Sunday, April 24, 2011

Mother's Day Gift Ideas Under $50

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Mother's Day is approaching -- May 8th to be exact. Do you know what you're going to get your Mom, Mother-in-Law, Grandmother or the mother figure in your life? Looking for an amazing, yet inexpensive gift idea? No need to fret. We've done the homework for you and asked a few people for their Mother's Day gift ideas and searched the web for some great deals.

If she's into cooking, Zelda thinks she'll adore the Vera Bradley apron and recipe book (just $18). Does Mom love jewelry? Be sure to check out the stunning Mother's Love Diamond Pendant from My Jewelry Box (valued at $100, now $49.99). So, no matter what she's into, we think you'll find something that she'll cherish from our Mother's Day gift ideas under $50 listed below.

See a steal? Don't wait until the last minute. Make sure you purchase your Mother's Day gift asap as some of these gifts will be going, going and then gone. Happy shopping!


Metal Tree Sculpture "Get your mother this beautiful metal tree sculpture ($40) that holds all of the family members' pictures upon it. The tree comes with 6 free frames, and you are allowed a one line message at the base of the tree. This tree goes for only $39.99 and your mother will be proud to show this off to other families that come to visit." - Rosie

Gotta Have S'more "I always loathe that flowers fade and die so quickly, but I'm fearful that the gift I'm getting for my mom this year will disappear just as fast. I'm sending her a dozen "S'muffins" from the company called "Gotta Have S'more" (a 4-pack is $10.50 and a dozen is $27.95). They make these little muffin-shaped s'more desserts available in a variety pack with flavors that include Milk Chocolate, Cookies n Creme, Peanut Butter and Almond Joy and Chocolate and Caramel and other creative combinations." - Brody

8 x 10 canvas "Every year, I am in a bind when it comes to deciding what to get my mom for mothers day. She is not an easy person to shop for as she has everything she could want or need. I was going to settle for the boring card hand written from my kids, with a gift card to her favorite shop, when I stumbled across what I thought was an original and one of a kind of gift. I took a picture of my kids with a sign that said "We have the Worlds Best Nana" and had it printed on a 8 x 10 canvas ($37.49, offered at 25% off + Free Shipping)... Amazing!" - Abby

Mother's Love Diamond Pendant in Sterling Silver with Chain Mother's Love Diamond Pendant in Sterling Silver with Chain, $49.99 (reg. $100) We just adore this Mother's Love Diamond pendant from My Jewelry Box don't you?! It sparkles with 10 crisp diamonds set in sleek sterling silver .925 as it hangs from an 18 inch chain included. It was originally $100 but you can pick it up for just $49.99. Shower her with a little bling this year with plenty of money to spare.

scrapbook "A homemade scrapbook ($4 & up). Add some colored paper, stickers, and some clever captions to photos printed at the self-serve kiosk at your local drugstore, and you not only have a wonderful gift, but you can keep adding to it. And what a great way to spend time with mom on Mother's Day - going through a photo album and walking down memory lane together." - D.M.

hardback photo album "I was able to make a hardback photo album ($27.99) from the Kodak Gallery. I added some extra pages. So for under $50, My Mom is getting a fun custom photo book and several dozen pictures newly digitized old pictures to add to her digital frame." - Shellie

Chocolate Lover's Spa Therapy"This year, give her the gift of chocolate (without the worry of a post-workout) with the Chocolate Lover's Spa Therapy ($39.95, now $29.99). From lotions to body washes and bubble baths, the kit provides everything a mother would need for an evening of sweet relaxation for $29.99. Leave the flowers to dad this year." - Alina

Love to the fullest"Avon offers Love to the Fullest ($30) , a 4- piece gift collection set that will make Mother's Day, every day. It includes a charming fragrance, Love to the Fullest by Reese Witherspoon that brings an intriguing aroma directly to her senses. They offer pink glaze lip gloss to give a dazzle to her smile, every day. Avon's Sheer French pink nail enamel will bring out the glamor in mom. Avon collects all of these unique gift items in a luminous captivating silver cosmetic bag. All of this for mom for only $30. Avon truly knows how to make this Mother's Day special, by offering free shipping on orders of $10 or more." - Annissa

2 1/6 Carat CZ Sterling Silver Hoop Earrings2 1/6 Carat CZ Sterling Silver Hoop Earrings, $45
Cool sterling silver beautifully complements the icy fire of cubic zirconia in these glamorous earrings. Slender silver hoops are prong set all the way around with round, dazzling cubic zirconia and feature a secure metal lever closure to create a spectacular evening look.

6.5-7 mm Pink Cultured Pearl 14K Gold Earrings6.5-7 mm Pink Cultured Pearl 14K Gold Earrings
, $35
Add a beautiful and regal accent to any outfit with these spectacular pink cultured freshwater pearl earrings. Highly sophisticated, these simple earrings have a 14k yellow gold setting and are perfect for day or evening

Eternal Magic 3-Piece Gift CollectionEternal Magic 3-Piece Gift Collection, $20 (valued at $44) Zoë Saldana for Eternal Magic: Hollywood's brightest star shines with unforgettable grace and her own magical allure. Bringing her engaging talent to a variety of big screen blockbusters, Zoë Saldana has captivated Hollywood with her magical presence. A magical collection to enchant her always. This gift set is velvety rose and orris blended with warm vanilla and creamy woods. It includes: Eau de Toilette Spray (1.7 fl oz.), Body Lotion (6.7 fl oz.) and Shower Gel (6.7 fl oz).

