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There’s no doubt that Mother’s Day may be a little different this year for many. Whether you’re lucky enough to spend the special day by mom’s side or the family is celebrating virtually on Zoom, now more than ever, this is the time to show mom you care. After all, she deserves it now (and year-round, TBH).
This year, Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 10. So if you’re already searching for unique gift ideas for mom, we’ve got you covered. For the wine enthusiast, you can’t go wrong with this $30 decanter — or even better, if you want to splurge, why not a monthly wine subscription?
For the mom who always has her hands full, we suggest this Super Mom Gift Set by Rifle Paper Co. It includes a journal and an oversized checklist notepad, perfect to keep the leading lady in your life organized. And if she’s been spending more time in the kitchen while at home, Food52 has the coolest gift sets that any foodie would love.
From Kendra Scott’s best-selling birthstone necklace to tried-and-true gifts from Nordstrom, we’ve rounded up our favorite Mother’s Day gifts all under $50 for the ultimate stress-free shopping experience.
1. Shop: Nordstrom Moonlight Short Pajama Set, $49
Daily pajama wear has become our new normal. Keep mom cozy in this ultra-chic set from Nordstrom! The best part? This pair was crafted in a factory that supports women’s empowerment through HERproject — a program that works to enable workplace-based interventions on health, financial inclusion, and gender equality.
2. Shop: Kendra Scott Elisa Pendant Necklace, $50
With a near-perfect rating and more than 5,200 five-star reviews, this pendant necklace is one of Kendra Scott’s best-selling pieces of jewelry. Choose your mom’s birthstone as an added touch or dazzle her with an unexpected color.
3. Shop: Clinique More Than Moisture Set, $49.50
With all of this newfound time on our hands, we’ve been upping our skincare routine. This set features Clinique classics including the Moisture Surge Replenishing Hydrator, Moisture Surge Face Spray, Moisture Surge Overnight Mask and the Chubby Stick Lip Color Balm.
4. Shop: Rifle Paper Co. Super Mom Gift Set, $35
Rifle Paper Co. recently launched adorable prepared gift sets that already include gift wrap and the option to add a personalized message. This “Super Mom”-themed set includes a matching journal, keychain and oversized checklist notepad.
5. Shop: Dagne Dover Small Hunter Toiletry Bag, $35
Upgrade her toiletry bag with a stylish pick from Dagne Dover. Most of the brand’s bags come in multiple sizes, but this small Hunter toiletry bag is one of the more affordable options if you’re on a budget. Not only is this super roomy bag made from easy-to-clean neoprene, but it also comes with a handy removable zip-top pouch.
6. Shop: Lovepop Pink Lily Bouquet, $24
Skip the traditional card this year and surprise her by sending a pop-up paper flower bouquet by Lovepop or other Mother’s Day card designs that are all made out of slicegami, which is a mix of the traditional Japanese paper folding techniques origami and kirigami.
7. Shop: Slip Pure Silk Sleep Mask, $50
Give mom the gift of a good night’s rest with this pure silk sleep mask. Crafted from non-absorbent silk inside and out, the mask works to keep your skincare products on your face throughout the night.
8. Shop: FaceTory 20-Piece Face and Hair Mask Collection, $30 (Orig. $83.50)
Mom deserves to treat herself every day of the week, and now she can enjoy a face mask each day thanks to FaceTory’s face masks sets. While you could opt for a sheet mask monthly subscription, this gift set comes with 20 masks that will help inspire plenty of self care days.
9. Shop: Bloomscape Tradescantia Zebrina Houseplant, $35
This year, skip the flowers and opt for a new houseplant for mom instead. Adding greenery to any space can instantly liven up the room. Bloomscape is one of the easiest ways to order plants online, and its new Mother’s Day collection is filled with unique houseplants (like this exotic zebrina) that are easy to take care of.
10. Shop: Otherland Candle in Mother’s Day Gift Box, $36
If you’re in a pinch, a good-smelling candle can do the trick as a simple gift that she’ll always use. Otherland’s beautiful candle designs and scents speak for themselves, but they look even better in this new gift set for Mother’s Day. You can choose one or three candles to send, and the box also includes a chic set of matches.
11. Shop: Masterpan Stainless Steel Bamboo Knife 6-Piece Set, $39.97 (Orig. $59.99)
If your mom is the number one chef in your life, this luxe bamboo knife set features a range of all different sharp knives designed with comfortable, non-slip, ergonomic handles.
12. Shop: Stoney Clover Lane Classic Mini Pouch, starting at $48
Stoney Clover Lane specializes in the most colorful (and adorable) bags and pouches that you can personalize. Whether she needs a new small pouch to carry makeup in her purse or a new duffel bag for traveling, you’ll love customizing these bags with patches that come in dozens of fun monogram letters as well as beauty, travel and nature symbols.
13. Shop: Luigi Bormioli Magnifico Wine Decanter, $30
Everybody knows wine tastes even better after it’s been decanted. This Italian decanter will help you pour like a pro. Not to mention, the glass silhouette makes for chic decor, too!
14. Shop: Diptyque Baies Berries Candle, $36
With over 4,000 reviews, Nordstrom shoppers count Diptyque’s iconic candles as one of their favorites. This beloved flavor features notes of a bouquet of roses and blackcurrant leaves.
15. Shop: Corkcicle Leopard Stainless Steel Canteen, $37.95
This sleek and durable bottle is perfect for the mom on-the-go. Made with triple-insulated vacuum-sealed stainless steel, mom’s drink will keep cold for up to 25 hours and hot up to 12.
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