Not only does spring mean nice weather, flowers, open toe shoes and no more jackets, but the beginning of May is always a time to celebrate our moms.
My mom’s birthday is in the beginning of May so sometimes it lands on Mothers Day and sometimes it doesn’t—either way, both days are always so special to me!
This year I am coming up with the Ultimate Mother’s Day Gift Guide, because who doesn’t want awesome ideas to give mom on May 13th this year!? If you’re like me, you want to get mom something special, but are definitely on a budget. That’s okay! Lucky for us, any gesture from us means something special to our moms. 9 times out of 10 our moms just want to spend time with us on Mother’s Day so if that is all you can do for your mom then so be it—she’ll love it.
I just thought of this meme I’ve been seeing for the past two years so let me insert it below because it makes me laugh & that is totally how I feel.
Let’s get to the guide, shall we?
Budget friendly: ($10-$25)
1. Make Mom a coupon book!
Coupon books are super budget friendly and they also mean a lot to mom. Some ideas for coupons are: Breakfast in Bed, do her laundry to start her week off right, one coffee from the place of her choice (or home!) What you put in the book will be specific to the things that your mom would like the most. For instance, my mom would really enjoy a nice hot cup of coffee on a random day. Let her know she can redeem her coupons at any time!
2. DIY Home Decor
The photo to the right is what I made my mom last year on Mother’s Day and she loved it! I found this idea from Pinterest and I think it only cost around $10. ($1 each for Mason jars, $2 for tool at Michael’s, $2 for the burlap sack that I cut up and fit and $3 for on sale false flowers at Michaels.) I found the paint at my house for free (we used it on our walls at some point). My mom displays this in front of our fireplace in the spring, and it’s so cute that it’s a reminder of me even when I’m not there! Gifts from the heart are really where it’s a
3. Take mom out to lunch
Let’s not get too crazy in the “on a budget” section of this gift guide—lunch is way more manageable than a dinner bill, but I guess it depends where you go. Personally, my mom and I both like sandwiches and if I were to take my mom out to lunch, I would probably bring her to this cute cafe in my town to get a couple panino, some fries and BYOB wine. As long as you and your mom are together and sharing a meal, it doesn’t really matter where you go, right?
Spend a little on Mom ($30-$45)
4. Splurge on a bottle of wine
Let’s face it—on a day-to-day basis, a bottle of wine over $30 is quite the splurge. Usually I stick to bottles around $12-20, and so does my family, but a special occasion calls for a nice bottle. In reality, if I wanted to get my mom a really nice bottle, I’d get her the $80 one she likes, but let’s not get crazy. A new wine that is a little more expensive than what she’s used to will sure make her feel special and appreciated on her day.
5. Initial Necklace
I have always loved the looks of these initial necklaces! They’re perfect to get your mom—and you can add circles with initials to the chain for however many kids she has. Giving her a necklace with her kids’ initials on it will be a daily reminder of how much you love her. These necklaces usually come in silver, gold or rose gold. I found the photo to the left on Etsy, and there are plenty if you just type in “Initial Necklace” in the Etsy search bad.
6. A gift card for a manicure or pedicure
Moms definitely need a good reason to treat themselves, so get them a gift card to their favorite nail salon or spa in town! I know one of the ways my mom unwinds is by getting her feet done, so this is something she would totally appreciate. Even if your mom doesn’t normally make a trip to the nail salon, she might enjoy being pampered for the day. Make it even better? Tell her you’ll come along (but you have to pay for yourself in order for it to be a real gift)
Splurge on Mom ($50+)
7. Get her a subscription to Fab Fit Fun
Fab Fit Fun is a beauty/wellness/lifestyle subscription box that comes once a quarter. Each box comes out to be about $50 each and it comes jam packed with stuff that can equal up to around a $200 value. (If you get an annual subscription, you save $30 at checkout). Items can include workout bags, scarves, full size makeup products, jewelry and more. If your mom is into all that kind of stuff like mine is, this is definitely a good gift to splurge on. Plus, it’s the gift that keeps giving all year long!
8. A nice watch that’s modern, chic and simple
Even though my mom has an iPhone, she always wears a watch! I love watches too if I am dressing for an occasion, or if it is just the perfect outfit to wear a watch with. This watch to the right is one I found on Etsy and I just fell in love with the look of it. They have 7 color options for the band, but I really like the light pink color. If your mom wears a watch, she’ll like this gift. HERE is the link to shop this item.
9. I love you more sign
Home decor can be a great gift if you know it’ll be a good fit for the person’s house you’re gifting it to. Since this person is your mom, there’s a good chance you know whether or not the decor will work for her. I love this sign because it’s simple, meaningful and cute. It would go with almost anyone’s decor. HERE is the link to this sign on Etsy.