Sure, we’re just putting away the knee-length puffer, but Mother’s Day is a-knocking. You have less than two weeks to procure meaningful gifts that’ll show appreciation to all the moms in your life.
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The simplest approach is to ask moms what they want. But then you miss out on the element of surprise and the opportunity to give her something she may not have thought of — like any one of these 20 fabulously fashionable finds.
Enjoy this list of Mother’s Day gifts under $40 which includes accessories, beauty, casual wear, and practicalities.
Mother’s Day Gifts Under $40
1. Fun flats
These sandals have texture, which is a beautifully subtle way to add style to any outfit. The baby blue contrasts nicely, too, with the metallic details — for a shoe that’s as complex and interesting as mom herself.
2. Dazzling druzy
Give her a taste of luxury by presenting her with this pretty necklace. It’s more than just a statement piece. It features a combination of lithe gold chains, delicate gold beads and dazzling charcoal druzy stones that shine in any light.
3. A beautiful bangle
As if she needs an excuse to wear bright baubles! This opal bangle delivers a glamorous pop of ocean blue. Its minimal styling makes it the right choice whether she’s going to work or meeting you for dinner.
4. Pearl earrings
Can you ever really go wrong with pearls? These earrings put a modern spin on an old-school favorite. The curved sterling silver post suspends AAA cultured freshwater pearls just below the earlobe. She can wear these with any outfit, formal to casual.
And how about that price tag? You can’t beat $13 for a gift she can wear again and again.
5. Chic belt
Just say “yes” to a bold belt that’ll make an outfit from her favorite jeans. I love this belt as a gift, because it’s so flashy. Belts tend to be practical buys, right? The moms I know have black ones and brown ones and…that’s it. This is a piece that’ll be new to her, but also very wearable.
Act on this one fast, since it won’t be on sale for $13 for long.
6. The big bag
Everlane’s Teardrop Canvas Tote is a fan-favorite for its versatility and sturdiness. If mom’s the type to carry everything she owns on her person always, then she’ll love this cavernous bag that doesn’t sacrifice style for space.
7. Shaded in straw
Because everyone should have at least one hat in her closet! This one features a practical wide brim that shields her eyes and skin from harmful UV rays while adding a little fashionable finish to her sundresses.
8. Classic sunnies
If there’s one item every woman could use more of, it’s a pair of quality sunglasses. Whether she’s constantly losing hers or could use an updated style, these fit the bill without breaking the bank. They also have a retro flair that’s very chic.
9. Fresh paint
Life always looks a little better with some fresh paint! This set contains six flattering shades from Deborah Lippmann. The nude hues range from light to dark, and all are perfect for her busy lifestyle.
10. Scent of a woman
Can’t decide which fragrance she would love best? Forget about making that touchy decision. This set contains eight rich fragrances — she can wear them individually on skin or hair, or layer them.
11. Brighter and brighter
The Ordinary has earned cult status as a beauty brand for its effective, budget-friendly products. This set holds four powerful formulations to deliver brighter, more radiant skin: Squalane cleanser, caffeine solution for eye contours, ascorbic acid for mild exfoliation, and a glycolic acid toner.
12. And that’s a wrap
Ideal for traveling, adding an extra layer in a chilly office, or lounging in at home, this cozy poncho is as stylish as it is comfortable. The fringe detail is also on point for the season!
13. Fabulous floral cover-up
A light, airy cover-up that she can wear whether she’s on the boardwalk or in the garden is always welcome. This one looks just right with a pair of white leggings and flip flops or her favorite shorts and sandals.
14. Springtime scarf
What better time to break out the baby-soft pastel hues? This Camellia scarf is an absolute dream that adds a splash of color to her neutrals and pairs well with her favorite tees, lightweight sweaters, and denim jackets.
15. For loungin’ around
Effortless, comfortable, and versatile, these lounge pants are perfect for helping her relax at the end of a long day or to wear while running errands. They’re unimaginably soft and have a forgiving silhouette, along with an elastic waist for optimal comfort.
16. A stylish canteen
Essential for early morning walks or weekend yoga classes, this water bottle is both useful and attractive. It’s thoughtfully designed to keep beverages cold for more than a full day. Her coffee, chai latte, and hot chocolate will stay hot for at least 12 hours, too.
17. A case for the essentials
Textured and eye-catching, this purple wallet doubles as a carrying case for her phone. It’s perfect for the mom who prefers a lighter purse for daily use. Even better, it has a convenient wrist strap that makes transport a breeze.
18. For style in the kitchen
So cute she may be tempted to wear it outside the house, this linen rose apron rivals the prettiest spring dresses in her closet. If she loves to bake or just needs to retire the old apron she’s worn forever, this is a fresh alternative she’ll adore.
19. The candle gift set
If she’s not one to turn down a beautiful candle, surprise her with this trio of delectable looking jars shaped just like macarons. The warm floral fragrances include Rose Petal Ice Cream, Rose Colored Glasses, and Rose Otto.
20. For a weekend getaway
The best duffel balances size, style, and versatility. This one is sized just right for an upcoming weekend getaway to the lake, or to push beneath the seat during a flight abroad. The polka dot pattern makes a statement while the roomy interior offers space for tech essentials, a change of clothes and a pair of comfortable flats.
Which of these mother’s day gifts under $40 will your mom love? Let us know in the comments!