Mother’s Day is less than two weeks away – do you know what you’re doing to celebrate your mom? Here are 7 ideas to show your mom just how much she means to you, without breaking your bank.
Make Her Dinner
Instead of taking Mom out to an expensive lunch or dinner, cook for her. Whether you’re a complete novice or an amateur chef, this is a frugal alternative to eating out. There are many recipes available online if you need creative inspiration.
Picnic in the Park
Skip the restaurants that will be packed and instead opt for a nice picnic in the park. You can be as simple or elaborate as you want. What’s important is spending time with Mom.
This is an often used gift from children, but when the excitement wears off, the chores don’t get done. Make Mom a coupon book and actually follow through.
Cut flowers are expensive, especially on a holiday like Mother’s Day. Instead, get her a potted flower or plant that will last much longer than a week, and cost much less, too.
Chances are you made some messes as a kid, and now is the time to repay Mom. Clean her house, wash and detail her car. This present won’t take you too long and will save you a bundle.
In addition to browsing Groupon and Living Social, Woot is a great place to find inexpensive gift items. Like Groupon, Woot has a time limit on most items so keep checking back until you find something perfect.
Day at the Movies
Sunday matinees are much less expensive than regular movie ticket prices so treat Mom to a day at the movies.
You can also rent some of her favorite movies and have a movie day at home. Get some popcorn and candy to complete your theater experience.