It’s almost that time of year again—time to find the perfect gift for Mother’s Day! Although I set out every year to find a fun, unique gift in my price range, it seems as though I always end up running around at the last minute trying to find something! Fortunately, this year I’ve started the hunt early and rounded up seven of the cutest, budget-friendly gifts that any mom would surely love.
Sephora Meet your Match Kit
One of my absolute favorite gifts to give and receive are beauty products, but they’re often a little too pricey for my budget. Fortunately, Sephora has come up with the perfect solution for Mother’s Day! The Meet Your Match Kit includes six deluxe glosses, tints and lacquers for lips and nails in the season's most popular shades including Bite Beauty Lush Fruit Lip Gloss in Strangefruit, Nails Inc. Devonshire Row Nail Polish, Hourglass Cosmetics Extreme Sheen High Shine Lip Gloss in Child and more. And although your mother will surely think you spent too much, only you need to know that you snagged this $52.00 value for just $25.00.
Ample Hills Creamery Book
If your mother considers herself an ice cream aficionado, then she’s probably quite familiar with the world-famous Ample Hills Creamery. Unfortunately, being located in Brooklyn, NY limits most of us from visiting this hot spot that features flavors such as Nanatella (banana ice cream with swirls of Nutella), The Munchies (pretzel-infused ice cream with potato chips, Ritz crackers and M&M’s) and Sunday Brunch (maple syrup and cinnamon ice cream with pieces of French toast). Luckily, the proprietors have created a book featuring recipes, stories and more so those of us not fortunate enough to live in New York can create a taste of Ample Hills at home. Priced at $15.78, Ample Hills Creamery: Secrets and Stories from Brooklyn’s Favorite Ice Cream Shop can be purchased at Walmart.com.
Whenever I think of Mother’s Day, the first thing that comes to mind is jewelry! Although it’s often difficult to find quality jewelry on a tight budget, this personalized, sterling silver Initial Necklace is a great choice at just $28.00. This necklace features two initials, each on their own silver plate. You can choose the letters of her children or her own initials. The silver initial necklace can be purchased on Etsy from shop owner, PTInspires.
After a long day of shuffling kids around town, working, cleaning and all of the other tasks that moms do, most women take their jewelry and accessories off as quickly as possible and change into something comfy—I know I do! If your mom tends to leave her accessories strewn about at the end of the day, consider gifting your mom a jewelry tray so she can keep tabs on her items while displaying her baubles in style. This adorable Tortoise Trinket Tray, priced at $14.00 from Anthropologie, features a removable top so items can be displayed or hidden.
Although candy is often thought of as a treat for children, let’s face it—most moms (and dads!) love a sugary sweet every now and then. If your mom has a bit of a sweet tooth, check out this grown-up candy collection from SugarWish. This 4-piece set features four ¼ pound bags of candy of your choice. Their massive selection features everything from gummy stars and butterflies to taffy, chocolate rocks and just about everything in between. Priced at $25.00, the Petite Sugar Wish can be purchased at Sugarwish.com.
Erin Condren Notebook
Although most moms take full advantage of the benefits of today’s technology, many moms still enjoy scribbling down their to-do lists and notes in a good old-fashioned notebook. Treat your mom to a personalized notebook from renowned designer Erin Condren. These notebooks can be customized with a photo or name and feature a "keep it together" folder for stamps and small items, a ziplock pocket, personalized gift labels and more. Priced at $35.00, the Keep It Simple Notebook can be purchased at ErinCondren.com.
Custom Family Silhouette Print
Personalized items are always a Mother’s Day favorite, so why not gift your mom a sweet, personalized print that she can display for everyone to see. This adorable Family Silhouette Print from Etsy seller Nellasdesigns, can be customized to feature your choice of background color, names and silhouette. Priced at $24.00 for an 8×10, this print will surely bring a smile to any mother’s face.