Fun and Simple Gifts for Mom Under $5 to give on a tight budget

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Are you on a budget this holiday season but still want to get the best gifts for mom? You might be surprised what you can find at some of your favorite big box stores for $5.00 or less that mom is sure to love!

These gift ideas for mom under $5 are perfect for kids that like to buy mom a gift with their own allowance money, or for anyone on a tight budget that still loves to buy gifts for everyone on their list.

The gift ideas listed here would also make fabulous stocking stuffers, or you could grab several of the items and make your own DIY gift basket for mom.

Many of stores like Walmart or Target have a “dollar” section that you can check out with seasonal items that would make unique gifts! You really can get mom a great gift on a budget this holiday season!

How to save money when buying Gifts for Mom

  • Having Walmart+ allows you to get FREE delivery from your store.
  • Use your Target Circle Offers to see if any items are included in offers.
  • Check Amazon for coupons on select items when purchased.

Now check out these gifts for mom under $5.00!

Gifts for Mom under $5 on Amazon

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#momlife mug

This ceramic coffee mug is perfect for any mom! #momlife pretty much sums it all up. All moms know what that means and it’s pretty universal for “It’s been a day”. This cup is recommended to be hand washed. (Putting it in the dishwasher will weaken the design.)

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Mom Necklace

This silver mom necklace is one mom will love to wear! It features Mom with a red heart stone in the middle.

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Boho Beaded Bracelet

Have a mom that likes natural and less shiny jewelry? This boho bracelet is perfect! This bracelet is made up of three strangers, two strands go along the side of the main leather strap.

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Reusable Straws

For the mom that drinks from tumblers, coffee cups, and more, these reusable straws are perfect! This reusable straw set even comes with a brush cleaner too!

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Coffee Bookmark

For the reader that also loves coffee, these bookmarks are a great idea that combines hobbies.

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Reusable Bags

For the eco-friendly mom on the list, these reusable bags are perfect for grocery shopping, crafts, and more! When not in use these bags also fold up into small squares.

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Succulent Planters

For the plant mom, give them something cute and adorable to put their succulent plants in. This planter also comes with a small round bamboo tray to sit the planter on top of too.

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Wine Tumblers

These stainless steel wine tumblers are a great gift idea for mom! These tumblers can hold 12oz of wine, tea, and more! Plus this one also comes with a straw and cleaner brush too for under $5!

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Car Cup Coasters

For the mom that’s on the go, these car cup coasters are functional and pretty. Cup coasters fit in regular cup holders and allow for easier clean-up after spills and they turn a regular car space into something personal.

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eos Lip Balm

Lip balms are a great gift idea for the mom that’s always on the go. These eos brand lip balms come in a variety of scents and are small enough to go in the car, purse, and more.

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Tea Infusers

If your mom likes to try new flavors of tea, try out these fun tea infusers that can hold loose leaf tea. Choose from the adorable strawberry, lemon, or even the black swan to mix new teas.

Gifts for Mom under $5 at Walmart

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Bath Epsom Salts

Give mom the give of a relaxing bath! You can get this bag of Dr. Teal’s Relax & Relief Epsom salt for under $5.00! The 3lb bags are enough to use for more than one bath so it’s the perfect gift they can use more than once.

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Pair candles with a relaxing bath and mom are sure to love this gift! You can find a large candle in their favorite scent at your local Walmart for under $5.00!

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Holographic Face Masks

Mask up and relax with these cool holographic peel-off masks! These are a fun way to help mom relax with something that will leave her feeling brand new.

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Bath Bombs/Bath Fizzies

Walmart carries a whole bag of bath bombs for under $5.00 in various scents. Each bath bomb/bath fizzy is just 2.1oz of various scents. (Scent notes will vary based on scent)

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Hot Cocoa Bombs

There may be a mom on the list that doesn’t like coffee, hot cocoa bombs are the perfect idea! Hot Cocoa Bombs are made to be dropped into a cup of warm milk and you can watch them fall apart and mix in hot cocoa, flavors, and marshmallows.

Gifts for Mom Under $5 at Target

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Fuzzy Socks

Snuggle up with the perfect pair of warm fuzzy socks! Most stores will have stocking stuffers like these fuzzy socks for under $5.00! (There may also be aloe-infused socks too)

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Adult Coloring Books

Coloring books aren’t just for kids anymore. Now you can get these complex design adult coloring books in a variety of themes including Harry Potter, Animals, and more!

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Reusable Coffee Cups

For coffee, hot chocolate, or tea, these reusable cups are ideal. These can be hand-washed or dishwasher (top rack only) and you can get the 3pk under $5.00 at Target!

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Chocolate Gift Sets

Chocolate is always a great gift idea and around most gift-giving holidays you can find chocolate sets like the Ferrero Rocher pack that has 12 pieces inside!

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I’m a wife, mom of three, doctor, and blogger! In 2018, I decided to turn my mom blog, into a personal finance blog so others could follow along on our journey to pay off over HALF a MILLION dollars in student loan and practice start up debt. I hope you enjoy following along, and maybe even find some inspiration along the way.