Frugal Moms Rejoice: 20 Expensive Looking Things Moms Can Get On The Cheap

Here's the honest truth: Things are expensive. Although individual purchases may not seem like it, eventually they all add up. Usually in the form of a panic-inducing credit card bill. Not everyone is lucky enough to have a completely disposable income at their fingertips. This is especially true for moms who are trying to raise kids. If they didn't know it before, they certainly have found out that raising children isn't a cheap endeavor. This is why we've created this particular list. On it, moms will find an assortment of products that are relatively inexpensive and well-priced. These products all look amazing. In short, they look like they'd cost an arm and a leg. Why do they look this way? Well, we like nice things, don't we? Of course, we do. And there's nothing wrong with that. But we like nice things even better when we don't have to take out a second mortgage.

The products on this list are all designed for moms. Some of them are baby products that make the lives of mothers easier. Other items on this list are for moms who are post-labor, or are on-the-go or are trying to regain some semblance of normalcy within the chaotic world of parenting. And other products on this list are designed to let moms have a bit of relaxation and freedom. Without further ado, here are 20 Expensive Looking Things Moms Can Get On The Cheap.

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20 Chanasya Fur Throw Blanket

Via: Chanasya

This first entry is all about a mother's comfort. This luxurious blanket makes us think of some supremely wealthy female villain. After all, you will feel superior when throwing this around your shoulders or cuddling up on the couch or bed with it. Moms don't tend to have a lot of time for themselves. So the time they do get on their own should be spent in ultimate relaxation... AKA with a blanket like this incredibly soft faux fur throw blanket. Blankets like this one tend to be very expensive. This mostly has to do with the fact that the materials are so costly and the time it takes to make the product is long and demanding. But this blanket will give no-one's credit card a headache. It comes in a variety of colors and is available on Amazon for $30.

19 4Moms MamaRoo

Via: Life With Oliver and Elise

When moms are home on their own and have to do other things around the house, they tend to purchase costly swings and contraptions to keep their baby safe and occupied while they are running around the house. Well, you really only need to buy this 4Moms MamaRoo. Why? Well, this one offers flashing lights, a rocking chair, an MP3 hookup for lullabies and baby music, and it's also completely safe. It's used in 300 hospitals across the States to help soothe preemies and sick newborns. When you look at its design, you can sort of understand why it's so attractive to professionals and moms alike. This product also appears over-the-top expensive but it can be bought for $220 on Jet.com

18 Shea Terra Organics Mama's Gold Stretch Mark Prevention And Treatment Oil

Via: eBay

Shea Terra Organics Mama’s Gold Stretch Mark Prevention and Treatment Oil get a number of rousing endorsements from celebrities. Most notable is Angelina Jolie who likes to use this decadent product that contains shea butter and essential oils which hydrate the pregnant and post-pregnant belly. No wonder she uses it, she's had a few kids and adopted a few more. Even for those moms who had adopted, a product like this helps to battle the natural aging of the skin. But it does it in a clean and healthy way. That's one of the reasons why you would think that this product would be expensive. But, in reality, you can get a bottle for $21.

17 Aden & Anais Serenity Star

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As long as we're talking about products for moms that are beloved by famous people, we should mention the Aden & Anais Serenity Star. This handy product is used by Kim Kardashian for her son. The star ensures that there's a bit of light in your child's room at all times. But, more importantly, it performs many tasks that parents adore. It creates sound to lull babies off to sleep, tells the time, sets schedules, and also ensures that the room is the right temperature. How cool, right? It's also very portable as it can be plugged into the wall or run completely on batteries. All of these factors point to an expensive product. But you can get one for $48.99.

16 LENRUE Bluetooth Speakers

Via: Made In China

Every mom deserves a Bluetooth sound system of some sort. Preferably one system that can be transported to different places and not be too expensive. Speaker systems, such as this one, can be used to play relaxing music for moms after (or during) a tough day. But it can also be used to help lull babies off to sleep. LENRUE can play at distances up to 30 feet away from your Bluetooth-enabled device. It supports up to three and a half hours of playback time and has a built-in microphone that allows you to answer any call hands-free. Frankly, this product should be quite expensive. But the reality is that you can get it on Amazon for $12.99 or a similar style from Walmart for $9.50.

