If you, like me, are also having trouble keeping track of the days, this is your official PSA that Mother's Day is Sunday, May 9. As we all know, mothers deserve the world, but sometimes all we can afford to show our appreciation—especially during these rough times—is a shower wine holder (yes, this exists). Don't stress over an expensive gift when you can pick from any of these affordable options under $75, ahead, that look way more expensive than they are. Think: a cozy knit blanket, a personalized notebook, and the slippers of her dreams.
Translation: "I love you mom." Thirty percent of the proceeds from this double-sided canvas tote bag will be donated to Every Mother Counts, which aims to improve access to equitable maternal care around the world.
Every time she looks down at her heart-shaped fruit or cereal, she'll think of you!
Once she's able to attend her in-person workout classes again, she's going to need a cute tank, like this Adidas x Peloton one, to rock on the treadmill.
Moms love practical gifts, like this fabric shaver that will safely removes lint bobbles and pill balls from her favorite cashmere sweater. Its rechargeable USB port makes it easy to use and accessible for future travel.
With this set of 12 metallic gold kitchen recipe cards, she can jot down ingredients and instructions to her favorite recipes that she plans to share with you.
Senator Mazie K. Hirono's Heart of Fire is an ode to her mother who brought her from Japan to Hawaii—completely changing her life. Immigrant mothers and daughters will relate to Senator Hirono's heartwarming and honest storytelling as she details her journey to becoming the first Asian American woman to serve in the U.S. Senate.
Give her the gift of #youth with Laneige's cult-favorite lip sleeping mask that soothes and moisturizes lips while eliminating fine lines and flakiness.
Find a photo of the two of you that you love and place it on this personalized notebook from Papier she'll cherish for years to come.
Bring back those fun childhood memories you had together with this limited-edition disposable camera, which she can use during the next special occasion (i.e. a holiday or wedding) and eventually create a new family photo album.
Jungalow's planters are a dream, including this ivory mirror pot waiting to become the home of your mom's next mini fiddle-leaf fig.
The perfect Mother's Day gift does, in fact, exist.
In this inspirational coffee table book, Kimberly Drew and Jenna Wortham celebrate Black voices by asking an essential question: What does it mean to be Black and alive right now? Read through it with your mom to make the book feel extra special.
Will she ever buy herself a luxe bar of soap? Probably not, which is exactly why you should gift her a Santal 33 bar soap this Mother's Day.
Found: a machine-washable tote bag, available in five different colors (!), she'll actually want to schlep around while running errands.
Tea lovers will finally feel seen with this mug that isn't made for coffee. Plus, it will remind her of you when she takes her first sip every morning.
...When she's actually a plant mom. She'll appreciate a handy pair of shears specifically designed for cropping flower stems into beautiful countertop bouquets.
If she was a regular hostess in the Before Times, order this "That's a Horrible Idea. What Time?" box of matches from Hudson Grace that will easily become her next piece of coffee table decor.
If your mom is a fan of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical In the Heights, gift her this new memoir from the play's writer Quiara Alegría Hudes that centers on how her family shaped her into the artist she is today.
If she's a lipstick gal, treat her to one of Pat McGrath's signature lipsticks that will look great during her first post-vaccine night out.
Behold: the coziest pair of socks she's ever worn that will become a frequent alternative to her favorite slippers (more on those later).
Get mom excited for that next beach trip you're going to take together with travel photographer Gray Malin's gorgeous beach picture frame. Bonus points if you include a picture of you two on vacation inside.
For those of us still quarantining at our parents' house with siblings, gift mom a Google Nest Mini (that's currently on sale!) to make the WiFi situation a little better for you all. It can also play songs from Spotify and YouTube—ideal for those mid-day dance parties.
Transform her bathroom into a fancy hotel with this suctioned wine holder. After a long workday, mom can grab a glass of vino and head straight to the tub for some much-needed R&R without worrying about spilling her drink in the tub—or worse, on her brand new tile floors.
Aside from being extremely cozy, these slippers will make her feel like everyday is an at-home spa day.
Wine connoisseurs will love Moleskine's wine journal that's made to keep record of all the vintages mom has sampled over the years.
For the mom who attends Orange Theory classes like it's her religion, she'll appreciate Hidrate's smart water bottle that seamlessly tracks how much water she's drinking throughout the day. Put the battery in, sync the bottle to a phone, and voilà—she can now making drinking water part of her
daily hourly routine.
What kind of daughter would you be if you didn't give her her first Gilded Body candle? Once she's done with it, she can turn it into a mini vase or a pencil holder.
On the other hand, if choosing one scent is too complicated, why not let her choose from 12 different ones?
Give her pearls a modern upgrade with this gorgeous set from BHLDN.
Your mom deserves her beauty sleep—help her achieve it with Silk's highly-praised sleep mask. It's chic enough to take on vacation for those long plane rides too (you know, once we can safely travel again).