6 Simple, Charming Gifts to Celebrate Your Mom

Wondering what to get mom this year? Here are some ideas for every budget, plus one big hint for those with no budget at all.

6 Simple, Charming Gifts to Celebrate Your Mom Photo (cc) by kelticsol

Mother’s Day is just around the corner. How do you plan on celebrating your mom this year? Want to go beyond flowers or brunch but can’t nail down the right gift?

According to online coupon site RetailMeNot, a majority of moms say they favor sentimental gifts.

“In fact, more than half would rather receive something sentimental (58 percent) than something creative (19 percent), experiential (13 percent) or expensive (6 percent),” RetailMeNot said.

In that spirit, check out RetailMeNot’s 28 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas Under $100. Here are six of our favorites that, at the very least, may set you moving in the right direction:

  1. Jewelry. “I See Myself In You” pendant necklace is a solid choice for a gift for mom. It’s described as a “simple, self-reflective way to show your love for someone who shares your features — or your spirit.” $65.
  2. Heartwarming pillow. The neutral-toned “Raise Them” pillow features a sentimental saying on the front — “You’re the Mom everyone wishes they had” — and back — “Great Women, may we know them, be them and raise them.” $42.50.
  3. Relax, mom. A yoga kit, like this one from Element, is a good choice for the mom who needs to relax and de-stress, plus it rings in at less than $30.
  4. Pamper kit. If you want to give mom a spa day, but can’t quite afford to send her to a spa, the next best thing may be this sea salt therapy skincare gift set from Kohl’s. It includes body wash, skin smoother, body butter, body gloss and hand-and-nail cream for $29.50.
  5. Journal. Mom’s One Line a Day Journal lets mom jot down a sentence or two each day for up to five years. The keepsake journal sells for $14.40.
  6. Music lover. If your mama loves to groove to her own tunes, check out this tiny speaker that packs a big sound. It streams via Bluetooth from any smart device and includes a speakerphone and a remote shutter for taking selfies. It retails for $24.90.

Still stumped? RetailMeNot offers this statistic, which might suggest skipping purchases altogether: Turns out, “53 percent of moms would most want help with housework like cooking or cleaning on Mother’s Day,” the coupon site says.

I personally love homemade gifts. My husband is great at doing a craft with our two kids (ages 1 and 4) for Mother’s Day — and all the holidays, for that matter. I usually get a big hanging flower plant to put outside as well.

What do you have in mind for your mom this Mother’s Day? If you’re a mom, what do you hope to receive? Share your comments below or on our Facebook page. And share this article on your Facebook page.

Krystal Steinmetz
Krystal Steinmetz
A former television and radio reporter, I stay at home with my two young children, run a small craft business and freelance for Money Talks News. I have a BA in journalism ... More

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