15 J. Market Quartz Waterproof Watch

Via: Splash Shop

Just look at this J. Market Quartz watch. It looks pretty stylish, now doesn't it? In fact, it appears to be a very high-quality and expensive piece. But the reality is that practically any mom can afford this watch. It will do its function and look fantastic and luxurious at the same time. Not only that, but it's also completely waterproof. That means moms don't need to worry about taking off their watch when they are washing their kids in the bath or doing other activities that could cause the watch to get damp. Frankly, it's pretty convenient. It's made with imported German glass, a genuine leather band and can be purchased for $20 on Amazon.

14 Wander Beauty Gold Eye Masks

Via: Youtube

You can't get any more luxurious than gold, can you? Well, the gold also serves a purpose in this very helpful product for moms who haven't received enough sleep.... which is basically every mom around. Wander Beauty's gold foil help to retain warmth and prevents the serum on the under-eye pad from drying up. This allows for the maximum amount of absorption into the skin. There's also an elastic that's attached to it which prevents the pad from slipping out from under the eyes. It will eventually help to reduce dark circles and rejuvenate the skin with its aloe leaf extract and lavender oil. You can purchase them from Sephora for $30.

13 Wyze Indoor Wireless Smart Home Camera

Via: BGR

Peace of mind is something that's challenging to purchase for a mom. Their job is to be concerned about the health and well-being of their babies, and hopefully themselves and others around them. One of the ways they obtain some sort of peace of mind is by purchasing home security cameras. But these cameras can get quite expensive. But that's not the case for this affordable Wireless Smart Home Camera. The device does the job perfectly. It's small, portable, and links up with your smartphone. Meaning that it can be controlled through Alexa. You can set them up around your home and in your baby's room to make sure that they are okay. They sell for only $27.

12 Fisher-Price Sit-Me-Up Floor Seat

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This upright seat is perfect for a mom's baby to sit and play for hours on end. It has really soft fabric and a comfy and supportive seat that will keep a baby safe while mom does practically anything she wants around the house. It also has two linkable toys that include a butterfly with soft wings and a flower teether. It works really well around the house, but also on-the-go. So, if you need to take your kid to your parents' or friends' house, this will keep them entertained and safe. It compacts and folds easily so it's ideal for lugging around or storing away without taking up much room. The seat itself is washing machine approved, and the whole thing only weighs about 25 pounds. So, what does it cost? Well, only $35.

11 Lost Ocean Adult Coloring Book

Via: Joann Fabrics

Adult coloring books are really in right now. Everyone is getting behind just how awesome these intricate things can be. That's because it's a fun activity that anyone can do and it's also a great way to relieve stress and general unhappiness. But for moms, it can also be a great way to bond with their kids. After all, the chances are that they will be doing a lot of coloring. But moms don't need to color in kid's books. They can take it up a notch with something that requires a little more focus and creativity. This is why we recommend Lost Ocean: An Inky Adventure and Coloring Book for Adults, These amazing and luxurious things cost only $8 on Amazon.

10 Graco Pack 'n Play On The Go Playard

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This full-size bassinet provides the perfect spot for baby to take a snooze at home or when lugged around to family outings of friends' places. The play yard's Nest Bassinet gives your little one a comfy and familiar place to catch those Zs. You can also use the playpen changing station with or without the changing pad for extra comfort. It also has airy mesh on all sides for maximum ventilation and handy wheels so it's extra convenient. The product does look pretty luxurious. It was even included on HBO's show with Dwayne The Rock Johnson, Ballers. But it's actually far less expensive than it appears. You can purchase it on Amazon for $70.

9 Diaper Genie

Via: Our Happy Place

Diaper Genies have been around for a very long time. In fact, they've created quite the reputation for being a helpful item for moms to use. Why it's so popular is that fact that the double secure odor lock diaper disposal system with the Push-N-Lock clamp almost totally prevents odors from swooping around in your baby's room. But it's not just odors that get locked inside, it's also germs and messes itself. The design of the item makes it easy to use as well, and it looks pretty slick. But all of this sounds expensive, doesn't it? After all, a product this popular should come with a hefty price-tag. But it's only $23 on Amazon.

8 Baby Brezza Formula Pro

Via: Target

If you're a coffee fan, chances are you have some sort of Keurig system sitting on your countertop. Additionally, you may have the fantastic SodaStream for all of your bubble water needs. Well, the Formula Pro is a very similar thing but completely designed for baby bottles. Its function is similar to SodaStream and Keurig as it allows parents to avoid the hassle of manually preparing baby bottles. The product measures and mixes water and powdered formula to about 98 degrees and even creates the ideal consistency. All of this happens with just the push of a button as the water and formula powder are stored in compartments in the machine. This item looks pretty expensive. But this luxurious machine goes for $160 on Amazon.

