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- Finding the perfect Mother’s Day gift doesn’t have to cost a lot or require endless searching.
- Below, we rounded up 34 of the best gifts on Amazon, all under $25 and eligible for Prime shipping.
- Still looking? Check out more Mother’s Day gift ideas here.
If the enthusiastic reaction to handmade cards, misshapen ornaments, and school plays is any barometer, getting your mom or guardian a great gift doesn’t have to mean emptying your wallet.
And thanks to Amazon Prime’s two-day shipping perk, it also doesn’t require weeks of planning. Below, you’ll find 34 gems that are Prime-eligible, under $25, and solid gifts you can feel good about giving this year.
Adult coloring books have had a resurgence in recent years as a great de-stressor (Kate Middleton was one notable fan). But before then, we assume humans used swearing as the next best thing. Why not pair the two together for some truly balanced catharsis?
A milk frother for cafe-quality drinks at home
In order to make cafe-level drinks at home, you’re going to need a milk frother. And we think the best milk frother money can buy — for the casual foamed milk (and milk-alternative) enthusiast — is the Powerlix Milk Pro.
A guide to the country’s best road trips
There are countless travel adventures to be had right in our own country. This guide to 11 cross-country road trips will inspire them to pick up their bags and travel as safely as possible.
A coffee mug that will keep her drinks hot for hours
This travel mug is insulated with stainless steel that will keep their hot drinks hot for at least three hours and their cold drinks cold for up to nine. You may not be able to brew her coffee every morning, but you can make sure she enjoys her cup of Joe for as long as possible.
A media streaming stick
The Roku Express is the most affordable of all the Roku streaming devices and comes with no shortage of features. They can confidently cut the cord since it houses all the major streaming services and channels, including the new and wildly popular Disney Plus.
A sweet, handwritten card
Sometimes the only thing they want is a card with a handwritten note inside — especially if you go big. But, if you’re looking for something simple and sweet, we’d recommend this one.
A funny book about crafting with cat hair
Remember that lovable cat you adopted way back in March? You thought its talents stopped at giving you attention, love, and physical touch in isolation. But what if you told mom it could also help you make the rest of your gifts this year?
Aromatherapy soaking salts
Detoxifying Himalayan pink salts and aromatic essential oils come together to make bathtime even more relaxing.
A dog calendar that will make the family pup look like an angel
If they also have a dog whose diet consists of chair legs and their favorite pair of slippers, they’ll get a kick out of this dog-shaming calendar.
A stainless steel water bottle for temperature regulation
Takeya’s affordable sport water bottle is perfect for running errands or hitting the gym. It’s sleek, durable, and its double-wall vacuum insulation will keep hot drinks hot for up to 12 hours and cold drinks cold for up to 24.
A few Insider Reviews team members swear by Takeya bottles. I still found ice cubes in this model 24 hours after filling it.
A hidden gem cast iron fry pan
The Victoria Cast Iron 10-Inch Skillet Fry Pan is the perfect skillet for cooking just about anything. It’s well-designed, extremely affordable, and as durable as you’d hope a cast iron pan would be. It has a long primary handle and a shorter secondary handle for steadying the pan as you carry or move it, as well as good depth and a wide surface perfect for searing steaks. The large pour spouts on either side make it easy to rid the pan of grease without any mess.
It’s also our top overall pick in our Buying Guide for cast iron skillets.
Smart light bulbs that connect to Amazon Alexa and Google Home
A smart light bulb is a perfect gift to get someone who’s been getting more curious about starting their own smart home or just loves the perfect ambiance. TP-Link’s bulb connects to the internet and can be controlled through a smartphone app, or a smart speaker like the Amazon Echo and Google Home.
An award-winning cookbook
This “New York Times” bestseller and winner of the 2018 James Beard Award for Best General Cookbook teaches cooks how to master cooking techniques by looking at those four important elements — salt, fat, acid, and heat — that are in everything we cook and eat. It also includes 150 illustrations and infographics that reveal an atlas to the world of flavor by renowned illustrator Wendy MacNaughton. The book has also been adapted into a Netflix series.
Fun, organizational sticky notes
If she’s juggling more than her fair share of obligations, these fun (and helpful) sticky notes are a thoughtful way to make her daily tasks a bit more manageable.
A deep-conditioning hair mask
Encourage Mom to take some time to pamper herself with this deep conditioning treatment. It’ll cost you less than $15 and has more than 4,500 five-star reviews.
