There’s something in here for everyone.. no matter your budget, age, gender, relationship status.. if there’s a mom in your life.. or you are the mom who deserves to treat yourself.. check out some of these ideas for pampering and honoring your loved one for Mother’s Day.
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Dads, this section is for you. Even if you do have a bigger budget, you might want to throw in one or more of these for extra points.
Clean the mini-van (or whatever type of shuttle bus the mother in your life drives)
Have you looked under those car seats lately? I suggest you don’t unless you plan on deep cleaning. Because you can’t un-see that food-caked, sticky, snot-soaked dustpan of child life. Getting all the kids loaded into the mini-van for school in the morning (which is a feat in itself) will make her smile if she’s greeted by clean surfaces, vacuumed carpet, and snotty tissue-free cup holders.
Do the laundry (all of it)
There are few household chores that are more of a soul-crushing time suck than laundry. Then multiply that by the 3-4 times (if she’s lucky) a week that it needs to be done. Wash it, dry it, fold it and (dare I say) even put it all away. She will kiss you, if for no other reason than she now has one hour plus of her life back that day.
Make dinner (and clean it up)
Some moms really enjoy cooking but the endless cycle of prepare, clean, prepare, clean can get a little mind-numbing. So go on Pinterest, find a recipe you can easily handle without asking her a million questions like where is the cheese grater or how do you separate an egg, then prepare it while she relaxes, serve it (in nice bowls and plates) and clean up afterward (the dishes and the whole kitchen).
Small To Moderate Budget
Coffee Is Life
Coffee is life for moms. So help her caffeinate with these Rae Dunn coffee mugs. And bonus points for letting her sit and enjoy it, while hot, in peace and quiet.
You can also help her fuel up on the go with these Kate Spade Thermal Mugs.
Let It Grow
With this Indoor Herb Garden Starter Kit, she can grow cilantro, basil, thyme, and rosemary to put right in her amazing cooking.
Spur her love of cooking, decorating, or just being a kickass person with one (or more) of these awesome books.
Bowl Her Over
You’ll be giving a gift to her and the planet with a gorgeous coconut bowl from The Other Straw. You can grab a pair for $30. And it’s worth it. These bowls are biodegradable and sustainably sourced, handcrafted from reclaimed coconuts, which saves them from being burned or sent to a landfill.
You can get 10% off your first order on their website.
I was blessed to be gifted a pack of bamboo straws and a coconut bowl. My opinions are 100% authentic and my own.
And the best part: The Other Straw gives a whopping 50% of their profits to ocean cleanup.
Also, check out these other companies that produce ethically sourced goods and give a portion of their proceeds to environmental conservation programs:
Remind her why she loves being a mother with a compilation of family photos in a coffee table book. There are several companies you can use to make great photo books ranging from $8 to $50 and up, depending on how big and elaborate you want them to be. A few of my favorite companies for this are Chatbooks and Walgreens, which you can get great discounts for with their email offers.
KitchenAid Stand Mixer
This beautiful KitchenAid stand mixer will make baking a lot easier. And hey, that’s a win-win for everyone. This is $280 on Amazon and comes in several colors.
Let someone else do the vacuuming for once. This Roomba robotic vacuum will set you back $300 on Amazon.
Help her stay on time and organized with this beautiful Series 2 Apple Watch in rose gold from Amazon for $348.
High Style Handbag
This perfectly peach Kate Spade handbag is $300. But there are more options on their Mother’s Day Gift Guide and everything in it is 50% off with code FORMOM.
For the Pro Mama
A sleek iPad Pro will help the super mom in your life handle all her schedules, meal plans, shopping lists, and everything else under the sun. This 12.9″ 32GB version is $800.
These next two sections are for the dreamers. Because if you have the money to buy these things, you’re probably not reading a frugal blog. 🙂 But there’s nothing wrong with dreaming.
Apple Watch-Hermes Edition
If a regular Apple watch isn’t good enough for the incredible mom in your life you can get this Hermes edition. The swanky upgrade will cost you $1,300.
Off The Chain Budget
Luxury Spa Resort
The Gili Lankanfushi spa resort in the Maldives is the ultimate, secluded, luxurious experience literally right on top of gorgeous blue waters. It was voted one of the 35 most fascinating spa resorts in the world by Vacationidea.com. Villas start at $1,328 per night.
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