23 Dollar Tree Christmas Gifts for Mom

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Looking for Christmas gifts for mom on a budget? Add this these awesome Dollar Tree Christmas gift ideas to your holiday shopping list this year to save lots of money.

Thoughtful gifts don’t have to break the bank. These inexpensive Christmas gifts are still ones she’ll love — with lots of useful gift ideas for moms who want nothing.

As a very frugal person, I really appreciate Dollar Tree’s blend of holiday fun while still being budget-friendly. Dollar Tree is a great place to stay within your Christmas budget because it has so much festive Christmas stock.

Below you’ll find budget Christmas gifts for mom that you can put together entirely at the dollar store, making them both cheap and easy. I focused on items that were practical and useful with lots of consumables, so they won’t just add clutter to the house.

Let’s find some great holiday gifts for moms!

1. Plants or Gardening Supplies

shelves at the dollar tree with gardening supplies

You can find gardening supplies at the dollar store if mom is a gardener. Since winter isn’t the best time for gardening, you could get a cute dollar store pot and give a pretty potted plant. It can be a nice way to add a bit of freshness and greenery to winter time.

2. Organization supplies

organization supplies on the shelf at dollar tree

Dollar Tree is full of organization supplies for pretty much any space. You could gift mom a coupon for organizing a space and then gift the accompanying organizational supplies.

3. Knitting supplies

a hand holding two balls of yarn in front of a store shelf

Knitting is a nice chill activity that makes a great self-care hobby. Dollar Tree has a surprisingly nice selection of yarns that’s make a nice gift.

Your can do it while catching up on shows or podcasts, and many places have knitting circle meet-ups for an opportunity for adult socialization for moms.

4. Car cleaning supplies

a basket of car supplies like air fresheners and cleaners

Since having kids, my car has become such a mess. Getting mom some car cleaning gear (and cleaning her car for her!) is a thoughtful gift for a mom with young kids.

Dollar Tree has a whole car section where you can find items like air fresheners, cleaning supplies and items to keep in your car like wipes that can make a cute and practical gift basket.

5. Puzzles

a box of a puzzle with colorful houses being held up

Puzzles are another great chill hobby for moms who need to decompress after a long day of parenting. Getting puzzles at Dollar Tree are nice because they’re so affordable for an item that only gets used once.

6. Movie Night Basket

a movie night basket with popcorn, junior mints and combos

A movie night gift basket is the best of both worlds because it is a gift but also an experience gift for the family. Enjoy a movie night with mom and get her favorite movie theater snacks to make the night feel more special.

7. Candy

boxes of butterfinger and bueno candy bars on the store shelf

For moms with a sweet tooth, put together a cute basket of candy from the dollar store. Dollar Tree has a good variety and many come in smaller sized bags, perfect for putting together a sampler.

I love consumable gifts because they don’t add clutter to your house and tasty treats are very unlikely to go to waste.

8. Photos

a box of photo frames on a shelf

You can never go wrong with sweet framed family photos for mom. They such an easy and very thoughtful Christmas gift. The dollar store has a wide variety of picture frame styles and sizes from which to choose.

9. Kids’ Art

You could also use the photo frames featured above to frame some of your kids’ artwork. This would make a very personal gift and the frame elevates it a little more.

Plus, it helps a little with the mental of load that many moms deal with figuring out what to do with all the art kids produce.

10. Arts & craft supplies

flamingo paint by number art kit

Sticking with the art theme, Dollar Tree is a great stop for craft supplies. For crafty moms, you can help restock her art supply.

If mom doesn’t do crafts as a hobby, you could get two art kits at Dollar Tree to do together as an experience gift. An example of a cute dollar store art kit is pictured above.

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They also have a lot of Christmas-themed craft kits if you want to keep it festive, like the picture below.

a paint-your-own ornament kit at the dollar tree

11. Self-Care Gift Basket

a self care basket with lotions, massager and bath bomb

Moms are constantly being told to do self-care, but planning “self-care” can be an additional mental load. Take some of that off mom’s shoulders and put together a cute self-care basket for her. Dollar Tree is full of self-care goodies like lotions, massagers, face masks, chapsticks and candles.

12. Fun nail supplies

two packages of nail art stickers

Nails supplies make a great Christmas gift because they’re fun and something someone may not buy themselves. Plus, they get used up so they’re another consumable idea if you like low clutter gifts.

13. Favorite Snacks Basket

a basket of snacks like snickers, mixed nuts, jerky and candies

A basket of mom’s favorite snacks is another easy idea that won’t end up collecting dust on the shelf like so many other gifts. Dollar Tree is nice for gift snacks because they have a big selection of individually-sized snacks and treats.

14. Cutesy coffee cups

a white mug that says "just one more cup."

So many moms run on coffee that you can’t go wrong with a coffee-themed gift. Dollar Store has funny and cute coffee mugs. They also have to-go style cups that look like knock-offs of popular name brands.

15. Vacation supplies

shelf at the dollar tree with summer pool and beach toys hanging

If you have an upcoming vacation, consider gifting fun items on theme with the trip. For example, if you’re taking a beach trip to escape the winter, you could give a summer-y gift with pool toys and sunglasses to get excited for the trip.

Just note, you may need to plan ahead if your vacation spot is out of season since Dollar Tree won’t have as much beach-y stock come the winter.

16. Flowers

a display of lots of fake flowers at the store

Put together a beautiful bouquet of flowers at the Dollar Tree. They have a big selection of fake flowers. You could also make decorative home decor with flowers as a DIY Christmas gift.

17. Pet toys

a fish shaped cat toy

If you have a beloved family pet, you can’t go wrong with new toys for the pet. The Dollar Tree has toys for cats and dogs, plus treats and other pet supplies.

18. Home decor

home decor white lanterns on a dollar store shelf

If mom likes home decor, you can find lots of affordable options at the dollar store. You can gift them as is, or use them as a base for a thoughtful DIY decor project to gift.

19. Cooking Supplies

shelf at the dollar tree with kitchen utensils hanging

The Dollar Store has a big selection of kitchen tools, including some unique gadgets like a citrus squeezer. I use the one we were gifted soooo much but I never would have bought it for myself.

20. Board Games

a hand holding up a dice game and a checker game

Dollar Tree offers lots of board games and games. You could put together a board game gift basket and then do a board game night as a family, making this another easy experience gift for mom.

21. Adult coloring book

an adult coloring book of a lion head

Adult coloring books are known as a de-stressing activity and you know moms could use some stress relief. They’re an easy creative outlet for when you don’t have the mental energy to be creative, perfect for a tired mom.

22. Candles

candles on the shelves at the dollar tree

I know candles are kind of cliche for a gift, but if the mom in your life likes candles they can be a nice gift. Since you use candles up, gift-giving holidays like Christmas are a nice time to restock mom’s candle supply and Dollar Tree has a big selection.

23. Gag gifts

red whoopee cushion in the package at the dollar tree

Dads shouldn’t get all the fun and funny gifts. Moms can be in on the fun too! You can find lots of funny gifts at Dollar Tree like the whoopee cushion featured above or stick-on mustaches.

A collage of images for gift ideas at dollar tree for mom at Christmas, including art supplies, puzzle and organization items

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Elizabeth Jon is a Ph.D. researcher whose work focuses on pregnancy and education. At Shoestring Baby, she uses her skills to research baby name trends, in-depth baby gear reviews & money savings ideas for parents.

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