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Homemade Mother’s Day Gifts: How to Save on Mother’s Day

May 9, 2018

5 Homemade Mother’s Day Gifts

Homemade Breakfast

Make Mom feel special by surprising her with a homemade breakfast. Give her an opportunity to sleep in on Mother’s Day and bring breakfast to her in bed. Simple ingredients like eggs, bread and bacon can be found at the grocery store for under $10. Making a homemade breakfast is more affordable than going to a fancy brunch, and Mom will appreciate the thoughtfulness that went into preparing the meal.

Home Spa Day

What mother couldn’t use some rest and relaxation? Celebrate Mom for all of her hard work by treating her to an in-home spa day. Have the kids make coupons from construction paper that can be redeemed for a home massage, bubble bath, or pedicure and manicure. Maybe Mom could even just use a nap! Specialize each activity to what Mom wants. The best part about this gift is that it’s free!

Arts and Crafts

If you have young kids, arts and crafts can serve as some of the best memories for the family as they grow. Mom will appreciate saving arts and crafts as gifts from Mother’s Day to look back on as keepsakes in the years to come. These materials can be gathered from around the house and the gifts can include:

  • Homemade jewelry made from string and noodles.
  • Handprint paintings.
  • A Mother’s Day card made from construction paper.

Scavenger Hunt

Another fun Mother’s Day gift to get the whole family involved is with a scavenger hunt. Leave clues for Mom in the house or in the backyard that lead to an ultimate prize. The clues could be about Mom’s favorite things or hobbies to make the day all about her. Get creative with the final prize, whether it is with flowers, chocolate or homemade baked goods. You could also use this activity to offer coupons for Mom to redeem (a free massage, extra nap or homemade meal, etc.).

Home Movie Night

After a fun-filled day, Dad can help get the family cozy on the couch with blankets to relax with a home movie night. Pick Mom’s favorite movie to watch or even consider making it a marathon of movies. Throw some popcorn in the microwave and spend some quality time together. This activity will save money on purchasing tickets to the movies or dining out.

When celebrating Mom on Mother’s Day, you don’t have to break the bank to create a thoughtful Mother’s Day gift and wonderful memories that she will cherish for years to come.


Erin Ellis
Accredited Financial Counselor ®
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