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28 Mother’s Day Gifts for Any Budget

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Mother’s Day is fast approaching (its May 12!), but there’s still time to get her the perfect gift. Is she looking for a new work bag? We have some classics she’ll love. Maybe she’s trying to eliminate single-use plastic in her life? Get her stylish bamboo straws or a ceramic tupperware container for her lunch. Or maybe she just loves antyhing sparkly? We got you covered with that, too.

Scroll ahead to shop our favorites, all nice enough to please her but not so pricey that you’ll go into credit-card debt.

For the Mom Who Likes to Treat Herself

Jade Roller Slimming Massager

Get her the gift of relaxation for only $9.

For the Mom Who Loves Sparkly Things

Swarovski X Penélope Cruz Moonsun Double Necklace

A delicate necklace that can be worn every day, or used to jazz up a special dress.

For the Mom Who Loves Comfy Shoes

Reebok Classic Leather Sneakers

These have retro appeal without being overly trendy.
Available in sizes 5–12

For the Mom Who Loves Eileen Fisher

Eileen Fisher Washed Silk Organza Layering Dress

A pretty, lightweight pink dress that will be welcome once the weather gets super hot. Available in sizes XXS–XL

For the Mom Who Believes in Being Prompt

Bulova Sutton Watch

A fancy watch with a smattering of real diamonds will keep her on schedule.

For the Mom Who Needs a New Work Bag

Brahmin Raelynn Topsail

Sleek and roomy enough to fit her book, lunch, and whatever else she needs to bring on a daily basis.

For the Mom Who Needs New Work Shoes

Stuart Weitzman Slipknot Flats

These sleek slippers are practical enough for her commute but still look good for any big meetings.
Available in sizes 4.5–12

For the Mom Who Loves Details

Comme Si Sock Set

Our favorite new sock line is offering a Mother’s Day gift set. Choose one silk pair and two soft cotton ones. The color combos are all very stylish so you can’t go wrong. Sizes EU 36/38, 39/41

For the Mom Who Loves to Entertain

Tory Burch Lettuce Ware Soup Bowl Set of 4

Kitschy lettuceware in a fun pink shade.

For the Mom Who Loves Fancy Cookware

Tramanto Olive Wood Utensils Set

Ninety-three percent of reviewers gave this set five stars, with several noting that the pieces look like art.

For the Mom Who Loves to Garden

Anthropologie Austin Boater Hat

A lightweight sun hat will keep her comfortable and protected.

For the Mom Who Wants to go to Work in Style

Lafayette 148 Caddie Floral Print Silk Blouse

It’s not cheap, but it’s lovely and high-quality — worth teaming up with a sibling or two to buy it.
Available in sizes 14W–22W

For the Mom Who Loves Her Slow Cooker

Wonderbag Non-Electric Portable Slow Cooker

The Wonderbag is a specially insulated bag that lets you slow-cook meals in a more environmentally friendly way. All you have to do is bring whatever you’re making to a boil and place in the bag, and it’ll keep cooking until you’re ready to eat.

For the Mom Who Is Desperate for Summer

Birkenstock Arizona Slide Sandal

It’s too early to wear them now, but don’t they give you hope for warmer days?
Available in sizes 5–9.5

For the Mom Who’s All About Robe Life

Kate Spade Satin Short Robe

She’ll love lounging in it while catching up on her favorite TV shows.
Available in sizes XS–XL

For the Mom Who Wants a Non-Black Bag

Michael Kors Lexington Medium Pebbled Leather Shoulder Bag

A hobo in pale pink is a nice warm-weather upgrade from all of her dark totes.

For the Mom Who Appreciates Fancy Pottery

Jessica Hans Polka Dot Porcelain Tumbler

This whimsical tumbler is great for cold drinks but can also double as a vase.

For the Mom Who Loves to Entertain

Cabana Magazine Two Small Splatter-Paint Print Plates

These speckled plates are kinda wacky and probably won’t match anything else she owns, but that’s the charm.

For the Eco-Conscious Mom

Bamboo Straw Girl X Goop Bamboo Straws, Set of 4

Is she trying to eliminate single-use plastic from her life? She’ll love these reusable straws, which are made from bamboo.

For the Mom Who Loves to Bring Her Lunch

W&P Design Porter Ceramic To-Go Bowl

Upgrade her tupperware to this ceramic case that’ll securely transport her leftovers.

For the Mom Who Loves Cashmere

Everlane Cashmere Crew Sweater

We love this sunny yellow color.
Available in sizes XS–XXL

For the Mom Who Loves Feeling Pampered

Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream

A super-rich cream that won’t feel too thick even in warm weather.

For the Mom Who Loves to Travel

Chloé Nomade Eau de Parfum

A scent inspired by wanderlust, perfect for anyone who loves to rack up frequent-flyer mileage.

For the Mom Who Loves Routines

Shiseido Strengthen Defenses The Introductory Regimen Set

A gift set featuring a solid skin-care regimen.

For the Mom Who Loves Cate Blanchett

SK-II Pitera Welcome Kit

Try the moisturizer she’s used for over a decade.

For the Mom Who Loves Being Bougie

Diptyque X Pierre Frey Candle Duo Set

A beautiful bougie set.

For the Mom Who Needs a New Coat

Kenneth Cole Waterfall Yellow Trench Jacket

In trendy yellow, an ultra-soft trench coat will take her through unpredictable spring weather.
Available in sizes XS–L

For the Mom Who Loves a Personal Touch

Kendra Scott Elora Gold Hoop Earrings

Kendra Scott is offering customized gifts — choose the stone and the type of metal, and they’ll take care of the rest. This gold-meets-green combo is nice, but do whatever makes your mom happy.

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28 Mother’s Day Gifts for Any Budget