Gifts For Mom: 14 Cool Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day 2018

Updated August 10, 2020 by Lauren
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It’s easy to panic when you hear Mother’s Day is near. Finding the right gifts for Mom can take lots of time, planning, and energy. But I think what sets off my “internal crisis mode” is thinking about how I can celebrate Mom without breaking the bank. However, after hours of scouring the internet, I managed to collect a list of budget-friendly gifts that are in high demand this Mother’s Day. Shop one of the gift ideas for Mom below for a present that she will be delighted to receive, she would never believe you bought it for a bargain.

The 14 Best Gifts for Mom in 2018

1. Primitives by Kathy Dish Towel

Dish Towels

Make Mom chuckle this Mother’s Day with a silly and adorable Primitives by Kathy Dish Towel. The towels come decked with hilarious sayings that will surely put a smile on your Mom’s face.

After the laugh, Mom will find plenty of practical ways to use the towel. Whether she displays it as a decorative piece to complete her kitchen decor or to wipe up her daily spills, she’ll have many reasons not to keep it under the gift wrap.

Price: $7.97

 

2. Personalized Stationery from Paper Source

Stationery

If your Mom is always sending cards and thank you notes to her special loved ones, make her personal messages even more special by giving her personalized stationery from Paper Source. The online store has a variety of stationery and styles ranging from vintage-inspired to minimalist design that can be customized with Mom’s full name or initials.

All stationary must be purchased in quantities, starting at 20 cards per order to as many at 400. Just don’t forget to add a Paper Source coupon code at checkout so you don’t drain your checking account on your custom gift.

Price: $35 for 20

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3. Instant Pot® Duo 6 Quart Pressure Cooker

Pressure Cooker

For many families, Mom is often the one who’s whipping up your childhood comfort food and those delicious top-secret recipes you hope to eventually learn one day. So you can never go wrong with gifting your favorite home cook an Instant Pot Pressure Cooker to free up her kitchen counter space.

The appliance is a space saver since it has seven cooking functions in one device: a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, yogurt maker, warmer, and it sautées. The pot is also designed to use 70% less energy than your average appliance since it can cook food from two to six times faster.

If you plan to buy the pot on Amazon but you share an account with your parents, there’s no need to fret. You can still keep your gift a secret by simply using a few tricks to hide your order.

Price: $85.95

 

4. Tile Pro Smart Tracker

Tile Pro Tracker

Some Moms seem to constantly be on-the-go. Between running errands or chauffeuring kids, she may spend a lot of time getting in and out of the car — and losing her keys as a result. So give her a helping hand with a Tile Pro Smart Tracker.

The tile can be attached to a keyring, a smartphone, or any valuable object you can’t afford to lose. With an app downloaded to an iOS or Android device, users can activate the tile to make a noise whenever the object is misplaced. And, its 200-foot Bluetooth range makes it possible to locate items in large spaces.

Price: $34.50

5. Leather Crossbody Bag by Things Remembered

Leather Bag

Another thoughtful gift for Mom is a saffiano leather cross-body bag from Things Remembered that’s monogrammed with her very own name or initials. That way, she’ll feel extra special this Mother’s Day and countless days to follow.

The bag is versatile for everyday errands or date night with it’s small size and premium materials. She’ll think it’s a designer purse, even though you won’t be paying designer prices. Just keep in mind that you can always bring the price down a little more by topping your order with a Things Remembered coupon at checkout.

Price: $65.00

6. Brussel’s Japanese Red Quince Bonsai

Bonsai Tree

Make every single day cheery for Mom by giving her a beautiful Japanese Red Quince Bonsai to spruce up one of her favorite spaces. The plant’s petite size and strong blooms make it perfect for any desk, side table, or even a front entry room.

Since the bonsai is sold through Amazon, you can have your gift conveniently delivered straight to Mom’s doorstep for a fun surprise when the big day rolls around. And, if you’re an Amazon Prime member, you’ll get an even sweeter deal since your order will qualify for free 2-day shipping.

Price: $32.00

 

7. Google Home Smart Speaker & Home Assistant

Google Home

Help your Mom tackle her daily to-do list by giving her a Google Home. The voice-activated speaker acts as a personal assistant that plays music, provides answers from Google, adjusts smart home devices and manages your daily tasks at the simple command of your voice.

