Motherhood is great and all, but when your kids are getting on your last nerve, having a tight group of gal pals who can totally relate is priceless. If you're counting your lucky stars for the supportive ladies in your life, Mother's Day is the perfect opportunity to send them a small token of your appreciation with one of these affordable gift options.
Best Mother's Day gifts for friends
Kchies Peark Heart Dangle Earrings
You probably know your bestie pretty well, so if you know she loves to switch up her jewelry constantly, a new pair of earrings will surely make her Mother's Day sweet. These pretty pearls are a statement piece she'll adore, and the heart shape will make her feel the love.
Rifle Paper Co. Recipe Cards
If she makes the world's best desserts and you selfishly want a copy of the recipe for yourself for the school's next bake sale, gift her with these recipe cards that she can easily fish out and share. With 12 in one pack, there are spots for the directions on one side and the more nitty-gritty details such as ingredients and portion sizes on the other.
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luSh Frozen Wine Slushie Mix
Sure you can remember having slushies as a kid but have you ever had an adult slushie? Bring the nostalgia and fun to her with these kits that will transform any bottle of vino into a restaurant-worthy drink. Available in original frosé, sangria, and strawberry basil lemonade, they're a sweet addition to any gathering.
Redbubble Tough As a Mother White Tote Bag
Can she really ever have enough reusable bags? Not really, especially when she's transporting her kids (and their stuff) around all the time. This lightweight option with the cheeky phrase "Tough as a Mother" is particularly perfect for a day that celebrates moms everywhere, and it's roomy enough to fit her essentials on a busy day of running errands.
Nature's Beauty Brown Sugar & Fig Bath Bomb Multi-Pack
Bring the spa directly to her with these bath bomb sets. Coming in eight delicious scents including Brown Sugar and Fig, Eucalyptus and Tea Tree and more, you'll be able to find the perfect scent that will give her relaxation to the max.
Minted Sweet Frame Notebook Planner
Moms have a lot on their plate, and a running to-do list can help them keep on track. If you're shopping for a friend who's ultra-organized, she'll dig this notebook planner that can be customized with a picture of her kiddos. It's available in six colors (including several gorgeous pastels) and comes with two sheets of stickers to help her mark down important dates like birthdays.
Kelly & Katie Claire Flap Phone Crossbody Bag
Planning a fun summer outing with your bestie? She'll likely be thrilled to ditch her clunky everyday bag for this sleek, streamlined phone crossbody that's perfect for events like concerts, Broadway shows and the like. The compact style comes in four colors and also has handy card slots.
Yeti Rambler 10 Oz. Wine Tumbler
Help your gal pal enjoy her "mom juice" in style with this wine tumbler that keeps drinks cool thanks to its double-wall vacuum insulation. The dishwasher-safe Rambler also comes in several colors and can be customized with Yeti's limited edition Mother's Day graphics (or a number of other designs).
Yankee Candle Cherry Blossoms 3-Wick Candle Holder
Sometimes, all moms want to do is light a candle and kick back on the couch reading a good book. Help her set the relaxing tone with this gorgeous candle holder that has cherry blossom detailing. It's a statement piece on its own and it looks even better with the glow of a fresh new candle burning.
HomeGoods Gift Card
Chances are, she will always find something at HomeGoods and who doesn't love a gift they can pick out themselves? Whether it's a plush robe or a cozy blanket, this is a last-minute gift that really keeps on giving.
I See Me Books Mother's Day Personalized Book
Moms don't get enough credit for all that they do, but this creative book seeks to pay tribute to them in a fun way. The 20-page book can be customized with your friend's name and photo and can include up to six names (her spouse, kids, pets etc.). Her kids will definitely get a kick out of reading it with her!
Insomnia Cookies Mother's Day 12-pack
What could possibly be better than getting yummy cookies delivered straight to your door? Pick 12 cookies from options like White Chocolate Macadamia, Chocolate Chunk and Berries 'N Cream. Plus, you can score free nationwide shipping with code MAY23 from May 5-7, just in time for Mother's Day!
Cameron Hughes Napa Valley Wine
Sometimes all she needs at the end of a long day is to share a glass of wine with her best friends. This bottle from Napa Valley has notes of chocolate and plums, giving her the perfect blend of rich and sweet flavors.
Sabon Body Scrub Quintet
Made with dead sea salts and luxurious minerals and oils, Sabon body scrubs are the real deal. This set will make her skin as soft as a feather with their five best-selling scents of Patchouli Lavender Vanilla, Delicate Jasmine, Green Rose, Rose Tea and Citrus Blossom.
VistaPrint Custom Puzzle
Turn your favorite memory or photo into a one-of-a-kind custom puzzle. Available in 48, 500 and 1,000 pieces, puzzles are a great way for mom to take some relaxing problem-solving time to herself. Extra points if you pair it with the wine above for a special game night!
Coolibar Marina Sun Hat UPF 50+
Ready for a summer of outdoor fun in the sun with your favorite girlfriend? Any beauty-conscious gal knows a sun protection hat is a warm weather essential, and this one from Coolibar is made with a UPF 50+ material that blocks 98 percent of UVA/UVB rays. The crushable, packable design is available in seven colors and also comes with an internal moisture-wicking sweatband that helps you keep your cool.
Sand & Sky Tasmanian Spring Water Intense Hydrating Mask
Need to remind your pal how important it is to take time for herself? Gift her this hydrating mask to help encourage her to pamper herself every now and then. It's formulated with moisturizing hyaluronic acid and squalane and works to soothe redness, strengthen her skin's barrier and leave it glowing in just 10 minutes. You might want to pick one up for yourself, too!
Instacart Gift Card
If you have a friend who's so busy taking care of her kids that she barely has time to run errands, the gift of convenience is the best way to go this Mother's Day. With an Instacart gift card, she can order groceries, household essentials and more without having to schlepp around looking for everything she needs.
Olive and June The Mani System
Moms don't always have time to head to the nail salon for a relaxing manicure, but your gal pal can bring the pampering to her home with this at-home manicure set. The kit includes a clipper, buffer, polish remover, file, cuticle serum, a luxury top coat and finally, six eye-catching hues made with a cruelty-free, vegan formula that lasts.
Vera Bradley Frannie Crescent Bag
If she needs a new "mom" bag that can hold all of her essentials (plus her children's), this crescent bag from Vera Bradley will do the job. With a cotton exterior, this soft bag also features multiple zip pockets. "The colors are beautiful and it's the perfect sized bag," said one reviewer.
Knack Best Mom Ever Gift Set
Short on time and not sure what to get your pal? A pre-packaged gift set is a great option. This one from Knack comes with socks that say "Best Mom Ever," a candle that reads "XOXO," an adorable mug and shortbread cookies that says "This Cookie Is Filled With ❤."