Mother’s Day Gift Ideas Under $50

Here's some gifts you'll actually want for Mother's Day. Start leaving some hints now.

By Sarah Yang for TheBump.com

Initial Necklace
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Maybe you said you'd never wear anything like this, but now that you're a parent, you know you want some sweet "mom jewelry." This branch with "leaves" for each of your kids' initials is pretty freaking adorable. $30 at Etsy.com

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Stylish iPad Case
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Dress up your iPad with this way-too-adorable Kate Spade case. $50 at KateSpade.com

Artsy Portable Speakers
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Take a dance party wherever you go with this colorful iPod speaker. $24 at CWonder.com

Monogrammed Coffee Cup
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The only "me" time you have all day long might be over your morning cup of coffee. These mugs are pretty, girlie and have your initial -- so you can tell everyone else "hands off!" $8 each at Anthropologie.com

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Fragrant Candles
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If you want to get away but can't really hop on a plane to Capri or Acapulco right now, try a candle named after one of these destinations (other scents include Southampton, Big Sur and Palm Beach). Who knows? If you close your eyes you just might feel like you're on a getaway (or something like that). $28 at JonathanAdler.com

Statement Earrings
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Couldn't you use something pretty? These shiny filigree earrings have plenty of pretty detail, but they won't break the bank (so your partner has cash left over to take you to dinner too). $28 at Bloomingdales.com

Kids' Handprint Art
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You love your kids' art, but most of it is pretty tacky. Not these modern pop-art-inspired handprint canvases. $40 at RedEnvelope.com

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Must-Read Book
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No, we're not talking about the risqué 50 Shades of Grey (although you might want to pick that up too). Making Babies is a collection of honest and raw essays about all the joys (and drudgery!) of parenting. $17 at Amazon.com

Mom-Friendly Frame
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You can put pics of your kids in this frame and chalk little notes or use the magnets to stick cards or other photos on it. It does double and triple duty. $20 at CrateandBarrel.com

Personalized iPhone Case
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Obviously, you've got pictures of your kid in your phone, but what about on it? Create a personalized iPhone case on Shutterfly with family pictures and choose from a bunch of colorful designs. Starting at $35 at Shutterfly.com


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