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10 Unique, Affordable Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

0 Comments 08 May 2012

10 unique, affordable Mother's Day gift ideas including Simon & Schuster's best books for mom, Etsy crafts, and easy homemade bath oils and scrubsIf you haven’t already bought Mom the lovely, hand-crafted, one-of-a-kind gift she deserves, it’s time to break out the big guns. With less than a week to go, we can’t afford to lose valuable time surfing cookie-cutter gift sites.

Here are 10 great gifts you can procure easily or make yourself, package, and hand deliver (or hey, because their pricetag is low, you can still afford to spend a little on shipping). Bundle several together for a nice gift basket, or recycle a simple straw basket, galvanized metal tub from the 99-cent store, or cute clementines crate to hold your gift. The end result will have Mom beaming with pride.

Best Books for Mom

Homemade Scented Bath Oil (Homemade)

Adorable D.I.Y. Stuffed Owls (Efemera Ink)

“You Are Entirely Amazing” handmade wooden card (Etsy, cardtorial, $10)

Homemade sugar scrub in jars (Maybe Matilda)

Mad Men-style Retro Apron (Etsy, 4RetroSisters, $36.95)

“Mom, You Are My Sunshine” art print (Etsy, NamedByArt, $15)

D.I.Y. Garden-makers (Wit & Whistle)

Watercolor: Hummingbird Art (Etsy, MaiAutumn, $25)

Pretty, personalized aqua chalcedony necklace (Etsy, Delezhen, $64)

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