39 Best Mother's Day Gifts Under $25
Show Mom how special she is, even if you're on a tight budget. From gifts for gardeners to bakers to pet lovers, check out our gift ideas for under $25.
Our moms, aunts, grandmothers and other mother figures have given us so much throughout our lives, and Mother's Day, which is Sunday, May 14, this year, 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. After all, it's not how much you spend, but the thought that counts. Read on for our favorite Mother's Day gift ideas that cost $25 or less.
For the Candle Collector
If she loves candles, chances are you've probably gifted her quite a few over the years. Switch things up by gifting this beautiful gold candle care set instead (or alongside a candle — she can never have enough, after all). Elegant and practical, this set has everything she'll need to snuff, tidy, and trim her favorite candles. If she has a brighter, bolder style, we love this colorful tapered candle set. An electric lighter is another great gift idea to go with her candle collection. Of course, you can never go wrong with statement safety matches, either.
For the Pet Mom
If she's obsessed with her pet, this custom pet ring, available in yellow gold, rose gold and sterling silver, would make the perfect addition to her jewelry collection and will maker her smile every time she looks down at her hand and is reminded of her furry best friend.
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For the Gardener
Whether Mom is a beginner or master gardener, encourage her growing season this year with an inspiring gardening book. We may be a bit biased, but we suggest this book by Kelly Smith Trimble, the editorial director here at HGTV.com, 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 those pictured in this basket.
If she loves growing and cooking with herbs, this wooden herb stripper, available in three different wood tones, would make such a cute, useful gift. These porcelain blue-and-white garden markers are something she'd probably love to have but might not buy herself, which means it's the perfect kind of thing to gift. Lastly, this chic rain gauge will help her keep track of how much water her garden is getting.
For the Chocolate Lover
Chocolate is always a safe choice. Rather than gifting your mom any old bar of chocolate though, go all out with a pick from trendy gourmet chocolate brand, Compartés. While there are many flavors to choose from, the Donuts & Coffee Chocolate Bar is one of the brand's best-sellers. Other options include the Cereal Bowl Chocolate Bar, Campfire S'mores Chocolate Bar, and Cookies & Cream Chocolate Bar. (Pro Tip: Breaking these bars up and adding them to a batch of brownie batter will take your dessert dish over the top.)
For the Self-Care Enthusiast
Upgrade her at-home self-care routine with these little luxuries. Bath salts and bath bombs will make her next bath that much more relaxing. A scalp massager like this one from Tangle Teezer will make even a quick shower feel like a spa experience, and if she's into dry brushing, this one would make a great addition to her pre-shower routine.
For the Beauty and Skincare Lover
If you and your mom are always swapping favorite skin and beauty products, make sure she knows about this hydrating lotion. With more than 23,000 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. Upgrade her face skincare routine with a jade facial massage tool, which is so nice to use right before bed after you've applied your skincare. A silk sleeping mask will help her get her beauty sleep, and these reusable under-eye patches will help her look like she got her beauty sleep, even when she didn't.
For the Baker
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. If she loves to make pies or cakes, this cute cake tester will ensure they're baked to perfection. You can never go wrong with potholders like this cute set that's available in several colors or a sleek apron.
For the Coffee (or Tea) Lover
Brighten up her morning with a fun ceramic mug for her favorite hot beverage. This minimalist modern design from Etsy shop Skandi Haus comes in several colors, and the oversized handle is fun and playful and would be so cute displayed on open shelving.
For the Chef
Anyone who loves to cook, especially if they're cooking for a family, could always use more recipe ideas to try. Molly Yeh, host of Food Network's Girl Meets Farm, has a new cookbook out called Home Is Where the Eggs Are full of cozy recipes inspired by Yeh's Chinese and Jewish heritage as well as her life on a sugar beet farm in Minnesota. If she could use a new pan, you can't go wrong with a pre-seasoned cast iron pan from Lodge. For something smaller that you could pair with a salt cellar if it's in the budget or just a thoughtful card, stock her pantry with a nice box of Maldon salt. And if she doesn't already have one, a ceramic spoon rest would make another thoughtful and useful addition to her cooking station.
For the Manicure Mama
If she loves to get her nails done but rarely has the time to make it to the salon, give her the gift of a beautiful manicure from the comfort of her own home. Where the Olive & June Nail Polish Mani Prep Set has everything she'll need to remove old polish and file and trim free edges, the Chillhouse, Glamnetic, and PaintLab Press-Ons will offer her plenty of options for easy-to-apply nails that offer salon-quality results.
For the Fitness Fanatic
Does the mom in your life prioritize her health and wellness? If so, you can never go wrong with a stylish tumbler, like the sleek SimpleModern one trending on TikTok and Instagram. Another thing that always comes in handy? A microfiber sweat towel that she can use for her yoga or exercise mat. If she likes to follow up her workouts with protein, make sure she has a top-notch Blender Bottle to shake it to smooth perfection. Or, if she prefers her protein in bar form, consider the ultra-popular (and incredibly tasty) Quest S'mores Protein Bars. She'll be able to toss them in her gym bag for quick and easy sustenance on the go.
For the Mom Who Truly Doesn't Want a Gift
If she insists on no gifts, you can at least splurge on a nice card because no mom will ever turn down a thoughtful note of appreciation and thanks. Lovepop makes beautiful, intricate pop-up cards like this hummingbird one with the message "Happy Mother's Day" on the front. The display-worthy cards feature removable paper inserts where you can write your message without detracting from the beautiful art that is the card. For some of Lovepop's cards, including this one, you can even personalize it for $5 by uploading your message and an optional photo, and Lovepop will print and ship the card directly to the recipient, which is perfect if you're short on time.
From funny messages to elaborate pop-ups, these creative cards are perfect for wishing moms, step-moms, grandmas, wives, pet moms and all the supportive women in your life a Happy Mother's Day.