A great gift for Mother’s Day doesn’t have a cost a lot, in fact a lot of the best gifts you can give can cost almost nothing. For example, you can make your own handwritten card or put together a family picture book, anything that shows that you’ve given a lot of thought and effort into making. However, there’s certainly nothing wrong with expressing your love through buying gifts. If you feel like classic gifts like a bouquet of flowers or a box of chocolates is a bit overdone, perhaps you would find inspiration in the suggestions I have gathered below. Here are my list of 10 awesome but cheap Mother’s Day gift ideas.
Note: As a vegan myself, I only support products that contains no animal ingredients and have gone through no animal testing. Be sure to know that all the products I suggest here are vegan friendly!
1. Desert Essence – Coconut Shampoo & Conditioner
This product is soy, wheat and gluten free. It moisturizes your hair using ingredients like coconut oil, and Shea Butter to help your hair retain that moisture. People will love it for leaving the hair soft and not oily. The shampoo only takes a small amount to use, and can easily last over a year.
2. Fizzy Bath Bombs Gift Set
These fizzy bath bombs are vegan and made in small batches with all natural ingredients, no toxic or junk. It’s made with things like baking soda, dead sea salt, and Shea Butter to moisturize your body and providing a relaxing aromatherapy bath experience. It comes in 12 different colored balls, a different flavor each. Whether you’re looking for muscle and joint relief, bedtime ritual, or just relaxation, there’s a flavor appropriate for that. It’s a perfect gift for Mother’s Day!
3. Deluxe Bath Spa Gift Set for Women
Treat your mom on Mother’s Day to a day of at-home spa treatment with this gift set. It comes with 17 items made with all-natural ingredients, including: body wash with shea butter, hair shampoo, bath salts, fizzy bath bombs, and more! – everything to give your mom a spa treatment at home.
4. Vegan Faux Leather Tote Bag
A modern and stylish tote bag, made with cruelty free leather-like materials. There are lots of interior space to put your stuff like cellphone, keys and cosmetic things. It comes with a strap for making it a shoulder purse.
5. Magic Bullet – The Counter Magician
Magic Bullet is a machine that can be used as a blender, food processor, or a coffee grinder. Can be left on the counter and used regularly to whip up quick and healthy snacks and meals throughout the day, it’s a good Mother’s Day gift to encourage eating more freshly cooked foods. This 17 item set includes blades, cups, mugs, lids, and a recipe book.
6. Coffee or Tea Mug – “I’m a mom. What’s your superpower?”
A ceramic cup that holds 12 ounces, it is dishwasher and microwave safe, and it’s approved by the FDA. The cup is pink and red with a message saying “I’m a mom. What’s your superpower?” A sure winner for Mother’s Day gifts. Comes in a safely packaged and fun looking box.
7. Mother’s Day Plush Bear
A plush bear is a classic gift for any occasion. If you live with your mom you can place this on her bed on Mother’s Day. The bear is 6 inches tall and is made with a heart shape “love mom” on it.
8. Stump Teapot with Infuser
This is a cute little ceramic teapot for steeping tea. It comes with a deep stainless steel infuser with a smooth surface, which means that no tea leaves will be caught in it. The metal lid is attached to the pot, so no worries about the lid falling off as you pour. It is also dishwasher safe, making clean up a breeze. Perfect to give moms who drink a lot of tea.
9. Vegan Soy Candle w/ Therapeutic Essential Oils
This candle is made with organic soy vegetable oil and contains no toxic ingredients such as paraffin or petroleum oils. It uses a blend of essential oils and gives the room an aromatic lift. This candle is completely vegan and organic and contains no beeswax. It comes in a variety of scents for your choosing such as Lovespell, Vanilla Lavender, Fresh Linen, Stress Relieve, White Tea and Ginger, and Lavender.
This goes perfectly with the gifts I suggested for #2 and #3. Have your mom enjoy a hot bubble bath bomb or a home-spa, and make the room smell all pretty and exotic with a warm scented candle.
10. Decorative Shower Curtains
These shower curtains come in a variety of realistic 3D pictures printed on them, it can instantly transform your bathroom into a whole new world. The one in this picture is the serene forest landscape decor and goes appropriately for Mother’s Day with the gift I suggested in #2 on this list, but you can find the right theme for just about anyone regardless of their interests and personalities.
Who Started Mother’s Day?
Anna Jarvis is known for being the founder of Mother’s Day, which began in the US officially in 1914 when it was proclaimed as a national holiday by President Woodrow Wilson. The holiday comes every year on the second Sunday of May. Even though Anna Jarvis is most credited with founding Mother’s Day, it was her mother, Ann Reeves Jarvis, who first wished for it, expressing these words while praying:
I hope and pray that someone, sometime, will found a memorial mother’s day commemorating her for the matchless service she renders to humanity in every field of life. She is entitled to it.
After Ann passed away in 1905, Anna remembered her mother’s wish and intended to fulfill it, and indeed she did. But she later regretted it because of how over-commercialized it got.
6 Fun Facts About Mother’s Day
- There are about 85 million mothers in the US.
- Worldwide about 4 women give birth to a baby every second.
- According to a study by VIP Communications, call volumes in the US increases by just over 11% every Mother’s Day.
- Over 60% of Americans eat out at restaurants on Mother’s Day, and it is the busiest day of the whole year.
- People buy the most flowers during Mother’s day. It’s been reported that 25% of all flowers purchased in the US are from Mother’s Day.
- Americans spend an average of $21 billion on Mother’s Day. The most common gifts are greeting cards, but most of the $21 billion are spent on higher priced items like jewelry and going out to expensive restaurants.