The 20 best Mother’s Day gift ideas under $150

You don’t have to spend a fortune on the perfect present. These Mother’s Day gift ideas—under $150—will do the trick.

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Mother’s Day is all about showing your mom some love, and while we think handmade Mother’s Day cards are pretty darn cute, you know you can do better. We do, of course, recommend taking your mama out for a ridiculously good brunch in Chicago, placing an order at one of the top flower shops in Chicago or booking luxurious spa treatments for two at one of the finest spas in Chicago, but you’re also going to have to buy a gift, because that’s your mom, dammit! If you need a little inspiration, we’ve picked out some beautiful presents—all under $100—that will convince your mom that you are, truly, her favorite out of all your siblings.

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Mother’s Day gift ideas

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For the pamper-loving mom

For the pamper-loving mom

There's nothing fun about shaving, but that was until Billie came around. Built with women in mind, this fun, feminine and health-conscious shaving kit makes a great gift for the mom who loves to try new products. 

Billie gift subscriptions are $27 for six months and $54 for twelve months, mybillie.com

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For the baking mom

For the baking mom

Nothing tastes better than ma's freshly-made treats. While she may love the act of baking, curating all those ingredients and sourcing new recipes can be tedious. Make mom's next bake-a-thon easier by gifting her one of Red Velvet's mouthwatering kits. Maybe she'll share the bounty with you. 

Red Velvet NYC Lemon Poppy Seed Kit, $26, redvelvetnyc.com

 

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For the generous mom

For the generous mom

Show your mom just how thankful you are for everything she's done over the years with this gift box called "Merci." Bonus: the box and gifts inside come prepackaged and wrapped. 

Box Fox Merci, $32, shopboxfox.com

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For the mom who needs to unwind

For the mom who needs to unwind

Next time your mom is feeling stressed, she'll be grateful for this lovely incense holder which she can use while breathing and meditating. Just make sure to purchase some incense for her too! 

American Heirloom walnut and maple incense holder, $38, aheirloom.com

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For the nostalgic mom

For the nostalgic mom

Now here’s a gift, which will bring a tear to any mother’s eye—in a good way! This customizable calendar will be a constant reminder (er, at least for the next 365 days) of the most precious memories you’ve shared over the years. Have Kleenex ready.

Wood Calendar, $30, artifactuprising.com

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For the green thumb mom

For the green thumb mom

For the mom who’s always holding a trowel, this cute, mid-century style planter will make a happy home for mom’s latest plant project.

CB2 Sulli Light Pink Planter, $14.95

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For the particular mom

For the particular mom

Desperate to get your mom the perfect present? This gifting service makes shopping a complete breeze and is a reliable option for any son or daughter whose mom is known to be a tad, well, picky. GiftNow allows you to select amazing items from online retailers and virtually send the gift suggestion via email, after which the gifted can either choose to accept the present or change it up based on their personal preference. Happy shopping! 

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For the mom with a sweet tooth

For the mom with a sweet tooth

Allow mom to indulge in her cravings—it is her special day after all! These truffle chocolates almost look too pretty to eat, but we encourage you to gorge on them because these decadent sweets will melt in your mouth.

Mini Melanie, $39, minimelanie.com

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For the mom with a floral allergy

For the mom with a floral allergy

Is ma allergic to flowers? Baked Bouquet is the solution! This New Jersey bakery creates the most stunning floral arrangements out of—yep, you guessed it—cupcakes. Hell, we’ll take the smell of buttercream frosting over a sweet-smelling rose any day. And, yes, these sweets are actually delivered with a vase attached. So authentic!

S-Potted in Pink, starting at $59, bakedbouquet.com

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For the wino mom

For the wino mom

If your mom's beverage of choice is always vino, this gorgeous wine decanter will remind her of you every time she pours herself a glass. 

RBT Wine Decanter, $99.95, williams-sonoma.com

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For the mom whose home always smells amazing

If you have one of those moms whose house always seems to smell like a freshly baked apple pie/spring garden/mulled cider, she’ll no doubt appreciate another set of scented candles to add to her collection. This set from Parisian parfumerie Diptyque features three mini candles in subtle scents: rose, fig tree and bay.

Diptyque Set of Mini Candles, $100 at diptyqueparis.com

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For the accessorizing mom

For the accessorizing mom

This minimalistic and fashionable leather backpack is perfect for any mom who has to schlep her laptop around every day. 

Moshi Helios Mini Savanna backpack, $129.95, moshi.com 

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For the flashy mom

For the flashy mom

When in doubt, spring for jewelry. Cop these pretty tassle drop earrings to make ma feel extra special this year.

Erin Tracy Tassle Hoop Earrings, $275, erintacy.ca

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