16 Mother's Day Gifts That Won't Break The Bank

by Kaitlyn Wylde

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:

Tea Set

All moms love tea — get her some tea that (literally) says thanks.

Gift Tea Set, $25 World Market

Casual Robe

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

Measuring Spoons

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

Tea Box

Help your mom organize her tea drawer with these cute vintage tea boxes.

Antique Tea Box Set Of 2, $30, World Market

Hanging Terrarium

This gorgeous gift is perfect for the gardener or the interior designer.

Hanging Succulent Terrarium, $19 , Etsy

Handheld Juicer

A great excuse to make your mom some fresh lemonade.

Chef'n Citrus Juicer, $25, Williams Sonoma

Lemon Decor

Or, if you don't want to mess with real lemonade, use these fake lemons to decorate any kitchen!

Vase Lemon Filler, $10, Target

Artsy Card

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.

CypressCardCo, $4.50, Etsy

Solar Garden Lights

If your mom's into gardening, she's going to love these floral solar light garden stakes.

Solar Light Garden Stake Flower Globes, $42, Uncommon Goods

Butterfly House

Birdhouses are so passé. Butterfly homes are the new country home gem.

Pine Wood Butterfly House, $18, Uncommon Goods

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.

Garden Party Clear Acrylic Tumbler with Straw - 20oz., $10, Barnes & Noble

Lavender Buds

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.

Belvoir Elderflower Presse, $10, Terrain

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.

Indie Lee Grapefruit Citrus Bath Soak, $28, The Stell