making earrings to complete any all black everything #OOTD.

    The set of gold tone and black earrings in a variety of shapes and sizes

    25. A pack of lightweight contoured eye masks, because even if they don't keep her from doing the "startled mom wakeup" should one of her kids need something in the middle of the night, at least they'll block light without ever pressing down on her eyelashes, guaranteeing a more restful night's sleep.

    26. A set of glittery cream eyeshadows (she can also use on her face or lips) to put a ~lid~ on the perfect party look in just a few quick swipes, great for makeup beginners and enthusiasts alike — and keeping her OUT of your makeup stash.

    Swatches of four of the metallic shades: white gold, two pinks, and a taupe

    27. Some 14-karat gold-plated and cubic zirconia ear crawlers almost guaranteed to make your her say "Oh you shouldn't have!" And you didn't! Splurge, at least.

    The branch-like earrings with rhinestones on the end of each prong

    28. A set of jumbo fizzy aromatherapy bath bombs to moisturize any bath-lover's skin and make her next soak a little more spa-like. Ahhhh, relaxation in a steamy tub o' good smells. What a way to spend an evening!

    29. A pack of playing cards made with actual 24-karat gold foil for at-home poker nights that are more luxurious than the swankiest 5-star hotel and casino in Vegas.

    The gold patterned playing cards

    30. A petite (4.5 ounce) Voluspa candle so fancy I don't even know where to begin — with the iconic black-and-gold jar or the scent, which is a blend of sparkling Champagne with notes of oak and vanilla?

    The lit candle

    31. A Vogue coloring book, which is filled with illustrations of photos from British Vogue in the 1950s, with all the information from the original magazine, including the month and year and what clothes are featured.

    32. A faux sheepskin she can use as a little area rug by the bed or simply draped over a chair or ottoman for some interior design mag-style for under $25.

    The curved edge (like a pelt) rug in white

    33. A trio of LED flameless candles with embedded string lights and a realistic moving "flame" for a combination of the two best things: elegance and laziness — she can even set them to automatically shut off after a few hours so she can catch some shut-eye.

    A reviewer's three candles in different heights on a tray

    34. A set of four white and gold coasters (reminiscent of NYC subway mosaics) that'll really add some ~punctuation~ to her home decor aesthetic (while also protecting her precious coffee table).

    The coasters that look like small white tile mosaics, with a question mark, at-sign, ampersand, and hashtag in the middle of each

    35. An insulated, marbleized water bottle designed to keep water cold for a stylish reason to stay hydrated. Now it's time to return the favor and tell our mothers "Just drink some water!"

    Two of the bottles with attached tops (on a loop to keep them handy) in white marble and black marble prints

    36. A five-piece set of rose gold makeup brushes with super soft, densely packed synthetic hairs designed to create a flawless and airbrushed final look. You know they'll look really cool sitting out on the vanity or bathroom counter.

    37. An elegant Bodum pour-over coffee maker for fancy 5-star hotel room service style in the comfort of her own home.

    The glass coffee maker with cork around the middle

    Once she's done opening your amazing presents:

    Find the perfect gift for any occasion, from white elephant gift exchanges to gifts for teachers, housewarming gifts to birthday gifts, and even the perfect gift basket if you’re truly stumped. Plus, check out the BuzzFeed gift guide for even more incredible gifting ideas.