Mother’s Day Gifts Under $30 to Snag for Your Mom Friends

You may not be able to grab brunch or give her a hug, but these affordable picks will still have her smiling.
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ByLauren Kay
Deputy Editor
Updated
Aug 2020
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Mom friends are worth their weight in gold—and then some. They’re the women who champion your parenting wins and commiserate the inevitable setbacks; the veterans who offer up judgement-free advice and reassurance; the soul sisters who show up for you when you need them most. And they deserve to be celebrated. Every. Day.

Honor your gal-pal this Mother’s Day with some socially distant snail mail. What parent couldn’t use a pick me up in the middle of a pandemic?! We’ve rounded up our favorite Amazon finds for under $30 that come with Prime two-day free shipping.

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Coffee Table Book

There’s nothing like a shelter-in-place order to make you rethink your living spaces. This coffee table tome by Joanna Gaines is sure to inspire and delight.

Buy it: Homebody: A Guide to Creating Spaces You Never Want to Leave by Joanna Gaines, $24, Amazon.com

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Silky Pajamas

Cozy loungewear is more crucial than ever before. Up her PJ game with this super-soft set. (Bonus: The button-down top is clutch for breastfeeding mamas.) We guarantee she’ll want to slip into these well before bedtime.

Buy it: Serendelicacy Women’s Silky Satin Pajamas, $25, Amazon.com

Photo: Courtesy Esarora

Facial Ice Roller

Reduce puffiness (thank you stress), calm redness and tighten pores with this handheld ice roller. Since she can’t get to the spa for a facial, this is the next best thing. Pro-tip: Roll alongside your morning coffee for a real pick-me-up.

Buy it: Esarora Ice Roller, $21, Amazon.com

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Hair Clips and Dry Shampoo

A little extra glitz goes a long way, especially in quarantine. Round out her busy mom routine with some dry shampoo, and up her hair-game with some clips or a chic headband, the perfect Zoom-approved fashion accessory. Together, they make the perfect quarantine Mother’s Day gift set.

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Buy it: Batiste Dry Shampoo, $15, Amazon.com; Fani 20 Pcs Hair Clips and Barrettes, $10, Amazon.com

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Manicure Set and Polish

A fresh manicure is an instant mood-boost. Since salon manis and pedis are out of the question, rescue her cuticles with an at-home manicure set. Pair it with your favorite polish in a happy hue.

Buy it: Tweezerman Nail Rescue Kit, $20, Amazon.com; Essie Nail Polish, $8, Amazon.com

Photo: Courtesy Simple Modern

To-Go Coffee Mug / Wine Tumbler

This shatter-proof, insulated coffee mug (cough, wine glass) radiates happiness. Get a matching cup for yourself and cheers your bestie via FaceTime. You may have lost track of what day it is, but we assure you, it’s five o’clock somewhere!

Buy it: Simple Modern Wine Tumbler - Coffee Mug, $13, Amazon.com

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Paint By Sticker

More therapeutic than baking bread, Paint by Sticker is the no-fail approach to art we all need right now. Your mom friend can create a fridge-worthy masterpiece of her own, all while binging on Netflix. Bonus: They have a toddler version too.

Buy it: Workman Publishing Paint By Sticker, $10, Amazon.com Plus, more from The Bump:

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