Gift Edit 2023

30 Super-Thoughtful Mother’s Day Gifts for $100 or Less

updated Apr 28, 2023
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This feature is part of The Kitchn’s Gift Edit, our editor-curated collection of gift ideas. Need more inspiration? Check out all our guides here.

Not every meaningful gift has to come with a big price tag — and that includes Mother’s Day gifts. Ultimately, the goal here is to get Mom something she’ll use and adore — a little reminder of how much she is loved and appreciated. And, while it’s more than alright to spoil the moms, grandmothers, and mother figures in your life, we’re here to show you that a great gift doesn’t have to hurt your wallet. We rounded up 30 gift ideas that are all less than $100 — a lot of them actually less than $50) — that we’re confident your mom will love unwrapping this Mother’s Day. If your mom likes to cook, you’ll be sure to find the perfect gift as you scroll.

Have an affordable gift that was a hit with a mother in your life? We want to know about it! Tell us about your favorite Mother’s Day gifts in the comments below!

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Rifle Paper Co.
$34.95

This hydrangea pattern (through a partnership between Rifle Paper Co. and Corkcicle) is seriously pretty. Your mom will love it for sippin' on some chilled rosé, orange wine, or mocktails while she sits out in the garden this summer. The cups are durable and insulated, which makes them great for patios, picnics, and outdoor dining.

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Great Jones
$75.00

We've written about how ridiculously amazing this casserole dish from Great Jones is — and it's totally gift-worthy. Available in fun colors like Broccoli and Marinara, the dish has wide, looped handles that make it super easy to pick up and move into and out of the oven. Your mom will love it for mac and cheese, baked ziti, coffee cake, and more.

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Stonewall Kitchen
$13.95

This herb-infused scent from Stonewall Kitchen is great for a candle that will help neutralize the air in your kitchen after cooking dinner while still giving off a lovely smell. Using basil, thyme, and lavender essential oils, this all-soy candle is a perfect gift for the home cook who appreciates simple flavors.

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Material
$35.00

We included these plastic cutting boards in our list of Kitchn Essentials, which means we absolutely love them. They're lightweight, durable, dishwasher-safe, and available in cool shades like Deep and Coral.

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Ghia
$38.00

Non-alcoholic aperitifs are all the rage right now, and Ghia is one of the hottest ones around. With a mix of herbals and botanicals, this easy-to-sip drink pairs perfectly with something a little bubbly, making Mom's next go-to drink. It doesn't hurt that this bottle is cute, too.

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Daily Harvest
$50.00

Shopping for a mom who is always on the go? Gift her a box of Daily Harvest smoothies. The smoothies are delicious, nourishing, and, best of all, incredibly easy to make and take in the car. Tell the lucky recipient that all she has to do is add milk or water and blend.

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Vermont Bean Crafters Co.
$48.00

Beans for Mother's Day? Beans for Mother's Day! If your mom loves beans and, especially, cooking dried beans from scratch, this Bean Box Membership is for her. Every membership shipment includes six pounds of beans and one pound of "special accouterment," the company says, which could be, for example, a jar of herbs.

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Amazon
$39.42
was $46.00

For less than $60, this chef's knife is truly top-notch and a can't-miss gift. The knife is super-sharp and maintains its edge really well, so it stays slick for slicing and dicing. It also has a comfortable, grippy handle. Give it to your mom with a note that says she's a cut above!

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Food52
$55.00

The perfect grocery tote doesn't exist — oh, wait, it does. This Mother's Day, gift her The Market Tote. The ultimate grocery shopping staple, this multi-pocket canvas tote has space for everything from eggs and bread to drinks, flowers, and more!

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TRUFF
$24.99

Gift-worthy mayo might not seem like a thing, but this Truff Mayo is exactly that. Made with organic eggs, sunflower oil, and black winter truffles, it's some next-level stuff. Here's a fun idea: Make mom a BLT gift basket with this mayo and some great bread, bacon, lettuce, and local tomatoes.

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Jot
$19.50
was $26.00

If your mom love coffee, get her Jot. It's ultra-concentrated liquid coffee. Just a tablespoon of it (plus 8 ounces of milk or water) make for an ideal iced coffee or even an affogato. One bottle of Jot makes 14 coffee drinks, so if your mom goes through two cups of coffee a day, get her two bottles of Jot!

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Food52
$61.60
was $77.00

Any cook needs some good food storage options. These storage bowls are dishwasher- and microwave-safe and nest inside one another for easy storage. They're also far prettier than any food container needs to be, available in fun colors like Nordic Berry and Blush.

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Mochidoki
$100.00

It doesn't get better than this gift box of mochi ice cream. The box contains eight of Mochidoki's best-selling flavors (four of each!), which includes matcha, purple sweet potato, vanilla chip, cake batter, passion fruit (vegan!), mango (vegan!), black sesame, and strawberry.

