15 Thoughtful First Mother's Day Gifts for $75 or Less

Celebrate a mom's first Mother's Day with these budget-friendly, practical and thoughtful gift ideas.

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April 16, 2021

A new mom's first Mother's Day is so sweet and special. This holiday provides the perfect opportunity for her to reflect on her motherhood journey, remembering the exhausting but oh-so-worth-it moments. Celebrate an amazing first-time mom this Mother's Day with either a sentimental gift she'll treasure for years or a handy helper to get her through the infant and toddler stages.

As a mom of two, I've developed a pretty good idea of what I'd like to receive (hint, hint), and I wouldn't be mad to unwrap any of these gifts. Below, I share some affordable finds that show appreciation and love for the new moms in your life.

This classic silhouette portrait is a great alternative to the expected framed photo gift. Mom can even expand her collection as her family grows.

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A unique take on initial necklaces, this art deco-inspired rectangular design will elevate any outfit, even sweats and a tee. Plus, you can choose from five different chain styles to suit Mom's taste.

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$39.96

As a mom, time is precious. This lovely sage green electric kettle boils water in minutes for piping hot tea or pour-over coffee, and the base keeps water warm for an hour. Pro Tip: Add boiled water to instant oatmeal for a quick, hearty and healthy breakfast.

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Becoming a mom means hot coffee is a thing of the past — unless you have an insulated mug like this one. The pretty floral design and glossy finish make this utilitarian stainless-steel cup feel as nice as her ceramic mugs, only much more practical.

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Sweatshirts come with the territory of mom life. Gift her a retro-style crewneck pullover with an embroidered detail to elevate her everyday look.

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$53.99

Even broken sleep counts as beauty sleep when you're snoozing on a silk pillowcase. Whenever she catches some Zzz's, at least she'll be resting comfortably on this silky smooth pillowcase that prevents lines, wrinkles and frizz. I can't imagine going back to cotton now that I've been using a silk pillowcase.

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Make even a five-minute shower feel like a mini spa escape with this set of eucalyptus mint steamers.

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An easygoing nightgown that looks just as chic as a beach cover-up or casual dress as it does a comfy house dress is like the unicorn of clothing. This ruffled swiss dot dress will make her feel pretty and put-together during her everyday life with baby. (Psst, there are even more styles available if she wants to coordinate with her mini-me!)

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$44.95

I don't know what else to say about these waterproof Birkenstocks other than they are must-have shoes for new and veteran moms alike. The tie-dye style is so fun for summer, too.

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$29.95

Trust me, new moms do not have time to care for high-maintenance plants, but we do love having greenery around. Help a mom out by filling this faux-basket pot with an easy-care plant, like a snake or ZZ plant.

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Since they're attached at the hip anyway, it was only a matter of time until Mom and baby start dressing alike, too. A pair of soft, organic cotton jammies never go unappreciated and will certainly get lots of wear.

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$59.99

Make it easier for a new mom to clear out her camera roll with a wireless printer. She can add these to a baby book (the photo paper has a peel-off sticky back), hang them on the fridge or frame them.

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Lifting, holding and nursing a baby leaves a new mom's neck and shoulders feeling tense and tired. This weighted neck wrap can be heated for instant relief and relaxation.

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Since child safety is likely top of mind for her now, skip a candle in favor of this beautiful reed diffuser that mimics a fresh bouquet of flowers. Pair it with her favorite fragrance oil or let her choose her own.

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$60 (Pack of 3)

Cheers, mama! Treat her to a well-deserved glass of her favorite varietal by sending her a box of three organic wines.

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