"I recently found a gift that will last for generations. I bought my mother-in-law a tree. Not one that she has to tend and water and worry about, but one that will be planted in her honor and improve the lives of us all for years to come. The Arbor Day Foundation makes it easy. Let the mothers in your life know how much you care by ordering a tree in their honor. Any donation from $10 and up helps improve the environment and save the planet for us all. There is no bigger or better way to show you care." - Connie

Conair Waterfall Foot Bath"What mother after a long hard day wouldn't want to pamper her tired feet for a while? I love my Conair Waterfall Foot Bath ($38.98) so much, I have to get one for my mother. It has soothing heat, bubbles that make a waterfall over your toes, and a moving center piece that allows you to get a message under those tired arches. It comes with three attachments. A pumice stone, scrub brush, and soft-touch massager. Everything is toe-touch activated... After all the hours my mother spends on her feet, she deserves a little "me" time." - Atlanta

Steady Stick Table + Wine HoldersSteady Stick Table + Wine Holders, $29.98
Help Mom relax this spring and summer with this convenient Steady Stick Table + Wine Holder from Red Envelope. It's designed to be embedded in the nearest grassy patch or sandy beach, our steady sticks and bamboo table take the spills out of picnicking with wine. The wine holder set includes five holders: four for wine or champagne glasses and one for the bottle.

Tea Forte 'Kati' Loose Tea Cup & Tea Infuser,Tea Forte 'Kati' Loose Tea Cup & Tea Infuser, $15
Clever, double-wall construction allows for simple brewing of loose tea in a sleek ceramic tumbler that offers an integrated infuser and three packages of loose tea to take on the go. It's available in an array of colors including grass, green, star magnolia, tree top and white.

NAP Massaging Wrap"Which mom wouldn't enjoy receiving daily therapeutic massages? Moms that have the money and time, that's who. But this Mother's Day, get a deserving mother in your life a NAP Massaging Wrap ($35) and she'll be singing for joy -- so will your wallet! This portable wrap-around massager is perfect for any mother who wants quick and easy relaxation. I've bought one for myself and my mother: you get instant comfort at a push of a button. A true stress reliever, this gift will be one she actually uses; she'll definitely thank you!" - Mary

L'Occitaine Shea Butter Hand CremeThis Mother's Day I wanted to surprise my wife with a fabulous gift because she is doing a stellar job raising our 1-year-old. Motherhood is stressful and my wife needs a break. I wanted a gift that was luxurious because my wife deserves to be pampered. My wife is a busy graduate school student with plenty of obligations. I bought my wife L'Occitaine Shea Butter Hand Creme ($26) to help relieve some stress with its sweet almond extract and jasmine aroma. This creme comes in a convenient 5.2 ounce container that my wife can carry to class. Sure, my wife could use her every day hand lotion. But L'Occitaine Shea Butter Hand Creme is a luxury that can't be afforded for every day use. That's why I knew my wife would be excited to get L'Occitaine Shea Butter Hand Creme for her gift." - Ryan

Fresh White Pearl Drop PendantFresh White Pearl Drop Pendant, $49.99 (valued at $120)
An illuminating freshwater is set from a lustrous foundation of sterling silver in this stylish pendant necklace. A supplemental collection of bright cubic zirconias helps complete the look.

Multi-Gemstone Heart Pendant 1.9 Carat (ctw) in Sterling Silver w/ChainMulti-Gemstone Heart Pendant 1.9 Carat (ctw) in Sterling Silver w/Chain, $49.99 (valued at $130)
Heart shaped sleek sterling silver (.925) encases itself around a bouquet of gemstones in this beautifully affordable pendant. A garnet & citrine, are matched to two amethysts and green peridots in the center of this pendant highlighting rich spring hues in this great piece.

My Father's Daughter: Delicious, Easy Recipes Celebrating Family & TogethernessMy Father's Daughter: Delicious, Easy Recipes Celebrating Family & Togetherness, $30, $15.42
Gwyneth Paltrow, the Academy-Award winning actress and avid foodie shares a sumptuous collection of 150 recipes and gorgeous photographs celebrating the joy of preparing food for loved ones, a passion she learned from her beloved father.

