Inexpensive Mothers Day Gift Ideas

girl giving flowers to mom on Mother's dayRemember dads, Mothers day is just a few weeks away, and if you have young toddlers they will need your help in making Moms day extra special. On Mother's Day its the thought that counts and actions can express love much more than expensive gifts. For younger kids its a great lesson to teach kids that money and expensive gifts don't buy love, and that love comes from the heart or buying something that has meaning and feeling behind it. Unless your kids have been saving their allowance religiously, they may not be able to afford to buy an expensive gift for Mother’s Day. However, here are some ideas for inexpensive Mother’s Day gifts.

  • Set the table for dinner
  • Give her a red rose and place it in her favorite vase
  • Make her a special breakfast
  • Take her to the park for a picnic lunch
  • Bake her a cake and sing Happy Mother’s Day To You
  • Take her to a movie
  • Buy her favorite scented candles
  • Burn her favorite CD
  • Offer to do a specific chore for a week such as washing the dishes
  • Make a huge Happy Mother’s Day Sign
  • Give her a picture of you in a specially decorated frame
  • Make a bag of potpourri using dried flowers from the garden
  • Put together a scrapbook with her favorite recipes
  • Make a jewelry box for her using spring ornaments
  • Buy packs of herbs or flower seeds your mom could plant in the garden
  • Clear out the flower bed for mom to prepare for spring planting
  • Rake the leaves and make a compost pile
  • Make mom a bracelet using beads from a craft store
  • Make a sign for a t-shire that says “I love my mom” with an arrow pointing to the right or left
  • Wash the car
  • Clean your room

There are so many inexpensive ideas for Mother’s Day gifts, all of which will be appreciated no matter how small. The fact that you took the time to make a present or buy something really special says it all. So whatever you decide to do, know that it will be a keepsake mom will treasure forever.

Don't Forget: Mother's Day, Sunday May 12th, 2013

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