10 Unique, Affordable Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

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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)

You can get more homemade tips, plus helpful lifestyle advice, parenting info, and recipes in the Tips on Life & Love newsletter.

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Irma Rombauer self-published the first Joy of Cooking in 1931 with the small insurance payout she received after her husband committed suicide during the Great Depression. Suddenly, society wives who used to enjoy a kitchen staff no longer had the money to employ them and began cooking for themselves. The instruction "stand facing the stove" was a bit more pragmatic than we realize. In 1936, the first commercial edition was published by Bobbs-Merrill. Marion Rombauer Becker, Irma's daughter, joined the Joy dynasty and revised and updated each subsequent edition until 1975. That edition was the first after Irma's death and was completely Marion's. Her son, Ethan Becker, has returned the book to the family's voice, revising the 1975 edition for the 75th Anniversary Edition.

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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 MomHomemade 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)

You can get more homemade tips, plus helpful lifestyle advice, parenting info, and recipes in the Tips on Life & Love newsletter.

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