Cool and Under $40 Gifts for Mom

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Posted on 05/05/2008

She put up with you for that year you whined non-stop for a Castle Grayskull. She endured your wetting-the-bed phase. She never made fun of your mullet. The woman deserves a treat. This Mother's Day, if you find yourself short on cash, but full on love, keep reading for some great, budget-friendly gifts.

If you have $40: Give a gift that gives twice. Snag your mummy a pair of TOMS Shoes for just $42. (Yes, you'll have to scrounge up an extra two bucks.) They are perfect for running around in during the summer. Mom will also know that she taught you well because with every pair of TOMS you buy, they'll give a pair of shoes to a child in need.

If you have $30: Check out the Sun Valley Garden Collection at Melaleuca.com. It's perfect for moms who like to spend time in the garden. The kit comes with sunflower-scented hand scrub and hand creme, gardening gloves, a trowel, daisy seeds and a watering can. Regularly $43, it's on sale for $29.99 just for Mother's Day.

If you have $20: Give mom a chance to chill. DuWop is offering a discount on their igels, a unique product aimed at anyone with tired eyes and fine lines. The gel discs conform to the eye and deliver botanical extracts to this sensitive area. The pack comes with three pairs of igels that can be used up to four times. DuWop is also taking 20% off and offering free shipping on the orange and purple igels.

If you have $10: Head to Camelbak.com and check out their water bottles. These are perfect for eco-friendly moms looking for a reusable bottle. It's also great for active moms who like to hike or hit the gym. The .75 liter version of the "Better Bottle with Classic Cap" is just $9 and features an easy to clean, easy to carry design. The plastic is also free of toxins.

If you have $5: Why not buy a gift with a story behind it? Check out the online store for Hydromissions International. Each week volunteers manufacture the soap and then sell it to raise money for projects that help bring access to clean drinking water to people in third world countries. The soap comes in yummy scents like Bora Bora Bubblegum and Ceylon Citrus. Plus each bar is just $3.99. There's also a gift box sampler if you want to spend a little more.

By Alison Storm

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