7 Covergirl Clean Matte Oil Control Liquid Foundation

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Almost every mom wants to maintain some sort of glamor while being a parent, which is completely unglamorous. So how do they find the balance? Well, it's helpful to have products like Covergirl Clean Matte Oil Control Liquid Foundation. Although this product seems pretty expensive given the fact that it has a well-respected label, it's actually completely affordable. The make-upkeeps grease under control before leaving your skin looking dewy and not oily at all. It's perfect for those who don't want to pile on a base, especially for those who have shiny skin. The product is a quick apply as well, which is great for moms on the go. You can get it for $6, amazon.com.

6 Lily's Home Everlasting And Flickering Flameless Candles

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Moms are in need of a little downtime and relaxation. But it's challenging to unwind when so many stresses are building up. A great way to release a little bit of that stress is to be in an environment that creates relaxation. This is why we recommend a product like Lily's Flameless Flickering LED Candles. It doesn't matter where you put them, they create a relaxing environment. And, of course, they are safe to have around little ones as they don't get too warm, nor will create a fire if they are accidentally knocked over. They create a very flattering light that is perfect to unwind to. Although this type of product tends to get up there in price, you can actually purchase a set of three for only $20 on Amazon.

5 BAOSHA HB-28 Travel Weekender Tote Bag

Via: Travel Bags Ship Free

Every mom needs a good tote bag. This is because they are constantly on the go and need to have their baby supplies on hand to deal with kid situations that may arise at any given point. But moms typically always want their tote bags to be somewhat stylish. Well, this tote bag is something that you might expect Gwyneth Paltrow or Beyonce to be carrying around when dealing with their kids. That's because it appears ultra fancy. Seriously, this great tote bag looks like it would be suitable on the cover of a magazine. But while it looks like something that would cost an arm and a leg to purchase, you can get your hands on it for $35 on Amazon.

4 FabFitFun Box

Via: Kelsie Kristen

It's quite challenging to come across a beauty box that's affordable. Many brands sell their very own collection of supplies in one item. But a lot of the time, these boxes tend to be quite pricey. This mostly has to do with the label of the product as well as the packaging it comes in. But this is not the case with this particular beauty box. There's a chance that you've seen social media influencers and reality stars showing off their FabFitFun box online. Usually, these beauty boxes come four times a year and can add up. But this one is a one time purchase for only $49.99 per box. In it, you'll receive a variety of full-size products, not the sample sizes that most beauty boxes have. Each box contains 8-10 full-sized, premium products valued at over $200. Yep, a $200 value for only $49.99.

3 H&M Nursing Nightgown

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You don't need to look like a schlub when you're nursing. You can look stylish and be comfortable at the same time. That's why they've invented nursing nightgowns for mothers. But a lot of these nightgowns can climb up there in price. And it usually has nothing to do with the quality of the item. Instead, it has everything to do with the label that's sewn into it. This is why we suggest going with H&M and Motherhood Maternity nightgowns like this one. They are lavish but are affordable and easy to maneuver in when breastfeeding and dealing with a baby. All of these nightgowns are available for around $30. How great is that?

2 Summer Pacifier Binkie

Via: Walmart Canada

Okay, so this product is both for babies as well as mothers. This is because it makes a mom's life so much easier because it's two products built in one. Some products don't need to be combined. But something like this pacifier works so much better when it has a second purpose. This remarkable item is a thermometer-pacifier combo. It's great because a crying baby doesn't tend to like waiting for a thermometer or getting it put into their mouths. But this item makes it impossible for them to complain because it constantly tells parents what a baby's temperature is. It glows to indicate a fever and can recall the last temperature it took. Yeah, it's pretty advanced and therefore it should be expensive. But it's only $12.

1 Bessky Style Girl Exquisite Gold Bee Hairpin Side Clip Hair Accessories

Via: Amazon

How often do you see moms wearing their hair down when they have little ones? Yeah, not very often. They need their hair up off their face so that it doesn't get pulled on or otherwise bugged by children. Additionally, it can get pretty annoying when it times of stress. This is why a good hairpin or tie is helpful. But not all of these hairpins are all that attractive. But this assortment of golden pins is just plain gorgeous. They look quite fancy and do come in a variety of designs but the bees have got to be the most special. Bets of all, they're cheap. You can get a two-pack from Amazon for $2.68 or a similar style from Walmart for $6.69.

SOURCES: TheStir.CafeMom, Amazon, BuzzFeed, BestTenNews, TheBump, WorkingMother, TwentyTwoWords, Moms, Baby Gaga, Buzzfeed

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