10 Affordable Gifts For the Mother With Expensive Taste

With these gifts, she’ll forgive you for late shipping.

Mothers aren’t easy to impress, especially if they have expensive tastes. For the Gen-Zs and Millennials reading this, we’ve got you covered with this affordable list of Mother’s Day gifts for moms that enjoy the finer things in life. These gift ideas might not be designer or luxury items, but it’s the priceless thought behind it that counts. And she’ll be so impressed, she might just forgive if your order arrives late.

1| Tea from English Tea Shop

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The English Tea Shop is one of the most popular tea brands in the U.K., and it’s organic to boot, from the fairtrade farming behind the scenes to the sustainable packaging of each packet. It offers a bunch of flavors for picky tea-drinking moms, so might as well get an entire set of varying flavors as each box is only P199 each. They’ve got chamomile, English breakfast, natural herbs, and more.


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2| Diffuser Necklace from Veste PH

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Here’s a calming gift for your mother, a diffuser necklace so she can carry a drop of her essential oils wherever she goes. This minimalist design is only P550 for a simple gold chain and lava stone bead.

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3| Bowls from Harper & Harlow

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Harper & Harlow is a favorite store among moms, so just about any product from the site will do. Our pick is this Koa bowl that’s only P380 a piece. Tip: don’t buy plates unless you’re willing to get six or eight of each. Mom won’t approve of just one, albeit beautiful, dish set. Safer to go the serving dish route with aesthetic bowls that you can one or two of.

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4| Jewelry Box from Pottery Barn

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On the pricier end of this list is this blush jewelry box collection from Pottery Barn. It’s P3,060, but at over 50 percent off, it’s a steal.

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5| Nursing Pillow from Bebe au Lait

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For wives or siblings who are new moms, it’s best to be practical. Bebe au Lait’s nursing pillows are as stylish as they are comfortable. It’s only P1,850.

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6| Cozy Throw from West Elm

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This one’s a little pricier than the others on the list, but West Elm’s cozy throw blankets are divine. It’s worth the price of P2,250 per blanket.

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7| Plants from BloomBellas

Skip the flowers and get your mom a plant. If she’s a legit plantita, gift her with this “nerve plant,” which was imported all the way from Holland.

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8| Innisfree from Beauty MNL

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Since most salons and spas are closed at the moment, treat your mom to a spa at home with this Innisfree “10-in-1 clay mask formulated from Jeju volcanic cluster spheres.” In human speak, that means it exfoliates really well and gives you a healthier complexion. It’s on sale for only P535 on Beauty MNL.

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9| Pots from LotsapotsPH

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Another gift idea for the plant mom is a decorative plant pot that’s different from what you might find in the mall. This store is dedicated to unique plant pots your mom will definitely appreciate.

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10| Scented Candles from Saan Saan PH

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Lockdown is making us more creative in how we “travel.” This candle shop feeds everyone’s sense of wander lust with location/experience-scented candles. This one smells like Old Manila and it’s only P950 for the largest size.


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