Happy Mothers Day Gifts Under $25
Our moms deserve everything in the world, but if you’re on a budget — or your mom balks at expensive gifts — you might be on the hunt for something that makes every dollar count.
We know that finding affordable Mother’s Day gifts that don’t look and feel cheap can be tough, so we rounded up a great array of ideas. From the fun and light-hearted gifts to ones that could just make her cry, these under $25 gifts are thoughtful yet friendly on the wallet.
21 of the best Mother’s Day gifts under $25 in 2022:
A milk frother that brings the taste of a cafe closer to home
Gift a PowerLix Milk Frother, $15.95
Best for: The mom who always makes coffee at home
A milk frother is an unexpectedly convenient tool to have around the house, and it can make a frothy latte or cappuccino that tastes closer to what you’d find at the cafe.
We’re huge fans of this one in particular and even ranked it best overall in our guide to the best milk frothers.
A reusable smart notebook
Gift a Rocketbook Reusable Smart Notebook, $22.48
Best for: The mom who prefers handwritten notes
This smart notebook is, incredibly, under $25 and lets you upload handwritten notes to the cloud, reducing paper waste and just making life a whole lot easier for Mom.
A compact, waterproof blanket for outdoor activities
Gift a BEARZ Outdoor Pocket Blanket Picnic Mat, $25
Best for: The beach-loving mom
They’ll appreciate this outdoor blanket for all of their get-togethers outside this year. It folds up easily and can even fit into their pocket. It’s also waterproof, puncture-resistant, and sand-proof, so Mom can use this gift to level up beach days, camping adventures, hikes, and picnics in the park.
A hydrating, affordable serum
Gift a Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5, $7.50
Best for: The skincare enthusiast
The Ordinary makes consistently good skincare for a fraction of the prices you’ll typically find on Sephora shelves. If she loves the Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 serum, there are plenty of high-quality skincare products from the brand.
A pillowcase that helps cut down on frizz
Gift the ZIMASILK 100% Mulberry Silk Pillowcase $21.24
Best for: The mom who values a really comfy bed
A pillowcase made from satin or silk is smooth and cooling, sure, but it can also help reduce frizz and those pillowcase creases we all wake up with on the side of our faces. If she enjoys pampering or treats humidity and frizz as a nemesis, this is a cheap but impactful life upgrade.
A keepsake photo book
Gift a Color Series Photo Book, from $22
Best for: The sentimental mom
Turn some of your favorite family memories into a meaningful keepsake for less than $25. You’ll choose the photos as well as the book size, shape, and color.
An absorbent hair towel
Gift the Aquis Original Hair Turban, $20
Best for: The mom who always rushes out with wet hair
This top-rated microfiber hair towel is a secret weapon in the bathroom. It’s super absorbent and fast-drying, cutting down on the time spent tending to my hair. Mom might appreciate it if she’s known for busy mornings.
Everything she needs to plant sunflowers
Gift the Sunflower Garden Grow Kit, $12
Best for: The mom with the green thumb
This easy DIY kit includes seeds of six different heirloom varieties that’ll bloom into a beautiful sunflower garden.
A box of chocolates
Gift the Godiva Assorted Chocolate Gold Gift Box (8-Piece), $19
Best for: The mom with a serious sweet tooth
No one’s ever disappointed by chocolate, especially if it’s a box from Godiva. You can try convincing your mom to share, too (good luck!).
A unique deck of cards
Gift the Music Playing Cards Deck, $10
Best for: The mom who loves game night
Jazz up game night with this deck of cards inspired by some of the world’s most popular artists. Each card comes illustrated with a notable and influential figure in the music industry.
A pair of thick, comfortable socks she’ll rave about
Gift the Sunset Space Dye Ankle Socks, $14
Best for: The practical mom
Maybe mom wouldn’t spend $15 on a single pair of socks, but you would for her. Bombas makes the kind of plush, curve-hugging socks that make the investment more than worth it. Plus, for every purchase, the company donates a pair of hyper-durable socks to someone in need.
Right now through May 1, use the code “COMFORT20” to take 20% off your order.
A fan-favorite lip mask
Gift the Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask, $22
Best for: The mom always complaining about chapped lips
Spending $20 on a lip balm may seem like a lot, but we think Laneige lives up to the hype. The formula works overnight to leave lips feeling plump and hydrated, plus it comes in fun flavors including plain original, vanilla, and sweet candy.
A scalp massager
Gift a Maxsoft Scalp Massager Shampoo Brush, from $5.93
Best for: The stressed-out mom
This small brush delivers the everyday dose of soothing relaxation she never knew she needed. It’s comfortable to hold and stimulates blood flow to the scalp and oil glands.
Recipes for the iconic foods from her favorite movies
Gift “Eat What You Watch: A Cookbook for Movie Lovers”, $22.49
Best for: The mom who loves good food and movies equally
Andrew Rea from the hit YouTube channel “Binging with Babish” recreates the food seen in more than 40 classic films, including the pastrami sandwich from “When Harry Met Sally” and the lobster from “Annie Hall.”
The starter set for a smoother shave
Gift the Flamingo Shave Set, $16
Best for: The mom who needs a razor upgrade
If she shaves and you know she’s been using the same rusty, dull razor for way too long, give her the upgrade she deserves with shaving tools from Flamingo, the sister brand of Harry’s. She’ll be a quick convert to its sharp blades, ergonomic handle, and luxurious shave gel.
A pack of well-organized sticky notes
Gift the Knock Knock To Accomplish Sticky Notes, $12.45
Best for: The mom with the endless to-do list
The list-making planner in her will be excited to start scratching away at these attractive sticky notes.
A sturdy bag she can use over and over again
Gift the Standard Baggu, from $14
Best for: The eco-conscious mom
These nylon reusable bags, now available in recycled fabrics, are simply constructed but powerfully effective. They come in dozens of bright colors and prints, so you’re bound to find one that fits your mom’s personality.
Gift a Scribd membership, $11.99/month
Best for: The bookworm mom
Enjoy unlimited access to hundreds of thousands of books, audiobooks, and magazines for less than $15 a month with Scribd. If she wasn’t a bibliophile already, Scribd will make her one.
A leather sleep mask to make every nap feel special
Gift the Leatherology Eye Mask, $25
Best for: The mom who loves her beauty sleep
Choose from more than a dozen leather colors, including a bold red and sophisticated dusty green, for this sleep accessory. Its soft lining and adjustable strap keep her comfortable throughout her whole nap.
A lottery ticket that gives back
Gift 2 LottoLove Cards and 1 Greeting Card, $22
Best for: The altruistic mom
When she scratches off a card from LottoLove, she won’t win any money. Instead, she “wins” a charitable prize that’s donated to someone in need. There are four possible prizes, which help provide clean water, solar light, nutritious meals, or literacy tools.
A photo album
Gift a Ywlake photo album full of family photos, $20.39
Best for: The mom who has a whole box of loose family photos
Family photo albums are timeless and make for one of the best gifts you can get mom this Mother’s Day. You’ll need to do a little extra work in filling out the album with photos of your choice, but it’ll all be worth it when you see the smile it puts on her face.