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31 Cheap Things To Treat Your Mom To This Mother’s Day

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31 Cheap Things To Treat Your Mom To This Mother’s Day

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1. An out-of-this-world Baby Yoda card sure to cement your status as ~The Child~ she loves the most.

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Get it from AbeGalleryArt on Etsy for $4.45+ (available with add-ons of a custom message and/or a pop-up Star Wars gift box inside).

2. An adorable little book that asks you to respond to prompts about your wonderful mama — from favorite memories to inside jokes — to create a tome she’ll treasure way more than a super-pricey gift.

Knock Knock

It includes 50 fill-in-the-blank pages with prompts from the sentimental (“I’m thankful I got your…”) to the quirky (“If you were a scent, you’d be…”).

Promising review: “My girls gave me this for my birthday. It is the sweetest thing ever and I will treasure it for life. It reminded me what’s important, because some of the fill-ins are just silly things they enjoy doing together that cost no money — like when I sing ‘Good Morning’ in the a.m., or when I get creative tossing one daughter’s medicine into her mouth in the morning, making it a game, because medicine is boring and waking up is not something a teenage girl wants to do. I would buy one of these for every single special person I know and have my kids fill them out and send them to loved ones. They are truly unique and special.” —Paula Schuck

Get it from Knock Knock for $10 or Barnes & Noble for $9.95.

3. A hilarious (and accurate) mug from which she can drink her precious, precious coffee.

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4. A KeySmart tool that can hold up to 10 keys, clip onto other key ring items, and allow her to easily pop out the one she needs. Because right now, her key ring is so crowded and noisy you can hear her coming from miles away.

KeySmart

You can also add on accessories like a bottle opener or pocket clip for an additional few bucks!

Promising review: “This is one of those wonderful things that you didn’t know existed and then immediately can’t live without. I’ll never carry a normal key ring again.” —MCKENZIE

Get it from KeySmart for $21.99+ (available in five colors).

5. Cheeks Out, Fenty Beauty’s new cream blush, which is perfect for the makeup maven mom who’s on top of the 411 and the cool trends.

Fenty Beauty

It’s sweat-resistant and cruelty-free.

Get it from Fenty Beauty for $20 (available in 10 colors).

6. A set of heartfelt letters you can fill out for her to read now and later.

Knock Knock

Each fill-in-the-blank message comes with a labeled enveloped that says something like, “Read me when you miss me,” or “Read me when you need a good laugh.” And don’t worry, there’s one that says “Read me when you get this,” so she can enjoy one of your sweet notes write away.

Promising review: “My daughter gave these to me as a Mother’s Day gift when she was away for college. I really loved it! She just graduated from college and is moving to Texas; we are from California. I remembered my little box and started to read the letters. I don’t know if they made me feel better or worse but I was in complete tears because they touched me so much! These are one of the best gifts I’ve ever received from her. Thank you for the wonderful idea.” —Shanna Caputo

Get a box of eight from Barnes & Noble for $15.95 or Knock Knock for $16.

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Promising review: “These are such cute earrings. Cuter than pictures. I love them. We’ve had lots of rain lately and I can’t wait to wear them. Seller shipped quickly and safely.” —Prayingmom

Get them from Scarletdesignshop on Etsy for $11.49.

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I personally have and love this little notebook, which features a spot for recording one line about the day’s events for every day of the year. Next to each date are five lines, so through the years she can have a fun side-by-side comparison of her experiences. Your mom’s first entry? “Got the best gift ever” on May 10, 2020.

Check out BuzzFeed’s full One Line A Day journal review.

Get it from Verishop for $16.95 or from Bookshop (to support local booksellers) for $15.59.

9. An eco-friendly candle set in a repurposed wine bottle, because wine not?

Uncommon Goods

These spirit-ed candles burn for eighty hours and are available in Chardonnay, champagne, Zinfandel, Pinot Grigio, and Cabernet varieties.

Promising review: “I love these candles! I’ve purchased several scents and they have all had the most amazing aroma. The Cabernet is probably my favorite. They’re gorgeous and their burn is high quality. You won’t be disappointed.” —Tricia

Get it from Uncommon Goods for $24 (available in five scents).

10. An enamel pin that’ll prevent her from even having to say a word to let the world know she’s in charge.

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Anthropologie

Psst…to make it an extra cute gift, write a sweet note on the first page!

Get it from Anthropologie for $18 (originally $24; available in 26 letters).

12. Glossier Balm Dotcom, the cult-fave lip balm and moisturizing salve sure to become one of the new must-haves in the survival kit/general store/pharmacy that is her purse.

Glossier

Promising review: “One of my favorite products ever. Amazingly moisturizing! Although I have generally oily skin, some areas can get extremely dry. I use this on my lips, elbows, cuticles, and anywhere that just needs a little extra moisturizing. No irritation, glides on smooth and nourishes. Love the original and the mango versions the best. One of my most-recommended Glossier products!” —Camilla

Get it from Glossier for $12 (available in eight flavors/tints).

