I’ve seen a meme going around Facebook that says something to the extent of “it’s hard to buy your mom a Christmas gift when she deserves an island, but all you can afford is a candle.” It makes me chuckle every time. My husband and I are usually on tight budget around the holidays, and it’s hard to pick out a gift for your loved ones when you don’t have much to spend. The truth is that the old sentiment “it’s the thought that counts” really does hold true in most cases. The working moms in your life are likely used to putting in a lot of effort without too much fuss or thanks. It’s just what we do. A little bit of pampering and appreciation will go a long way in showing your love. Here are some great affordable gifts for working moms. In fact, this list has 10 ideas of gifts for working moms under $25.
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Here are some affordable gift ideas:
Whether it’s a gift for at work or for that life-sustaining cup of coffee before rushing out the door, any coffee (or tea or other hot beverage) loving mama will always appreciate a new coffee cup. As I was searching coffee cups for mom on Amazon, I found too many cute designs to choose from!
Coffee or Tea
A nice coffee or tea is a great gift to go along with the aforementioned coffee cup or on it’s own. You can go with a known favorite or pick out something new for her to try! A nice sampler is always a good option.
A Nice Planner
If you can spring for it, I ADORE my Inspired Year Planner. It is roomy, pretty, well organized, and will help any mom to keep on track with her goals. I realize that not everyone has $50 to spend on Christmas gifts though, so this one here is available for $13.49 from Amazon.
To be honest, I probably never would have ordered a Glossybox before I worked with them on this review. Now that I have experienced the fun and pampering that comes in one of these pretty little boxes, I think that any lady would love being treated to one.
If you are looking for more ideas, Nicole from The Professional Mom Project, also has a list of Top Gifts for Working Moms.
Motivational Desk Calendar
If the mom that you are shopping for is a teacher, I would probably recommend staying away from the badass calendar. Here are some more gift ideas for teacher moms.
An Hour Alone
I’m only half kidding on this one. If you are looking for a great gift that is 100% free, just offer to leave mom alone for a bit. You may even spring for a movie ticket and send her off for some mommy time.