Smart and Savvy Gifts for Mom


Mother’s Day is the third-largest card-sending holiday in the United States and the second most popular holiday for gift-giving (following Christmas). No matter how you celebrate your mom, it’s probably likely that you’ll be giving her some sort of token to show your endearment. This year, instead of buying her something she doesn’t really need (like another set of bath supplies – does she really need more soap?), instead go the extra mile and do something for mom that saves you money and shows that the thought really does matter most.

Make Something

While you may be past the macaroni art of elementary school, there’s no reason you can’t explore making mom something wonderful for her special day. Take some time to run through the easy DIY crafts on Pinterest and see if there’s something inexpensive and simple that she’d really enjoy. From an easy set of customized tile coasters to easily decorated hot chocolate/tea sets, there’s something for you to make that mom will really like, and won’t rip up your wallet.

Arrange Flowers

Buying a beautiful bouquet from your local flower shop may be out of your budget, but that doesn’t mean you can’t create an arrangement just as lovely. Whether you want to go with some inexpensive flowers from the grocery store or even consider the faux flowers from your local craft store, you can make something that really stands out. An inexpensive vase, some ribbon and even some colorful pebbles can really make the gift pop.

Do Something Nice

As a dutiful son or daughter, who’s to say you have to spend anything other than time this Mother’s Day? Whether it’s volunteering to clean her garage, doing some weeding in the back garden, or even making her dinner, a helping hand and positive attitude can sometimes be just what mom always needed!

How do you celebrate Mother’s Day? Let us know in the comments below!

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