8 Last-Minute Mother's Day Gifts Under $45

Moms are pretty awesome. From the very beginning, most dedicate their lives to raising our little, drooling selves. And, while we should be honoring our mama everyday, Mother’s Day gives us the extraordinary occasion to knock her socks off with truly thoughtful gifts. Why not take the thoughtfulness a step further and get her a gift that’s good for the environment and animals and good for her? And, all of these goodies are under $45, so you can double up and she’ll still smile at how fiscally responsible you’ve become.
Ashlee Piper, the lady beyond eco-conscious blog The Little Foxes, is a staunch supporter of cruelty-free living. But, even if you're not ready to adopt a vegan lifestyle, Ashlee's on hand for everything from spotting animal products in your shampoo to the best natural mascaras on the market.
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Even if mom’s more the low-maintenance type, she’ll beam at this glossy, limited edition beauty delivery featuring some of the most luxe and ethically-produced (read: cruelty-free, vegan, sustainably made) beauty treatments and tools around.
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Mom’s always beautiful, but if she likes to drink tea, get her this blend of wildcrafted (mindfully harvested), organic linden, rose, and hibiscus. It tastes like a dream, boosts hydration, and doubles as a facial steam, eye compress, and aromatic plant bath. Extra credit if you throw in the Thousand Petal Beautifying Mist, which smells like heaven.
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Turn her daily routine in to a spa experience with this innovative aromatherapy device that hooks on to the shower and emits USDA-certified organic oil blends. It's designed to calm, decongest, and awaken desire (you may want to remove that one from the kit…).
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This spicy facial treatment includes super antioxidants like cacao, fenugreek, and turmeric to rejuvenate all skin types — all packed in a tidy, eco-friendly violet glass container. It's the perfect way to end her busy day and restore glow.
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With essential oil scents like rose, patchouli, grapefruit, and clove blended in to renewable, non-toxic, 100% soy wax, these candles are about as clean and green as they come. And, with darling packaging and a 65-hour burn time, this will provide soft glow and sweet scents for months.
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In addition to having one of the prettiest covers we’ve ever seen (hey, we do judge gifts by their cover), this tome demystifies nutrition at any age. Translating beauty and lifestyle benefits of more than 85 everyday foods, this book has a special emphasis on stress-management and hormonal balance. Go extra green and get mom the Kindle edition.

Jolene Hart, Eat Pretty: Nutrition For Beauty, Inside And Out, $13, available at Amazon.
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With so many synthetic-, preservative-, and colorant-free fragrances to choose from, Tsi-La Organics is sure to have a pick that will perfectly encapsulate your mom’s awesomeness.
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Any gal will adore this elegantly crafted, 72% organic, vegan lotion enriched with aloe, shea, and grapeseed oils. And, the powdery soft gardenia and stargazer lily scent lingers all day.