Thursday, April 29, 2010

Mother's Day Savings Ideas

Looking for ideas for your mother for her special day? Believe me, you do not want to show up with just a card or phone call. Come on, make it special, she carried you and went through the incredible pain of childbirth just to see your smiling face one day. Here are some ideas for saving on gifts for mom:

FTD offers fresh and beautiful flowers that are guaranteed to last 7 days. Get your order in early so you can be sure they get to Mom on time. Check out what they have:

Starting at $19.99 you can send mom a mini rose plant, if she's a good gardener she'll have roses for a while!
At $39.99 is one of the most gorgeous arrangements I've seen in a while. This is called Pink Poise.
If you really appreciate being alive, thanks to mom, you can get the Exquisite Luxury Rose Bouquet - 30 Stems of 24-inch Premium Long-Stemmed Roses with Asiatic Lilies for $165.99. And there are so many options in between the prices!

Mom not a fan of flowers? You're in luck, there are so many other options available too! My mom is a florist, so I just don't think flowers are what she wants. I have found a few sites with cool gifts:
Personal Creations specializes in personalized gifts for special occasions and holidays.
If you can keep a secret, this is what my mother is getting from my boys. It's called the "Reasons I Love" Frame and it can hold up to 12 photos and the photo size will depend on how many you add to it. If you'll notice, it's personalized with names under the photos! I think she's going to love it!

This Sterling Silver Loving Family charm is so beautiful! You can have up to 4 children with 1 or 2 parents on it. 

There are so many more options for personalized gifts for mom/aunt/grandma/sister. You just have to check it out yourself! There is a large selection of gifts under $20!

Another site for personalized gifts is
The offer some truly beautiful frames, suncatchers and keepsakes for mom.
This personalized robe and make up bag start at only $19.95! 

On this site, go beyond the "gifts for her" category and you'll find lots and lots of cute items!
Depending on how fancy Mom is, you can find some really great jewelry. This God's Heart Silver and Gold Monogrammed bracelet is just $24.95!

If Mom's a coffee drinker (and most of us are who have to keep up with kiddos!) you need to check out the Gevalia deal:
Get 3 boxes of coffee for only $3 and you also get a free stainless steel travel mug! Lemme tell you, the Breakfast Blend and the French Vanilla are my favorites. You can find coffee for just about any taste! And you'll save by making it at home instead of buying it at that corner shop!  You need to realize that this is a club and you will have the option to purchase more in the future, if you desire. There is no obligation and you set the delivery schedule, should you desire to continue. Be sure you read the program terms and are okay with them before you order.

I'll confess, in college one year, I missed Mother's Day because I was so busy/in love/stressed with finals and wedding plans...none of that mattered though. What truly hurt me was the tone in Mom's voice when I remembered the next day and called. Needless to say, we don't miss Mother's Day anymore. Some may say "we honor Mom every day" and that's great if you do. You should. But this one day, Mother's Day, make it special. Make sure she knows that you're thinking of her. Make sure you do something for Mom.

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