This Mother’s Day, make sure it’s not only the thought that counts

Mother’s Day is tomorrow and it’s time to show your appreciation to the woman you love most. Here’s a guide of gift suggestions if you’re a little stuck on how to express your gratitude to the person who has cared for you in one gift (or a few) on a budget.

Here are 15 Mother’s Day gift ideas under $15:

1. Dr. Teal’s Epsom Salt Body Scrub with Eucalyptus & Spearmint

$5 at Target

A mother’s job is never really done, between work, office gossip, gym, kids and more office gossip, it’s a juggling act throughout the day. Mothers need to wash the day off with a tingly, refreshing scrub that is a reboot for their skin and senses. Eucalyptus and spearmint are the perfect ingredients because their cooling properties deliver a cool and chilling effect.

2. Silk Sleeping Mask

$10 at Amazon

For the hallway light you always forget to turn off right across her bedroom, a sleeping mask. The product itself is woven with silk, leaving your skin feeling hydrated after use, unlike cotton sleeping masks which absorb more moisture.

3. Best Mom Ever Mug

$10 at Amazon

This ceramic cup not only speaks the truth but it’s the best compliment a mother can receive. Once it gets in her hands, be prepared to see that cup everyday when she’s enjoying her morning coffee.

4. Women’s Short Length Robe

$11 at JCPenney

This is not a bathrobe, but a robe to lounge in. Made with fleece and polyester, sometimes they make the best blankets. The short length effect avoids collecting dust and dirt.

5. Fuzzy Nonslip Curly Plush Slippers

$13 at Walmart

Slippers are a better foot cushioner than socks as they allow for more wiggle room for toes and they are easier to slip on and off. Slippers are also better than going barefoot because mothers can then avoid collecting all of your crumbs on the kitchen floor like infinity stones. These are anti-skid, non-slip slippers so Mothers won’t have to worry about curling their toes to keep their slippers on their feet.

6. Flexible Water Bottle

$10-15 at Platypus

Soft, refill bottles that are ideal for carrying in fitness bags to avoid the extra weight and struggle. Coming in multiple wilderness fonts and sizes, they can fold up in drawers, requiring little space, and are easy to fill and clean.

7. Silly Straw Glasses

$15 at Bed Bath & Beyond

This elongated straw doubles as a pair of glasses, making even the simple act of drinking a comedy. It’s similar to a crown or a sash a homecoming queen might win. It’s a symbol of earning something big. It demands attention.

8. Sally Hansen Nail Polish Remover with Vitamin E and Chamomile

$8 at Amazon

This gently gets rid of tough nail coats by using natural ingredients like Vitamin E and chamomile to help restore cuticle health and durability and also saves a trip to the salon for the removal stage. Not all mothers are manicurists and pedicurists, but everyone can remove nail polish with this effective remover.

9. Mrs. Meyer’s Scented Soy Aromatherapy Candle

$8 at Amazon

Aromatherapy uses natural ingredients, largely derived from essential oils. This candle is like Mother Nature in a cup, delivering an earthy scent, and serving a burn time of 25 hours. Candles emit a light fragrance that calms the atmosphere and soothes the mind.

Saying a simple ‘thank you’ requires no skill and monetary effort. It gets your message across that you appreciate your mother’s sacrifices to help you lead a happy and healthy life. (Created by Malaika Suleman on Canva)

10. The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid

$8 at Ulta

This is a hydrating water-based serum that works with moisture on your face to replenish your skin barrier, leaving you with a healthy glow. Devoid of fragrance, alcohol and other harmful preservatives, it is also environmentally conscious, pledging sole use of cruelty-free vegan ingredients.

11. Gift Card

$15 from your mother’s favorite store

Gift cards adapt to any gifting occasion. You can’t go wrong with a gift card, but the type of store to pick that the card applies to is the tricky part. Think of the stores that your Mother frequently visits and purchase accordingly, excluding grocery stores, of course.

12. A cup of joe

$0-15 (Range may vary)

This act of kindness may or may not affect your bank account depending on the route you choose to take. You can either test out your coffee making skills with the coffee machine in your kitchen or drive to a café to pick up your mother’s go-to caffeine fix. Avoid Starbucks if you plan on staying within the guide’s budget .

13. Flowers

$10 at Randalls

Like a gift card, flower bouquets are another standard, safe option to put a smile across your mother’s face. The color sprinkles life into the house and it’s a common centerpiece on dining tables.

14. Breakfast in bed

Price may range based on availability of ingredients

An easy way to start off Mother’s Day right is acknowledging that you remembered to mark this day on your calendar. Surprise your mother when she wakes up from her sleep with a platter of her favorite breakfast foods. Make sure you have all of the ingredients you need, scan your pantry to see if you need to do a little grocery shopping. (Quick tip: do not rely on too many ingredient substitutions, your finished product might look foreign to what your Mother is used to eating).

15. An appreciation shoutout on social media


Teenagers love to post their friends on social media, but a real shocker is if you upload an appreciation post of your mother on Mother’s Day. This act is totally unexpected and your followers might feel inspired to do the same.