25 Mother's Day Gifts Under $25
Mother’s Day is a time to share and to love, and the most beautiful Mother’s Day gifts are the ones that come from our hearts. Here, our editors share Mother’s Day gift ideas that are under $25. Memories make moments, and the Monogrammed Soft Cover Notebook and the Ticket Stub Gallery are two wonderful journals that your mother will love. If you would prefer to pamper mom, Mother’s Day gifts like beauty products and relaxing candles are perfect ideas. Butterscotch candies will prove there is something almost as sweet as she is, but if you hope she will share, give her The Southern Baker Cookbook—after you make something from it—and you may get a delicious treat too. However you want to say it, these amazing, simple Mother’s Day gifts will let her know that you are thinking about her every day of the year.
Hanging Bud Vase
Made with jute twine, these petite glass vases are just what Mom needs to brighten up her day. They look stunning when hanging in groups – both indoor and outdoor – and they're most beautiful when filled with fresh cut blooms. Try gifting the bud vases in conjunction with her favorite flowers.
BUY IT: $6; shopterrain.com
Dona Chai Tea Concentrate
If you can manage not drinking the whole bottle yourself, we'd highly recommend gifting this chai tea concentrate. The small-batch syrup brings together fresh ginger, vanilla bean, cardamom, black tea, cloves, freshly ground cinnamon, and black peppercorns; just add milk. Give Mom the treat of gourmet chai lattes in the comfort of her own home.
BUY IT: $24; food52.com
Mother's Day Dish Towel
A whimsical kitchen towel livens up our favorite family space, regardless of whether or not Mama likes to cook! This Mother's Day Dish Towel from Anthopologie shares a sweet message that mom is sure to love.
BUY IT: $20; anthopologie.com
Essential Burt's Bees Kit
Pamper Mom with this rejuvenating gift set. We love that these products are all made with natural ingredients, and are supporting North Carolina-based Burt's Bees' grassroots initiatives, like the preservation of bee habitats. The set (which conveniently has all travel-sized items!) contains Soap Bark & Chamomile Deep Cleansing Cream, Hand Salve, Milk & Honey Body Lotion, Beeswax Lip Balm, and Coconut Foot Cream.
BUY IT: $9.99; target.com
Secret Garden Coloring Book
In our minds, you're never too old to do a little coloring. This inky adventure book – drawn by Johanna Basford – has pages and pages of black-and-white illustrations just waiting to be brought to life. Mom will love finding all the hidden treasures, completing the intricate gardens, or just flipping through and relaxing with a hot cup of tea.
BUY IT: $11; amazon.com
Harper + Ari Exfoliating Sugar Cube Bottle
We all know Mom deserves relaxation, and these shea butter-infused sugar cubes are the ticket.
BUY IT: $24; anthropologie.com
Recipe Cocktail Shaker
This Recipe Cocktail Shaker is not your ordinary drink shaker – it's got seven popular recipes on the sides to give Mom the perfect cocktail, every time. The glass shaker's stainless steel top has a leak-proof seal to prevent spills, as well as a built-in strainer to make pouring simpler. Drink recipes are for Long Island Iced Tea, Cosmo, Margarita, Mojito, Tequila Sunrise, Gin Martini, and Kamikaze.
BUY IT: $20; surlatable.com
Ticket Stub Gallery
We love that this modern take on a scrapbook lets Mom keep track of the family's memories. The book has 118 clear sleeves to keep all of your momentos in one place (and, they fit a variety of ticket sizes!) as well as spots to write in captions. As an added bonus, the earth-friendly book is made with 100% recycled paper. Whether she's a scrapbooker or just family-centered, she'll be able to reminiscence for a lifetime.
BUY IT: $12; uncommongoods.com
Set of 4 French Coasters
Get a free Petite Flower Cocotte in Le Creuset’s new Hibiscus pink when you spend $150 (code: southernliving16).
Perhaps best known for their famous Dutch Ovens (trust us, Mom knows!), Le Creuset brings these bold coasters to the table. Made from heat-resistant silicone, their intricate designs are inspired by the details of wrought iron and architecture from the French Belle Époque era. The coasters are available in Cherry red, Marseille blue, Soleil yellow, Palm green, Caribbean blue, White, or Multicolor, and come in a set of 4.
BUY IT: $16; lecreuset.com
Lilly Pulitzer Hi Ball Glasses
Whether Mama is an entertaining queen, a holiday hostess, or even just a fan of a great cocktail, this drinkware will have her toasting time and time again. The hi-ball glasses come in a set of two and look especially snazzy on a bar cart or filled with an Apple Pie-Bourbon Sweet Tea.
