A lot of people think the more expensive a gift is, the better. Well, if you are like me and do not have the extra money to spend on gifts, that statement doesn’t have to be true.
Do I wish I could give my mom an awesome spa gift package for 100 bucks or buy her a really nice piece of jewelry? Of course! But I also love getting creative with my gifts, putting thought into them, and watching both my mom’s and my mother-in-law’s expression as they open their thoughtful gift!
Here are a few ideas:
1. Have you ever heard the song “These Are a Few of My Favorite Things”? Go with that! Pick up a few of her favorite candies, a candle, a scarf, her favorite snacks, a $10 gift card to Starbucks, or whatever it is that you know she loves. Then, figure out a cute and creative way to package it. Find a little gift basket laying around that you don’t use or a cheap Easter Basket that was on clearance and put the products in there. In the card you can write, “here are a few of your favorite things.” She will be touched that you put so much effort into your gift and you know that she will absolutely love all of the little things!
2. Does she love chocolate? Pick up a container of fresh strawberries for a couple of bucks and a bag of melting chocolates to make her some homemade Chocolate Covered Strawberries! Regular ones are great, or get creative! Roll them in mini chocolate chips, heath bar pieces, or whatever else you think sounds good. She will appreciate the time you spent doing this and of course they will be delicious!
3. Is she big on makeup or nail products? Instead of buying her the products she uses, get her a cute cosmetic bag for all the things she already has! I have a great one now that rolls out and has different detachable zipped pockets. To go one step further, you could fill it with a few things that every woman uses. Make a trip to the dollar store and pick up a lip balm, some tissues, nail files, a bottle of nail polish, tweezers, or anything like that. Everything will get used and she won’t have to buy those small things for a while! And who couldn’t use an extra nail file or nail polish?
4. Pamper her yourself! Give her a card on Mother’s Day that says that you will have her over for lunch and a pampering session. Do her nails, give her a shoulder rub, and make her lunch. I don’t know any mother who would refuse that from her daughter!
5. Is she a wine drinker? You have a couple of options here. Option one, go to a local winery and get a bottle of wine for $10 (or go to Rite Aid and get her 2 bottles for $10). Option two, you could find a cute hand painted wine glass that says something fun. Many little boutiques have these or find one online on sites like Etsy. Option 3, do both!
After all, your mom is just happy to see you and spend time with you. She will love any gift you give her, especially a thoughtful one. Happy Mother’s Day to all of the moms out there!