13. A spill-proof, insulated travel tumbler that you can personalize with any photo for the ~picture perfect~ gift.

Snapfish

Because if your mom is anything like mine, her two favorite things are coffee and photos of her fam!

Get it from Snapfish for $24.99.

14. A vinyl sticker proclaiming the title she very much deserves. Putting up with you as a preteen? Downright heroic.

Shop BuzzFeed

Get it from Shop BuzzFeed for $3.99+ (available in three sizes).

15. A clever oven mitt so she can root for her favorite team even when the game gets ~heated~.

The Grommet

Get it from The Grommet for $15.95 (available in NBA, NFL, MLB, and NHL teams plus colleges and military divisions).

16. A custom friendship bracelet beaded with any name or word close to her heart. They’re so affordable, you may as well gift her a whole stack!

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This whole Etsy shop has lots of cute jewelry under $20.

Get it from qwelqwel on Etsy for $7.99 (available in 35 colors and with a tie-on or sliding knot closure).

17. A sweet little messenger bird containing a personalized note that’ll definitely have her all in a twitter.

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This cute bluebird comes perched on a nest and in a box that says “A little birdy told me,” and holds your note under her wing. It’s way more special than a basic card, but just as easy.

Get it from1-800-Flowers for $19.99.

18. A cute multitool that’s a screwdriver, bottle opener, five-position wrench, ruler and file all in one and that outdoorsy moms will surely find to be ~doggone~ useful.

REI

The carabiner is included!

Promising review: “A very handy little tool — I have already used it on several occasions when a toolbox was nowhere in sight.” —Crash

Get it from REI for $6.95.

ModCloth

Get it from ModCloth for $19.99 (originally $39).

20. An adorable and magical bookmark set for anyone whose mom re-reads Harry Potter as often as mine does (in other words, at least once a year).

Barnes & Noble

Get a set of five from Barnes & Noble for $5.95.

21. A famous women trivia game, because a family game night filled with fierce females (including mom, of course) = the best game night.

Anthropologie

It includes 140 question cards!

Get it from Anthropologie for $12.

22. A whimsical sugar spoon for any mama whose morning is not complete until she ~dives in~ to her caffeine fix.

Animi Causa

Get it from Animi Causa for $13.99.

23. Fizzy, glittery, Prosecco-scented bath bombs so she can literally bathe in luxury for under 10 bucks. The only way to make it better? Bringing her a glass of real prosecco to go with it.

Firebox

Get a bag of 10 from Firebox for $9.99.

24. Cheerful socks for a good cause — they’re made from environmentally friendly materials by a cool brand that employs homeless youth.

Hippy Feet

Learn more about Hippy Feet’s ethical practices here.

Get them from Hippy Feet for $18 (available in two sizes).

25. A set of beautiful file folders the master organizer in your life will absolutely adore.

Rifle Paper Co.

My mom actually got me a set of these in the orange floral for Christmas a few years ago and they’re sooooo pretty and sturdy. I love using them!

Get a set of three from Rifle Paper Co. for $14 (available in three designs).

26. A fun inflatable foot spa kit so cute and luxe, she won’t even miss going for mani pedis — the best spa in town is now her house.

Firebox

It comes with the inflatable tub, essential oil, a pedicure set, and a powder to make the pink jelly soak. Plus, the mixture is stain-free and can simply be flushed down the toilet when she’s done pampering herself!

Get it from Firebox for $19.99.

27. A marbled barrette set for a mom whose personal style totally ~rocks~.

Forever 21

Get a set of two from Forever 21 for $5.99.

28. A clever tulip tea infuser that’ll look pretty and practical on her Mother’s Day breakfast-in-bed tray.

Animi Causa

It’s dishwasher safe!

Get it from Animi Causa for $17.99.

29. A stunning bar of soap shaped like her birthstone for a gift that’s useful yet personal — in other words, your status as the best gift-giver is set in ~stone~.

Uncommon Goods

Promising review: “I received this in a well-packed box. When I opened it, I could already tell it was beautiful! It is very well-made. And it’s actually bigger than I expected. My mom’s birth month is January, so the soap is a vivid red color. And it smells wonderful! I am very satisfied with this purchase.” —Laura

Get it from Uncommon Goods for $20.

30. A mug paying homage to the most iconic fictional mother/daughter hangout of all time for your go-to Gilmore Girls-watching buddy.

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You may need to apologize in advance for getting the Gilmore Girls theme song permanently stuck in her head, but I’m sure she won’t mind.

Get it from MyInitialCharm on Etsy for $20.99 (available in three chain lengths and with any initial).

Your mom after you give her one of these wonderful gifts:

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The reviews used in this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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