A hair towel that cuts drying time by 50% and prevents damage
Aquis’ cult-favorite hair towels can cut the amount of time it takes your hair to dry in half — a claim we’re happy to report holds up. The proprietary fabric also means there’s less damage to wet hair while it dries.
A cute loose-tea infuser
Add some fun to Mom’s tea time with a silicone tea infuser shaped like a cute animal — for example, this relaxed, reclining bunny.
A magnetic phone mount
If she uses her phone to navigate, an unobtrusive, convenient car mount is a surprisingly thoughtful gift. This version is a favorite with over 6,000 five-star reviews. More than a few of our colleagues swear by this for hands-free navigation.
A popular micellar water
If you asked a beauty veteran what to pick up from a famed Parisian pharmacy, this micellar water would be on the top of the shortlist. The company estimates that a bottle is sold every two seconds, and it’s firmly seated on Amazon’s bestselling skincare products.
It gently cleanses skin and removes makeup without disrupting the skin’s natural hydrolipid film. Thanks to the water’s unique physiological pH, you shouldn’t even have to rinse. It’s also formulated to work with any skin texture.
An external battery
Make sure Mom never has to deal with the frustration of a dead phone again. The Anker PowerCore is equipped with high-speed charging tech and carries enough juice to provide nearly a full charge for iPhone X and Samsung Galaxy S9, or almost two charges for an iPhone 8.
A multi-functional humidifier
Urpower,’s big humidifier has racked up over 9,500 five-star reviews and functions as an aromatherapy diffuser, humidifier, and optional low-key night light.
A cutting board shaped like her favorite place
Celebrate Mom’s favorite place on earth with these customized state cutting boards, which she can use during meal prep or for serving.
A plug that turns ordinary devices into smart ones
Turn her appliances into smart devices without shelling out hundreds of dollars. These plugs create smart outlets (no hub required) that will work with voice control through Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and Microsoft Cortana. She’ll also be able to turn electronics on or off from anywhere with her smartphone using the Kasa app.
Savvy, reusable alternatives to plastic wrap
Introduce Mom to Bee’s Wrap, a safe, reusable, and sustainable alternative to plastic wrap that’s perfect for covering bowls, packing snacks, or saving cheese, fruit, veggies, and bread.
The tech is pretty simple — the warmth of your hands softens the wax-coated wrap and, as it cools, it sticks and creates a seal to store food naturally. She should be able to use each wrap several times a week for up to a year.
A hard copy of Michelle Obama’s bestselling book
Michelle Obama’s witty, candid memoir “Becoming” was a #1 “New York Times” bestseller. If your mom has any interest in learning more about the former First Lady, she may love owning her own hard copy — and getting to share her favorite parts with you.
A convenient, at-home cold brew maker
Takeya’s Amazon-famous cold brew maker is an affordable, effective way to make a lot of cold brew at home without any expensive or out-of-the-way trips to Starbucks. It’s easy to use and fits nicely into most standard refrigerator doors. Personally, it saves me a few hundred dollars every year.
A better-looking Apple Watch band
Dress up a potentially bulky watch with a more unobtrusive leather style. A leather band is strong and comfortable, and the Wearlizer option is one of the most affordable options.
A rapid egg cooker
Whether Mom likes her eggs hard-boiled, poached, scrambled, or served in individual omelets, this rapid egg cooker is bound to be a big morning routine improvement. It lives up to the name with eggs ready within minutes.
An affordable and effective wine bottle stopper
Vacu Vin’s internet-famous Wine Saver removes the air from wine bottles to keep it tasting fresh for up to a week — both red and white.
A cinematic cookbook
Behold, the perfect cookbook for the movie buff. It converts iconic movie moments into recipes — from the redemptive birthday cake in “Sixteen Candles” to the elaborate Timpano from “Big Night.”
A family-friendly board game
A memorable Mother’s Day gift could be bringing over a fun game for game night!
A famous $13 at-home facial
The Aztec Secret clay mask is one of the bestselling skincare products on Amazon, and with good reason. It uses 100% natural calcium bentonite clay to deep-clean pores and refresh your skin. It’s so good – and cheap – that you might want to pick up an extra jar for yourself while you’re at it. It’s also one of the purchases we swear by for saving money on salon services like professional facials.
A ‘Humans of New York’ coffee table book
Brandon Stanton’s “Humans of New York” series is one of the most powerful photographic campaigns to be conducted in the 21st century, leveraging the intimacy of random human-to-human connection and the powerful community of social media. This book serves as a tangible photographic census of New York City.