Don’t let your Cinco De Mayo celebrations make you forget that Mother’s Day is going to be here before we know it. (FYI: It is this Sunday.) If you haven’t started shopping, don’t worry because there’s still plenty of time to get a fantastic gift for your mom. You don’t have to worry if you don’t have a huge budget either because there are plenty of affordable things you can buy that are just as nice as some of the fancier items. You can easily get something great without having to spend two months eating nothing but microwaveable noodles because you blew your budget.
Here are 16 Mother’s Day gifts that look more expensive than they actually are:
If you have a crafty mother, she will always appreciate a new project. First she can design her own apron with the DIY kit, then she can use it when she’s cooking. Hopefully she’ll bake you something nice as a thank you.
Six pieces of makeup for under $50? You might want to get one for yourself too. It comes in five different colors, so you can have one and your mom can have a different shade. If you’re strapped for time, you don’t even have to wrap it. Just pop everything into the cute clutch.
If your mom has been using the same old black wallet since as long as you can remember, it might be time to give her a fun one. This snakeskin printed case is perfect for all her essential cards.
You don’t have to take out a loan to be able to afford to buy your mom jewelry. Give her a funky piece of costume jewelry instead of precious gold and silver. She’ll love it just as much.
What looks like a slim clutch bag is actually a limited edition makeup palette. It contains a whopping 28 eyeshadows, 7 blush and 7 lipsticks in cheerful colors that are perfect for summer.
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Your mom should be able to fit all of her belongings in this roomy bag. The only better thing than lots of storage space is that it is reversible. Flip it around and it’s a silver color that matches with almost anything.
Instead of getting your mother one beauty product, give her a set that allows her to try a bunch of different things and choose her favorites. This four-piece set has mascara, an eyeshadow trio, foundation primer and eyeshadow primer, and the mini bottles are perfect for moms who frequently travel.
This set of flameless candles adds ambiance to any room without the fire hazard. Your mother can turn the battery-powered votives off and on depending on whether she need a bit of light.
These earrings add a pop of color to any outfit. They’re a fun alternative to classic studs but they’re still small enough to work for everyday.
This set has enough rich moisturizer to keep your mom’s skin moisturized for years. Never again will you hear her complaining about dry skin. It has a fantastic range of scents for every season including coconut, satsuma and olive.
Buying fragrances for other people can be difficult. You don’t have to worry about whether your mom prefers citrusy flowers or powdery flowers with this kit. She can blend her own bespoke perfume depending on whatever mood she’s in that day.
Scarves are great all year round. This pretty floral print scarf will brighten up any one of your mother’s outfit. Furthermore, it’s perfect on those chilly spring nights.
Bring the spa to your mom with this gift set. It contains shampoo, a body elixir cream, whipped buttercream souffle, exfoliation sugar scrub and a dead sea salt soak. Just make sure she allows enough time to enjoy everything properly.
This definitely isn’t your average candle. Your mom will keep this candle long after she’s burned it down thanks to the beautiful coral lid.
If your mom prefers to put pen to paper as opposed to typing away on her phone, she’ll love this gorgeous diary. The 160-page book with peacock cover makes even the most tech-addicted person want to pick up a pen.
The products are as good as the sweet packaging in this six-piece set. It includes three oils and three creams that will leave your mom with glowing, beautiful skin. Best of all, it comes in a cute bag that is far too cute to throw away.