10 Unique Mother’s Day Gifts for $25 or Less

updated Apr 6, 2023
We independently select these products—if you buy from one of our links, we may earn a commission. All prices were accurate at the time of publishing.
Post Image
Credit: SolStock/Getty Images

Mark your calendars, folks: Mother’s Day is May 14. While that means you still have a good month to get her something sweet, thoughtful, and ideally not a bathrobe (or any of those other cliché Mother’s Day gifts), it’s never too early to start. To help you come up with a good idea (that won’t bust your budget for the rest of the month), we rounded up 10 unique-yet-inexpensive gifts for any and all moms who like to cook or just hang out in the kitchen. From must-have cookbooks and tasty treats to delicious condiments and cookware she never knew she needed, she’s definitely going to be impressed with these finds. Looking for more Mother’s Day gift ideas? Check out our favorite Etsy finds, the best cookbooks for moms, and the best Mother’s Day flowers money can buy.

Do you have any other ideas for $25 or less? Share them in the comments below!

1 / 10

We love these edible lavender bulbs, which your mom can enjoy far longer than a bouquet of flowers. The label says to whisk some into a vinaigrette, sprinkle some on top of fresh berries or cupcakes, or to mix into strawberry shortcakes, but we're guessing your brilliant mama will have a few more ideas, too.

2 / 10

If your mom already has the cookbook of the same name and loved the Netflix series, you need to get her this cute print set. If she doesn't have the book and hasn't seen the show, wrap up the book for Mother's Day and promise her that you'll set a date to binge the show together.

3 / 10
Uncommon Goods

This Paint Your Own Mug Kit is sure to keep your mom entertained for a while. It comes with everything she needs to design the ultimate mug. Bonus points if you pick up a bag of her favorite coffee or tea!

4 / 10
was $28.00

How adorable is this honey pot?! This stoneware container features a wood dipper and the lid, allowing the dipper to stay inside, keeping her table and counters clean. It's also microwave- and oven-safe, which means warming up the honey is a breeze.

5 / 10
Uncommon Goods

Sure, your mom can roast garlic without this cast-iron contraption, but that doesn't mean she should have to! In addition to being adorable, it also eliminates the need for aluminum foil.

6 / 10
West Elm
was $20.00

Mom's known for her famous iced tea, so why not gift her a pitcher worthy of her creation? This fluted pitcher is a simple and stylish way to dress up her tablescape this spring.

7 / 10

If your mom likes her food with a little kick, she's going to love Momofuku's Chili Crunch oil. Developed by David Chang and the Momofuku Goods team, this oil features three types of Mexican chilis, crunchy garlic, and shallots for a secret ingredient she'll love incorporating into her recipes.

8 / 10

Technically a gift for BOTH of your parents, this cookbook features more than 100 healthy recipes developed to feed two people.

9 / 10
was $24.99

For the mom who loves a good two-in-one almost as much as she likes to cook. This innovative spatula features a built-in (and removable) thermometer that registers temperates from -58 degrees Fahrenheit to 572 degrees Fahrenheit, perfect for everything from checking the temp on roasts to ensuring her caramel gets to the perfect temperature.

10 / 10
Williams Sonoma

Nothing says spring like Meyer lemon, and if Mom's a fan she'll love this bread mix from Williams Sonoma. All she has to do is add butter, milk and eggs, then bake to whip up a fragrant, golden loaf. Here's hoping she'll share!