Vera Bradley Recipe Tin and a matching apron"There is a store near me that sells Vera Bradley and I liked what they had so much I decided to view their full line, on line. If your mom or grandma likes to cook, they offer a Recipe Tin and a matching apron ($28, now $18), which is useful and attractive looking. Mom will surely appreciate it and will think of you on holidays, while preparing her favorite recipes. She will not be concerned about stains while she cooks up a storm, experimenting with ingredients. By the way, buy something from Vera Bradley for yourself,too, while you are browsing for mom." - Zelda

Apple iPod Shuffle"What better way to let mom know you love her than with the gift of music? The cute and compact 4th generation Apple iPod Shuffle ($46). Mom can rock out to Fleetwood Mac, Paula Abdul and possibly Lady Gaga all while she's exercising or simply cleaning. This mother's day show mom you care about the music she listens to." - Sean

personalized jewelery box"The important thing to remember about picking out a Mother's Day gift is that it has to be something your mother will cherish. I thought long and hard about what I wanted to give my mother this year and finally decided that it needed to be something unique, something that I could personalize just for her. The thought struck me almost immediately: a personalized jewelery box ($10 & up)! What could be better than something that my mother could utilize for the rest of her life; a place to put her treasures? I believe that the personalization is key to this present. It isn't just some random, generic box that you could pick up at any old store. It is something you designed to fit your mother's personality and style. It is a gift from the heart and she will think of you every time she goes to find her favorite pair of earrings. Your mother will thank you for the extra thought." - Katelin

personalized photograph jigsaw puzzle"Are you ready for May 8th, 2011? Show mom you care by giving her a personalized gift this year, under $50! A personalized photograph jigsaw puzzle ($20-$30) with a protective storage tin is the perfect find because it not only entices mom with the memory of a fun time that was shared, but can be kept forever. Mom will love bringing out her jigsaw and showing it off to friends. Gift-givers can electronically send photographs and it will be recreated onto a puzzle and can be sent right to her front door! The neat part is mom gets a tin to store the puzzle, and it also shows the picture that she and her loved ones can piece together. The pictures are high quality, and I know my mom will use it whether at home or camping with dad and the pets!" - Jeanette

wine sampler"This Mother's Day I decided to get my mother a gift I know she would truly enjoy. Her and my step-father enjoy a fine glass of wine with everything. My mom seems to naturally know which vintage, type, and brand of wine would go perfectly with every situation. This year try a wine sampler (6 50ml bottles only $14.95 + 1 cent shipping in April -- use promo code: AprilShip!) from Tasting Room. I chose a luscious collection of six 50ml bottles of Cabernet Sauvignon. Most of the bottles are vintage 2007 which is widely acclaimed as one of the greatest years in the Napa in recent time. The only bottle that isn't is from 2006 which is renowned in its own right. This tasty, full-bodied collection consists of Goosecross, Grgich Hills, Duckhorn, Whitehall Lane, Palmeri, and Luna which are awesome samples of the Cab'. Many people enjoy wine and if your mom is one of those then this set of wine samplers is the way to go this year!" - Ken

coffee cup plug-in warmer "All moms love coffee. Why not get her a basket of things having to do with coffee? Last year, I gave my mother a decorative basket filled with coffee products, so that all day she can stay focused at work, and think about me. The basket consists of a specialized coffee mug with her name "Luisa" and with a picture of her and I (at a Mall Kiosk), a coffee cup plug-in warmer ($9.99) for her desk (Mr. Coffee), and her favorite coffees like Folger's and Maxwell House (can be found at any grocery store). After all of the sales, and all of the shopping, the total price came to be $42. I thought that it was well worth it considering all of the things that I had gotten. Plus, the coffee will stay fresh if it is unopened, which is a big plus. You can supply her with a years worth of coffee, and it will never go bad, unless it is opened. Overall, this gift would make her love you and think about you all day, as she is enjoying her cup, or cups, of joe." - Paul

Aluratek ADPF08SF Black 8"This Mother's Day my Mom does not need flowers or candy. What she really needs is photos of her grandchildren who live almost 5000 miles away from her. She misses the kids and an occasional emailed photo is just not enough. I am getting my Mom the Aluratek ADPF08SF Black 8" LCD Digital Photo Frame ($40.96) for Mother's Day. Because she is not too tech-savvy, I have loaded the digital frame with family pictures for my Mom. This photo frame is very simple to use and the picture quality is excellent. You can set up a slide show. You can zoom, rotate, and even crop the photos displayed. The frame plugs into the wall, so no batteries are needed. The design is very sleek and slim and the frame does not take up much space. This photo frame is an excellent value for the money." - Diane

web cam"There was a time when I had to move away from my mom to better mine and my little girls life. So, unfortunately we do not get to see each other as often as we would like to. Since I am not making as much money as I would like to I cannot afford all the things that I would like to get her. But, for under $50 I will most likely get her a web cam ($25 and up). That way we can chat when ever we would like to, and as often as we want to. She will be able to see her grand baby grow. I do believe that will be the very best present that I can give my Mother for her special day." - Traci

Crystal Pendant20 mm Crystal Heart Pendant w/Sterling Silver Chain, $30 Pamper yourself or someone special with this darling heart shaped pendant. The exquisitely crafted faceted crystal heart is the perfect gift; a delicate sterling silver chain completes the picture.

Stainless Steel Bangles (avail. in yellow, white and blue crystal), $45 each
Refined and glamorous, this bangle bracelet is studded with sparkling blue crystals. Crafted from stainless steel, this lovely piece offers a classic and elegant look for any occasion. Wear it alone or stack a few together for a unique look.


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More Mother's Day Gift Guides:
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