Mother's Day is coming up, and while we'd all love to treat the mother and mother figures in our life to something exquisite, you don't *need* to break the bank to show them your love and appreciation. That doesn't mean you're bound to a grocery store bouquet and a Hallmark card, either (although those are welcomed gifts, too). Instead, show Mom, Grandma, Sis, or whomever a little love with a wellness gift that's bound to make them smile. We've compiled a list of thoughtful Mother's Day gifts under $50, so whether they're a beauty buff, a home chef, or a busy bee who desperately needs a day to relax, there's something for every kind of mom on your list—on a budget.
23 of the best mother's day gifts under $50
Treat mom to some R&R with this luxe gua sha tool from NakedPoppy, which contains 40 trace minerals to help support the body and promote lymphatic drainage. The elegant black bian stone features four different edges, including a comb and smooth contours that tighten, smooth, and stimulate drainage around the face and neck. Gift it on its own, or pair with a face oil for ultimate relaxation.
Stuck inside this Mother’s Day? Bring the outdoors in with this pretty bath set inspired by shinrin yoku, the Japanese practice of forest bathing. Each set aromatherapeutic soaps and bath salts crafted to soothe and heal from the outside in, including a cedar scented bar soap, an amber pouch of salts, and three mini hand soaps in rose, amber, and honey.
New from Ellis Brooklyn, Sun Fruit is all about summer. Think: long, hot days, sunscreen, citrus, fresh cut grass. If that’s Mom’s vibe, she’ll love this scent, which blends notes of bergamot, cyclamen, and vanilla in a rich, warm fragrance. It’s vegan, free from any harmful ingredients, and features a glass bottle that can repurposed and recycled when it’s emptied.
This is one of the richest, dreamiest creams our editors have ever used, making it a no-brainer gift on a budget. The buttery whipped body moisturizer is infused with peptides and retinol to firm, smooth, and minimize signs of wear-and-tear. Between the velvety soft texture, subtle vanilla scent, and heavenly feel, you’ll probably want to keep a jar for yourself.
Inspired by traditional Indian Ayurveda, these hair growth bars stimulate the scalp to grow manes longer and stronger. The set includes two bars which are loaded with lock-loving goodness, like Indian gooseberry, clove oil, and rose, plus a chic comb that makes saturating the scalp and getting product through strands much easier. Best part is, it produces zero waste.
From the same brand that makes the trendiest yoga pants, Alo has a brand new hand cream that W+G editors can’t stop using. Ask any mom what she needs more of in her tote bag, and it’s probably hand cream (or lip balm), so this year, we’re gifting this long-lasting, instantly-absorbing luxurious hand cream that smells faintly of coconut and citrus and heals and nourishes dry hands in a jiffy. Powered by antioxidant amla and skin-softening shea butter, this hand cream really, really works. As a bonus, the formula contains arnica, which can help with inflammation, and squalane, which helps lock in hydration.
We all love a multitasking product, but moms arguably love them most. Something that saves time and money? Sold. Get the mom in your life hooked on Olio E Osso’s lip and cheek tinted balm—it works as a tinted lip balm as well as a blush. Our favorite is French Melon, which gives lips and cheeks a perfectly flushed look.
Mom still using plastic wrap? Give her an eco-friendly alternative to food storage she’ll love just as much, if not more. Each cotton wrap is coated in an antimicrobial, food-safe beeswax that keeps food fresh without using any plastic or disposable waste. The colorful botanical patterns make food storage fun and sustainable—the gift that keeps on giving.
You don’t need to have a green thumb to grow these tasty cooking herbs. Each kit includes mason jar designed with a hydroponic system known as “wicking” to ensure your plants get enough water and nutrients to grow strong. Simply pop in the seeds, add some water and sunlight, and enjoy fresh basil and mint all season long.
Next time Grandma volunteers to bring a dish, she’ll be glad she has this reusable tote handy. Rather than trying to keep a casserole or pie laying flat in a plastic bag, this reusable tote is designed to balance them upright on the go. Best part is, it’s biodegradable, so it can be composted at the end of its life—but given how durable it is, that won’t be for quite a while.
