No matter what type of relationship you have with your mom, Mother's Day is a great time to make her feel special. Like sure, yeah, you should make your mom feel special and loved every day, ideally — but given the nature of the occasion, make your mom feel even more special on this one. Don't put too much stress into how much you're spending or not spending. Even cheap Mother's Day gifts can do the trick; the truth is, actions speak a lot louder than gifts do, anyway.
And if you've become distant with your mom, or things have become rocky, Mother's Day is a good day to reset your relationship. While cards and gestures are best, cheap, thoughtful gifts can also take the prize. Because while you want to get your mom something that makes her feel good and loved, you don't want to spend so much money on her that you make her uncomfortable or prompt a lecture on spending. So the best thing to do is get a small gift that's inexpensive but makes your feel-good intentions clear.
Here are a few Mother's Day gift options that will make your mom smile, without emptying your piggy bank. Because that's all we can hope for, right? Everyone's mom has a closet full of potpourri and scented candles and broaches from gifts of Mother's Days past that they'll probably never actually use. But that's not the point, right? The point is to make your mom smile. Here are a few gifts that will do the trick:
All moms love tea — get her some tea that (literally) says thanks.
Gift Tea Set, $25 World Market
This casual robe is perfect for a relaxing day around the house. Give your mom an excuse to take one.
Aqua Ogee Neila Robe, $25, World Market
Salt & Pepper Shaker
These country rustic shakers look homemade but are even better.
Blue Mason Jar Salt And Pepper Shaker, $10, World Market
Sure, your mom probably has measuring spoons already, but these are super cute and decorative — maybe just the update she needed.
Vintage Measuring Spoons, $13, World Market
Cast Iron Teapot
Cast Iron lasts for life. Get your mom a new tea kettle that she can keep forever.
Black Ripple Cast Iron Teapot, $25, World Market
Help your mom organize her tea drawer with these cute vintage tea boxes.
Antique Tea Box Set Of 2, $30, World Market
This gorgeous gift is perfect for the gardener or the interior designer.
Hanging Succulent Terrarium, $19 , Etsy
A great excuse to make your mom some fresh lemonade.
Or, if you don't want to mess with real lemonade, use these fake lemons to decorate any kitchen!
When in doubt, get your mom a cute and artsy greeting card. This one is definitely a step up from the basic grocery store card.
Solar Garden Lights
If your mom's into gardening, she's going to love these floral solar light garden stakes.
Birdhouses are so passé. Butterfly homes are the new country home gem.
Floral Mom Cup
I don't know what it is about these kinda of cups, but man, moms love them. Get your mom a cute one.
Lavender is super calming. Get your mom these fresh little edible buds and help her find her zen in tea or dessert.
Edible Lavender Buds, $10, Terrain
Natural Floral Soda
On the surface, this is sweet, light, delicious natural soda. But its potential: epic wine spritzers. Make Mother's day way more fun with the help of this mixer.
Grapefruit Bath Soak
Bath salts are the best way to turn your tub at home into a spa. Get your mom some soaking salts that will make her feel pampered.