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Omsom
$45.13
was $59.00

Omsom starters offer incredible kitchen shortcuts to get people to make Asian dishes at home. "Each starter combines all the sauces, aromatics, seasonings, citruses, and oils that decades of tradition call for," the company says. The bundle contains 12 starters that include Omsom's Southeast Asian and East Asian samplers, like Thai Larb and Vietnamese Lemongrass BBQ.

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Fancy Sprinkles
$24.00
was $36.00

These sprinkles are favorites of many Kitchn editors because they are FANCY (and by fancy, we mean super fun). And, if your mom is a baker, she'll love 'em. This set is a great place to start, but we suggest checking out the edible shimmer, too.

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ThermoWorks
$99.95

This is one of the best instant-read thermometers out there. It gives incredibly accurate temperature readings in seconds, it's waterproof, it has auto-wake and -sleep, and it has a backlight display so it's easy to read. If your mom likes to make roast chicken, barbecue or smoke foods, or bake bread, then she needs a Thermapen Mk4.

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Amazon
$36.99
was $39.95

This is Ina Garten's favorite pepper mill, which speaks volumes. It's super easy to load and use and has a clear base that catches all of the ground pepper. Pair it with some great peppercorns and Ina's newest cookbook, if your mom doesn't already have it.

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GIR
$74.95
was $94.65

We're huge fans of GIR, especially their spatulas, which are sturdy, nimble, dishwasher-safe, and perfect for all sorts of kitchen tasks. This set includes a mini spatula AND spoonula, a mini whisk, a mini flip, and a container to store it all in. The container even doubles has a measuring cup! We think moms will love this set's pepper color which is adorable and will add some flair to her kitchen.

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Amazon
$26.95

A great kitchen scale has endless uses (baking, portioning meatballs, weighing the correct amount of coffee beans for the perfect cuppa, etc.). For about $25, the price of this super-accurate Escali scale is unbeatable. It even comes in colors including Soft Pink, Tarragon Green, and Royal Blue.

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East Fork
$40.00

We're smitten with all of the pieces East Fork has to offer, but there's something about their quintessential mug we think your mom will particularly get a kick out of. In the end, though, you can't go wrong getting Mom a mug, a plate or two, or even a popcorn bowl.

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Amazon
$69.99

If your mom likes to go on picnics or to the beach or has a camper, this backpack is a super-handy gift. It comes with everything she'll need, including a blanket, cutting board, corkscrew, plates, glasses, and flatware for four.

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Burlap & Barrel
$52.99
was $55.94

If your mom's anything like ours, then she's had her spices for far too long. So, this year, consider gifting her these spices from Burlap & Barrel. It's an incredible company (read more about it here!) that makes spices that are equally as incredible. The six-, nine-, and 12-spice sets all cost less than $100.

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Amazon
$109.90

If your mom loves pasta, then this pasta maker is impastable to beat. Cheesy jokes aside, this is like the Cadillac of pasta makers and easily cranks out sheets of pasta and comes with cutters for fettuccine and tagliolini. We think the gold and light blue machines (both just under $100!) are gorgeous.

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Amazon
$29.95

Your mom deserves the best of the best — even when we're talking about salad spinners. Some salad spinners are hard to use and do a lackluster job of drying greens, but this salad spinner has a non-slip pump and button brake system and dries greens quickly.

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Walmart
$54.00

If your mom's been wanting an air fryer but doesn't have the space for a full-sized model and often cooks for two people, then this is the air fryer for her. At about $50, it's cute, compact, and easy to use, with a touch screen and a dial knob. Best of all, it works! It crisps french fries, cooks salmon, and browns broccoli with ease.

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Williams Sonoma
$49.95

Does your mom tend to cook from cookbooks? If so, get her this cookbook holder, which props the books open and looks stylish even when not in use.

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Brightland
$25.00

When it comes to luxe oils and vinegar, Brightland’s got its finger on the flavor pulse. Case in point: FOLKLORE. Made with persimmons, this bright, tangy vinegar is a unique addition Mom will adore adding to her pantry.

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Amazon
$39.99

You'll be hard-pressed to find a prettier compost bin than this! It has carbon filters to minimize smells and is dishwasher-safe for easy (read: less gross) cleanup. We suggest getting her the black one, which will hide (inevitable) stains.

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Etsy
$38.00

Does your mom have a favorite family recipe written on a recipe card or in a family cookbook? Consider getting her a custom-made cutting board that has the recipe (same handwriting and all!) laser engraved right into the wood. The final product is both beautiful and meaningful.

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Amazon
$30.59

This $20 popcorn popper almost always pops every last kernel and is super easy to use (just add popcorn kernels, plug it in, and let it do its thing). It'll help moms with kids reinvent family movie nights.