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10 awesome Mother’s Day gifts under $50, as picked by one of LinkedIn’s ‘top voices in retail’

Smart shopping pro Trae Bodge selects her favorite presents for mom on Mother’s Day on May 9.

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Your mom. Your mother-in-law. Your friends who are moms. There are so many moms to buy for on Mother’s Day, but only so much time to left to shop. So I’ve gathered 10 fabulous Mother’s Day gifts to please all the moms in your life, and all of them are available online to be purchased in a snap.

Cozy PediPocket Foot Pocket Blanket (about $45 once you clip the 25% off coupon on Amazon):

If I didn’t already own this blanket, I’d want one for Mother’s Day. The soft plush fleece and toasty foot pocket make it perfect for lounging on the couch, and it’s available in several colors. Buy here.

EcoVessel Port Insulated Wine Tumbler Cup with Lid (about $10-$20 on Amazon):

This stainless steel, stemless wine tumbler is ideal for BYO outdoor gatherings. It comes in lots of metallic colors, from blue to rose gold, and features triple insulation, which helps maintain a hot or cold beverage at the perfect temperature. Buy here. 

Clean Cocktails, Righteous Recipes for the Modern Mixologist (about $22):

Speaking of cocktails, this mixology book by Beth Ritter Nydick and Tara Roscioli will help mom get creative with her cocktails and mocktails. The beautiful book is packed with recipes for tasty beverages with healthy ingredients, rather than chemicals and sugars.  Buy here .

 Royal Craft Wood Luxury Bathtub Caddy Tray (about $49):

This wooden tray is a handy way to keep everything mom needs for the perfect bath experience at arms reach. It can hold her book, a candle, a beverage, self-care accessories, and more, and it’s extendable to up to 43” with non-slip silicone grips. It is available in seven colors. Buy here.

 Your Fully Charged Life: A Radically Simple Approach to Having Endless Energy and Filling Every Day with Yay (about $26):

It’s been a tough year for moms of all ages, which is why this book by longtime magazine editor Meaghan B. Murphy — full of actionable tips for finding  and spreading joy— is on our list of Mother’s Day gifts. “Spanning health, work, family time, and more, this book reveals small changes in outlook and habits that yield big results, without ever sacrificing who you are,” the book description reads. Buy here.


Segoal Outdoor Waterproof Blanket (about $35):

This colorful, machine-washable, 79”x 55” blanket is a must-have for picnics and chilly evenings. It’s water-resistant on one side, and polar fleece on the other, and it tucks into its own pouch.  Buy here.

Lasko My Heat Space Heater (about $17 and up):

I bought this tiny, 6-inch high space heater for my mom recently and she swears by it. It’s a great gift for a mom who’s always a little cold; she can put it by her desk, bed or anywhere in the house that’s a little drafty. Buy here.


10″ Desk Ring Light with Stand and Phone Holder (about $30 ):

If Zooming with Mom is a bit of a hassle, this USB-powered ring light and phone stand will get her sorted out in no time. It will hold her phone in one place so she can chat hands-free and bathes her in flattering light. There’s even a shutter if she feels like taking selfies!  Buy here.

Earth Mama Organics A Little Something for Mama-to-Be Gift Set (about $20):

If mom is expecting and itching to travel, this self-care kit might be just what she needs. It includes travel-sized, good-for-you essentials, like body wash, body butter, deodorant, lip balm, and more, all nestled in eco-friendly packaging.  Buy here.

Grownup Gear The Marie Shirt (about $38):

This soft, form-fitting t-shirt lets everyone know, “I Got Thi$”. I’m tempted to wear mine every day as a reminder that I can handle whatever life sends my way. It is available in charcoal-black, navy, or grey in sizes small to 2X.;the shirt is fitted, so if in doubt, order a size up. 

Trae Bodge is a journalist and TV commentator who specializes in smart shopping, personal finance and retail. She has appeared on TV hundreds of times, including on Good Morning America’s GMA3 and Inside Edition. In 2018, she was named a Top Voice in Retail by LinkedIn; she has also been named a top personal finance expert by GoBankingRates and Flexjobs.

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