With Mother’s Day right around the corner, and all the birthdays, graduations and holidays in between, your tab on gift giving can really add up! Here are some affordable ideas that are sure to please.

  1. COOKBOOK – For some culinary inspiration, I would highly recommend my go-to recipe source for all things yummy and healthy! Beautiful recipes, beautiful design, and great photos, Jeanine Donofrio and her husband Jack Mathews have a food blog called Love and Lemons and a wonderful cookbook incorporating their most popular recipes. This is currently selling for $20.83 on Amazon now.                                                                                                                                                                                         
  2. INDOOR HERB GARDEN – There is nothing more frustrating than buying a whole package of mint or basil at the grocery store only for the pinch you need and the rest to go bad. Give the treat of year-round herbs with one of these inexpensive DIY options or with this kit for $19.99 through Amazon.                                                                                                                                                                               Credit: http://www.diyncrafts.com                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
  3. COFFEE MUG – If you have a coffee or tea lover, a mug filled with a gift card to their favorite coffee shop, and coffee or tea samples is an easy inexpensive option that will surely be a hit. I love this “All I need is Jesus & Coffee” mug from Amazon for $10.                                                                                                                                                                                                          
  4. FRAMED PHOTO – Nothing tugs at heart strings more than receiving a sentimental framed photo of those who are most important to mom. A quick trip to the dollar store paired along with a great photo should cost you no more than $5!                                                                                                                                                                            
  5. GIFT BASKET – Mom will love a basket of her favorite things. Is she a book lover? Try a new paperback with a homemade bookmark, and plush blanket. Movie lover? Include a DVD, along with candy and a sampling of popcorn seasonings. The possibilities are endless. Check out more gift basket ideas here.                                                                                                                                                              
  6. BOARD GAME – If mom is the one who is always up for a fun challenge try one of these top picks!                                                                                                                                                                                 
  7. AN EXPERIENCE – Tickets to the movie, a concert, or a play? Yes please! A nice getaway to a bed & breakfast as well if you have more to spare.                                                                                                                                                                               
  8. WHIMSICAL NOTEBOOK – If mom loves to stay organized with her lists, add some creative flare to her list-making duties with this Mermaid Notebook and pin for $18.                                                                                                                                                                                                          
  9. MONTHLY SUBSCRIPTION – There are so many subscription options you can treat mom to a year-round treat. Not sure where to begin? Here are some ideas to try depending on what she enjoys.
  • Urthbox – A monthly box of healthy and organic snacks. Everything from gluten-free, grain-free, or diet specific. Subscriptions vary from $12.99/mo to $29.99/mo depending on how many snacks are included.
  • EcoCentric Mom – You can select from a variety of boxes including mom-to-be, mom and baby, or just for mom. Monthly subscriptions start at $22/month and include eco-conscious products ranging from beauty, snacks, and home good brands.
  • LeapKnot Coffee or BeanBox – If mom is a coffee lover, she will love getting a fresh bag of the best coffee around every month. Subscriptions start as low as $14/mo with all different varieties.
  • Kindle Unlimited – To read as many books as her heart desires from $9.99/mo.
  • Audible – Mom loves books but has no time to read? Try an audible subscription so she can hear her favorite books via audio!
  • For even more ideas, read this blog post reviewing a variety of different subscription boxes that are out there by clicking here.