Being a mom is the hardest job in the entire world. No $h*t Sherlock! Tell us something we don’t already know. That said, being a mom is also the most rewarding experience that will forever change you for the better. While we don’t need a holiday like Valentine’s Day to remind us just how ‘hashtag blessed’ we are to have a loving family, we certainly won’t say no to a little extra gifting and affection.
Check out these 10 Valentine’s Gifts for Mom (think $20 or less) that the kids could totally buy you this February 14. Granted, they may need a little help from dad (or from you, let’s be realistic) but it’s the thought that counts, right?! Ideally, anything super sweet and sentimental—in other words, heart-printed err’thang—is guaranteed to hit the mark. Besides being reminded that you’re #1 Mom (damn straight), gifts that come from the heart are also a big win in our book. Experimental gifts involving the kids, like a cooking class or paint night, may also be worth looking into doing together.
You had us at breakfast in bed (french toast with maple syrup, please!). This clever voucher book contains 20 coupons—from “peace and quiet” to “no complaints day”—that can be redeemed at any time.
Ah, we heart it. This mini waffle maker is not only quick and easy to use, but it’s guaranteed fun for the entire fam. Set up your own DIY waffle bar (funfetti batter FTW) for a low-key Sunday brunch at home.
Llamas and mamas make the world go round, amirite? This baby-approved board book about Valentine’s Day is the bee’s knees.
Literally, what mom doesn’t love Junior Mints?! Plus, these are heart-shaped.
Somebody thinks you’re dino-mite. This keepsake plush stuffed animal would be adorbs paired with a handmade Valentine’s Day card.
‘Cuz more quality time with your mini-me is the one gift that money can’t buy. Encourage healthy eating habits early on with this family-oriented cookbook geared toward ages three and up. LOTS of pictures and easy-to-follow instructions will make for oodles of fun in the kitchen.
Cool it on the no-carbs rule, mama! Eat your heart out with the most playful die-cut pasta (comes in a package of two) on the planet. It’s vegan-friendly and naturally delicious. Just think of the dinner pastabilities (pun intended but, yes, let’s get some classic tomato basil pasta on the menu STAT).
Are we sensing a theme this Valentine’s Day? The kiddos either really like eating or they like being with you in the kitchen. Play hostess with the mostest and, more importantly, keep spills at bay with a festive heart-print half-apron.
You asked for more “me” time and the kids (and daddy-o) reciprocated. Treat yo’ self to a little R&R with Two Sisters Spa’s skin-nourishing birthday cake bubble bath bomb. Stephanie R. on Amazon weighs in: “I am obsessed with these bath bombs! They smell soo good!” We rest our case.
Packaged and ready to give, this jar of handmade conversation heart soaps is cute as hell. Just don’t eat them!
Need more meaningful gifts for mom? Be sure to check out more of our mom-approved, curated gift guides!