Definitely a Birthday card with your deepest thoughts. Give her a home spa (ck youtube) n a day off from cooking n cleaning. Good luck n have fun.happy BDay to mom!
There are a lot of wonderful body or hand scrubs recipes on the internet that are easy and cheap to make. Can you make your mom a cake, too?
A great suggestion. Here's another. Print out, or do by hand on card stock, some coupons you can put in a book.
"Good for one car wash"
"Good for one back rub"
"Good for one day off to do anything or nothing"...you get the picture.
Read to her, wash the windows, clean something she can't...all good ways of telling her that you are there for her and will help whenever you can. And yes, fill a jar with little things she can take out when she is low that tell her how much she means to you.
She will cherish them for a lifetime. Guaranteed.
Whatever you get her will be loved, but to make it really memorable, why not also write her a letter telling her how loved and appreciated she is, and be specific about little things she does that you really notice and appreciate. At this point in her life, she needs to know she's cared for, not just in an everyday, "I love you" but in some concrete way that she can read and re-read, and save for later when she needs it again.
I'm a little older than your mom, but trust me, I still feel wonderful when reading a note like that, and treasure it like it's gold. Add a card and something small that she'd consider too frivolous to buy for herself, like some crazy-scented hand lotion or a selection of eye-shadows or something, doesn't matter.... just whatever it is that you've seen her pick up smiling, but sigh, and put back on the shelf.
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