Show mom you care: Affordable Mother's Day gifts

April 30, 2012 at 12:44 PM ET

The big day for moms is coming up (Sunday, May 13), and Elaine from Better Homes and Garden magazine has some ideas for the perfect gift for any kind of mom. So whether, she's the mom-on-the go, athletic mom or the mother who can't get enough of beauty products, these gifts will melt any mother's heart. 

For the mom on the go

Personalized iPhone case

They're super simple to create. All you do is upload a photo to the site and voila! Standard shipping takes about a week, so order soon to make sure it arrives on time for Mother's Day. Rush shipping is also available, but at an extra cost of $26.99. (, $34.99-39.99)

Mother child tote bag

This brilliant tote bag has an extra handle so kids can hold on and stay close to mom while walking down busy sidewalks or crowded areas. It's also big enough to carry quite a bit of stuff. Plus, the kids will feel like they're helping to carry the shopping home!  Colors include blue, green, and tan with a cute silhouette of a mom and child.  Order in the next 2 days to avoid a rush shipping charge of $18.95. (, $23.00)

For the athletic mom


These Zipbuds Earphones Juiced Line are perfect for the mom who loves to get in a good workout -- but doesn't have time to waste untangling cords. The cords literally zip up. The Juiced Line comes in pink, green, blue, and black.   It takes about 3-5 business days to arrive, so order this week to make sure you get it in time for Mother's Day. (, $19.99)

Personalized yoga mat

If yoga is her activity of choice, she'll love this personalized yoga mat.  You simply upload your photo to and write your own personalized message. The turnaround is about a week and a half, so get started on your order soon in order to get it in time for Mother's Day. Otherwise you might have to get express shipping for an extra cost of $40. (, $79.99)

For the mom who has everything

 C. Wonder enamel initial cuff 

It's a modern take on the personalized jewlery look.  These cuffs come with a single letter, so you can get one for each of your children's names, or even one for your own name.  They come in a host of bright colors and are designed for a snug fit. (, $48.00)

Personalized artwork notecards

These notecards are a great way to upcycle your child's artwork and to make a great gift mom will love! They come flat and folded and make excellent cards for the holidays or any occasion.   It's also super easy to do using a site like Simply scan the drawing then upload and you're all set.  A pack of 10 is about $10.  With priority shipping, these can arrive in about 7 days, so be sure to order soon! (, $10 for pack of 10)

Silhouette pendants

Etsy is a great site to find original and creative gift ideas. We love FreshyFig's Etsy shop -- especially these silhouette pendants.  You can get a girl or boy silhouette , either in silver or gold, and you can even layer them and customize the length.  It takes about 1 ½ weeks for shipping, so order in the next 2 days to ensure you get your necklace in time for Mother's Day. (, $32.00)

For the mom who deserves a little pampering

Beauty good bag

These monogrammed make-up cases from are only about $20 and are the perfect way to hold beauty goody bag items.  Orders made by this Thursday will arrive in time for Mother's Day. If you place your order later that this date, expect to pay a rush shipping charge (approx. $22 for Fedex Second Day Air). (, $19.99)

Elizabeth Arden perfume and body cream

Every mom deserves a little indulgence. We love the Green Tea Cherry Blossom line from Elizabeth Arden. The perfume (3.3 fl. oz for $39.50) and Honey Drops Body Cream (8.4 oz for $19.50) are just what mom wants -- but may not buy for herself.  Orders made in the next 2 days will arrive by Mother's Day. (, $19.50, $39.50)

Goody Quick Style Paddle brush

This brush is amazing and will give mom exactly what she always wants more of -- time! It's called the Goody Quik Style Paddle Brush.  The great benefit is that it has sponge-like bristles that soak up water,  it removes an average 30% of water from hair across a variety of hair types. And that can cut drying time (and who doesn't need more time??) (, $11.99).

Plum Pretty Sugar lingerie cotton robe

Every mom deserves a gorgeous robe for those early mornings. We love these cotton voile robes from starting at only $65.  There are tons of different patterns and several different lengths. It takes about 5-7 business days for the robe to arrive, so order soon. (, starting at $65).

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