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Gifts For Mom Under $50 – Holiday Gift Guide 2012

Moms – they’re always doing things for us. During the holiday season this is a chance for us to do nice things for her. As you shop, be as thoughtful and creative as she always is for you. And when you find yourself still drawing a blank, we’ll have you covered!

For the mom who needs to “reflect”

We love this Starburst Mirror for ourselves or our moms this holiday season. It’s modern, looks more expensive than it is, and we could always use more mirrors. Mom will think it’s super thoughtful too! $32

For the cleanest mom around

OK, maybe not the most creative gift, but in our experience, moms do always appreciate some new, delicious-smelling shower gels, moisturizers, loofahs, etc. Like the kind that come in this Twilight Woods Splish Splash gift set from Bath & Body Works. Plus, have you smelled this scent? It’s our fave!! $33

For the decorative mom

If your mom has an eye for decorating, prove to her you’ve inherited that skill with this Mercury Glass Decorative Bowl. Great to display ornaments during the last days of the holiday season or even on its own, this will add a little sparkle to the coffee table. $40

For the golden mama

I love the idea of my mom having guests over for dinner and serving one of her delicious salads in this Park Leaves Gold Salad Bowl from Martha Stewart. What a gorgeous display! Plus, I can already imagine all the compliments she would get on it — and then credit it to ME! $45

For the colorful mother

Moms love when their collegiette, stylish daughters pick out clothes for them. This Gap Colorblock Stripe Sweater may be pushing mom out of her comfort zone, but she’ll do it if she has your seal of approval. $49



Cara Sprunk has been the Managing Editor of Her Campus since fall 2009. She is a 2010 graduate of Cornell University where she majored in American Studies with a concentration in cultural studies. At Cornell Cara served as the Assistant Editor of Red Letter Daze, the weekend supplement to the Cornell Daily Sun where she also wrote for the news and arts section and blogged about pop culture. In her free time Cara enjoys reading, shopping, going to the movies, exploring and writing.