8 Modern, Budget-Friendly Gift Ideas for Your Mom Figures Under $50

04.26.21 | By
8 Modern, Budget-Friendly Gift Ideas for Your Mom Figures Under $50

May 9th is just around the corner which means if you haven’t starting planning what to get the mother figures in your life for Mother’s Day, it might be a good time to start! We previously shared Mother’s Day gift ideas without a budget in mind, but this time we’re keeping it under $50 because times have been tough for a lot of people over the last year. Below you’ll find 8 modern + budget-friendly gift ideas for all the mothers in your life with price tags under $50.

Do Not Disturb Candle by Cancelled Plans \\\ $28
This candle says it all. For some mothers, all they want is some peace and quiet – even just a few minutes of alone time where no one is asking for anything or saying ‘mom’ 100x an hour. When the candle is lit, everyone should expect that “calls and notifications will be silenced until further notice.”

Big Dipper Mineral Bath by Bathing Culture \\\ $30
Another great way to give the mom in your life some alone time is insisting they take a bath with some stress-relieving bath salts. These mineral-rich salts help with muscle stress and will induce relaxation with its combination of epson salts, California Pacific sea salt, Himalayan pink salt, organic cypress, cedar and vetiver oil.

Loop Eye Pillow by OSTRICHPILLOW \\\ $29.75 (Reg. $35)
This cozy wrap envelops the head and eyes with padded comfort and blackout immersion helping to disconnect the mind and relax. It’s like a giant hug for your mom’s head. It’s great for travel or anytime you want to be left alone.

Black Obsidian Gua Sha Massage Tool by Alder New York \\\ $30
If you’ve spent any amount of time on TikTok lately, you’ve probably seen people showing how to use gua sha stones on the face. A tool used in traditional Chinese medicine, they improve skin health while relieving tension, reducing puffiness, stimulating collagen and promoting circulation.

Radiant Water Glasses by Puik Design \\\ $45
After some relaxation, everyone deserves a delicious cocktail (or mocktail if they don’t drink alcohol). These Design Milk Favorites make drinking more fun with the way light reflects off the glass and liquid inside. They come as a set of two, so your mom can enjoy a glass of whatever with a friend or loved one.

Gradient 1,000 Piece Puzzle – Purple/Teal by Areaware \\\ $35
If your mom figure is looking for a little challenge or is simply a puzzle lover, this three color blend puzzle is a fun one. The vibrant gradient is so visually appealing and would make a great piece of art if they want to frame it and hang it up on the wall when done.

Self Planner by Poketo \\\ $28
Is your mom a thinker or a planner? Does she live for organization? Or is she busy taking care of everyone around her? If so, this colorful planner is the perfect gift to help encourage her to prioritize the things that really matter.

Polka Terrazzo Planter by Les Pieds de Biche \\\ $45
For those with a green thumb or ones aspiring to have one, this playful planter comes in 10 colorways featuring colorful bits resulting in terrazzo patterns. Select your mom’s favorite color and a small plant or succulent and you have a thoughtful gift for Mother’s Day.

>>> For more modern gift ideas for Mother’s Day all under $50, head to the Design Milk Shop here! <<<

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Caroline Williamson is Editor-in-Chief of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.