Ideas for Mother’s Day Gifts that are Free
Posted on Monday, May 5th, 2014 at 7:00 am
Looking for some budget-friendly ideas for a Mother’s Day gift? It is always the thought that counts, not the money you spend on the gift. Show your mom that you love her by giving her something that comes directly from you and your own efforts. Here are some ideas to try that won’t cost a dime!
Breakfast in Bed
This is a traditional Mother’s Day gift that is sure to bring a smile to your mom’s face. It also one that is easy for a person who is the spouse or significant other of a mom to put together. Give the little kids something simple that they can do to help with breakfast. It doesn’t have to be fancy. Scrambled eggs, toast, and a glass of orange juice will be enough to show that you care. This gift also gives mom a break from having to cook breakfast for everyone else.
Flowers From Your Own Garden
Does your mother admire the beautiful flowers in your garden? Pick some just for her. Put together a bouquet. Secure it with a ribbon, some raffia, or whatever you have at home. Make a handmade card to go with it. This gift will be a lot more meaningful than flowers that you took five minutes to order and a card you grabbed off the shelf on your last grocery shopping trip.
Clean Mom’s House
Everybody loves a clean house, but very few people actually enjoy the act of cleaning. Spare your mother from these chores by coming over and cleaning her home for her. It would be a good idea to have a talk with her about it first so you can figure out a good time come over. Bring her grandchildren along to help (if they are old enough to do it). Some moms will take offense at the idea of having someone else clean their house. If that describes your mom, choose a different gift.
Movie Night With Mom
When was the last time you and your mother sat down together and watched a movie? Bring your mom over to your house. Choose a couple of movies that you know she loves. Or, pick some that the two of you have been meaning to watch together (but haven’t gotten around to yet). Use movies that you have at home, or select some from Netflix. Pop some popcorn to share. This is a relaxing, and entertaining, gift for mom.