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5 Personalized Mother's Day Gifts for Under $20

Updated on July 2, 2016
Freshly picked "weeds" or wildflowers are much cheaper than buying from a florist!
Freshly picked "weeds" or wildflowers are much cheaper than buying from a florist! | Source

Unique Mother's Day Gifts

Sure, you want to find a great Mother’s Day gift for your mom or grandma—or even your wife—but sometimes the options can be expensive. I have found five different categories of gifts online that are personalized to your mother's interests--and pretty unique. I would be glad to receive any of them. Consider the following Mother’s Day Gifts for under $20.

1. Birthstone Jewelry and More for Mom

Stores such as Macy’s have jewelry selections for under $20. The most unique gift I found was a stretchy silvery ring with a heart on the front. Sweet! Especially for 15 bucks. Macy’s has tons of dangly, flirty earrings for under $20. Perhaps an even better site is DealsDirect. I found lots of cool deals for under $20 and even $10. Some neat birthstone earrings are very personal and right now are just $7.95—with free shipping. Or maybe a bracelet would appeal more to the mother in your life. A birthstone bracelet is still under $20, as are bangles and a unique Disco ball bracelet. I love the idea of a Disco ball bracelet, and your cool mom may, too.

A book honoring a mother is a special gift.
A book honoring a mother is a special gift. | Source

2. Books that Entertain and Honor Mom

Many busy moms welcome the opportunity to steal away for a few moments now and then with a book. At Booktopia, you can even click on your price range—under $5, $5 to $10, $10 to $20, and up. There are categories of fiction, non-fiction, plus a clearance section with significantly reduced prices. For less than $20, you can help Mom escape into the romance of Danielle Steel or the mysteries of James Patterson.

Personalize your book gift even more by buying a book related to Mom's interests or hobbies. Does she like to cook? For $10 to $12, you can find cookbooks on specialties such as slow cookers or smoothies. Right now, some books are 95% off. 95%? Yes, you heard right. There are amazingly some books on sale for just a few bucks. Marvellus Mums is one such book, great for children and adults, that sells for just $3.50. What about a special book called MOTHER that is a tribute to mothers? Sign this one with your own message, and this gift is a winner. Plus, the book is just under three bucks. Now, that’s a deal any mom would love!

4. Cuddly Teddy Bears

Well, I had to include this site. How often does Mom get the gift of a cuddly stuffed animal? Probably not often enough! Teddy Treasures is a unique site that is specific just to the ever-popular teddy bear.

Mom or Wifey will love a cuddly, plush teddy bear with a heart on it, or perhaps a flower or something else. These do go up in price the bigger they get, but the smaller ones start out at just under $20. These are very cute!

3. High Quality Beauty Products

Beauty products are a very intimate gift that you can personalize based on your special lady's preferences. With beauty products at Strawberry.net at up to 70% off, you will probably want to get some for yourself as well—no matter who you are. Male or female--there are products for both men and women.

With 50 to 70% off, you can take advantage of sales on fine fragrances such as Kate Moss perfume and Calvin Klein scented bath and shower products. With all the name brand, quality products on this site, it’s worth browsing.

Have fun with Snapfish Photo Books

5. Personalized Photos on Items

Perhaps a personalized gift is the most unique, so I’m saving the best for last. At SnapFish, you can find all sorts of personalized gifts for Mom for under $20. On this site, there is also a tab where you can click on “gifts under $20.” Get a favorite photo put on a poster or inside a glitter globe for the special mother in your life. Put a picture on a smaller item such as a key chain or a bookmark. What about on a Christmas ornament? What about getting your face (or mug!) plastered onto a coffee mug? Your mug on a mug! Or family photos on a calendar for the year? Would Mom like a personalized phone skin for her phone? A t-shirt or apron with a photo on it? What about a puzzle with a scene of her own family? Or a kitchen trivet? Playing cards? Really, the list goes on. There are many personalized gift items under $20—and even $10—to choose from at SnapFish.

Save with Online Coupons

Are you in a hurry to find a uniquely personalized gift for Mother’s Day at the last minute? If so, I would check out these sites to find your special Mother’s Day gift for under $20. Many of these sites include free shipping, too. So hurry online with your Snapfish coupons for personalized gift items and other great deals.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Under $20...now you are speaking my language. :) Just stopped by to say hi and tell you that I appreciate you very much.

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      Angelo52 4 years ago from Central Florida

      Interesting group of possible gifts for Mom or anyone. Thumbs up and shared.

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Hey, Bill, some are under 10! And even $5! Thanks for stopping by. Ditto on the appreciation. :-)

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      twoseven 4 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin

      Great ideas ! I love the personalized ones the best. Now that I'm a mom, I can see why those were always my mom's favorites.