The easy-to-use Google Home is compatible with both Android and iOS, so Mom won’t have a learning curve to start using it. It can also be paired with a Google Mini or Google Max for those who want to expand their smart assistants throughout the home.

Price: $129.99

8. BH Cosmetics Dot Collection 11 Piece Brush Set

Cosmetic Set

The Bright White Brush Set and Bag is the perfect gift for the mother who forgets to pamper herself. With this present, you can help update her makeup arsenal with a collection of top-rated brushes according to beauty experts and Instagram gurus. Yet, you’ll barely have to pay up at checkout since the price tag is only a little over $10.

The set comes with six cruelty-free, synthetic brushes for all makeup application needs. The additional pouch also makes it a cute gift and a handy one to stash inside a purse while running errands.

Price: $21.97

9. Wacaco Company Minipresso NS

Minipresso NS

The Mom who is also a coffee aficionado is sure to get a kick out of the Wacaco Minipresso. The portable espresso machine is hand-powered making it ideal for picnics, camping, hiking, or for the impromptu espresso break when there’s no cafe nearby.

The lightweight espresso maker uses Nespresso capsules and comes with a detachable cup that makes brewing a pain-free process. It also doesn’t require any electricity to operate, so you’ll never have to worry about plugs or charging.

Price: $37.41

 

10. Martha Stewart Collection Plush Bathrobe

Plush Bathrobe

Treat Mom to simple luxury by giving her a Martha Stewart Collection Plush Bathrobe that will make her feel extra comfortable and cozy whenever she slips it on. Perfect to wear on lazy days at home or while unwinding in the evening, a plush bathrobe is a versatile and often overlooked garment.

The ultra-plush bathrobe is one size fits all, machine washable, and has a snug belted closure. It already comes boxed, too, making it ideal for gift wrapping.

Price: $24.99

11. Syndicate Home & Garden Create Your Own Terrarium Kit

DIY Terrarium Kit

Unleash your Mom’s inner green thumb with a gardening kit as your present this Mother’s Day. The Create Your Own Terrarium Kit by Syndicate Home & Garden includes a lidded glass jar, hydro stones, soil, and moss.

Unlike other pre-made terrariums that come with sky-high prices, starting from scratch with this simple kit makes it affordable, and it will bring her joy as she watches her creation grow.

Price: $26.87

12. eufy RoboVac 11

eufy RoboVac 11

Few people claim that they actually enjoy cleaning. So if your Mom isn’t a part of that pack, snatch up a Eufy RoboVac so she can kick up her feet while she watches her floor getting cleaned.

The Eufy RoboVac garners top ratings from industry experts and is a favorite in customer reviews. With automatic recharging, a drop sensor to avoid falls, and a high-capacity li-ion battery that delivers 1.5 hours of activity, the RoboVac is one of the best in vacuum tech.

Price: $250.00

 

13. Mom Sterling Silver Necklace

Mom Sterling Silver Necklace

Sometimes, you can’t mess with the classics — especially when it comes to gift-giving. That’s why you can never go wrong by giving her a Sterling Silver Necklace this Mother’s Day.

Mom will love the solid 925 Sterling Silver necklace with Cubic Zirconia. The hypoallergenic piece also comes with a jewelry gift box and polishing cloths.

The necklace hangs on an 18-inch cable chain secured with a spring ring clasp making it a simple yet high-quality gift that any Mom will appreciate wearing.

Price: $24.99

14. Drops Of Youth™ Skincare Collection by The Body Shop

Skincare Collection

Pamper your mother’s youthful-looking skin by giving her the Drops Of Youth™ Skincare Collection. The kit by The Body Shop includes a youth concentrate and day cream that is sure to keep her skin feeling smooth and supple.

Both products provide the perfect skincare regimen to help your Mom fight aging the moment it appears. The kit (a $72 value) is a terrific gift for Mom and comes in a box that’s perfect for gift-giving, which makes it too good of a deal to resist.

Price: $62.00

 

Bottom-line: There’s no reason to freak out as Mother’s Day creeps up on your calendar.

Shop for one of these reasonably priced gifts for Mom and you’re guaranteed to make any Mother, Grandma, or Mom-to-be a very happy woman. And better yet, your bank account will survive the holiday completely unphased.

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