Although we should celebrate moms every day of the year, it doesn’t hurt to make it official on Mother’s Day and let our appreciation be known with a thoughtful gift. To put a smile on a mom’s face, the gift doesn’t have to be expensive: when it comes to holidays, it really is the thought that counts.
So, if you’re down on funds and need inexpensive Mother’s Day gift ideas, here are our top 5 choices. You don’t have to break the bank to impress somebody if you know what present to give them!
No, we’re not talking about a pricey spa certificate- you can dedicate Mother’s day to spoiling the mom in question without going over your budget. Start with breakfast in bed, and go from there. Fill in for her in the kitchen or do her part of the chores for the day, rent a movie she loves and organize a movie night, or take the kids to the park for a few hours and let the superhero Mom have an afternoon of peace for herself. Customize as needed- it doesn’t take a lot to pamper someone when you really know them.
2. Flowers & Cupcakes
Who can say no to a bouquet of their favorite flowers and a box of cupcakes? OK, it doesn’t have to be cupcakes, even though they are a great choice: you can go for any sweets, from cookies, cake, to a box of chocolates. If you want to be really thrifty, you can bake your own sweets and pick some wildflowers to arrange in a whimsy, modern bouquet. Bonus tip: Swap cut flowers for a potted plant if mom loves gardening.
3. Framed Family Portrait
In the digital era, we tend to post more pictures on social media than we actually print out. Choose a nice picture of your whole family or a cute one of kids you know she loves and order a print. You can have them do it on canvas (it looks great) or frame it! Either way, mom will cherish her new wall art.
4. Handmade Chore Vouchers
This one is a great gift that costs literally pennies and is bound to make any mom smile. Free chore vouchers give mom the ability to “cash in” one of them for a favor, whether it’s cleaning the bathroom or doing the dishes for a week. Write or print out the chore vouchers (there are a lot of free printables available on the internet if you don’t have ideas) and make sure to do good on your promises- after all, that’s what makes this gift great!
5. Family Memories Scrapbook
Going DIY often yields best results for Mother’s day- it shows the effort and the thought you’ve put in the gift. Make a scrapbook of your family’s dearest memories, with kid’s doodles, old and new photos, written commentary on important family events… The sky is the limit! The more creative and personal you get, the better.