This cute, minimalist vessel allows you to brew tea right in the bottle, making serving a breeze. Simply unscrew the top and fill with your (or Mom’s) favorite tea leaves, add water, and steep accordingly. At $30 each, you might as well get a matching one for yourself.
This hand poured candle instantly elevates spaces with its fresh, zesty scent. True to the brand, the wax is formulated with olive oil to protect the fragrance notes and burn cleanly. As for the smell, expect notes of neroli and orange blossom, pink pepper, and vetiver.
You can’t go wrong with a blanket—especially a cozy one like this. Made from OEKO-TEX certified microfiber polyester, this fleece blanket is ultra cuddly, soft, and lightweight, which makes it perfect for year-round use. Plus, you can choose from 33 colors.
Whether you’re camping or commuting to work, this Yeti travel mug keeps your beverage of choice the temp you want it—and no spilling. Ever. Yeti boasts double-wall vacuum insulation, a stronghold lid, comfortable handle (great for those swift, one-handed swigs), and it’s also dishwasher-safe.
Socks that give back? Yes, please. Conscious Step creates socks with a purpose, donating a percent of proceeds to its partner organizations with every purchase. This gift set happens to donate to the National Alliance on Mental Illness and features three cozy socks adorned with the brand’s sunny logo. Combined with their breezy, cushiony feel, and it’s a gift that will do way more than just make Mom happy.
Mom won’t even know there’s no booze in this luxurious sleepy-time elixir, that’s how good it is. Instead of her daily nightcap, a glass of this will send her off to sleep in no time, thanks to its blend of functional botanicals and snooze-inducing adaptogens. Woody, warm, and wonderful, she’ll enjoy straight, mixed, or on the rocks.
She’s always got a hair tie on her wrist—why shouldn’t it be fashionable?! Give your mom or sister or grandma a functional lil’ reminder with these plated bracelets that double as scrunchies. Each elastic is adorned with a dainty metal saying, so when it’s not holding up her ponytail, she’ll have something to make her smile.
Would it be a Mother’s Day gift guide without a pair of slippers? We think not. This cozy pair from Parachute makes a sweet treat for feet, covered in a breathable cotton terry that’s warm without overdoing it. Give them alone or combined them with the matching Soft Rib Robe ($87) for a spa-worthy experience she can enjoy without ever having to leave the house.
Homemade cheesecake, Shepherd’s pie, that pasta sauce recipe that’s been passed down for generations—whatever the recipe, Mom can jot it down in this personalized journal for years to remember. There’s plenty of space to scribble down breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert recipes, plus empty pages to list restaurants to try, recipe inspo, and more.
If the mom in your life needs a mid-afternoon jolt of caffeine, give her this 12-pack of Heywell’s sparkling strawberry lemon energy drinks. Made with only a gram of sugar, plus adaptogens, antioxidants (thanks to a dose of super berry schisandra which also helps destress), and organic caffeine (75mg total!), it’s a tastier and better-for-you way to slurp energy drinks (without resorting to Redbull). Our senior commerce editor swears by these as her daily pick-me-up—unlike a cup of coffee or traditional energy drink, she’s able to focus better for hours—without the sugary crash. Plus, the refreshing strawberry lemon is summer in a can.
Back by Meghan Markle and loved by Oprah, Clevr created super-powered instant lattes that only require hot water to make. If Mom is having trouble falling asleep at night, this is the perfect gift: Formulated with rest-boosting ingredients, this latte will help send them into dreamland. Made with carb, chicory, and vanilla (this gives the latte that hot chocolate taste), oat milk and coconut cream (for creaminess), and calming herbs like valerian (makes you feel sleepy), passionflower (soothes anxiety), and L-theanine (chills you out), this is the bedtime mug of cocoa everyone (but especially Mom) will love love love.
These ready-to-bake cookie dough pucks taste like they’re from your local bakery—and they are *good*. The next time Mom wants a few freshly baked cookies, all they need to do is pop these into the oven, sit back for 15 minutes, and they’re done. Our senior commerce editor’s favorite flavor is oatmeal toffee, but classic chocolate chip and chewy ginger molasses are also supremely delicious. Bonus? They’re made without any preservatives, so you really get that home-made taste.
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