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10 Ways to Wow Mom for Under $50

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Julie GersteinGuest Blogger
May 04, 2016 · 3k Views

So Mother's Day is coming up (Sunday, May 8, in case you forgot), and you're probably already feeling a little bit panicked about what to get Mom. You want something that shows her how much you love her and how much you appreciate all the nice things she's done for you (especially, especially when she didn't tell your dad about breaking curfew in high school) but you also don't have a ton of cash to spend. While homemade gifts are always great, some of us are less crafty than others, and aren't necessarily the most naturally inclined with a glue gun or knitting needles. 

For all of us cash poor, uncrafty but still appreciative kids out there, we've found 10 great gifts UNDER $50. Because you want to get mom something great — but you also KNOW that she wouldn't want you blowing your rent money on a gift for her. She's practical, after all. 


1. Custom photo book with your most cherished photos: $11.99 

Does mom really need a fancy new purse or designer clothes? She'll love this thoughtful custom gift! 

There are plenty more beautiful custom gifts for well under $50. Get a custom mug for $4.99, a 16.20 photo canvas for $34.99, or up to 99 photo prints (4x6 size) for just 99¢. To get these Mother's Day deals, check out all of today's best Snapfish coupons and deals for even more savings.

mother's day photo books



2. Amazon Kindle Fire 8GB: $39.99 

Kindles are the easiest way for your mom to lug her entire library of books everywhere with you. So she doesn't make YOU carry her heavy as heck bag. 


3. Dr. Jart+ Pore Medic Derma At-home Treatment, $42

Give your mom the gift of an at-home spa experience. Is there anything better than radiant, fresh, new skin? Nah, not really. And you know Mom hates you wasting money on lavish things like a $200 spa treatment! With the remaining $8, you can even buy a bottle of wine to serve her as she indulges in this at-home spa treatment.


4. Best Ever Desk Signs, $28

You know you've got the best mom ever, now let everybody else know with one of these cool AF "Best Mom Ever" signs. This is way better than yet another bottle of perfume. This is something Mom can show off at work, at home, wherever!


5. Personalized Striped Canvas Tote, $32

If your mom is anything like our mom, she's always schlepping around a ton of crap, so those cutesy little designer bags are useless to her. Get her a cute — and personalized — tote to put all her junk in! 


6. Breakfast in Bed: Less than $20 to buy these ingredients

mother's day breakfast recipes

Wait, you've never cooked before? Well it's about time you learn! These recipes mean less time and less money spent on ingredients! And just for fun, here's out list of the best Copycat Restaurant Recipes for popular dishes and apps from In-N-Out and Chipotle, to Outback Steakhouse.


7.  Satin Floral Robe: $29.98

comfy satin robe

For all the stress and pain you've caused Mom (especially in those horrible teenage years), you really need to pamper her every way you can! This robe is incredibly light and comfortable, perfect for upcoming warm weather.


8. Cuisinart CCJ500 Citrus Juicer, Pulp Control: $26.56

cuisinart pulp control juicer

Maybe your mom is on a health kick? Or she just really likes juice? Now she can make her own healthy breakfast juices with this juicer! If you don't have Amazon Prime or want to pick it up in-store today, you can also find this at Bed Bath and Beyond. Just use our Bed Bath and Beyond coupons to save 20% off their list price of $29.99 plus free shipping or free in-store pickup.


9. Lancome Gift for $35+ with Free Bag & Beauty Products ($79-$122 Value)

lancom beauty gifts with purchase

All women love high end beauty products, especially when you get loads of freebies valued at double what you spend! You can choose your free gifts, too. In fact, Macy's is running tons of huge sales right now with an extra 20% off coupon that works on almost everything sitewide. Find the best Macys coupons and deals for more gift ideas on a budget.


10. Natasha Accessories Crystal Braided Choker Necklace: $18.97 

women's jewelry sale

Get mom a cool, blinging necklace that looks like hundreds of dollars for just $18.97 at Nordstrom Rack. There are plenty more fine jewelry deals here for under $30, just take note that free shipping applies on $100. You can also find most of these pieces in-store.

So whether your mom is into jewelry or juicing, you're bound to find something on this list that'll please her. Just don't forget to present your present with a nice, heartfelt card, thanking her for being the best mom ever. 



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