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The RD Roundup: 50 Gifts for Mom Under $50

You already love your mom year-round. Now make her feel extra-special with a perfect choice from our Mother’s Day gift guide.

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Whether she’s garden-gaga, design-obsessed, or just loves preserving family memories, our gift guide for May 12 has something to help you say thanks for everything she does. Browse through RD’s 50 gift selections, or head straight to the theme that best fits mom:

For the Cook
For the Tech Lover
For the Hostess
For the Decor Lover
For the Fashionista
For the Pet Lover
For the Sentimentalist
For the Leisure Lover
For the Beauty Buff
For the Fitness Buff
For the Gardener

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For the Cook

For the Cook

1. Custom Recipe Collection

Personalized Cookbook

$39.75 at Tastebook


2. Literary Cocktails

 Tequila Mockingbird: Cocktails with a Literary Twist

$17.50 at Indigo


3. Celeb-Approved Eats

 Gwyneth Paltrow’s It’s All Good

$35.00 at Indigo

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More For the Cook

More For the Cook

Cheesy Perfection

 Brie Baker

$19.00 at Zone Maison


5. Cookie-Cutting Collection

 Do-It-Yourself Cookie Cutters

$30.00 at Williams-Sonoma


6. Muffin Design

Buttercup Bundt Muffin Pan

$39.75 at Golda’s Kitchen

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For the Tech Lover

For the Tech Lover

1. iPad Protection

Navy Chevron iPad Case

$24.99 at My Wedding Favors


2. iPhone Art

 Kate Spade New York iPhone 5 Case

$40.00 at Holt Renfrew


3. Stylish Laptop Cover

 HEYS The Web XL Organizational Pad

$30.00 at the Bay

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For the Hostess

For the Hostess

1. Tea Indulgence

 The Chocolate Box Tea Set

$29.50 at DavidsTea


2. Chocolate Indulgence

 Ultimate Dessert Truffles Gift Box

$50.00 at Godiva


3. Coffee Cups

 Umbra Willow Bowl Set

$30.00 at Umbra

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More For the Hostess

More For the Hostess

4. Small Serveware

Bamboo 9-Piece Tasting Set

$22.95 at the Bay


5. Snack Dishes

Pure White 5-Piece Set

$29.99 at Shop World Kitchen

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For the Decor Lover

For the Decor Lover

1. Furniture Face-Lift

 Furniture Makeovers by Barb Blair

$28.95 at Indigo 


2. Stylish Scent

 Goji & Tarocco Orange Glass Jar

$28.00 at Indigo 


3. Inspired Design

Kitchens & Baths by Michael S. Smith

$45.00 at Indigo

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For the Fashionista

For the Fashionista

Maxi Dress

 Sleeveless Chiffon Dress

$24.95 at H&M


2. White Hot

 Studded Shopper Bag

$34.99 at Mango


3. Stylized Jewelry Stand

Gateway Jewelry Tree

$25.00 at Umbra

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More for the Fashionista

More for the Fashionista

4. Stylish Sandal

 MICHAEL Michael Kors Snake-Print Flip-Flop

$39.00 at Michael Kors


5. Hot Hoops

 Rattan Hoop Earrings

$50.00 at Banana Republic


6. Stunning Studs

 Lauren Ralph Lauren Semi-Precious Cab Clip Earrings

$34.00 at the Bay

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For the Pet Lover

For the Pet Lover

1. Puppy Love

 Puppyhood: Life-size Portraits of Puppies at 6 Weeks Old

$32.95 at Indigo


2. Feline Coffee Cup

Cute Kitty Mug

$18.00 at Cafe Press


3. Canine Dishes

Claudia Pearson Dog Plates

$16.75 at West Elm

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For the Sentimentalist

For the Sentimentalist

1. Funny Keepsake

My Quotable Kid

$19.95 at Indigo


2. Picture Frame

Modern Silver-Plated Frames

$18.44 – $44.78 at Pottery Barn


3. Storage for Precious Memories

Custom Hardcover Photoboook

$29.75 (approx) at MyPublisher

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More For the Sentimentalist

4. Personal Journal

 Birds On A Wire Journal

$14.00 at Indigo


5. Custom Calendar

 Personalized Wall Calendar

$21.99 at Shutterfly

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For The Leisure Lover

For The Leisure Lover

1. eReading Illumination

Verso Clip Light

$16.99 at Indigo


2. New Parenting Ideas

Bringing up Bebe by Pamela Druckerman

$27.50 at Indigo


3. Masterpiece Entertainment

 Downton Abbey – Season 2

$47.99 at Indigo


4. Canada’s Most Read Magazine

1-Year Subscription to Reader’s Digest Canada

$24.97 at

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For the Beauty Buff

For the Beauty Buff

1. Beauty Ritual

 l’Occitane Indulgent Almond Ritual Set

$48.00 at Sephora


2. Lip Love

 Fresh Favorites Sugar Lip Trio

$45.00 at Sephora 


3. Skin Moisturizers

Clinique Moisture Favourites

$47.00 at the Bay

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More for the Beauty Buff

4. Shower Supplies

 Nailed It! Top 10 Best Sellers

$36.00 at Sephora


5. Gimme Some Sugar

 Warm Vanilla Sugar Gift Set

$35.00 at Bath & Body Works

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For the Fitness Buff

For the Fitness Buff

1. Yoga Wear

 Cool Racerback Tank Top

$42.00 at Lululemon


2. Stretching Surface

 The Un Mat

$48.00 at Luluemon


3. Exercise Weights

Energetics Writst and Ankle Weights

$9.99 at Sportchek

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More For the Fitness Buff

4. Fit Facts

 Salt Sugar Fat: How The Food Giants Hooked Us

$32.99 at Indigo


5. Water Bottle

Kor One Hydration Vessel in Lavender

$29.95 at Kor

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For The Gardener

For The Gardener


 Bird House by Sophie Conran

$34.50 at Indigo 


2. Herb Heaven

Herb Sorting Kit

$14.50 at Zone Maison


3. Tool Set

Craftsman Evolv 5-Piece Set

$23.00 at Sears

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More for the Gardener

More for the Gardener

A New Flower

Orchid Phalaenopsis Inch with Deco Pot

$15.99 at Home Depot


5. Garden Must-Haves

 Garden Allotment Kit

$36.35 at Williams-Sonoma