Last Updated on April 19, 2015
Mother's Day is fast approaching. It is the best time of the year to show your love for your mother by treating her to a special dinner or giving her an expensive gift. But what if you don't have enough financial resources for something fancy during this memorable day? Don't fret because you can still make your mom happy even if you're broke.
Mothers need to know and feel they're still love and appreciated even if their children are already in college. Therefore it's only normal for them to look forward to Mother's Day because they know it is one of those times in the year that they are remembered. So if you don't have the money to splurge on something expensive for your mom, here are some cheap ideas to make this day special for her.
If you don't live in the same city as you mom, and you're looking for creative and cheap gifts that can be sent online – check out fiverr.com. For $5 you can send mom a caricature from a photo, a personal ‘scrabbleized' video message, a personalized t-shirt design, or even have someone sing and record a song with your lyrics to name a few.
Surprise your mom with tickets to the latest flicks. She won't admit it but some alone time with you in the dark theater is just what you need to rekindle that special bond between you two. Order drinks and a huge bucket of popcorn and it will feel like old times. Most importantly, it won't cost you much.
Picnic for Two
Do you have a nice park near your home? If yes, then pack up a picnic for you and your mom. Prepare her favorite snack and look for the best spot where you can have privacy. You can make your time together even more worthwhile by extending your little picnic until evening so you can both watch the stars appear in the dark night sky.
Too broke to even get your mom a card? Well, no need to worry. All you have to do is squeeze your creative juices and gather your art materials. Look for colorful construction papers and colored pens. Using these stuffs, make your own Mother's Day card. You can also be more artistic by adding a splash of glitter, buttons, and other arts and crafts materials. Of course, don't forget to write something heartwarming inside your card.
Another creative option is to make your own gift for your mom. For instance, you can make her a bead bracelet with a matching necklace. You can also recycle some old small cardboard boxes and turn them into jewelry boxes to go with your own handmade jewelry.
Mothers will appreciate anything you will make or do for them during Mother's Day. Remember, it's always the thought that counts and not the price.
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