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Mother’s Day Gifts on a Budget

mother's day.jpgBeing a mom is one of the hardest jobs of all, and it’s not easy to find a great Mother’s day gift that will reflect your gratitude- especially if you’re on a budget.

What it really comes down to is how much ‘heart’ you put into the gift.  So with this very deserving holiday right around the corner, do you know what your mom (or mother figure) is getting this year?

Read on for some inexpensive, thoughtful gift ideas…

  1. Family Portrait

Take some time to go through your recent family photos until you find one that really stands out. Then, visit your local photo processing center and order an enlargement. For just a few dollars, you can purchase a simple yet elegant frame for the photo. Not only will this be a great decoration, but she will truly appreciate the effort and thought you have put into this special gift.

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Who doesn’t love flowers? And you have the choice- cut flowers, potted flowers, or even a nice flowering perennial for her garden (if she has one.) For an even more creative take on this gift, attach a sachet of seeds inside the Mother’s Day Card, and schedule a time to help her plant them. (That’s what I’m doing this year!)

  1. Lunch or Dinner, on You

My mom loves to try new restaurants, but even more than that- she enjoys spending quality time with me. You can even locate a restaurant that offers a free or discounted meal for Mom on Mother’s day, and you can treat her to a delicious meal without breaking the bank.

  1. Go on a Day Triproad trip.jpg

The best gift, in my opinion. Take into consideration some nearby towns or cities that have activities such as museums, beaches, cultural attractions, or even wine tastings (if your mom is anything like mine.) There are a variety of ways to plan a day away with your mom without emptying your wallet. It’s one thing to give a card and a gift, but it’s even more special to experience something with your mom.

  1. Clean Her Car

Most auto detailers will charge you $50-$125 for an average sized vehicle, and $75-$150 for an SUV or van. Why spend this much when you can do it yourself?

Grab a sponge, bucket, vacuum and glass cleaner- and get to work! Not only will she appreciate the effort you’re putting in to make sure her vehicle is clean, but you will save her money!

Whatever you decide to do for your mom on Mother’s Day, just remember that it isn’t how much money you spend that matters. It’s always the thought that counts. Fortunately, you don’t need to spend your total savings to present her with a genuine gift. Simply demonstrating that you care is more than enough.

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