13 Budget-Friendly Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Show Mom how much she means, even with a tight budget. From gardeners to bakers to yogis, check out our gift ideas under $30 for every type of mom.

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May 06, 2019

Photo By: Sarah Busby; Styling by H. Camille Smith

For the Mom Who's Always There

From how to boil eggs to where to plant your azalea bush, mom is almost always our first call. This zipper pouch is a reminder of that very sentiment and handy addition for her everyday purse or travel bag. Plus, she'll appreciate a little extra organization.

Buy It: Paper Source, $9.95

For the Mindful Mama

Give her the gift of memories with this five-year journal. Beautifully decorated with elegant watercolor flowers and foil-stamped lettering, the book is designed to record a moment each day. It's a lovely way to reflect on the everyday moments and the extraordinary ones.

Buy It: Anthropologie, $16.95

For the Chocoholic

Truth be told, there's a little chocoholic in all of us, right?! Make it easier for mom to get her fix with this playful ceramic server that separates the two camps of chocolate mania — dark and milk — and comes with a handy vintage-inspired scoop.

Buy It: Mud Pie, $28

For the Tech Lover

For the on-the-go mom who loves listening to podcasts or music or just prefers calling to check up on her children hands-free, AirPods are great but not very budget-friendly. If Mom already has AirPods or is getting them from her spouse this year, get her a sleek carrying case. Crafted with waterproof-sealing ribs and a convenient carabiner clip, this well-designed case provides durable protection for AirPods.

Buy It: Anthropologie, $20

For the Baker

Maybe her pans are old or she could just use an extra one for extra cookie space, but any mom who loves to bake will appreciate a quality sheet pan. You can't go wrong with this number one best-selling pan on Amazon from Nordic Ware. Really, this is a gift that will benefit your mom and those around her.

Buy It: Amazon, $18.95 (Originally $20.40)

For the Lavender Lover

Gift flowers that'll last longer than a week; the sweet scent from this set of lavender sachets will actually last up to two years. Twill tape loops allow her to hang the sachets on doorknobs and drawer pulls to bring luxurious aroma to her home.

Buy It: Food52, $18 (Set of 2)

For the Sentimentalist

Whether she needs a chronicle of your latest trip to Europe, beautiful photos of the two of you together or something to show off pics of grandbabies (or grandpuppies), design a book for Mom of your favorite Instagram photos. The smaller size is perfect for stowing away in her bag or the larger one will find a place of honor on her bookshelf.

Buy It: Artifact Uprising, $20 and up

For the Yogi

If your mom practices yoga, chances are she probably already has her own mat, but what she might not have, is a strap for carrying it to and from classes. Available in two colors, this hand-dyed cotton strap from Margot Elena will make trips to the studio a breeze.

Buy It: Anthropologie, $24

For the Mom Who Loves Jewelry

The best gifts come in little packages. Dress her neck with a personal hand-stamped initial necklace, available in rose gold, silver or gold. Get a single disc with her own monogram or multiple discs with each child's first letter for her to wear as a symbol of motherhood.

Buy It: Etsy, $16.90 and up

For the Gardener

Whether Mom is a beginner or a master gardener, encourage her growing season this year with an inspiring gardening book. We may be a bit biased, but Kelly Smith Trimble, the editorial director here at HGTV.com, released this book last month full of bite-sized advice and inspiration, organized by season. From growing tips to quotes from inspirational gardeners to easy recipes, the beautifully illustrated book is one Mom can reach for again and again throughout whenever she needs a little gardening guidance.

Buy It: Amazon, $16.22

For the Beauty Queen

If you and your mom are always swapping favorite skin and beauty products, make sure your mom knows about this hydrating lotion. With more than 1,500 reviews on Amazon and a 4.3-star rating, customers - and HGTV editors - are obsessed with Weleda's Skin Food. You only need a small dollop to leave your skin feeling moisturized, and it's easy to rub in and won't leave a sticky residue.

Buy It: Amazon, $10.29

For the Mom Who Always Saves the Day

Let mom know she's your hero (or shero) and that everything she's done for you doesn't go unnoticed. This adorable dish towel will brighten her day and her kitchen.

Buy It: Anthropologie, $20

For the Style Icon

You may not be able to afford real diamonds or pearls, but you can gift her an elegant place to display her favorite jewelry. This chic matte brass stand from Umbra can corral her necklaces, earrings, rings, bracelets and odds and ends in the catch-all tray at the bottom.

Buy It: Amazon, $16.72 (Originally $25)