Mother’s Day: It’s one of the most important days of the year, yet we either struggle to find the right gift for our moms or wait until the last minute to do some shopping. This year, we urge you to plan ahead; believe it or not, you can give Mom a special and sentimental gift without emptying your pocketbook. Here are some thoughtful and affordable ways to show your mom how much you love her this Mother’s Day!
Burn a CD With Your Mom’s Favorite Songs
Every mom has her favorite songs and artists that she sings to in the car, in the kitchen and at the gym – songs that empower her as a woman and as a mother. Whether it be Lee Ann Womack, Corinne Bailey Rae, Martina McBride or Beyonce, certain artists inspire, encourage and entertain our mothers. What better way to remind your mom of the incredible woman she is than by burning a CD with her favorite artists and songs? If your mom is a tech lover and you have some extra money to spend, buy her an iPod shuffle and download her favorite music for her. For a good deal on the iPod shuffle, visit Amazon.com.
Pamper Your Mom With Breakfast in Bed
If you live near your mom and plan to visit her for Mother’s Day, surprise her with a delicious homemade breakfast. Today is the day to let mom sleep in, relax and enjoy her morning so bring her breakfast in bed or set the kitchen table and have coffee, eggs and the morning paper waiting for her when she wakes up. On Mother’s Day, your gift does not have to have a price – it simply has to show your mom you care.
Frame Some Photos
Mothers are proud of us and love us unconditionally – and they LOVE having photos of us around the house. Find a few great photos of you and your siblings and have them photocopied in 5x7 or 8x11 and black and white. Then, buy some inexpensive black & white wall frames. We recommend IKEA for inexpensive yet quality black and white frames. Check out this modern frame from Ikea dubbed RIBBA priced $4.99 a frame! Or, if you prefer a smaller frame, check out this version at only $2.99 for a 2 pack. Frame those pictures, gift wrap them and your done! We are certain that your mom treasure them.
Create a Picture DVD Slide Show
If you have a ton of family photos lying around, get them out of those shoeboxes and onto a DVD! You can use a DVD maker software and do it yourself on your computer. Take your old family photos and overlay mom's favorite song on top for a fun, entertaining and memorable gift.
Introduce Your Mom to Skype!
If you live far from your mom and can’t afford the hefty long-distance phone bills, the perfect gift for her this Mother’s Day is an introduction to Skype. Download Skype on her computer and teach her how to use the user-friendly, interactive and free communication tool. She will be happier than ever knowing that she can talk with you and see your face at the same time – and not use up any cell phone minutes!
At the end of the day, the greatest gift you can give your mom is simply showing her how much she means to you. Tell her how much you love her by giving her a picture, writing her a poem, taking her to the movies or out to lunch!