15 Gift Ideas Under $25 for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is coming up and although your mom would probably love one of these, it may not be in gift your budget this year.

Instead, here are some gift ideas for the mom who likes to cook and spend time in the kitchen.

Everything is under $25 so it won’t break your piggy bank, either.

1. Immersion Blender – $16.99. Not the fanciest stick blender on the block, but it’ll get the job done and for the price, a steal.


2. Whoopie Pie Pan – $19.99

Perfect for making deep dish chocolate chip cookies

3. Silpat liners – $24.95 at Williams Sonoma

Or $19.99 at Bed Bath & Beyond

I cannot say enough good things about how these have positively changed the results of my baking. Period.

4. Cookie scoop – $3.99 at Bed Bath & Beyond. This scoop has tremendously helped my cookie baking and I much prefer this scoop to any of the metal “ice cream” release-style scoops that are fancier, but that seem to get much more dough caught in them than actually releasing onto the baking sheet.

5. Stainless Steel Measuring Spoons – $19.99

6. Kitchen Queen Measuring Spoons – $14.99 Perfect for your queen.

7. Kitten Measuring Cups & Bowls – $22.42

Includes 4 ceramic bowls: 1/4 cup, 1/3 cup, 1/2 cup, 1 cup

8. Two Peas in a Pod Salt & Pepper Shaker Set – $17.34

Magnetic to keep them in place

9. Castle Key Bottle Opener– $12.00

Open a bottle to make this

10. Silicone Magic Twisty Whisk – $8.00

11. Butterfly 19-ounce Ceramic Travel Mug with Lid – $9.99

12. Culinary Institute of America Maple Wood Spoons – $12.99

13. Digital Kitchen Scale – $19.99

14. Set of 8 mini-bowls – $20

The perfect size for a single scoop of ice cream, a palm full of almonds or the table- and teaspoon’s worth of ingredients needed to complete your favorite recipe.

15. Set of 3 Silicone Spatulas – $9.99

If someone was to bake for me, the three things I’d most like to eat are:

1. Bars: Coconut Peanut Butter Magic Cake Bars

2. Cookies: Peanut Butter Oatmeal White Chocolate Chip Cookies

3. Chocolate: Oreo Cookie-Stuffed Brownies with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

What are you doing for Mother’s Day?

Who are the special mothers you be honoring and how?

My mom lives in Minnesota and my sister, who has one daughter and is pregnant with her second baby, lives in Chicago, and unfortunately I won’t be spending the day with them since I’m in San Diego.

I’ll be spending the day with Scott and Skylar and we will probably keep it very low key.

I don’t need or desire flowers, gifts, cards, breakfast in bed or anything “traditionally Mother’s Day”. My requests are along the lines of no laundry to fold or dishes to do and if I can carve out a little time to read and maybe get a nice power walk in with my family, I’ll be thrilled. Simple stuff.

If you have any great gift ideas, feel free to link them up in the comments.

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms!

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63 comments on “15 Gift Ideas Under $25 for Mother’s Day”

  1. love all of these ideas. Thank you for your sweet note during this hard time in my life

  2. My mom loves to play in the kitchen but she can really do a number on her pans–the silpat baking sheets would probably cut her soaking and scrubbing time waaaay down. I know I love mine! We will be travelling to San Francisco this Sunday for our anniversary vacation (16 yrs). I am really getting anxious to go!

  3. Great round up! I have yet to purchase silpat mats, but they’re on my list. And my immersion blender is absolutely worth its weight in gold. When I bought it, I had no idea how often I would use it!

  4. That whisk is so cute! Also, I think I’d pick the same three recipes…I love your chocolate-mint bars, but those are easy enough to make for myself so if someone else was baking for me, I’d have them make these three. You have good taste :)

  5. I’ve been wanting an immersion blender for such a long time. And I agree on those silpats, love them!

  6. What a great list of gifts! I need to hint to my husband that this Momma would like an immersion blender ASAP :)

  7. I love the kitty measuring cups!!!! All of these things are great ideas. Excellent list :)

  8. Ooh, I want those mini bowls! Are they slightly larger or deeper than a standard mini pyrex bowl?

  9. Your gift request for Mother’s Day is exactly what I’ve requested for every birthday now. NO Housework! I told my husband, ” Don’t spend $200 on something you ‘think’ I might want. Do the dishes or laundry without my suggesting it or something like that!” It amazes me what men take for grandtide in life. I can’t imagine what it’s like not to have to worry about whether I’ll have clean clothes or what to cook?
    Crazy! Hope you have the best Mother’s Day what ever they both do for you though, Sklar is a lucky little girl! :)

    • Omg I love your comment. YES to everything you just said! Scott doesn’t cook, grocery shop, or do laundry. I have sort of set up my own fate b/c I just tell him to stay out of the kitchen before he breaks or burns something :) It’s easier to just do it myself, seriously. And 99% of the time I honestly don’t mind. Same with laundry. But yes… “I can’t imagine what it’s like not to have to worry about whether I’ll have clean clothes or what to cook?” — yes! :)

  10. What a great list, Averie! But, I especially love your gift request!

  11. Great list, Averie! I’m a huge fan of whoopie pie pans!

  12. Great finds although I am drooling over the peas in the pod salt and pepper shakers so cute!!!

  13. OMG….the cat measuring cups!!!! Tooooo CUTE!!! The pea S&P are adorable as well. Good finds!!!

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