Spring is rolling around again, and with it brings Mother’s Day this month. Everyone knows how important our mothers are in our lives, but you don’t need to spend a fortune to show it. There are many creative and cute gifts you can give your mom to make her feel special, and here are a few for under $30 that we simply love.

  1. Mug or teacup

A slogan mug is a go-to when it comes to gifts, so for those of you looking for something simple and useful, here’s one of our faves.

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Buuuuut, if your mom is more of an afternoon tea kind of lady, we think she would adore this colorful cutie.

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  1. Recipe cards

For a mom who loves to cook, share ideas, and keep her kitchen organized, how about some adorable recipe cards? They are cute and decorative, look great pinned in the kitchen, or can be handed out and shared amongst friends. Betty Crocker moms will love them.

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  1. Framed silhouette

If you’re buying a Mother’s Day gift for your other half, Lemonade Design Studios have a fantastic framed silhouette in store. Simply send in a photo of your child in profile, along with one of their paintings or drawings and they will combine the two for this unique and treasured gift.

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  1. Customized photo journal

If you’re buying for your mom or for your partner, a customized photo journal is a great way to show you care. You can opt for an address book, or monthly/weekly planner that starts at any date. Then simply add photos of your choice.

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  1. Mini canvas print

Keep mom’s desk colorful and sentimental with a mini canvas print. This is a lovely way of brightening up her work space or dresser – a small reminder of her beautiful family.

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  1. Gallery wrapped canvas prints

Pick out your favorite family photo, or photo of you and your mom and turn it into art. These gallery-wrapped canvas prints are professional, sleek, and completely affordable. Choose from a variety of sizes and frames to make your mom’s Mother’s Day perfect.

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  1. Planter

For a green-fingered mom, check out these planters for only $13.99, perfect for succulents, which you can pick up at your local florist for around $15 for three.  Alternatively, you can pick up some large mason jars, add plants, and hand-decorate the jars yourself.

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  1. Hand-picked flowers

For a low-priced and personal touch, visit your local market and pick a selection of flowers. This is much more personal than a standard Mother’s Day bouquet from a florist’s, and you can even pick up some tweed or a swatch of burlap to secure the arrangement.

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  1. Jewelry box

To treat your mom to a little decorative treat, what about this jewelry box? It’s hand-painted, fair trade, and absolutely adorable. The perfect container for those delicate earrings and brooches.

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  1. Bedside pouch

Maybe your mom is a bedtime reader – then this gift would suit her down to the ground. This bedtime pouch can be tucked into the side of the bed or couch and handily stores any magazines, books, or tablets for nighttime reading.

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