26 Fancy Gifts Under $50 for Your Mom


Next Sunday, May 14, is Mother’s Day, and chances are you probably haven’t bought a gift yet. And while nothing beats seeing your mom and spending quality time with her, it doesn’t hurt to bring a little something as well. If your budget doesn’t quite allow for a big splurge and you still want to be the favorite child, here are some beautiful present ideas that are $50 or less.

Garden Party Recipe Cards, Set of 20

So she’s a fantastic cook and you’re hoping some of that will rub off on you? Give her these cards and have her share her secrets with you. She’ll love the attention and time spent together.

Mariah Drops Earrings

Oversize earrings have been popular for quite some time now. These are hip but not too edgy for Mom.

Hawkins New York Confetti Glassware Highball

Swirled glass is much fancier-looking than the plain see-through kind.

Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Concentrated Recovery Eye Mask

A treatment for all those late nights you put her through.

Kenneth Cole ‘Justine’ Sandal

Is she practical? Then she’ll wear these stylish flat sandals all summer long.

Eye Mask

Handmade by fair-trade artisans in India, she can use it to zone out when traveling to see you.

Tidal Pool Trinket Dish

A pretty dish is never a cop-out if your mom isn’t the most organized type.

White Marble Cheese Board & Knife

Extra points if you tack on some really good cheese to your Amazon Prime order.

Roar + Rabbit Swivel Mirror Frame

Slip in a photo of you and the siblings so she can leave it on her desk. Mom can flip it over and use it as a mirror, too.

Broste Copenhagen Esrum Mug

If she’s particular about her morning tea or coffee, grab this stylish mug and add in a package of her favorite caffeinated beverage.

NARS Highlighting Blush - Satellite of Love
Photo: Courtesy of NARS
NARS Highlighting Blush - Satellite of Love

An instant way to look a little more glowy and well-rested.

Orbits Eye Stones

Throw these in the fridge for a soothing, puff-reducing alternative to cucumber slices.

Redecker Natural Horn Coffee Scoop

This is a tiny horn spoon that measures out precisely enough for two cups of coffee. Neurotic? Yes, but any type-A design and coffee lover will love it.

Kinto Plug Iced Coffee Jug

Then again, if she’s more low-maintenance, she can make a delicious cold brew using this jug. Add coffee grounds in the center, fill with water, and toss in the fridge overnight.

Enamel Colored Louise Trays

This is one of the pricier items on the list but these food-safe trays are impressive looking, even in the smallest (most affordable) size.

Printed Slippers

You can never go wrong with cozy slippers.

Cinnamon Projects Japanese Incense

With notes of iris, juniper, mandarin, and patchouli, she can re-create a luxurious-yoga-studio experience at home.

Peach & Lily Shangpree Gold Modeling Mask

An indulgent mask that looks weird enough for her to believe that it actually works.

Wood Marble Wine Cooler

Keeps her rosé perfectly chilled while she’s catching up on her Netflix.

Neoflam Retro Stockpot

Can’t stomach the cost of a fancy French enamel stockpot? This one is just as beautifully designed and functional.

Givenchy Rouge Interdit Satin Lipstick

A fancy lipstick with a case she’ll love pulling out of her handbag.

Good Thing Platform Bowl

These shallow bowls stack so you can create a cool centerpiece. Or just give one — the design is unique enough to stand on its own.

Boneco Travel Cool Mist Humidifier

To combat the dry, overly air-conditioned air at her office.

Espartinak espadrilles

Stories + Objects is a site that goes to the source for their products, like these espadrilles, which are handmade in the Mauléon atelier of Basque shoemaker Jean-Jacques Houyou.

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26 Fancy Gifts for Your Mom Under $50