BUY IT: $24; lillypulitzer.com
St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub
Need a last-minute gift idea that'll give Mom some relaxation? This award-winning scrub (it picked up Allure's Readers Choice award for the past 7 years) is an exfoliating cleanser that buffs and polishes dry skin, leaving it looking and feeling healthier. Plus, it's paraben-free, has an all-natural ingredient list, and boasts an invigorating apricot scent.
BUY IT: $4.79; walgreens.com
The Southern Baker Cookbook
From frosted Bundts to gooey orange rolls, Mom will love The Southern Baker. This cookbook celebrates our favorite Southern Living Test Kitchen recipes handed down through the years, many from our own families. With over 150 easy-to-bake recipes, her kitchen will be full of sweet treats in no time.
BUY IT: $21; amazon.com
SugarFix Beaded Tassel Earrings
These gorgeous tassel earrings will dress up Mama's favorite outfit. Made by BaubleBar, these fun accessories come in pink, mint, and navy blue. They look great with a floral summer dress, but they're also the perfect touch for a casual weekend look of jeans and a t-shirt. Be sure to buy yourself a pair, as well!
BUY IT: $12.99; target.com
Mom Manual Pouch
How true is this? We love this darling sentiment on this catch-all pouch, and we know Mom will too.
BUY IT: $9.95; papersource.com
The Sweet Life Wine Tote
We love the bold print on this The Sweet Life wine tote from Draper James. Not only is it the perfect carrier for one of our favorite beverages, it's also machine washable. The wine tote has 8-inch drop handles, and is made of cotton canvas. Plus, it's an easy way to wrap up Mom's gift if you're short on paper. Accompany this darling tote with a bottle of her favorite vino.
BUY IT: $18; draperjames.com
Copper Wine Opener
Every Southern hostess needs a tool as beautiful as this Copper Wine Opener from Williams Sonoma. The stylish corkscrew fits easily into the decor of any bar cart, and is protected with a corrosion-resistant to keep its warm copper color.
BUY IT: $24.95; williams-sonoma.com
If you can't have freshly baked cookies on the counter, the next best thing is their scent wafting through the house. This clean-burning candle comes in a dainty, vintage-looking pottery jar and is available in 5 delicious scents: Lavender Shortbread, Angel Food, Vanilla & Fig, Espresso, and Whipped Cream & Pear.
BUY IT: $16; anthropologie.com
Colorblocked Monogram Journal
With an adorable, monogrammed notebook by her side, Mom will never have to scramble for scrap paper again. This beautiful notebook is a practical yet beautiful addition to Mom's purse, desk, or bedside table.
BUY IT: $18; anthropologie.com
16 oz. Perfectea Maker
A day of relaxation isn't complete without curling up with a mug of freshly brewed tea, and this Perfectea Maker is ready for the challenge. This nifty contraption sits on top of Mom's mug, and steeps loose tea through a stainless steel strainer. Not only are the leaves steeped for just the right amount of time, the Perfectea Maker gives her a clean cup by eliminating any loose leaf particles that sometimes slip through the cracks.
BUY IT: $18.99; amazon.com
Mom's sweet tooth will fall in love with these mouth-watering Butterscotch Squares. Made with centers of brown sugar, vanilla, and heavy cream, the sweets are covered in aged milk chocolate – a process only continued by a few old-fashioned candy makers that results in a smoother, creamier flavor. If she's not a fan of butterscotch, this candy is only one of over 100 varieties that See's offers.
BUY IT: $23.50; sees.com
Essie Gel Couture Nail Polish Kit
This sweet nail polish duo comes in seven color options– choose the color that suits your mom the best.
BUY IT: $18.50; kohls.com
AHAVA Mineral Hand Cream
Nourish Mom's skin with this mineral-enriched hand cream. It's also a convenient 100mL size, so Mom can easily keep it in her purse or glove compartment.
BUY IT: $24; shop.nordstrom.com
There's no reason that footwear can't be both chic and comfy. Whether she's on-the-go or just being Super Mom, these flip flops give her feet a break with a soft, flexible footbed. Plus the fun colors and patterns will carry her look through summer.
BUY IT: $24; verabradley.com
Lace Trim Scarf
Mom will love this delicate scarf for its embroidered picot lace trim. Made with viscose and linen, the lightweight accessory lends a little extra flair to looks from any season, but we are especially fond of pairing it with summery dresses. Find it in Pink, Bright Blue, and Off White.
BUY IT: $16; joefresh.com
This stylish accessory is budget-friendly and dresses up Mama's favorite outfit. It has a faux leather band in four color options. It's subtle enough that she could wear it to work or with a casual outfit, but this fun accessory also looks sleek with a moto jacket or blazer at night.
BUY IT: $19.99; hm.com