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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.

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Mr. Coffee Mug Warmer

$11 $16
A mug warmer is the perfect gift for that person who constantly forgets about their hot drink. Place it on your work desk and never drink luke warm coffee or tea again.

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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Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K


The Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K takes all the best parts of the regular Fire TV Stick, but adds 4K, HDR, HDR10+, Dolby Vision, and Dolby Atmos for the most comprehensive video and audio support.
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Campark Action Camera

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.
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Foreo Luna Cleansing Brush

The Foreo Luna cleansing brush is portable for the person who needs to take their makeup routine on the go. The vibrations along with the soft silicone brush allow for deeper daily cleaning.

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.

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Ivisii Dimmable LED Ring Light Mount with Carrying Bag

$90 $105
A simple lighting solution with a ring light attached to a camera mount. Can be used for standard cameras as well as phones, and it's great for taking head-on portrait shots.
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Kasa Cam by TP-Link

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.
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Ember Smart Mug


Relax and sip on your favorite drink with this Ember Mug. It keeps your hot or cold drink at your preferred temp via smartphone app.
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Microsoft Surface Go Type Cover

$100 $130
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.
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Samsung - Galaxy Fit Activity Tracker + Heart Rate - Black

$80 $100
Dont let the slim profile of the Samsung Galaxy Fit fool you. The AMOLED-equipped tracker is more powerful than you think. It lasts a full week and automatically detects your activities and sleep.
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Davis & Sanford Traverse TR-553-228 Compact Aluminum Tripod with Ball Head

$79 $146
A solid, compact, and lightweight aluminum tripod with a 10 lb. max load weight and 53-inch max height. Folds down to 12 inches for easy transport.

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