01 of 08
Any working mom will tell you the more organized she is the less chaos she feels. There is no shortage of cute and practical organizational items to pick up! Magnetic clips she could use on her refrigerator or on her filing cabinet. A pretty box she could store photos in, important things that she doesn't want to lose but doesn't have time to find a place can be picked up at any local craft store.
02 of 08
Working mothers are famous for multitasking. So is it any wonder that mothers who are professionals need a diaper bag to carry from the boardroom to the playroom without breaking stride?
These diaper bags have room for the essential baby gear as well as work papers and electronic devices. They're sharp enough to bring to the office without raising eyebrows while also being functional.
03 of 08
Possibly the best gift is a night out with your spouse or your girlfriends. And for that, you need child care. If you're close enough to a working mom to watch her children, offer a few hours' freedom. (Just avoid the pitfalls of grandparent babysitting.) Or, you could always suggest ways to save on child care, such as starting a babysitting coop.
04 of 08
Now that the working mom in your life has child care lined up, give her a day at a spa -- or even a few hours -- to forget her stress for a short while. Time to yourself is one of the most sought after treats for a working mother, and one of the hardest to come by. Just make sure it doesn't expire any time soon in case she doesn't book her spa day right away.Continue to 5 of 8 below.
05 of 08
A Working Mom-Friendly Children's Book
When working moms get a chance to read to their children, the last thing they want to share is a picture book with a beaming stay-at-home mom and her brood. Instead, give a children's book that takes for granted that mothers work outside the home and that fathers (or grandparents or babysitters) will play an important role in a child's life.
06 of 08
Every morning a working mom gets everyone ready, including herself. If she's trying to watch her budget she most likely packs her own lunch every day.
If you take her out for lunch not only do you get to enjoy her company for awhile, but you also give her a break. Not packing her own lunch gives her a few extra minutes in the morning that she can enjoy with her kids.
07 of 08
Book Her A Few Hours of a Housecleaning Services
One of the biggest things that consumes a working mom's time is a housekeeping. Picture your working mom friend relaxing while someone else thoroughly cleanses her home. When she gets back to work the next day she'll be extremely thankful and a bit rested.
You have a few options for this gift. You could book her one cleaning session. Or send your working mom friend a house cleaner for a good spring or fall cleaning. Lastly, if you can afford it, book a housekeeper for a year for her.... Any of these options will be a welcomed gift for any working mom.
08 of 08
This might seems like a boring gift but any working mom would love to receive a high-tech device that helps her clean quicker.
Check out this review on the Shark Steam Pocket Mop and then head over to any retail store to pick one up!
It's not easy to come up with great gifts for working mothers. Many of us are too busy or distracted even to tell you what baubles they'd like. But these working mother gifts are surefire winners as well as practical. Try them for the working mom you know!