According to a recent survey, the average person spends about $120 on a Mother’s Day gift. Now we all love our mommas, but we also like paying our bills on time and eating. If you’re on a tight budget we’ve got some great options that won’t break the bank. Bonus: they don’t include flowers or chocolate!
For the Fashionista
Who doesn’t want a session with a personal stylist? Stitch Fix is an online personal shopping service for women. Customers create a style profile and are sent 5 hand picked items. Keep one or them all. Gift cards start at $20.
If the moms on your list are more into jewelry, check out these adorable earrings by Kate Spade. Yes they’re fake, but the price is right at $48!
For the Fitness Aficionado
Know a mom who’s into working out? Think about gifting some products that will make her routine easier. With Black Mountain Products’ portable resistance band set and carrying case a workout is possible anywhere.
If you like going to classes together, consider getting mom a $99 ClassPass subscription. It will give her (and you) access to unlimited group fitness classes at all the best studios in your city. What better opportunity for some bonding (albeit sweaty).
For the Caffeine Addict
For the new mom who is sleep deprived — or really any mom who is sleep deprived — what about a cute little Keurig? Plus this one is on sale for $99!
A coffee mug is the perfect gift to pair with a Keurig, but this gorgeous one from Zady can be a standalone gift as well. Zady is an ethical fashion company that gives you truth about what you are buying. The Espresso Mug from Redraven Studios is inspired by the aura of Glacier National Park in Montana. Each piece is slip cast in English porcelain from a handmade mold, then handpainted in Pittsburgh, PA, with a 14k gold luster ($38).
For the Wine Lover
Does mom love wine as much as you? Then pick her up a great bottle along with this fun “Yes Way. Cabernet” print from Brit & Co ($28). Add this cute bag for $25 — also from Brit & Co. — and she can tote her bottles from picnic to park with ease.
For the Foodie
Considering taking mom out for a meal? Why not cook her one yourself? If you’re still not an expert in the kitchen think about enlisting a recipe delivery service like Blue Apron, Plated, or Hello Fresh.
These unique food services deliver fresh, pre‐portioned ingredients and chef‐designed recipes straight to your door, allowing for the creation of a delicious dinner — possibly something she’s never tried before. Best of all, it can be prepared at home without the hassles of weekly menu planning, grocery shopping and wasting of food. Think mom would enjoy cooking for herself? Get her a gift card!
Yes, you can get her flowers that will smell nice for about an hour. Or you can get her a Diptyque candle. It will keep her house smelling wonderful for days! Diptyque Candles burn for 90 hours straight — well worth the $60 price tag. Plus, she’s your mom!