15 One-of-a-Kind Mother’s Day Gifts From Etsy That Are $50 or Less

updated Apr 15, 2021
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Believe it or not, Mother’s Day is just a few weeks away. And after an especially challenging 2020, this year feels like a really good time to celebrate your mom, grandma, aunt, or any other important female figure in your life with something fun, unique, and extra special. If you’re wondering where you’ll find a gift that fits the bill, look no further than Etsy. The online marketplace is one of our favorite resources for thoughtful yet affordable handmade presents. Below, we rounded up 15 of our favorite finds that any mom will appreciate.

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One of the most beloved items in any kitchen is the box of recipes passed down through generations. For a gift that is sure to bring a smile (and maybe a few happy tears!), have one of mom's favorite family recipes engraved onto a bamboo cutting board — in its original handwriting. Looking at this functional piece of art will make her feel nostalgic long after the holiday is over.

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Offering an unlikely combination of sugary treat and delicate art, these beautiful small-batch lollipops will delight any mom's eye — and her tastebuds. Flavored with natural strawberry and violet extract, they're embedded with sustainably grown pressed flowers and herbs. Choose between six or 12 pops.

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was $45.00

This personalized wooden recipe book binder is a thoughtful gift for moms who like to create their own recipes or jot down their grocery lists. Choose from several sizes, multiple paper colors, and five different colors of wood. Bonus: The next time she's looking for a recipe, she'll think of you!

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was $17.80

With humor, a taco metaphor, and a Bonnie Tyler reference, this soft jersey tee hits the trifecta. On days when your mom (or daughter who's a mom) has a hard time keeping it all together, this gift will give her a good reason to laugh.

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Mama needs her coffee, right? Brighten up her morning routine with one of these Fair Trade-certified ceramic coffee mugs that are hand-thrown by master potters, then hand-glazed and fired in traditional kilns. They come in solid colors, stripes polka dots, and speckles, so you can buy just one or snag a matching set.

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Got a mom with a green thumb? She can make her own herbal tea with this 100 percent organic herbal tea garden kit. It comes with non-GMO German chamomile, holy basil, English lavender, lemon blam, wild bergamot, and mint seeds, which are easy to germinate and can be used fresh or dried in teas, cocktails, or infused waters.

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Cheers to moms! This personalized wine tumbler is perfect for an outdoor celebration. With 11 colors and seven fonts to choose from, you can customize this tumbler to your mom's taste.

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Equal parts form and function, this hanging fruit basket will help keep your mom's produce fresh for longer and add a modern, bohemian look to her kitchen. Handmade in Nashville, TN, the charming macrame accent spans roughly 18 inches from top to bottom.

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Moms who appreciate the importance of a good breakfast will love these cereal-and-milk candles. Choose between six classic varieties, including Cocoa Puffs, Lucky Charms, and Apple Jacks for a gift that smells as sweet as it looks.

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This cute wooden spoon is perfect for moms who love to bake. You can choose between three different sayings: "Cooking is love made visible," "Grow through what you go through," and "Love grows here." The spoon comes in adorable lemon print wrapping paper, or you can get it wrapped in a reusable dish towel for an extra charge (and extra-fun touch).

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For the gardening mom, these wooden herb garden stakes are a great gift idea. This set comes with handmade white acrylic stakes for thyme, oregano, sage, basil, and rosemary, which are sure to make any herb garden look extra charming.

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This set is two Mother's Day gifts in one. It comes with two silicone pot holders and three handcrafted, 100 percent cotton trivets that will help your mom with all of her cooking and hostessing needs. The heat-insulated trivets are woven with cotton strings with eco-friendly colorization, accented with hand-sewn details, and come in white and two shades of gray.

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Simple and elegant, this handmade Terracotta pot is etched with stripes and topped with a rustic whitewash finish. Measuring 6.5 inches in both height and diameter, the planter is the perfect size for a small plant that can live on your mom's countertop, desk, or coffee table.

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Whether your mom prefers coffee or tea, this miniature ceramic spoon rest and teabag holder is a great little accessory for her desk. It comes in 11 different colors, including an adorable cactus pattern!

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As a teenager, I made fun of my mom for the number of dish towels she received every holiday. Now, though, I understand the hype (sorry, Mom). They're practical, sustainable, and elevate the look of your kitchen. This hand-block-printed cactus tea towel is not only adorable, it's also lint free, quick drying, and machine washable. Bonus: The towel comes in compostable packaging.