There is no shame in being low on funds and needing to look for cheap gifts for mom this year.
The old saying is still true: it’s the thought that counts. You can still get her something thoughtful that she will adore. But when you are shopping for mom on a budget, you have fewer choices and might need inspiration.
Whether you are wondering what to get mom for her birthday, Mother’s Day, or Christmas, here are some great gift ideas for mom under $50.
1. Consumables That She Loves
Though we love them all, every mom is different. One might love starting the day with herbal tea, another might inhale coffee.
Consumables make great cheap gifts for anybody as long as you know what they like. Here are some ideas to get you started:
- Independent ground coffee
- Nice herbal tea
- Wine from her favorite winery
- Homemade cake or cookies
- Charcuterie board treats
These can be great inexpensive, cheap gifts for mom. But they are thoughtful gifts because they rely on you to know what she does or does not consume.
Do not bake her cookies if she has told you she is going on a diet!
2. Personal (or Personalized) Gifts
Gifting something personalized adds a little something extra, without spending extra.
Buying personalized presents for mom could be as simple as buying something with her name on it. Here are some inexpensive examples:
- Sunglasses case
- Pen and other stationery
- Tote bag
Etsy has some great, cheap options. You could also buy her a gift with her birthstone or star sign. For example, buy her a bouquet of Aries flowers or a January bracelet with a garnet gem.
3. Something She Will Find Useful
Is your mom always complaining about her broken bottle opener? Or her worn-out oven mitts?
Useful presents are not the most exciting gifts, but they can make the best cheap gifts for mom.
You will not be spending your hard-earned money on a useless trinket. And your mom will open up your gift with a sigh of relief that she has something she needs and her children listen to her!
4. Books or Movies
If your mom likes kicking back with a good book or movie nights then oh boy, you have a lot of potential cheap gifts for mom.
Sneak a peek at her collections. Note down any authors, directors, or genres she likes and buy her editions that she does not have.
Shop second-hand if it won’t offend your mom. You could end up with a huge and thoughtful gift for her by spending very little.
5. Gift Your Time!
Last but not least, you could (and should) gift your time.
Plan a movie night. Offer to weed her flower beds while she sips a cocktail in her backyard. Drive her to a lookout to watch the sunset.
Even organizing her photo albums and reliving memories could be the best gift you could give her.
There is nothing more valuable in the world to moms than spending time with their babies.
Show You Care for Less With These Cheap Gifts for Mom
Buying cheap gifts for mom does not mean you do not care. In fact, you can show you care a lot with these thoughtful yet inexpensive gifts.
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