Whether it was teaching you to drive, calming you down after a breakup or packing your lunch every day for years on end, there is almost no limit to what moms can do.
Mothers are superheroes in disguise and don’t get anywhere close to as much credit as they deserve. Year after year, mom has taken care of you and your siblings, wearing many hats and keeping it all together. This year, it is time to give thanks and show how much you care about her.
While a classic bouquet of flowers is thoughtful, there are other thoughtful and frugal Mother’s Day gift ideas out there that will really show her how important she is to you.
Thoughtful and Frugal Mother’s Day Gift Ideas
Give Mom the Day Off
Take care of the cooking, laundry, cleaning and the many other tasks mom does in one day and let her go out and do something she loves. Giving mom the day off costs you nothing, but has a big payoff for you mom as she gets to take a much needed break.
Print Her Photos
Attempt to get a hold of mom’s phone and download, print and frame some of her favourite photos she has taken. You can even create a photobook or scrapbook for her. Taking the time to highlight some of her favourite moments will have your mom forever grateful.
Make a Gift Box
Put together a box of your mom’s favourite things. Things like candy, drinks, snacks and other goodies make great additions to a box, basket or gift bag just for her. In fact, you could even make it a themed box. If your mother enjoys family movie nights put in a mixture of her favourite movie nights snacks and a DVD of her favourite movie. You can also fill it with some no-cost gifts like cards, letters and pictures from you and your siblings (or your kids if you are older.)
Take her on a Picnic
Do you know what your mom’s favourite outdoor activity is? Pack a picnic lunch and take her out for some outdoor fun. Whether you mom likes hiking, biking, exploring the city or just walking along the beach make the day special by participating with her.
At Home Spa Day
Create ambiance with low lighting, candles and music and give mom a spa menu of services. Let your mom choose what she wants to do. You can find many inexpensive items for your spa day at dollar stores or other discounts outlets. Don’t forget to make some cucumber water.
Create a Video or Slideshow
Put together a slideshow or video of your mom’s favourite moments. There are many apps out there that you can use to personalise your creation. Mom will be so happily surprised to see her favourite memories come to life on the screen.
Use your imagination and knowledge of your mom to find a gift that she will love. Whether you are shopping for your wife, grandmother, mother or anyone else this Mother’s Day, you don’t have to break the bank. In fact, there are many ways to show how much you care without spending any money at all
Elizabeth Lampman is a coffee-fuelled Mom of 2 girls and lives in Hamilton, Ontario. She enjoys travelling, developing easy recipes, crafting, taking on diy projects, travelling and saving money!