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20 Best Mother’s Day Gifts (mostly) under $50
As Mother’s Day nears, I’m reminded of how grateful I am for my mom and who I’ve become because of her.
My mom had a creative girl when she had me and she was smart enough to let me shine. Whenever I had crazy ideas (like acting out a new play I just wrote by setting up a stage in the backyard; show horses; make apple head dolls, and so much more) she never said, “Oh, honey, you can’t do that.” She said, “If you can find a way to afford it, you can do it. If you want it bad enough you’ll figure it out.”
So many things I did because my mom gave me strength from an early age. I did act out plays in the backyard, even had carnivals. When I was eleven I decided I wanted to show horses, but we didn’t have the money, so I cleaned stalls, galloped racehorses, and babysat so I could afford all that came with showing western pleasure, equitation, and trail. I twirled a baton in competitions, danced in competitions, ran for rodeo queen, roped, ran barrels, made graphic tees, sewed clothes, went to college (first person in our family to get a college degree), joined a sorority, had dogs, owned a restaurant, built an online greeting card business from nothing, learned to build websites, made jewelry and glass beads, made pottery, sketched, painted, wrote screenplays, produced a movie, had a movie produced, built a highly successful jewelry business (and sold it), wrote a book on hiking Iowa, currently write fiction, and I’m learning photography and film. Who knows what will be next?!?
But I know when my last day comes I’ll never say, coulda, shoulda, woulda. Thanks mom!
20 great gifts for mother’s day 2019!
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20. Cricut Accessories
19. bando Taco Yoga Mat $32.00
Yoga moms will savor the reminder of the coming reward for their workout with every downward-facing dog.
18. Wine Club Membership (prices vary)
What mom wouldn’t love to have bottles of wine delivered to her door? One less thing she has to add to the grocery list.
17. Stainless Steel Wine Glasses $16.99
Speaking of wine, we love these stainless steel glasses that keep wine cold, and keep it from spilling. Perfect for summer outings!
16. Kate Spade Card Holder $29.99
We love this for a night out, or a day out for that matter. Slip a driver’s license and a few credit/debit cards in and it fits nicely in a pocket or clutch purse.
15. Kate Spade Springtime Kitchen Set $34.98
No time or money to change the entire kitchen for spring and summer, so this set from Kate Spade will lighten and liven up any kitchen.
14. Lafco Marine Bar Soap $17.00
For every mom with “beachy” style, this eco-friendly bar soap smells just like a day by the seaside. Great for memories of those beach side days.
13. Capri Blue Volcano Diffuser Set $27.20
Scents of heavenly tropical fruits, sugared citrus, lemons and lime with a scent of misty mountainous highlands. Made in the USA and last over 100 hours.
12. What I Love About Mom personalized book $10
Clever “fill in the blank” book to describe why your mom is the best.
11. Smart Plugs $32.99
These plugs can be controlled with the Smart Life mobile app. Make mom’s life easier, she can manage appliances and timers even when she’s away from home.
10. iPrep Tablet Stand $34.99
Makes watching her favorite show while in the tub, or in the kitchen easier. And it’s great for hands free recipe reading.
9. Travel Coffee Press $30.00
Is mom always on the run? Errands and kid activities and more. Well, now she can put her ground coffee beans and hot water right in her travel mug, brew and drink.
8. Beehive Candle $41.45
120 hours of burning time.
7. Iluminage Skin Rejuvenating Eye Mask $35
After a long day, this eye mask will not only help mom sleep, but it will help minimize fine lines! I’ll take 3 please!
6. Ember Temperature Controlled Mug $79.95
This one is a little up there in price, but how nice to have your coffee, tea, or hot toddy kept at the perfect temperature? This is one mom will love for sure.
5. Kindle Paperwhite $129.99
Great for reading outdoors! And now it’s waterproof too. Perfect all summer long.
4. Omaha Steaks Filet Mignon (2 steaks) $51.99
Perfect for date night when the kids are at a friend’s house. Dinner for two?
3. MoMA Chalkboard Vase $26.90
Let mom’s inner artist come through.
2. Mom Fuel Wine Glass $14.95
Just what a tired mom needs at the end of the day. And no stem, so not easily knocked over.
1. Digital Photo Frame $44.99
What better gift than the memories immortalized in images. Mom will cry when you give her this gift preloaded with family photos.