10 of the Sweetest, Most Thoughtful Mother’s Day Gifts on Etsy (for $50 or Less)

updated Mar 23, 2023
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Mother’s Day is one of the hardest holidays to shop for. How in the world do you find something that says “I appreciate everything you did to make me this well-adjusted adult” and also fits inside a wrap-able gift box? A fluffy bathrobe or warm slippers might do the trick around end-of-the-year holidays, and a bottle of wine is always a welcome present. But for the one day dedicated to moms and motherhood, we recommend getting more creative and personalized with your gift-giving.

This selection of gifts from Etsy includes options that any mom will appreciate. They’re all also at least a little bit practical, so they speak to different hobbies, interests, and tastes. Any one of these carefully-curated and affordable gifts will get the job done — especially if you pair it with a thoughtful note. (Don’t worry, we included some writing prompts to help you out with that, too!)

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You could go one of two ways with these colorful cups: You can thank your mom for always helping you look on the bright side, or you can tell her your cup is full thanks to all she taught you. Either way you have nine colors to choose from and they're all handmade so each one is special.

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was $19.95

For an unexpected twist on all-too-common candle gifts, try this himalayan salt candle holder. It has a mesmerizing glow when in use and doubles as a decor piece when it's not in use. Remember to grab a pack of tea candles, too, and in the gift card you can thank your mom for lighting the way for you.

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This handmade pitcher will come in handy the next time you visit and want to share a glass of lemonade, iced tea, or water together. It also works great as a flower vase, so if you're gifting this in person make sure to get a nice bouquet, too. You can tell your mom you wish you pitched in more when you were younger.

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This oven mit and pot holder set is a reminder that for all the years your mom protected you, now it's time for you to help keep her safe (at least from kitchen burns). With 18 colors to choose from, you'll be sure to find one she loves the best.

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If your mom enjoys gardening, these customized plant markers are a lovely way to add style to her indoor or outdoor garden. Choose among 69 different common plant names or type in a custom one to make this the perfect gift.

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You can’t repay your mom for all that sleep she lost during your first few years, but you can help her caffeinate now. Give her this gorgeous metal and glass coffee maker with the promise that you’ll swing by more often to enjoy a cup of coffee with her. This bundle includes the metal stand, filter holder, coffee pitcher, and 40 paper filters.

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Your mom deserves a rest, as well as some stylish, customized kitchenware. You can personalize this ceramic spoon rest with your choice of 12 accent colors and by adding up to three lines of text. That gives you enough room to write either a short, thoughtful message or just your mom's name.

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This citrus juicer is the most perfect gift for the person who taught you how to make lemonade out of lemons. It includes a convenient pour spout and has a speckled, one-of-a-kind design for a nice personalized touch.

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Whether you prefer to just get your mom a nice card or need one to accompany another gift, this funny and touching gift card is a thoughtful choice. It made us giggle and we’re guessing it’ll do the same for you and your mom.

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Upgrade your mom's butter storage situation with this chic ceramic French butter bell. You can choose four different color options for the interior, and remember: There’s no butter, er, better mom in the whole wide world.