No Cost Mother’s Day Gifts | Under $25 & What I’m Getting My Mom

Hi friend! I hope your week is off to a great start! Are you joining me for 30 days of wellness? I printed out my tracker and feel really good about having a focus for the next 30 days.

With Mother’s Day approaching (it’s Sunday, May 12), I’ve been thinking about what we’ll do to honor my own mom this year. I’m thankful to have a close relationship with her and she lives close so we get to see her often.

I’ve rounded up a list of gifts that are meaningful and don’t cost a thing; gifts under $25; and what I’m getting my own mom!

Mother’s Day Gifts (That Don’t Cost Anything)

Handwritten Letter: With words of affirmation being my primary love language, this is what I’d most like to receive from my kids and my mom is similar. You can write a heartfelt note with some favorite memories or qualities and a simple “thank you” would mean so much.

Quality Time Together: Spend a day with your mom doing activities she loves, whether it’s going for a walk, cooking a meal together, or simply chatting over a cup of tea or coffee. My mom loves getting a Starbucks (extra hot mocha with whole milk please!) and going shopping, especially when we go to places that are inexpensive like the Dollar Store, Ross or Michaels.

Acts of Service: Offer to help around the house or take on tasks that your mom usually does, such as cooking dinner or doing the laundry.

Create Something: Make a homemade gift such as a photo album, scrapbook, or artwork. It’s a personal and thoughtful way to show your appreciation.

Memory Jar: Write down favorite memories you’ve shared with your mom on small pieces of paper and place them in a decorated jar. I may have my kids do this.

Family Time: Organize a family game night or movie marathon. Spending quality time together can be the best gift of all.

Plan a Surprise: Plan a surprise outing or picnic in a local park. It shows thoughtfulness and creates special memories.

Prepare a Meal or Dessert: If your mom has a favorite meal or dessert, you could make it for her. Rhonda’s chocolate chip cookies are always a fave.

Mother’s Day Gifts Under $25

It’s always the thought that counts, but it’s nice to receive a gift too. Here are 15 really cute and unique gifts that are under $25.

Mohter's Day Gifts under $25


1 • These pajamas are perfectly soft and come in several colors and designs. They come in size small to 3x. Only $17!

2 • And such cute fuzzy slippers to go with them! $10

3 • This petite rectangular zipper jewelry box comes in several gorgeous colors. $20

4 • If she likes to cook, this wooden cookbook holder with metal edge will be both cute and functional for her kitchen. $20

5 • Best Mom Ever and her coffee/tea mug with pretty gold details tells the world:) $18

6 • How cute is this 3-piece gardening set?! I adore the color and pattern! $25

7 • Ooh, these split gold hoop earrings are cute and such a perfectly small size. $22

8 • Give her a 5-Minute Facial with this Allure Beauty Winner mask and cleanser combo. It’s a regenerating cleanser and resurfacing mask with AHA/Glycolic Acid, apricot microspheres, pomegranate enzymes, and BHAs. $20

9 • What a sweet little trinket dish with the Love You Mom sentiment. $9

10 • The darling Girl Mama bracelet is handcrafted and made with glass and silicone beads. I love it for myself! $25

11 • And here’s the Boy Mom version. $25

12 • You can’t go wrong with gifting mom a framed photo of you and here. This trio of frames comes in the most gorgeous designs.

13 • The popular makeup eraser is back, but in a small 7-day collection. This little cloth gets your makeup off with just water. I love the rosy colors in this set and it comes with a zipper travel case. $25

14 • This is so fun – a dreamy lip kit featuring the cult fave Laneige lip sleeping mask in 4 flavors – berry, sweet candy, mango and peach iced tea.

15 • Just ordered this one for me (happy mother’s day Megan!) because the Summer Friday Lip Butter Balm is back in the Pink Sugar color! I really like this lip balm, but the Vanilla Beige color I got previously is a bit too brown for my liking.

What I’m Getting My Mom

I invited my family over on Mother’s Day for lunch and swimming. I just bought these daisy flowers at Whole Foods grocery store and put them in a sweet terracotta planter and my mom has been obsessed with it.

So, I’m going to make one to give to her.

Pool Lounge ChairsUmbrellaPatio Lounge ChairsSide Table/Cooler Combo

She also does patio gardening and I found this cute garden sign. I’m personalizing it to say “Grandma’s Garden”. She’ll love it!

She also really needs help with remembering passwords, so I’m gifting her the little password saver book that I also use. It’s a lifesaver and was gifted to me from Rhonda!

I hope this post gives you some Mother’s Day inspiration!

Have a fantastic day friend!

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Meet Megan

Hi! I’m Megan, mom to a thoughtful teenager and spunky young girl. We call Houston home and recently moved into our dream home. I traded my lawyer hat to become a full-time blogger in 2010. I love sharing my passion for affordable fashion, home decor, organization, & fitness to help inspire you to take care of you!


  1. Great gift ideas. I told my kids no gifts, instead they are joining me on a charity walk for Breast and Ovarian Cancer fundraising.

  2. Great gift ideas, especially the no-cost ones! I love the five-minute facial, I use a few of her products and they are so luxurious.

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