Moms and strong female role models are perhaps the most important influences in our lives and even though you might not have a lot of money doesn't mean you can't spoil her on Mother's Day. Check out a few ideas on how to treat mom well on a budget.
2. Gift Basket -- Create a gift basket by shopping all year round for treats. Pick-up a basket at an after Easter sale. Remember to buy neutral colored grass or filler at the same time. Use coupons, free-after-rebate items and sale items to fill the basket. If you need more items. splurge on a gift card or a bag of favorite coffee. You can also go to your local dollar store to fill in a book, book marks, candy or small decorative trinket.
3. Sentimental Gift -- Win big points with a sentimental, thoughtful gift. Consider having a favorite photo turned into a canvas art piece or creating a scrapbook of photos for mom. You could also look around antique shops for the missing piece to mom's china collection or a replica of her favorite childhood toy.
4. Party -- Throw mom a surprise party on her special day. Use simple decorations that can purchased at the dollar store. Streamers, balloons and plastic table cloths can go a long way. Make tissue paper flowers or pick wild flowers for decorations. You can make a large banner from poster board and prepare dinner for her or bake a cake. Play her favorite music and invite a few special people to visit and partake in the festivities.
A nice gift doesn't have to break the bank. Most importantly, be sure to give mom an extra hug and kiss or simply write a love letter to her.