15 Budget-Friendly Mother's Day Gifts Under $30

Show Mom how special she is, 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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April 23, 2020

Our moms, aunts, grandmothers and other mother figures have treated us to so much throughout our lives, and Mother's Day is the perfect time to show them how much we care. Luckily, you don't have to break the bank to find a gift that will make them feel the love. Read on for 15 great gifts that cost $30 or less.


Use just one line a day to record everyday ups and downs in this classic diary. Each day is given five lines, so you'll track five years' worth of memories that you can revisit as you grow and change. A thoughtful gift for your mom, this book will bring her joy for years to come.

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Truth be told, there's a little chocoholic in all of us, right? Make it easier for Mom to get her chocolate fix with this playful ceramic server that comes with a handy vintage-inspired spoon.

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25% Off!

This one's perfect for the on-the-go mom who loves listening to music or prefers calling to check 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 pretty carrying case. This one by Rifle Paper Co. features a floral design and a keyring so she can attach it to her handbag or keys.

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$20.40 $16
22% Off!

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

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$20 (Set of 2)

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.

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Starting at $20

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, while the larger one will find a place of honor on her bookshelf.

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$16 (Set of 20)

If your mom practices yoga, chances are she probably already has her own mat, but what she might not have is something to clean it with. These towelettes are naturally antibacterial, antiseptic and aromatherapeutic. Mom can use them to cleanse her mat before and after use. Each one is infused with pure lavender essential oil, which is known and beloved for its calming and healing effects.

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Starting at $18

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.

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$16.95 $11
33% Off!

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 full of bite-sized advice and inspiration, organized by season. From growing tips to quotes from inspirational gardeners to recipes, the beautifully illustrated book is one Mom can reach for again and again whenever she needs a little gardening guidance.

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If you and your mom are always swapping favorite skin and beauty products, make sure she 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.

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

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$29 $23
20% Off!

Treat your favorite lady like the queen she is with this royal-worthy catchall. The gilded crown is perfect for holding knick-knacks, jewelry or simply placed on a styled shelf.

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If your mom has a big sweet, help her level up on her dessert-making with these baking salts.

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Your mom may be a self-proclaimed coffee snob, and if she is, she'll want a coffee press that fits the bill. We love this intricate rose-gold version that'll fit right in her kitchen.

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25% Off!

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.

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