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

Show Mom how special she is, even if you're on 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, 2021

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.

If she loves candles, chances are you've probably gifted her quite a few over the years. Switch things up by gifting this brass wick trimmer instead (or alongside a candle — she can never have enough, after all). Elegant and practical, this wick trimmer helps extend a candle's burn time and helps keep wicks from getting smoky.

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Sleeping on silk is great for skin and hair, but silk can be pricey. We love this budget-friendly option from Alaska Bear, and your mom will, too. It comes in tons of fun colors and features a side zipper, crucial to prevent slipping. She'll feel like Sleeping Beauty every night.

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Another great silk buy, this eye mask from Brooklinen will not only be gentle on her skin but it'll help block out the light so Mom can get more uninterrupted sleep. Great for travelers, graveyard shifters or beauty sleep lovers, this mulberry silk eye mask is naturally cool to the touch and made from breathable yet insulating fabric.

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Chocolate is always a safe choice. Restock Mom's chocolate stash with this pack of four milk chocolate bars with caramel and sea salt from Tony's Chocolonely. If it's not already, this amazingly delicious chocolate will become her new favorite. Choose from several flavors of milk, dark or white chocolate bars, or opt for a chocolate bundle if caramel sea salt isn't her jam.

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If Mom's ideal way to unwind is with a relaxing bath, gift her a few of these handmade bath bombs, available in coffee, eucalyptus/spearmint, grapefruit, oat/milk/honey and rose. Each one costs $3.25, so you can mix and match as many as your budget allows.

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If she can't wait for her next camping trip, make sure Mom doesn't have to skip her favorite cup of coffee. This Aeropress is a favorite among campers and outdoor lovers because the portable brewer will brew a delicious cup of coffee or espresso right over your mug. The total immersion brewing system means there's less grit than with a French press, and it's super-fast, too.

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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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If you and your mom are always swapping favorite skin and beauty products, make sure she knows about this hydrating lotion. With more than 11,000 reviews on Amazon and a 4.6-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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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 a luxurious aroma to her home.

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Whether she needs a chronicle of her favorite trip, 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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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. Gift it by itself or pair it with fun garden accessories like pictured in this basket.

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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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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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