Top 10 Best Free Mother’s Day Gifts

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Maybe you’re broke, maybe you’re cheap or maybe you just want to give Mom something special, not just buy some perfume that already came wrapped. And good for you!

Here are 10 gifts that you can do for your Mom that cost nothing or almost nothing:

1. A Mother’s Day poem

I am a mom, and I can absolutely guarantee that this gift will be carefully saved as a treasured memory, while other presents are used up and discarded. It doesn’t have to be a good poem, it only has to be from the heart. And, yes, you have to say something nice, even if the last time you saw your mom, she threw you out of the trailer park while she was drunk. Here are some ideas to get you started. And here are Mother’s Day poems for kids.

2. Printable coloring pages that kids can decorate for mom.

These are cute pictures that even the smallest kid can color and give to mom

3. Personalized coupons just for Mom

Maybe the mother in your life needs babysitting, or grocery shopping, or her garden weeded, or her dog walked. Maybe she would like a coupon good for chores done without complaints, or a back rub, or the promise to dump the boyfriend she doesn’t like. Just write it up, put a colored border around it, and wrap it in a box. She’ll like it. Really. Click here to see some free Mother’s Day coupon templates you can download from Microsoft Office and here are some more cute IOU coupon templates good for gifts

4. Email greeting cards you can send

Here’s a large selection of Mother’s Day cards you can send by email from 1-2-3 Greetings, including “From daughter to Mother,” “Missing You, Mom,” “For Someone Special” and more.

5. Printable cards you can personalize and print out

If you don’t want to send an e-greeting, here are dozens of printable cards that you can customize and then print out for Mom. Some are pretty funny. They have some cute designs, also from 1-2-3 Greetings.

6. Download some free tunes, put them on your mom’s MP3 player or burn them onto a CD. Click here to go to free Amazon.com downloads.You can choose from 1,700 songs!

7. Take her to the Orange County Museum of Art

On Sunday, the OC Museum of Art in Newport Beach is having a special Mother’s Day event. Admission and parking are both free. Even if you don’t like art museums, this might be a nice special thing to do with your mom or wife and kids.

8. Give Mom a spa day at home

Can’t afford a fancy spa? Your mom too, well, mom-like to go to a spa? Then turn a room into your home into a mini-day spa. Put on some soothing music. Take a white sheet and cover up the couch, put her there in a bathrobe. Mix oatmeal and honey for a cleansing facial mask, with cucumbers or tea bags on her eyes. If any of your neighbors has a foot bath, maybe they’ll lend it to you, otherwise just take a deep pan and soak her feet in hot water. Then, give her a manicure and pedicure, brush her hair and give her a massage if she’ll let you.

9. Make her a slide show

There are some easy programs these days where you can upload your photos and make a digital slideshow with Mom as the star of the show! You can check out this special Mother’s Day free slideshow template at Smilebox or Snapfish, but there are a whole lot of others out there, too, where you can upload your photos, put them into a virtual album and add music to make a slide show.

10. Buy her an Awesome House Cleaning by OC Clean

 

Mom’s really like nothing more than to come home to a clean space. What would make them even happier? If they didn’t have to clean the space themselves. Buy a house cleaning giftcard from OC Clean and she can use it whenever she wants. Get a Gift Card Now

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Source: OC Register by MARLA JO FISHER

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