Friday, May 6, 2011

Last Minute Cheap Gift Ideas and Crafts for Mother's Day!

I love my mother as the trees love water and sunshine - she helps me grow, prosper, and reach great heights.  ~Terri Guillemets

I wanted to share a few great things I've seen lately in case you need any last minute ideas for Mother's Day!  I already mentioned a couple here on the blog and others are ones I've come across over the last few weeks......and in case you're hoping to not spend a lot, all are quite cheap, many free - which is perfect because I think "it's the thought that counts" usually is most true with mamas!  ;)

FREE 8x10 Collages at Walgreens (and 50% off posters)

*done quickly and pick up for free at the store

Cheap candles at Menards
($1.99 for 15oz and $2.99 for 22oz after rebate!)
*similar to Yankee candles - bought mine yesterday and they smell great!

Personalized Photo Frame

*l.o.v.e. this idea!! So much that I thought about making it for myself!

Printable Coupons for Mom

*easy, but meaningful!

May 6th only!!  Up to $40 product at Paper Coterie FREE! (only pay shipping)
*you won't have it in time for Mother's Day, but she'll love the extra surprise when it does arrive!

Remodel a space for mom, like this sweet patio makeover!
*if you  have a little time and crafty know how, you'll be able to create something Mom will enjoy for the days and months ahead!

Tell her how much you love and appreciate her!
*buy a pretty journal or stationary and pour your heart out - write a fancy poem or just a simple heartfelt thank you, she'll treasure it for years!

Treat Her with a Decadent Dessert
*beautiful but inexpensive, make some chocolate covered strawberries or these amazing brownies!

Gift of Service
*give her a promise of your time to tackle one of her dreaded projects - garage, basement, attic, could do it for her, or if she would prefer you could do it together  

Gift of Time Together
*give Mom a promise or gift card to do something together - see a movie, pamper her with a mani/pedi, see a play, visit a botanical garden....whatever floats her boat
(this may not the cheapest idea, but it doesn't have to be real expensive either!  If you've recently gotten any spa or event deals on Groupon, this could be an excellent cheap gift!)

Over 100 Mother's Day Crafts, Cards, Recipes and Printables at Tip Junkie!

Happy Mother's Day to all of you wonderful women out there sharing your life and love with those around you!
{I love you Mama!}  ;)


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