Mother’s Day only comes once a year and even though you may not be in the financial situation to shell out a ton of money for your mom, that doesn’t mean you can’t make her feel special. Mother’s Day isn’t really so much about the gift, it’s more about the though behind the gift, so instead of paying top dollar and being sad and broke on May 11, this year try out a Mother’s Day gift that is cheap but still meaningful. The old reliable move when you were younger and broke was to make something handmade and personalized, not that Latin Times doesn’t believe in some quality D.I.Y. gifts. But to us time is also money, and we are not really that crafty. So instead of your potential heartfelt handmade gift going completely disastrous and then you having to show up to Mother’s Day empty handed, we are going with store bought thoughtful gifts. Check out the gift guide below to make sure your mom has a great day on Mother’s Day, and you still have some money in the bank!

Photo Book Shutterfly Photo Book.

Shutterfly Photo Book

These easy to make and fast shipping online photo albums are perfect for someone who wants to make mom feel loved without having to create a handmade scrap book. The photo albums are one of a king keepsakes that will not take you all day, luckily you can get pictures from anywhere even Facebook, which means that you don’t have to search through old albums for the perfect pictures. The photo books vary in style and color, you can choose from hard cover or soft cover and can completely design the photo spread inside. Best part about Shutterfly photo books they are actually affordable, starting at just $12.99!

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Orange Tree Plant

Does your mom love to plant, and enjoy fresh fruit? Well then we have the perfect gift an Orange Tree! While at first you may be thinking that this plant/ tree gift is way too out of the box, that’s what makes it perfect. How many years in a row have you wasted a ton of money on a mediocre bouquet of flowers that dies nearly 5 days later? If you’re like me, than 20 years too many. A fruit bearing plant is sweet smelling, colorful, and most of all gives your mom something to love and care for when you are not around. Home Depot has a bloomsz Orange Tree available in an adorably decorative planter for only $25.98, isn’t that sweet!

The Red Tent "The Red Tent" by Anita Diamant Amazon

“The Red Tent”

This is more of a daughter to mother gift for Mother’s Day but still a very important one. If your mom is a reader then this book is sure to have her crying tears of joy, love and pride by the time she id finished with “The Red Tent” by Anita Diamant. The story is told in the first person narrative by Dinah, the daughter of Jacob and sister to Joseph. Yes, that Jacob and Joseph of the Bible. However, while it does delve into religion, the story is more focused about the tent in which the women must take refuge where they find mutual support and encouragement. A story every women should read, and if gifted to her by her daughter, will truly mean so much more. Even better than making your mom cry, the book is available on Amazon for only $9.04 for the paperback edition.


Robin's Egg Soap Blue Robin's Egg French Milled Soaps in Apothecary Jar. Barnes & Noble

Robin’s Egg Soaps in Apothecary Jar

If your mom is difficult to buy for but loves things for her home than check out these Blue Robin's Egg French Milled Soaps in Apothecary Jar. Admittedly more pretty than practical, this gift set brings the spring time alive inside your mom’s bathroom or kitchen. The glass jar is filled with a half dozen soaps that feature soothing chamomile and meadowsweet extracts and exfoliating "speckles" of oatmeal and wheat bran. The soaps are nestled inside a tiny nest at the bottom of the jar, making it a beautiful decoration for the women who has everything. The soaps are only $21.95 and available at Barnes & Noble or online with free shipping!

Treat Yourself Tote kate spade "Treat Yourself" Tote Nordstorm

“TREAT YOURSELF” Shopping Tote

If your mom loves to shop and is eco-friendly than gift her with a reusable shopping tote! This cute canvas tote is bright pink and say “Treat Yourself” across one side, making it both cute and fun. Even though the bag will only cost you a cool $16, it is made by kate spade, which means your mom will feel extra hip when shopping with her reusable tote. The bag is available at Nordstrom or online at with free shipping