Mom always told you, “It’s the thought that counts.” This year, put her motto to the test by showing your love and affection without spending any money. She knows you love her and wouldn’t want you to go into hock buying her a bauble or a trinket. This Mother’s Day, express your feelings with a more creative offering, one that takes some time and thought to make. Perhaps these inexpensive (cheap) gift ideas will get you started in your search for the perfect gift.
A Video Testimonial
Okay, as a mom, I’d love receiving this gift! Collect video testimonials from your siblings and anyone who your Mom has been a “mom” too. Of course, include your video testimonial too. Ask the participants to share a funny story about Mom or how she has inspired you over the years. Put them on a DVD and present it on Mother’s Day.
More Recipes, Please
Spend some time collecting new recipes to try together. Write them by hand on note cards or recipe cards and tie them together with a bow. These make a great gift for mothers who enjoy spending time with family in the kitchen.
A Memorable Playlist
If you have a decent collection of music, why not mix your mother a DVD playlist. A playlist could be music from your childhood, a workout playlist or just a list of songs she loves. Do your homework and check her radio dials for clues about which bands and musicians she loves.
A Real Foot Rub
Remember when you were a child and your mother asked for a foot rub? Now it’s time to deliver! Show up with a foot tub, some bath salts, a nail kit and a loofah. Don’t promise a foot rub to be given in the future, give her one today. She deserves it.
Whatever gift you decide upon, remember that it should reflect your mother’s likes. If she hates cooking, giving her a pack of recipe cards may not be the way to go.