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Mother’s Day gift ideas that won’t break the bank

Mother’s Day is the one day of the year that you get to show appreciation and love to all of the moms in your life. Whether you are buying something special for the mother of your children, your mom, your grandma, or another woman who is like a mom to you, the big question is: What to buy? What kind of gift will convey just how much you love the main women in your life? Flowers, kitchen items, gift cards, jewelry — the possibilities are endless. And you don’t have to spend a ton of money just to make Mom feel special. If you’re overwhelmed by the endless choices or if you’re not sure you can find the right gift, don’t worry. We have a list of items in all different price ranges so you can find the perfect present for Mom this year.

You don’t need to break the bank to find a thoughtful gift for mom. We’ve scoured the internet to find affordable Mother’s Day gifts that are cheap but look fancy and expensive.

Top Picks

  • Instant Pot Duo Nova
  • Google Nest Mini
  • Fitbit Inspire HR Heart Rate & Fitness Tracker
  • Mr. Coffee Mug Warmer

Best Gifts Under $30

The cost of a gift doesn’t always match the meaning of a gift. There are plenty of gifts that you can buy your mom for under $30 that she will love, and you will feel good giving. Tile Mates are a great gift because everyone, especially busy moms, misplaces important things like keys and remote controls. If your mom is a coffee drinker, get her a mug warmer. Know a mom that just got some new AirPods? Get her a customized carrying case for her new gadget. There are many gifts that mom will love for under $30, and there are more to check out below.

These Sengled Bluetooth speaker bulbs are a great way of adding background music to your kitchen or any area in your home. Pair with any device for customized dimming, brightness, and volume control. more
TP-Link's Kasa smart bulbs are as good as Hue, but don't require a hub. This bulb is dimmable from 1% to 100% and can be controlled on the app or with your favorite voice assistant. more

Best Gifts Under $50

If your mom loves tech-related stuff, there are plenty of fantastic gifts $50 and under that will make her smile. If your mom can’t get enough of her iPhone, get her a customized case for it. If your mom loves music or listening to podcasts, a new pair of wireless earbuds will be a great gift. There are many gift options, whether your mom loves makeup, hot tea, or smart home devices. Check out the items below for a bunch of cool gift ideas that are original and under $50.

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With a 16MP sensor, a Wi-Fi remote control, and waterproof capabilities for depths of up to 30 feet, this Amazon bestseller is easily one of the best GoPro alternatives out there. more
This highly-rated hair dryer and volumizer is one of Revlon's best-selling hair tools. Re-create salon-like blowouts and hair styles. more

Best Gifts Under $100

For under $100, you can send your mom flowers or take her to lunch, but those are pretty predictable Mother’s Day gifts. If you want to get your mom something she will not expect that will last longer than Mother’s Day weekend, we have some great ideas for you. If your mom loves taking photos, you can get her a new Polaroid camera. She will likely love the old-school look of these photos and appreciate the nostalgia of them. There are plenty of fitness trackers that are under $100 for the moms who love to stay in shape. Everything from a self-rolling yoga mat to a single cup Keurig can be your Mom’s favorite gift this Mother’s Day.

Fitness bands are perfect if you want a more subtle way to track your health. The Fitbit Inspire HR tracks your steps, heart rate, calories burned, and it's all you need for a range of activities. more
The Echo Show 5 has a fantastic 5.5-inch screen so you can keep up with your appointments, check traffic, find great recipes, watch videos, keep up with your favorite television shows, and more. more
If you already have a 10-inch Surface Go but lack a keyboard, then this specialized Type Cover is hard to pass up at this price. more
The Sony WI-C600N are wireless noise-canceling in-ear headphones that adopt the neckband design for comfortable listening and hands-free calling. more
You know you need coffee all day er day, so why not snag this single cup maker that squeezes into any small space and fills you with caffeine on demand?! Hit it and don't quit! more
This home security camera works with both Alexa and Google Assistant. It also includes free cloud storage for up to two continuous days of surveillance video. more
With the Ace 2, kids can focus on living a healthy life. Best of all, this fitness tracker is perfect at delivering messages of encouragement when they hit their goals. more

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