With Mother's Day quickly approaching, it's easy to feel gifting pressure. The holiday is all about giving back to those who constantly care for us, and we all hope to find a gift that blows her away—but unfortunately, sometimes that can mean pressure to spend a lot of money.
But, gifting is all about thoughtfulness, and choosing a gift that she'll love (and actually use) goes so much further than just blowing your budget on something meaningless.
No matter what Mother's Day looks like to you—whether you're buying something for a parent, a friend, or any other person in your life—these gifts will make them feel special, and are all under $50.
Geometry Thoughtful Tea Towel
When "thoughtful" is part of the product name, you know you have a winner. This gorgeous floral print tea towel will add instant color and a spring and summer feel to anyone's kitchen. Pair it with a matching set of dinner napkins or a beach towel for an even better gift.
Farmgirl Flowers Bunch of Ranuncs!
It can be hard to find a bouquet of flowers under $50, but this bunch of ranunculus flowers from Farmgirl flowers is on sale and the perfect gift for mom.
ROAM Homegrown Santal + Coconut Oversized Soy Candle
Everyone loves a luxurious, high-end candle—especially when it's gifted to them. Encourage mom to relax and unwind with this stunning santal and coconut candle, which looks almost as good as it smells.
The Sill Stromanthe Triostar
If your mom loves plants, gift her the gorgeous stromanthe triostar to add to her houseplant collection. The foliage adds a bit more color than the typical green plant.
W&P Porter Insulated Bottle
Whether she enjoys coffee or tea, this insulated bottle will help her enjoy her favorite beverages on the go—and in style.
Better Homes & Gardens 19-Ounce Plastic Iridescent Wine Tumbler, 6-Pack
Speaking of beverages, if your mom is more of a wine (or mocktail) drinker, these pretty iridescent glasses will make a great addition to her outdoor decor setup. She won't believe they're plastic.
Geniospin Throw Blanket for Couch, Bed, Sofa
After all mom does for everyone else, she deserves to curl up on the sofa at the end of a long day under this pretty sage green blanket. It's super soft and, if green isn't her color, it comes in a range of other options as well.
Kate Spade New York Yellow Make It Pop Small Vase
Whether your mom likes fresh bouquets or faux stems, this pretty yellow vase will add a pop of color and make those flowers look extra special. And even when empty, it makes a great decor statement on a mantel, bookshelf, or open shelving in the kitchen.
H&M Home Waffled Bathrobe
This cozy waffled robe is sure to make mom feel special this year. It looks and feels just like more expensive versions, but without the big price tag. The soft green color makes it an ideal choice for both moms who like neutral accessories and those who like a bit of color in their lives.
Crate & Barrel Monogrammed Serving Board
You can't go wrong with monogrammed and personalized gifts. Instead of a plain serving board, opt for this monogrammed version from Crate & Barrel instead. Choose her first initial or "M" for mom, and give her even more excuses to host a cheese night.
Williams Sonoma Garden of Paradise Arm Saver Glove
If your mom has a green thumb, these arm saver gloves are here to make her life so much easier. And they're not just super functional—the pretty floral pattern makes them look great too.
Modern Sprout Gardening Shears & Pruners
Speaking of gardening, serious gardeners know that you need tools that actually work. And while there are plenty of pretty options out there, your mom will appreciate having a set of shears and pruners that gets the job done.
Mrs. Meyer's Spring Home Set
Hear us out: when cleaning products smell as good as Mrs. Meyer's do, they make great gifts. This spring set is the perfect gift for the mom who likes everything to be just so, and it includes a nourishing hand soap and soy candle so it's not all about keeping the house clean. Plus, the limited-edition daisy scent is unbeatable.
Planter's Choice 9-Herb Window Garden
A little kitchen herb garden is just what moms need this time of year. This complete set comes with everything she needs to get growing her own herbs for cooking, including adorable little bamboo markers so she knows what everything is.
Vivitest Ceramic Stone Essential Oil Diffuser
For the mom who loves (or needs) a spa day, this ceramic stone oil diffuser looks expensive, but at under $40, you can even get her some essential oils to go with it too. She'll appreciate the chance to relax and unwind.