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Mother's Day Gift Ideas

With Mother's Day approaching, I thought I would suggest a few of the gifts I have received through my many Mother's Days that I have truly appreciated.

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From free to more expensive, not in order however:

  • A simple visit and stroll down memory lane of the good times

  • Lunch date, complete with a small bouquet on the table just for her

  • A dozen annual flowers in a cardboard box to put where I wanted

  • A simple planter of annual flowers to set wherever or plant

  • A rose bush

  • A bus ticket to visit a friend

  • A bus or plane ticket to your house

  • A bus ticket to a favorite spot marked with special sites along the way

  • Dinner brought in or maybe breakfast instead

  • Calls from the grand children even if moms and dads have to prompt them into it.

  • A piece of paper made into a card, no matter how crude, saying simply I love you and thanks for giving me life, or if adopted for choosing to make mine special.

Remember a gift is always nice, but it really is the thought that counts, just being remembered by the children they choose to have is what means the most to any Mother.

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By Ann Winberg from Loup City, NE

Editor's Note: Do you have any favorite Mother's Day gifts that you would like to suggest? Post them here!

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Anonymous
March 27, 20010 found this helpful

Make a "Memory Jar" for an inexpensive gift. Write some nice
memories on slips of paper and put them in a pretty jar or dish for Mom.

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My sister and I gave mother one, and she has had many pleasant hours reading and remembering My sister surprised me with one for my birthday and I will always cherish it. - Evelyn from Southeastern Ohio

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April 16, 20100 found this helpful

I made my mom a blank scrapbook, it had everything but the pictures, for christmas, but would be a great mothers day gift. My favorite gift I ever received was a letter from my stepson telling me how much he loved and appreciated me and how he was so grateful I was in his and his dads life. I keep that letter close to my heart.

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April 17, 20100 found this helpful

I vote with Paula Jo and Becca, both. Since hubby's older and doesn't always feel up to cooking - and with a visual impairment, he rarely wants to trust me in the kitchen even though I'm safer than he is, lol! Heat-&-eats from Schwann's would be more than welcome. Since we're also on limited income, the utility payment would be another welcome gift.

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My favorite gift wasn't for Mother's Day, but Christmas: our daughter and son-in-law took us grocery shopping and paid for about $50 in groceries. That was a huge help!
Last year was sweet, though, and funny: both younger sons brought flowers, lol! One brought cut flowers in a Mason jar, the other brought a small flat of petunias. Hubby was sweet enough to plant them, and I even got to walk around and "see" them sometimes. That really made me happy. The only thing I'd have liked better was the things Paula Jo and Becca mentioned.

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April 19, 20100 found this helpful

I love spoiling my mom, but she has everything (and more!) and also has the money to buy herself anything she wants, which means I have to be more creative and of course frugal. She also lives 1000 miles away, so I can't do anything for her in person.

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Every year, I pick up thrift books/puzzles and nice designer clothing at the second hand store. I throw in a few handmade soaps that I make as well. This year I will be purchasing some tulips from the grocery store and sending them along with the gifts. My hubby gets heavy discounts with a courier so the shipping won't be much. I might spend a total of $30 including next day shipping. I wanted to send her flowers from a florist but figured that it'd be cheaper for me to send them myself and I can also pick out the bouquet!

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April 25, 20100 found this helpful

My all time favorite mother's day gift was the year the kids gave me a star. The card they wrote me was priceless. It was not expensive, but the thoughtfulness and creativity they put into the gift made it extra special.

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