This year, I was really determined to make an awesome gift guide for Mother’s Day. I did polling to see what y’all’s budgets were, and I perused pages upon pages of products on Nordstrom, Amazon, Uncommon Goods, Draper James, and QVC.
I think the reason that I am struggling so hard to make a gift guide this year is that my family is focusing on experiences this year. We all have so much stuff, so instead of adding another item to the pile, we’re going to spend Mother’s Day with my mom. She wants to go to a local museum, so my brother and I are planning to cover the tickets and lunch. I realize that some of y’all may be in the same boat this year, so I’m sharing a list of experiences. I totally realize that experiences aren’t everyone’s gift of choice and aren’t always possible, so I’ve also included three gift options that I think your momma will love, and they’re under $50!
Arrangement from Bouqs • Last week, I learned that all flower companies are not created equally. Bouqs came highly recommended to me from multiple people in my life, but I didn’t use it because I felt like paying for a vase on top of a $50 arrangement was ridiculous. Instead, I used Teleflora, paid basically the same amount, got an arrangement that didn’t look like what I ordered, and was met with horrible customer service. I learned my lesson, and I will order from Bouqs next time. If you order from this link, you’ll get a $10 credit that can be used to upgrade your blooms or for a free vase!
L’Occitane Nourishing Favorites • I love L’Occitane products because they feel luxurious and smell amazing. If you’re looking for an “every day upgrade,” give this to your momma. It’s a sampler, so the hand cream and lotions are perfect for tossing in her handbag or gym bag.
One in a million necklace • This necklace is absolute darling, and the messaging behind it is even sweeter. It comes in gold and silver.
Mother Knows Best trinket tray • This trinket tray is only $18, and shipping is free! Order this, pair it with some of mom’s favorite candy or a handwritten list of lessons you learned from your momma.
IT Cosmetics Five Piece Travel Brush Set • When was the last time you bought new makeup brushes?! This little set is only $30! It’s great if your mom travels a lot or carries a makeup bag with her.
Museum Passes • Including this because it’s my family’s gift of choice this year! These can be expensive at retail value, so be sure to keep an eye out for coupons, AAA discounts, promotions, etc.
Family Photo Shoot • This one may be a little more difficult under $50, but if you have siblings or split the cost of the gift with someone else, this is an awesome option! My Christmas gift to my mom was a gift card for a family photo shoot and canvas print that I won in a silent auction. (PS – If you’re bidding at a silent auction, be sure to check into what you are actually getting. I was fortunate, but I have heard horror stories about the purchase of an affordable photo session but having to pay more to access the photos. Yikes!)
Spa Day • Another gift that’s not quite $50, but is a great option if you can split the cost with a sibling! Mom works hard, and even a small, more affordable service is sure to make her happy.
Day at the Movies • My mom loves seeing movies, but rarely makes time to go. Take mom to see the movie of her choice, order one of those date combos with an enormous popcorn and two massive drinks, and go all out.
Flower Planting • If your mom loves her flowerbed, buy some plants that would work well and offer to help her plant them. Or work together to start an easy herb garden!
Girl’s Night Out • When was the last time you had a girl’s night out with your mom? To keep it in the price range, keep an eye on Groupon and restaurant specials. Or find a Happy Hour with endless apps!
Hope that you found this post helpful! I want to hear from you – what are you giving your mom for Mother’s Day this year?