Ten Fab and Frugal Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Posted on 04/28/2010

She was there for you during your cute phase...and your dorky phase. She loved you when you were sweet, and even when you were a brat. Your mom has been there through all of life’s stages and she deserves something nice for sticking in there. Here are ten fab and frugal Mother’s Day gift ideas.

Customized Stationary - This Mother’s Day give mom an elegant gift with customized stationary. Right now you can save up to 30 percent on a wide assortment of note cards and note pads at Shutterfly.com.

Cleaning Service - Give mom a break. Hire a cleaning crew to come in and spruce up her home. If paying a pro isn’t in your budget—do it yourself. Dust, vacuum and tackle the laundry so she can enjoy a relaxing Mother’s Day.

Spotless Car - Does your mom spend a lot of time in her vehicle? Give it an at-home detailing with some tips from PopularMechanics.com. Just a warning—you’ll need some Q-tips and an old toothbrush for this job.

Home Spa - You may not be able to afford a spa getaway for mom, but at least you can set her up for some relaxation at home. Buy her body scrub and bath salts at Sephora.com. When you enter coupon code MDAYSHIP at checkout you’ll get free shipping.

Flowers - You may think flowers are overdone on Mother’s Day, but there’s a reason why it’s often a go-to gift. Most moms love getting them. This year, take a more frugal and lasting spin on this staple gift by giving her a potted plant. It will last much longer and can cost less than a floral arrangement.

Reading Material - Does your mom like to read? Rather than just giving her one book, why not get her a Barnes and Noble membership that will last her all year? She’ll be able to save big on any purchase she makes, including 40 percent off hardcover bestsellers.

Show Tickets - For Mother’s Day give mom a night out on the town with tickets to a concert, play or just a movie. You may even find a great deal in your local Entertainment Book.

Home Video - Produce a high quality video for mom featuring family photos from over the years. With Vimeo.com it’s easy to make a professional looking home movie set to music.

Magazines - Support mom’s interests whether it’s gardening, photography or fitness with a magazine subscription. It’s a gift that keeps on giving.

Afternoon Picnic - Give mom a picnic basket like this $29.99 insulated tote from Bed Bath and Beyond. Go a step further and fill it with sandwiches, fruit and chilled drinks so mom can get what she really wants this Mother’s Day—some quality time with the people she loves.

By Alison Storm

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