It seems that every major gift-giving holiday brings out the best in frugal/personal finance bloggers when it comes to ideas for meaningful gifts that don’t cost an arm and a leg.
Mother’s Day is tomorrow (in case you forgot), and keeping with the tradition I started for Valentine’s Day, I’ve prepared a short round-up of frugal gift ideas for this Mother’s Day.
Now get out there and get your Mom something special!
- Free From Broke’s list includes homemade cards, photo projects, and the little things in life, like breakfast in bed.
- From the Paycheck Chronicles this week comes the “Frugal 5: Local Edition” and its counterpart, the “Frugal 5: Remote Edition.” Choose the one that corresponds to the distance from your Mom for some great ideas!
- The Bargain Babe gives us some last-minute Mother’s Day ideas, like spa treatments, or performing long-overdue chores!
- Another last-minute list comes from Lazy Man and Money. It includes one of my favorite and very personalized ideas – making a video to send your Mom (suggestion originally from Kosmo @ The Casual Observer).
- Moolanomy Personal Finance also produced a list of 7 frugal ideas, including one that I’ve used for many occasions before, and it always seems to work wonders when done well – the personal poem. I’m telling you – it can melt hearts and comes off as extremely genuine (which it usually is!).
- Frugal For Life gives us a list of 7 ways to gift for less, including spending limits and donating to a good cause.
- Finally, the Caveman shares with us the idea of the love coupon. It’s a fun idea that can also give the recipient some choice in the gift.
I wish all the mothers a wonderful and relaxing Mother’s Day!