It’s almost time for Mother’s Day – that special day to honor the moms, grandmas, aunts, sisters and wives who’ve made our lives special. If you’d like to give her a gift that reflects her style and personality, we’ve got some ideas based on price range, popularity and lifestyle, so you can find the perfect gift for the woman who means so much.
Gifts Under $50
A twist on the traditional rectangular beach towel, round towels are growing in popularity, as they have interesting designs, are typically edged in fringe and easily wraps around her for a decorative beach accessory. You can find them at a range of prices, but you don’t have to spend too much to find a great print or towel weight. For example, this patriotic towel on Etsy is around $30 and is perfect for the beach, a picnic or to bring along to outdoor games and concerts.
Decorative Art Print
Thanks to the internet, obtaining art no longer requires a home equity line of credit, or access to a gallery or local auction. Great prints are available online at affordable prices and can be delivered straight to your mailbox!
Surprise your mom with a decorative interpretation of your relationship and love. This adorable print of an elephant with a bouquet is one I would give to my own mother because we always enjoy watching nature shows and continue to visit botanical gardens anytime we can.
Does your favorite lady love to read? Or has she inspired your love of reading? Show her that you appreciate the bookworm gene with a chic literary scarf that features excerpts from some of the most beloved books in history. Available in a variety of neutral shades, the scarves also come in a summer weight option. For a fun presentation, place the scarf into a decorative box designed to look like a book!
Chat Books Custom Photo Book
A personalized gift is always a solid choice because it shows the recipient just how much you care. When it comes to fun times and memories, a great way to capture those moments is by assembling them into a custom photo book, and Chat Books has made it simple.
One option is the photo book series, in which your Instagram, Facebook or camera roll photos are automatically pulled into a 6×6 book, with new volumes arriving every 60 photos (don’t worry, you can edit the photos before the book prints). You can pause or cancel your subscription at any time. Or, you can create a custom book from 60-366 pages. Prices start at $8, but the feeling they’ll get while turning each page is priceless.
Subscription boxes are available in many forms these days – from wine to clothing to beauty products and everything in between. But when it comes to providing the special lady in your life with gifts that are personal (and at a substantial retail savings), FabFitFun is the box she’ll want on her doorstep. Full-size products from well-known brands in beauty, fashion, lifestyle and more arrive four times per year with free shipping. You can purchase a seasonal subscription, paying for her first box. After that, she’ll receive an email 1-2 weeks prior to the arrival of the next season’s box, when she can choose to continue paying for the subscription or cancel it.
Gifts Under $100
Detroit Flower House Book
If your special woman loves flowers and seeing beauty in unexpected places, she’ll love the story of the Detroit Flower House. This book captures the work and vision of artist Lisa Waud who bought an abandoned property to launch a yearlong project. Over three days in October 2015, florists and designers from the U.S. and Canada filled the 18-room house with American-grown flowers and plants, attracting over 3,500 visitors.
Each page of this gorgeous book is filled with beautiful photos from photographer Heather Saunders, as well as commentary from the collaborators of the project. It’s the perfect coffee table book she’ll want to leave out all year.
Joy Super Chic™ Jewel Kit and Better Beauty Case
If she likes to travel or just be organized at home, this storage set is full of function for all her favorite accessories. The Better Beauty case easily stores cosmetics and toiletries, can roll up to be compact or hung to display items, and has removable sections. The Jewel Kit keeps jewelry and accessories organized with elastic pockets and customizable compartments.
Available in six colors, she can also use it for craft supplies or just about anything else she wants to be able to store at home and on the go.
Mother & Daughter Embrace Engraved Necklace
This is not your typical heart necklace, as this sterling silver pendant features the personalized names of mother and daughter (up to eight letters per name), as well as a 20-inch chain. It’s a lovely gift for Mother’s Day and beyond – get one for yourself too and share a special piece of jewelry that’s unique to your relationship.
Under Armour The Works Gym Bag
If fitness is her favorite, she can hit the gym or the latest exercise class in style, with this workout bag that’s sleek, chic and roomy. Made with UA Storm technology, the material repels water and comes with interior pockets, yoga mat storage, a thermal hot iron pocket (to protect her gear from flatiron heat), padded shoulder straps, a removable crossbody strap and a laundry bag.
Cookies by Design
This Mother’s Day bouquet doesn’t just look good – it tastes good too! These delicious sugar cookies (gluten-free options available!) are baked and hand-decorated into colorful tulips and daffodils and displayed in a white basket. You have more options than just the 7-cookie bouquet – you can send up to a dozen cookies to your #1 fan.
Gifts Under $200
Duvet – Deny Designs
Every woman deserves some rest and relaxation, and nothing says cozy more than a brand new duvet to create a comfy oasis. She’ll appreciate that you want her to relax and rejuvenate her space! Deny Designs has a wide variety of artistic prints and patterns that work in any style of room. You can also include matching shams for a complete bedding set!
HP Sprocket Portable Photo Printer with Paper Pack
Does your mom loves photos? Photos of you? Photos of things you’re doing? Now, with the HP Sprocket, she can print a 2″ x 3″ borderless photo in as little as 40 seconds right after snapping a selfie with you. The photos feature adhesive backs, so she can peel and stick them to the fridge or any surface. There’s even an app that allows her to customize the photos before printing. This is a user-friendly tech gift, and especially handy when grandchildren visit, so those special moments can be printed out right away!
For the mobile phone user and book lover, this compact on-the-go device is both a reading lamp and battery pack for mobile devices and looks just like a hardcover book. It opens to 360º and has a rechargeable lithium polymer battery that provides up to 10 hours of light and 4x extra battery power for your mobile devices. Strong magnets are built into the cover so she can attach it to metal surfaces for hands-free functionality.
Fossil Jacqueline Three-Hand Date Wine Stainless Steel Watch
Watches make great gifts because they’re both useful and beautiful – and what more could you ask for in a gift? According to Fossil’s website, this watch is designed for a tomgirl with a hint of glam, making it perfect for everyday wear. Don’t let this wine color fuel you; this watch is made of stainless steel, so it’s just as durable as it is pretty.
Personalized Family Member Signpost
If your family is scattered around, this personalized family member signpost will show her some love no matter what the distance. Each sign on the post is customized to say the name of individual loved ones, how many miles away they are and can be moved to point in their direction. Brothers, sister and other families could chip in for this colorfully weathered signpost, and bring the family close this Mother’s Day.
Do you have ideas for Mother’s Day gifts? Share your suggestions in the comment section. Let us know how you’re showing the women in your life some love this Mother’s Day.
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