Moms are special and Mother’s Day is the day to let them know that. My mom means the world to me, and I’d give it to her if I could! Or maybe not- who wants that set of problems? What I mean is, I want to give my mom the best gift ever this Mother’s Day. You probably do, too, and if you think that the best gift ever has to cost a lot, think again! Check out this list for 20 inexpensive but still great Mother’s Day Gifts.
- DIY recipe book. You could buy a great cookbook for about $30, but for even less you could make a special personalized recipe book with your favorite family recipes and some photos. Print them out on nice paper, slip them into plastic sheet protectors, and put the pages into a binder you decorated yourself.
- Custom gift basket. Think up a theme your mom will appreciate and fill a basket. You could do a spa basket, a chocolate basket, coffee, gardening, crafting, or baking. The options are endless.
- Gift card. Spend as much as you want on a gift card to almost anywhere.
- Magazine subscription. Most are very inexpensive, and the gift lives on all year!
- Make a scrapbook. Get the family involved and include photos, poems, and memories.
- Cook a special meal. Serve your mother breakfast in bed, or invite her over for a special dinner.
- Go out for tea. Restaurant meals are expensive, so how about a tea or coffee date at a fancy pastry shop?
- Coupon book. Okay, I know this sounds a little nerdy, but it’s still a good one. Make a few coupons with offers to do special things for your mom.
- Photo album. Don’t we all just snap pics on our phones and leave them there? Print some out and make a really nice album.
- Wine. Buy a special bottle that doesn’t have to cost that much.
- Mani-pedi. Take Mom out for a little pampering. Or get a gift card from her favorite salon so she can go when she wants.
- An activity together. Go to a movie or concert, take a walk or a class together.
- Baked goods. Whip up a special dessert or make a batch of muffins.
- Journal and pen set. For some reason, sets make a great gift, and lots of people are keeping journals these days.
- Volunteer together. Spend your special time together doing something good for others.
- Flowers. You can never go wrong with flowers. Spring for a bouquet from the florist, or DIY with a couple of bunches from the local store.
- Chocolate. You can’t go wrong with a gift box of chocolate, either.
- Book. A nice hardcover book is an excellent gift for a reader.
As a mom myself I know that I’d love to get anything on this list and it doesn’t matter at all that they’re not fancy, expensive gifts. Happy Mother’s Day!