15 First Mother's Day Gifts Less Than $50

Celebrate a mom’s first Mother’s Day with these heartwarming gifts. These ideas are thoughtful, practical and won’t break the bank.

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April 17, 2019

Photo By: Etsy

Photo By: Etsy

Photo By: Etsy

Photo By: Artifact Uprising

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Photo By: Paper Source

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Photo By: World Market

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Photo By: Kirklands

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Photo By: Kirklands

Wish Bracelet

This sweet, handmade wish bracelet is the perfect gift to give a friend on her first Mother’s Day. It’s also small enough to tuck inside a greeting card if your friend lives far away.

Buy It: Etsy, $5.08

Cuff Bracelet

Wear your mama bear pride with this trendy, brass cuff. The DIY maker Garnett Jewelry also sells a similar mama bird design on their Etsy page.

Buy It: Etsy, $42.00

Star Chart

Star charts are a great way to capture important moments such as the birth or adoption of a child and the first moment you become a parent. The stars depicted are the way the skies looked at an exact moment in time and a specific location.

Buy It: Etsy, $20.28 (Originally $33.80)

Photo Book

Facebook and Instagram are great but there’s just something special about holding a real photo album. The Everyday Photo Book from Artifact Uprising is a great way to preserve family photos and special memories plus you can customize the book title and layout.

Buy It: Artifact Uprising, $49.99

Wine Glass

If you’re treating a mom to brunch on her first Mother’s Day, add a special touch with this engraved wine glass. It’s perfect for mimosas.

Buy It: Amazon, $12.99

Initial Necklace

We love the modern, minimalist take on this family tree necklace. The leaves with initials represent each kid so it’s a great gift for first-time moms but also a great gift for grandma on her first Grandmother’s Day.

Buy It: Amazon, $19.50

Photo Frame

Display one of your favorite photos in this "Best Mom Ever" photo frame. The chic gold clip and watercolor details are right on-trend and a great way to brighten an office or workspace.

Buy It: Paper Source, $16.95

Custom Art Print

Instead of just printing family photos, you can turn them into custom art. This sweet print from Minted features a customizable photo with a heart and the words "Everything I am, you helped me to be. Happy Mother’s Day."

Buy It: Minted, $35.00

Enamel Mug

If you’re treating a mom to breakfast in bed on her first Mother’s Day, surprise her with this enamel mug. It’s perfect for that first cup of coffee.

Buy It: Amazon, $12.99

Mother of Pearl Necklace

If you’re shopping for a first-time mom who isn’t into all the cutesy mom stuff, check out this chic mother-of-pearl pendant. It’s a subtle nod to motherhood and a reminder that moms are strong and resilient.

Buy It: World Market, $14.99

Mom Journal

This five-year journal is a great way for parents to capture memories and milestones. And it creates a special, family keepsake to pass along.

Buy It: Amazon, $12.79

Photo Collage

This photo collage board allows you to display several family snapshots and memories as art. But the best part of this gift is the words inscribed on the board: "To the world you are a mother, but to your family you are the world."

Buy It: Kirklands, $39.99

Mama Bear Necklace

This adorable, dainty necklace can be personalized to show a mama bear and her cub or cubs in a line behind her. The handmade necklace comes in a gold, rose gold and silver finish.

Buy It: Etsy, $17.80-$24.09

Matching Tees

Take a fun family photo with these adorable matching shirts. Sizes are available in onesies and kid tees so you can celebrate together whether you have a newborn or adopted child.

Buy It: Amazon, $38.00

Mama Mug

Every Southern mama needs this mug. Not only is the watercolor design cute, but the "established" detail is so sweet and creates a unique keepsake.

Buy It: Kirklands, $16.99