16 Affordable Mother’s Day Gifts Every Mom Will Love

A Bisquick breakfast and all the best intentions. Handprints drawn and outlined courtesy of Crayola Markers. The optimist promises to treat chores as pleasures, not complaints. The consistency between these three seemingly unrelated circumstances? They are each a glimpse of the Mother’s Day gifts I have known and loved.

Now that I’m a three-time mum myself (a reality I still can’t fathom), I’m giving the concept of vacations a pregnant break. Mother’s Day makes me think of all the packed lunches, carpool pick-ups, dried tears, wiped cheek spots, braided hair braids and bandaged sores. The goodnight kisses, the pages read (and reread) and, of course, the many sung lullabies.

The list of tasks, trials and tribulations traversed continues. I also reflected on all the sibling fights and squabbles I broke up, the carpet stains I scrubbed (and scrubbed, and scrubbed…), the insistence on finishing the vegetables before dessert, and negotiations about why pajamas are not appropriate school attire.

And it made me decide to lean in everything the way this year.

For all the big and small moments, we moms deserve a treat. Too taxed to make a list of things you’d like to open on May 8? I offer you the best gifts for Mother’s Day. Read on for some of my current wishlist items, and feel free to print out this guide and leave it casually on the kitchen counter. Okay, a note might be needed too.

Featured image by Michelle Nash.

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