Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mother’s Day is less than two weeks away! EEEEK! I wanted to put together a gift guide that had both thoughtful ideas, and also things you could just buy if that’s your cup of tea. Best part about it? Everything on here is under $50!! 

I’m going to start with the thoughtful ones because if you’re anything like me, I love those more than anything! I got a lot of different suggestion from you guys when I took a poll on my Instagram! And then, I asked a few of my friends as well what they’ve loved over the years, and I got some of the sweetest ideas! So I wanted to share these for the mamas in your life! Or if you’re a mama, forward this onto your significant other to help them out!  

The Thoughtful Gift Ideas

// A Letter

This is literally for any mother in your life. A letter to her talking about how awesome she is, or maybe you noticed a thing she did for her kids and you thought it was beautiful. Tell her! Write it in a card and send it to her. One of my readers said that she framed the card her friend sent her, and now keeps it in her bathroom for a little daily reminder that she’s got this!  Not into snail mail? That’s ok. Write her an email. The sentiment is what matters. 

// A Kid Crafted Bouquet

Instead of just getting her a giant bouquet of flowers that you designed or just chose from a website, get the kids get involved. After all, it’s mother’s day! Take them to a local flower shop, and let them each pick 5-10 stems to create a big bouquet that was handpicked by the kids. While you’re there, take a video asking the kids why they’re choosing the flowers that they are. I guarantee that kids come up with the most sweet, genuine responses, and that’s my favorite thing ever! Mama will be a puddle of mush after getting the flowers and knowing why her babies picked those special ones. 

// A Big Hearted Gesture

This has to be my favorite. Has she been talking about a special something lately? Perhaps it was the old rose bush that was at her old house, and she misses it because it reminded her of the fond memories of her childhood. Buy her a rose bush! Or like a friend I have, she missed having pine trees at her house after moving from Houston, and her husband went and bought her a mini pine tree to have planted in the yard! 

Another example, is of my friend Lauren who had always wanted a turquoise table. Don’t know what the turquoise table is all about? Read about it here! So last year on Mother’s Day, as she was returning from running some errands, she found her husband painting their old picnic table turquoise. Tell me that isn’t the sweetest thing ever?!

My point is to maybe think about something that she’s mentioned that you could potentially bring to life. That type of gesture is something that will always win any mama over. I know you have to dig a little deep on this one, but once that idea comes to mind, you are gold!

// A Personalized Necklace

I basically love anything that has my children’s names on it. I basically want to wear it all the time! Find her a sweet personalized necklace, like this one, so she has something to wear year round with her babies’ names on it. 

Ok, maybe you hated all these ideas and want to just get a little something instead for her! Or perhaps, you want to add to the gesture and get a her a lil’ something extra too! Like if you combine one of the items from below and do the kid crafted bouquet, that mama is one lucky lady!!

Here are 10 options under $50!

Straw Cult Gaia Dupe

This straw bag is the IT bag right now, and the original version costs $128, and that’s just the mini version! The most perfect dupe is available on Amazon which would make for the perfect accessory for spring and summer of this year! 

Recipe Box

Constantly cutting recipes or writing them down on index cards? The sweetest little box to keep all of them in now! 

Zella Leggings

Moms LOVE leggings. And you literally cannot beat these! 

Grace, Not Perfection Book

One of my top recommendations for the mamas in your life. It’s real, authentic, and just tells the truth of motherhood and life in general!

Black Satin Robe

Nothing is more luxurious than putting on a soft robe!


Everyone is doing it! Let her get those funny messages on a board! 

Mama Bear Sweatshirt 

The comfiest sweatshirt in all the land for her to lounge in!

Chloe Nile Dupe

The cutest little everyday purse for going out or on date night! The real version is nearly $2K! Snag this one on Amazon cuz it’s such a steal! 

Curling Wand

Give her a fun new hair accessory! Always fun to switch it up and add a little somethin’ somethin’ to that hairdo. 

5 Pack of Face Masks

The sweetest little pack of face masks to use and pamper in the comfort of your own home! 

I’m hoping that this was a little helpful in preparing for Mother’s Day, which is May 13th!

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The Comments

  • Jennifer Penas
    May 1, 2018

    Totally digging the message board (actually just got one myself!). That mug is absolutely adorable!

  • Meg
    May 1, 2018

    Totally trendy, which I usually avoid, but I LOVE the letter board. Want one!

  • Nicole
    May 1, 2018

    I have a confession. Please don’t judge me too hard. My husband was in charge of picking out a gift for his dad for Christmas. He never did, so we never sent his mother her gift either. Here’s the worst part: I was going to send her Christmas gift as a Mother’s Day gift! I think I may throw in a few “spa” items – like the face masks – to ease my guilt a bit.

  • Rachel
    May 1, 2018

    Great picks! I’ve been trying to figure out what to get my mom this year!

  • Shannon Victoria
    May 2, 2018

    I love the big hearted gesture suggestion. This gave me some ideas to brainstorm. Thank you for this!

  • Denay DeGuzman
    May 2, 2018

    I can hardly believe it’s almost Mother’s Day! The year passes way too quickly. I love this very helpful gift guide, most especially the lovely tin recipe box.

  • Lauren
    May 2, 2018

    I am going with classic this year and sending my mom a bouquet of flowers!

  • Jocelyn
    May 3, 2018

    Those are some great suggestions! When I saw the photos of the mug, I immediately thought of Stu in Family Guy trying to get his mom’s attention (my brother used the audio from that scene as his ringtone for our mom haha).