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      Gail Sobotkin 4 years ago from South Carolina

      Great ideas. I like the personalized photo options the best.

      This will be my first Mother's Day since my own Mom died, so it's bittersweet. However, I exchange cards and small gifts with my sister on Mother's Day, so these are some nice ideas.

      Voted up across the board except for funny.

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Thanks, Angelo! Much appreciated. Thanks for sharing, too!

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      twoseven--The personalized ones are my favorites, too. I'm a sentimental fool!

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      Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

      I once gave my mom an "anything box". In addition to containing things she really liked, it had a live mouse.

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      Ceres Schwarz 4 years ago

      These are all interesting ideas and the gifts being under $20 would appeal to lots of people. I like the birthstone jewelry idea as well as the personalized one. It's good to really be able to personalize your gift for your mom to make it more special and meaningful.

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Happyboomernurse--I can't imagine not having my mom on Mother's Day, at least to call on the phone. That's sweet what you do with your sister, though. Thanks for reading and for the votes.

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Oh, my, Mhatter! You ornery thing! Your poor mother! :-)

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Ceres--Thanks for your input. I think a piece of jewelry with a birthstone would be fun to have! :-)

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      Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

      Thank you for this hub, your hub will help to buy a great gifts within budget.

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Vellur, I hope that it does help people to find affordable gifts. Thanks for your input!

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      Subhas 4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Hi Victoria, my mom loves books and surely through Bookotopia I am going to cut a deal to surprise her.

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      Elisha Jachetti 4 years ago

      Thanks for the tips! These are great options for people who don't live close to their moms as well. Now I can just order online and have it delivered to her.

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      pinto--Yes, Booktopia has tons of books to choose from!

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      tebo 4 years ago from New Zealand

      I've been racking my brain for ideas and you have come up with more than one I can choose from. I like the bracelet idea. And I didn't realize snap fish did all those other things. Thanks for the suggestions.

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Elisha--I'm glad you liked the ideas. I've been ordering more and more online. It's so easy!

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      Cynthia Calhoun 4 years ago from Western NC

      Awesome gift ideas, Sis! I love what you came up with here! I can't believe it's mother's day already - again. Time goes by so fast, LOL

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      Audrey Hunt 4 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      These are such great ideas. Very helpful and budget-wise! I'm also going to check into the coupons. Thanks so much.

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      Luis E Gonzalez 4 years ago from Miami, Florida

      Really nice stuff, thanks!

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      tebo--I was shocked about snapfish, too! They do so much. I'm glad you got some ideas!

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      CC, me, too! Hard to believe Mother's Day is already almost here. I've still gotta get that card. Better do it tomorrow!

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      smcopywrite 4 years ago from all over the web

      terrific ideas in such a tight economy. thank you for sharing great and unique info.

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      vocalcoach--They do have some great coupons. Thanks for reading!

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      Kathryn 4 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      I absolutely love buying photo gifts. Nowadays those sites have so many gifts with the photos on it, and they're reasonably priced. I am on the e-mail list of a couple of them, so I see some of the sales and coupon codes that come and go. Shutterfly (just like Snapfish) will periodically send an e-mail with a coupon code for a free small item, such as a personalized card or a magnet. I actually got a couple of magnets from them for Mother's Day, including the free one. They were sent to my house within days!

      As usual, these are very good ideas! Thank you for sharing this with us.

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Luis--I'm glad you appreciate the hub. Thanks for reading and commenting!

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      You're welcome, smcopywrite. I'm glad you appreciate it!

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Kathryn--I love photo gifts, too. There are so many options! I may have to check out Shutterfly, too. Thanks so much for your comments!

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      Mary 4 years ago from Cronulla NSW

      Good job Vic some great ideas here!! Love strawberry net such great savings, thanks for sharing this..you have a wonderful day..cheers

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Thanks, carter. Yes,strawberry.net has amazing deals. Thanks for reading!

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      Paula 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Hey there Vee....You always have the best suggestions. These are all great gifts. I'd be happy with any. Hey, the MD gift you sent me, must have gotten lost in the mail, huh? That happens with most of my gifts!! LOL........Miss you all...UP+++

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Effer--I miss you, too! I also missed Mother's Day! Had an emergency to take care of and the day got lost in it. I got in a couple of phone calls to mom and stepmom and am sending late cards tomorrow! I'm not sure what happened to yours? Must have got lost. LOL. I hope you're doing okay, girl. It's great to see you!

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      Linda Bilyeu 2 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Great gifts ideas for Mothers Day which is coming up soon! :)

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      Victoria Lynn 2 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      You're right, Sunshine! And thanks!

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      N Kiddie 3 weeks ago

      Birthstone jewelry! Now, that's a creative idea. I might have to use that one sometime. Thanks!

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