Mother’s Day is only a week and a half away. Time to start thinking about Mother’s Day gifts if you haven’t already.
Making the day special for Mom does not mean you have to go into debt. Back at the beginning of the year, when you were making your 2019 budget, hopefully, you remembered to plug in stuff like this: holidays, vacations, special events and so forth. But, if you’re like most of us, you didn’t think about everything, just the major stuff. So now, you need to find affordable Mother’s Day gifts that you can buy with the money you have on hand.
And remember, if you are going to use your credit card, don’t charge more than what you can afford to pay off when the bill arrives.
7 Mother’s Day Gifts Your Mom will Love
Some are more expensive than others. If you have the cash saved up, hey why not, splurge on Mom. But remember, one of the most precious gifts you can give to Mom is free—Time.
- Spend the day with Mom. Everyone is busy. Especially today. Moms are busy taking care of young kids, older kids, even adult kids. And many Moms are also taking care of their Moms. Spending time together is a precious commodity. Commit to spending the day with your Mom doing stuff she likes to do. Cook her a meal at home. Clean up the house. Do some of the chores that need doing. Go for a walk or hike, to her favorite museums and national parks, most of which have free entrance fees for Mother’s Day. Take lots of photos and videos, maybe even some selfies. You will both remember this gift for a long time.
- For the Gaming Mom. Is your Mom into gaming? The Nintendo Switch is a great gaming console that’s also portable, meaning she can take it to work! Maybe Mom’s gaming time is limited so a little entertainment during lunch hour or between family taxi service would be much appreciated. It’s a bit pricey though, running around $300, so if you don’t have the budget for this, you can also buy her a controller that will work with her smartphone. If she has an iPhone, Amazon is carrying the Steelseries Nimbus or the Stratus Duo for Android users.
- Wireless Earbuds. Free Mom from heavy headsets and get her a pair of wireless earbuds, such as Apple AirPods. If your budget can’t handle it, a more affordable option is TaoTronics True Wireless earbuds which you can find for around $45.
- Brunch. Probably one of the most popular and time-honored Mother’s Day gifts is taking Mom out to brunch. In fact, according to the restaurant industry, it’s the highest restaurant spending day of the year. It’s also one of the highest credit card spending days of the year. The most popular restaurants are booking up quickly. But if your budget is tight, you can skip the expensive restaurant trip and the crowds and treat Mom to a gourmet brunch in bed or at your home. On the other hand, if you’re not so much into cooking or you think Mom will be happier with brunch out, keep an eye on your local news outlets. Many restaurants are offering special deals for Mother’s Day.
- Amazon Prime Members. If you have an Amazon Prime membership, the site has some awesome and affordable Mother’s Day gifts. For instance, for about $100 you can buy her a personal coffee maker. The Keurig K-Mini makes a single serving of coffee at a time, but if Mom wants to share, the machine stores up to 9 cups at a time. It’s perfect for travel or her desk. Or, she might like the Ninja Personal Blender for around $54. Mom can make a power smoothie no matter where she is. The blender is powered with 700 watts, meaning she can crush ice and frozen fruits easily.
- A Bathrobe. Yes, Mom will love a plush, terry bathrobe like the one they have in luxury hotel rooms. The soft and cozy feel of a robe she can relax in all around the house could easily become her most favorite gift. For less than $100 you can find luxury bathrobes at Snowehome.com, plus lots of other great gift ideas.
- Skin Care Products. Mother’s Day gifts that last more than a day is one of the best ways to honor your Mom. The Peter Thomas Roth Mask Frenzy is a collection of six masks made with hydrating ingredients such as botanicals, colloidal gold, cucumber, rose plant stem cells, enzymes, and mud. You can purchase directly from their website for about $75.