10 Editor-Approved Mother's Day Gifts Starting at $10
Gift Card Trio
Andrea Lavinthal, Style & Beauty Director: I know people think it’s impersonal to give someone a gift card, but as a mom, I can assure you that nothing would make me happier than these three pieces of plastic. The key is to customize the combo to the recipient’s favorite spots to shop, caffeinate, and pamper. Bonus points if you’re crafty and wrap them using one of the many creative ideas on Pinterest.
Pictured, clockwise: Drybar, Starbucks, Marshalls
Tiny Tags Gold Mommy Name Necklace
Sharon Kanter, Deputy Style Director: I got this necklace for my mother-in-law for her birthday, and she wears it every day! Each gold-plated charm says a name of one of her three grandchildren, and on the back, we inscribed the corresponding birthday. Soon, I’ll be adding one more charm — and I love that this necklace can grow with her growing family. Plus, I love that Tiny Tags is a small business run by founder and mom-of-three Melissa Clayton. She donates a percentage of proceeds to children’s organizations such as Save the Children, Plan USA, and the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Buy It! Tiny Tags Gold Mommy Name Necklace With Two Names, $145; tinytags.com
Maison Du Soir Florence Robe
Sharon Kanter, Deputy Style Director: This is my new favorite brand for yummy-soft robes. Any mom will feel relaxed (but not overheated!) slipping into this to get comfortable.
Buy It! Maison Du Soir Florence Robe, $140; maisondusoir.com
Brooklinen Candle Set
Lindy Segal, Style Social Media Editor: Fact: Moms love candles. Also a fact: Anything scented can be hard to shop for, because it’s so subjective. That’s why I love this little sampler from my favorite bedding brand, Brooklinen. Each 3.5-ounce candle has a different sleep-themed vibe, so your mama can try them all out and find her new favorite — but it’ll be tough to choose, as they’re all pretty dreamy.
But it! Scented candle set, $59; brooklinen.com
Adina Reyter Pavé Tiny Heart Necklace
Sarah Ball, Market Editor: To me, jewelry is so personal and special — it’s one of those gifts that has so much meaning. Adina Reyter is one of my favorite jewelry designers and this dainty heart necklace is so beautiful. It’s the perfect gift for Mother’s Day — every time she wears it she’ll be reminded of how much she’s loved and valued.
Buy It! Tiny Folded Heart Necklace (14K yellow gold with pavé diamonds), $398; adinareyter.com
Ban.do Cooler Tote
Lindy Segal, Style Social Media Editor: In my mind, the ideal gift is both adorable and practical, and this cooler bag truly fits the bill. The tropical-print tote will keep sammies, fruit and drinks chilled on mom’s next beach trip, and the cute graphic couldn’t be more appropriate for the person who most, you know, wishes you were there.
Buy it! Ban.do cooler tote, $34; nordstrom.com
Mason Pearson Brush
Jackie Fields, Beauty Editor: Zip open any professional hairstylist's kit and you’re bound to find this iconic tool. It reduces static and unifies waves, among probably over a dozen other highly-impressive functions (hence why pros are obsessed). But the beauty of this brush is you don’t have to be a hair guru to garner stellar results — and that’s exactly why mom will be forever grateful.
Buy It! Mason Pearson Popular Mixed Bristle Nylon & Boar Bristle Brush, $205; nordstrom.com
Slip for Beauty Hair Ties
Jackie Fields, Beauty Editor: The hair tie that encapsulated the '80s is back in a big way thanks to fashion's most influential runway hairstylists (oh, and Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 85). So trust me when I say she’ll appreciate this elegant, not dated, trio of silk scrunchies.
Buy It! Slip for Silk Scrunchies, $39 (for a set of three); bloomingdales.com
Ritani Freshwater Pearl Bracelet
Kaitlyn Frey, Style & Beauty Assistant: My mom never splurges on herself, so my brother and I always take Mother’s Day as an opportunity to pool our money together to get her an extra-special gift. This year, we’re going for this beautiful. simple pearl bracelet that I know she’ll wear for years to come.
Buy It! Ritani Freshwater Pearl Rondell Bracelet, $160; ritani.com
Tory Burch Watch
Sarah Ball, Market Editor: Although the idea of a watch might not seem the most sentimental, a lot of thought went behind it! I wanted to get something for her that she'll wear every day and actually use. She's a major Tory Burch fan, and with spring arriving, I thought the leather band was classic enough she can wear it for years, but also a perfect seasonal piece.
Buy It! Tory Burch Ellsworth Leather Strap Watch, $195; nordstrom.com
J.Crew Slide Sandals
Kami Phillips, E-Commerce Editor: If there's one thing I definitely got from my mama, it's my love of shoes — and what's not to love about these chic raffia slide sandals from J.Crew?
Buy It! J.Crew Slide Sandals, $69.50; jcrew.com