Mother’s Day is almost here. And perhaps you won’t be able to do a regular shopping trip for Mom this year. Or maybe going to a restaurant is out of the question. You can still show you care and have thought about Mom if you think a bit outside the regular big box store.
Below is a list of gift ideas for under $2, $5, $7, $10, and $15. Some of these items aren’t even seasonal, but would still make a lovely gift idea regardless of the time of year you shop.
Gifts Under $2
I don’t know about you, but I’m really sick of spending nearly $5 (and sometimes more) on Hallmark Cards. You can get the message across the same way with a 99 cent card and a heartfelt message that you add yourself.
Gifts Under $5
If Mom isn’t a fan of strong fragrances then there is a wide selection of health and beauty items to choose from at Trader Joe’s. Perhaps the return of A Midsummer Night’s Cream will make mom happy.
Or maybe an at-home spa day would be an ideal gift. This Microdermabrasion scrub has been one of my favorites so far.
Nothing wrong with a little self-care. Or in this case a little bit of hair self-care serum that will leave Mom’s mane shiny and smooth.
Continuing the hair care ideas that mom might approve of is this hair mask.
If Mom doesn’t mind a subtle rose fragrance, then there are some solid items (some of which are only available this time of year). This Rose Oil Hand Cream is only available from Valentine’s Day through Mother’s Day.
This rose toner is available year-round but is a nice compliment to the other rose products.
Or maybe a solid breakfast would be appreciated. And yes, these can double as dessert. And yes, there are lots of yummy treats mostly under the $5 mark as well.
Gifts Under $7
If there is a new mom in your life then maybe the privilege of a shower, in peace, would make a fabulous gift. And this cleansing oil is really nice to go along with that shower in peace too.
And yes, this lavender body scrub is just as luxurious without a big price tag.
Or this facial scrub which smells almost good enough to eat (but please don’t).
Gifts Under $10
Nothing says “we love you” like some freshly cut flowers. Different bouquets are available and most of which are under $10, but get there early for these as they are a popular grab and go item.
Happy Mother’s Day and Happy Shopping!
I know this 2020 Mother’s Day has been extra challenging in terms of people being stuck at home, stores closed, schools closed, shipping delays from online websites, and life being generally different.
And speaking of different.
For those of you who have been wondering why I had to pause on publishing for the last 6 or so weeks, then I’d like to take a moment and explain. Yes, things here just north of NYC has been pretty crazy. Getting to a store isn’t as simple as it used to be. The days of running in and out of a grocery store seem to be over for now.
But there is another detail I haven’t shared with you…
There has been a new taste tester with me. He can continue to help out with taste testing when he is cleared for solid foods.
And yes, this is my first Mother’s Day too.
Please welcome CJ, who arrived in the middle of all the April 2020 craziness (and yes, having a baby in the middle of everything going on has been a wild ride). So we are adjusting to new schedule in my household. I’m looking forward to do getting back on track here.
And a special shout out to my husband who helped with reviews (especially when my tastebuds felt off) and for helping with recipe posts that were photographed and developed in the very early summer of 2019 and were scheduled out throughout the year.
So from the bottom of my heart thank you to all the moms out there for all you do.
Did I miss something that you think would make for an answer gift? Share your thoughts below!
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