With mothers day right around the corner, I thought it would be fun to think of some thoughtful ways to spoil your mom, while spending next to no money. While Spa days and other expensive gifts are fun to receive, sometimes the most meaningful gifts of all are those where you don't need to spend a dime. On Mother's Day, we like to be spoiled. Even if your mom says she doesn't, she does. So, here is my thoughts on a day dedicated solely to mom, while spending little to no moula.
-Make her breakfast in bed! Even if you only know how to make toast. Bonus points for bacon and eggs or waffles with whip cream and fresh fruit! Don't forget the coffee!
-Pick her some flowers. Tulips are typically growing this time of year, so if you have some of these beauties growing in your yard, cut off a few stems and give them to mom! Just don't cut your neighbors flowers, as their mom probably won't like that too much.
-Make her a gift with things you have around the house. An all time favorite around here is anything to do with foot prints or hand prints and paint. When you are a little bigger, this idea may not be as cute. However putting time and effort into a gift is always appreciated. Even a homemade card goes a long way!
-Go for a nice long walk by the river or in a nearby park. Bonus points if you pack a picnic with her favorite sandwich and fruit.
-Draw her a nice warm bath, add bubbles, or salts to make it luxurious and leave her alone in there for at least a half an hour with a magazine or favorite book you have on hand (or borrow one from the library). Include some wine or tea to make it extra special.
-Make her her favorite meal for supper! And clean up the kitchen afterwards. Honestly this sounds boring, but just cooking and cleaning for your mom shows how much you care.
-You don't need to go out and buy fancy chocolates or treats, instead make some! If she loves chocolate, bake her a cake, or some chocolate chip cookies. Might be fun to bake these while she is in the bath and when she comes out, surprise her with some fresh from the oven baking.
-Give her an at home pedi/mani. Most mom's already have the polish! Give her a nice hand and foot massage, using lotion, and paint her finger nails and toes.
Lastly, make her feel special, and tell her how much you care. Even if that means spending a couple of hours with her, while keeping your phone in your pocket. And don't forget to tell her how much you love her! Afterall she did shape you into the awesome person you are today. The least you can do is thank her for it! So, if you are looking for something thoughtful to do or give your mother this Mother's Day, I hope this gives you some great ideas!!! Good luck! And Happy Mother's Day to all of you beautiful mama's out there!