13 Cheap Mother's Day Gifts That Seem Fancy
We're all slightly broke millennials these days, so it's understandable most of us are not exactly rolling in dough when the holidays roll around. So it's totally understandable if you're panicking re: what to get your mom this May 13 as you check your bank accounts and realize you don't have a ton of cash to spare.
But don't worry. There are plenty of cheap Mother's Day gifts that look fancy at your disposal. You don't have to splurge on a set of crystal studs when she'll be just as happy with a gorgeous faux rose gold bracelet. The internet has truly made this holiday a heck of a lot easier to get through. (It's the cost of that plane ticket home that's stressing me out more, to be honest.)
The key to shopping on a budget is making sure that you're shopping smart — that you're putting your money into something that is still sophisticated, chic, or useful. This list manages just that, and rest assured — everything in it is $25 and under. And if all else fails and you're still strapped for ideas, remember Mom will probably give you an A+ for effort overall!
Without further ado, here are some of the things you can get fab Mom for her special day:
1. Mother Daughter Necklace
2. Lilly Pulitzer Earbuds
3. Cream Macramé Table Runner
For the moms who like entertaining or just want a touch of something chic in the dining room, this is a perfect gift. It took young 'uns like us a while to probably even realize table runners were a thing, but design-enthusiastic moms will definitely know what it is when you give this to her.
4. "Because I Love You, Mom" Bracelet
5. Engraved Turquoise Ballpoint Pen
6. Bamboo Wine Rack
Bamboo Wine Rack, $25, Amazon
This is a pretty sophisticated way to display all the bottles you've finished over the years, or to display the ones your mom has on hand to share with guests (or, if you're lucky, with you!).
7. Flamingo Statement Ring
8. Gold Plated Signature Corkscrew
It sucks to be caught without a wine opener, so never let your mom commit a social faux pas. Gift her with this gold-plated corkscrew, and she'll probably do a better job than usual of not losing it. Even though it isn't super expensive, it still looks classy as heck.
9. Faux Fur Throw Blanket
10. Porcelain Spoon Rest
11. Sea And Sky Stationery Gift Set
12. Four Piece Metallic Gold Rimmed Glasses
These glasses are an elegant, understated addition to the kitchen, especially if your mom has been using the same wine glasses for years. At the very least, these will be perfect for the 'grams she'll be taking on that Insta account she finally caved in and made.