These five gift ideas won’t cost a thing and they can be adapted for aunts, sisters, and whomever else you share Mother’s Day with.
The best gifts aren’t ones that you buy anyway – so get the kids involved in these free gift ideas and shower mom with all of your love and attention on Mother’s Day.
1. Go Photo Happy
Break out the kids’ baby books and old family photos and scan them into your computer. With plenty of sites offering tons of free online storage (think Google and Photobucket) you can easily preserve your family’s memories virtually forever.
This way, when anyone in the family wants to reminisce of all the special times you’ve shared, you can simply click a link to do so.
All this gift idea takes is your time, and the kids can help as well.
2. Head Over To Your Local Craft Store
Places like Michael’s are always offering free craft classes on the weekends.
Most of these classes are age appropriate for the kiddies as well, so take them along with you so they can add their own flare onto the gift.
You can make mom cute things like bird houses, bracelets, cakes, and even frames.
You may or may not have to dish out around $5 for the supplies, so do keep that in mind.
3. Cook All The Meals For The Day
No, really. I’m not joking.
Plan out breakfast, lunch, and dinner ahead of time – get all the shopping and prepping done and go to town cooking and preparing a wonderful day of meals for mom.
The meals don’t have to be gourmet or even extravagant – and you may find that if you do your menu planning right, that you probably already have all of the ingredients you need right at home.
Browse online at the many recipe sites available and I’m sure that you and the kids can come up with a fantastic menu for the day.
4. Create A Coupon Book
Have the kids draw up ‘coupons’ for things like ‘fold the laundry’, ‘vacuum the house’, and even ‘do the dishes’.
‘Bind’ it by threading string through punched holes and wrap it in a nice box.
Let mom know that she can turn in the coupons as she sees fit and there won’t be an ounce of resistance from the family.
5. Give Her Some Time
While we all love our children to pieces, the one thing a lot of moms miss most is their alone time.
Take the kids for the day and let mom indulge in whatever tickles her fancy.
Maybe she’ll want to run to the spa, or go on a nature walk, or simply sit at home and delight in the silence.
Either way, mom can have a few hours of peace to rejuvenate her soul and you get to spend some quality time with the kiddies.
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