Mother’s Day is an opportunity to show our mother’s just how much we love and appreciate them. For what they do for us now, for raising us and making us who we are today and for just being their wonderful selves. If you’re anything like me you’ll think your mom is pretty fab and deserves to be spoilt rotten. However, being able to afford to do this can sometimes be a challenge. So here are my top tips for making mom feel special without breaking the bank…
1.) Don’t forget the card – whether you buy one, or opt for the super thrifty option of crafting one, your mom will appreciate a greeting of some variety on Mother’s Day.
2.) Flowers – often given on Mother’s Day, but they don’t have to be expensive. Opt for a local florist over a floral delivery service and you could save some serious money. Alternatively chose something simple such as a bunch of tulips or daffodils. It’s the thought that counts – not how much you’ve spent.
3.) Make something – whether your skill is in baking, crafting or sewing mom will really appreciate something which you’ve taken the time to create. I made oatmeal and raisin cookies a few years back – yum! Why not frame a favourite photo, or create a scrapbook of memories from the previous year?
4.) Go for a walk – If it’s a nice spring day, drive into the countryside with a picnic basket and a thermos to give mom some real chill out time with her nearest and dearest.
5.) Cook Sunday Lunch – How often has your mom cooked for you? Turn the tables and treat her to a delicious lunch at yours (and don’t let her anywhere near the kitchen or the washing up). If you’re not feeling up to a full three-course Sunday lunch why not opt for a brunch of Bacon sarnies or salmon sandwiches for afternoon tea?
What are you doing for your mom this Mother’s Day?