Mother’s Day is always the second Sunday in May. Every mother likes to be made to feel appreciated, though she will tell you not to worry about it, or not to buy her anything because she does not want to cause you a hardship or to feel obligated to do something. It is very important that you show your mother that you love and appreciate her. It really isn’t the cost of the gift that counts; but the thought, care, and sincerity that you put into it that will make it special to her. It is easy to honor your mom without spending a lot of money.
Potted Plants are inexpensive and won’t die in a few days like expensive long stem roses do. You can usually purchase a pretty, potted plant at a discount department store or grocery store for under $10. Every time your mom waters that plant she will smile remembering the day you gave it to her. Caring for the plant is a symbol of the love and care she has given to you. When you select a plant, keep in mind what colors she likes, or what color of flowers would go good with her home.
Breakfast in Bed has always been my children’s favorite, since they were very young. You don’t have to be a great cook to serve your mom breakfast. My kids have served me everything from cereal and fruit to scrambled eggs and toast. Any combination for breakfast foods that you can put together will mean the world to her. My kids even picked dandelions and put them in a little cup on the tray they brought my breakfast on. It wasn’t always my favorite meal, but the love and looks of pride on their little faces will never be forgotten.
Hand Written Letters that are well thought out and heartfelt will bring tears to her eyes. Let her know how much you appreciate all the little and big things she has done for you. Write about some of your favorite or special memories of your mom. While hand written letters are more personal, if you can’t write legibly, type it and print it on some pretty stationary. Make sure you put a lot of thought into what you want to say and it will be treasured by your mother forever.
Pictures are another good way to express your appreciation for your mom. If you are an adult, take some pictures of yourself with your family and put them in an inexpensive book, or make a book to put them in. Whether you are younger or older, make a collage of pictures of you and your mom together. She will enjoy the memories and appreciate the thought, time, and work you put into making it for her.
Other Gifts for $10 or less:
- $10 Starbucks gift card
- $10 Half Price Books gift card
- Greeting cards
- Seeds for her garden
- A bird house or humming bird feeder
- Her favorite fruit or candy
- Take her out for a snow cone
- Go to church with her on Mother’s Day
- Invite her to your house for lunch or dinner
As you can see, the only limits to your perfect, inexpensive gift to you mother is your own imagination. Think about your mom, what she likes, and what would be meaningful or special to her, and then do it.
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