15 Creative Stocking Stuffer Ideas For Mom Under $30
If you love your mom just as much as I love mine, you know that she deserves her own private island complete with butler service. But, if you're a little tight of cash (I know I am this year), then buy her one these affordable stocking stuffers for moms that she'll absolutely love.
As a kid, your mom probably went out of her way to buy your holiday gifts, running to every toy store to get exactly what you wanted just so she can see you smile. I know my mom did, and she deserves the world! And no matter how many times my mom begs me not to spend money on her, I ignore it and despite my tight budget, I manage to give her something I know she'll love.
Rather than dropping a bunch of money on something you're not 100 percent positive she'll love or DIY-ing a tricky homemade gift that you've never attempted before, pick a few little tried-and-true presents to pop in her stocking instead. Whether it's an extra fancy lip balm, trendy wooden water bottle, or a lens that allows her to take even better photos of her kids, these small gifts are sure to please — and are all priced under 30 bucks.
Here are stocking stuffer ideas that will please every mom, whether she's into beauty, cooking, or tech gadgets. And remember: when you present your gift on Christmas Day, don't forget to say "I love you" to the woman who helped make you the fantastic person you are now.
1. A Reusable Water Bottle Made From Pretty Material
This is great for a mom who cares about environment and is always on a go. This nontoxic S'well bottle works for both hot and cold beverages, fits in standard cup holders, and is made from double-walled stainless steel to keep her hot beverages hot and cold beverages cold. Plus, the wooden exterior looks rustic and chic.
2. A Himalayan Candle Holder That Purifies The Air
3. Colorful Salad Servers For Moms Who Love To Entertain
4. This Portable Charger In A Gorgeous Raspberry Hue
5. A Camera Upgrade For Way Better Photos Of Her Kids
Is your mom one of those who still loves taking photos of you to show to her friends? First of all, awwww, and secondly, this pocket lens is so perfect for her. It adjusts to every smartphone or tablet to help mom take close-up, high quality photos.
6. Fancy Lip Balm In A Unique Scent
I always love extra lip balm in the winter because all of mine magically seem to disappear into an alternate universe along with socks and gloves. For moms (and just about everyone on your list), lip balm is always a good thing to stash in her car, purse, or keep by her bedside. As for flavors, this FIG+YARROW lip balm has a high-end basil and cardamon scent that's totally addicting.
7. A Way To Watch All Her Favorite Shows
8. Protective Sleeves To Keep Her Credit Cards Safe
Did you know that thieves can steal your private information electronically by scanning your card, even through your wallet or purse? Keep your mom's passport and credit cards safe by giving her a set of 10 protective sleeves that feature stylish illustrations on them.
9. A Rubber Mask That Looks Weird But Is Actually Brilliant
Since winter is basically here, help your mom out with her skincare routine. This innovative rubber mask from famed Korean skin care brand Dr. Jart+ moisturizers dry, dehydrated skin in just 30 minutes, improving look and texture. Plus, it costs way less than a facial.
10. An Eyeshadow Palette With All The Essentials
You can't go wrong with an eyeshadow palette, especially if your mom is a beauty buff. This Tarte Palette features three matte and four shimmery shades in neutral, pink, and rose gold tones (my favorite is that gorgeous cranberry hue). And with names like "Boss" and "Stylin," your mom will get a daily reminder that she's awesome every time she swipes this shadow on her lids.
11. A Pair Of Pizza Scissors For The Kitchen
12. A Big Set Of Soap In All Her Favorite Scents
When in doubt, just give your mom some good-smelling soap. This lovely set features sweet scents like pineapple cocoa butter and lemon verbena that will make mom feel like she's on vacation. If you can't afford her a tropical getaway, this is the second best thing.
13. An Artistic Picture Frame For A Photo Of You Two
This gold frame adds an elegant touch anywhere in the house. Add a photo of you and mom in it, and she's guaranteed to give you a big hug as soon as she pulls it out of her stocking.
14. A Big Set Of Burt's Bees Favorites
15. A Bottle Of Wine With An "Ugly Sweater" Label
Okay, so this one might not be able to fit in her stocking, but it's a super funny gift. And hey, your mom works hard — she deserves a cute bottle of "ugly sweater" wine to relax. On Christmas day, crack open this vegan red wine from a small, family-owned vineyard, pour a couple of glasses, and enjoy your mom's company. Cheers!
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