Every mom is a gift to each of us. They were the ones who brought us up and reared us to become better individuals in the future. They are priceless that no gift can amount or match their unwavering love and what she has done for us. Nonetheless, the least that we could do to make our moms feel special, loved and appreciated is by giving them something special on Mother’s Day. The gifts that we give them do not need to be extravagant to be special. There are a lot of great gift ideas that are technically cheap but figuratively expensive.
If you’re a daughter/son/husband who is low on budget, or if you’re a kid whose savings just can’t buy those expensive jewelry or flowers in high-end stores, then worry no more. We bring you these cheap Mothers Day gift ideas that we surely count a lot to your moms.
Spend Time With Your Mom
The cheapest and most effective gift that you can give to your mom is your gift of time. When we’re grown-ups, we become busy with school, work and our social lives that we sometimes forget that we have a mom waiting for us in our home. So why not spend quality time this Mother’s day with your mom. Make her feel like a queen on that day by doing the chores that she usually does. Your mom will surely appreciate the gesture.
Be it electronic or tangible greeting cards, moms always love when they receive something that they can read and keep. The old charm that cards bring will never cease. You can download a free greeting card and personalize it by adding a message or a photo of your mom. Check out our list of websites that offer free E-Cards and printable greeting cards.
Photo Collage / Make a Video for Mom
Mothers are known to be very fond of their memories with family. Creating a collage of photos of your mom and the family will surely make your mom (and all of you) reminisce the good times. Picture frames can be bought and customized to make it look more personal. Aside from the photo collage, you can create a video with lots of pictures and video recordings for your mom. Embed the video with great songs about moms like “Dear Mama” or “Wind Beneath My Wings”.
Cook for Mom
Show off your culinary skills and create your most delicious masterpiece for your mom on Mother’s day. Unless you have the finances to treat your mom in high-end quality restaurants, why don’t you cook your mom’s favorite dish? You will not only get to save more, but for sure, you will receive the biggest kiss and hug from your mom. It would also be a plus factor if you get up early and let your mom have her breakfast–prepared by you–in bed.
Have a Video Chat
For those who are away from their moms, schedule quality time to video chat with your mom. In the past, it is nearly impossible to have a video chat for free, but now with Skype, Google Talk and other communication software, you will be able to communicate with your mom in real-time on Mother’s day. Show your mom that you remember her even though it is midnight on your end because you are living in a different timezone.
Plan a Family Outing
Plan a picnic for the family or go to places that your mom loves to visit–maybe a zoo, a park, in the countryside or a beach. Having the whole family around her will complete your mom’s day.
Flowers can be quite expensive, but they are still classic gifts that we believe every mom should have on Mother’s day. Go to your local store and haggle to buy quality flowers in a reasonable–and even low–price. Mothers are beautiful creations that it is only fitting that you shower her with equally beautiful things.
Help with Gardening
Roll up those sleeves and help your mom with gardening. Aside from the physical help, you can buy her inexpensive garden plants that she can nurture; and garden books and equipments that she can use. You can find good deals from Walmart or K-Mart.
Make homemade coupons and give it to your moms. You can just cut out a paper and write freebies such as “Free massage” “Free Laundry” “Free Car Wash”, or you know, just simply anything that you can do or give your moms.
Gifts Related To Mom’s Hobbies
Give inexpensive gifts that are related with your mom’s wants or hobbies. For example give books for moms who enjoy reading; a new CD of her favorite singer if your mom is a music lover; movie tickets for movie-goer moms; gardening items for moms who love to tend her garden; give gifts that your mom collects (such as mugs, pots, stamps).
Trading Spaces / While You Were Out
Just like in these popular shows ask a family member to take your mom out of the house for a lunch or movie-date. Meanwhile, while mom is out, do a simple make-over of the house or even just her room. Rearrange the furnitures, change the lampshades, repaint the walls or apply a new wallpaper–and other simple renovations that will cost you for less than $100. You’ll love the appreciative and happy look in your mom’s face.
Help Around The House
Give your mom a break from doing the household chores. And if you’re the mechanical-type, fix or repair some of the faulty things around the house.
To help you with your expenses for Mother’s day gifts, here are some inexpensive gifts that you can buy depending on your budget:
Less than $25
Quality cheap Heart-Shaped Jewelry that moms always go for.
Frame your photo collages with this Personalized Wood Easel Picture Frame
Here are great classic Chick Flicks that your mom would love to watch over and over again.
And of course, here are Mothers Day Mugs that will remind your mom that you remember her everytime she drinks coffee.
Less than $ 100
Spend a little bit more with these beautiful Family Tree Birthstone brooch.
Give your mom’s ipad a new look with personalized iPad cases.
Buy your mom this Calphalon Electric Panini Grill that she can cook with delectable panini sandwiches.
Give your mom this Spa Finder Gift Certificate that can be used in thousands of spas nationwide. This is a perfect gift that you can ship, print or email.
Finally, all these gift ideas boils down to spending quality time with your mom. Mothers appreciate your priceless time more than the expensive gifts that you may give them. There is always this thing that is more than money–that is love. So spend time with your mom on Mother’s day as a way of thanking her for just everything.