How to Save Money on Mother’s Day Gifts
It’s that time of year again. The stores are filled with “I Love Mom” balloons and cards. For most moms, it’s the thought that really counts. This is great news for people who want to get their mother a nice gift, but are having financial difficulties. There are a few things every shopper should keep in mind while shopping for the perfect Mother’s Day gift.
Keep Credit Cards Out Of Sight
Everyone wants to get their mom an extravagant gift, but if the gift cost more than the cash set aside from the Mother’s Day fund that has been collecting change and dollar bills since January, leave the gift on the shelf. No loving mom wants her child to go further into credit card debt for the sake of an expensive gift.
Everyone has their own talents. Nothing makes moms happier, than receiving a personalized gift. Love to bake? Bake mom a batch of her favorite cookies. Can’t bake and not old enough to get a job? Give mom a handmade card with a poem or song. Can’t draw or write and broke from paying bills? Clean up mom’s house for her. Treat her to a game of miniature golf or have a women’s day out at the local movie theater.
Throw a Mother’s Day Party
Mothers love parties, especially when they don’t have to plan them. Moms spend 18 years or more planning parties for their kids. They stay up late baking cakes, they shop party supply stores for their kid’s favorite cartoon characters, and they clean up the mess when everybody leaves. Most moms would love to have a party celebrating all the wonderful things they have done over the years. The party doesn’t have to be expensive; making homemade sub sandwiches along with her favorite drinks is enough to make her feel special. She will also enjoy being the guest of honor and not having to clean up when the party is over.
Moms should be celebrated every day of the year; fortunately they can be celebrated without going into debt. Planning ahead and sticking to a budget will ensure everyone finds the perfect gift for mom at a great price.