Mother’s Day On A Budget

Along with the blooming flowers and blazing sunshine comes the plans for celebrating Mother’s Day. Our moms are always there for us, and now is when we show them how much we appreciate all they do.

However, between flowers, gifts, and dining out, Mother’s Day costs can quickly add up. How do you keep within a reasonable budget while still showing Mom how much she means to you?

Fortunately, it’s easy to save big while celebrating Mother’s Day in style. Here’s how:

1.) Frugal flowers

Nothing says “I love you” like a vibrantly colored bouquet, but those beautiful blossoms can cost a bundle. Save on Mom’s flowers by doing some of the work yourself. Consider shopping your local grocery store or sidewalk stand before visiting a florist. Significant savings – like a bouquet for as little as $10 – can be had by cutting out the middleman.

2.) Gift it right

Get creative! Mom would love something personally crafted by you, like a decorated framed photo of a shared memorable moment or a scrapbook of your best childhood memories.

If you’d rather purchase a gift, shop early so you don’t feel pressured into buying something you can’t afford.

3.) Dining out (or in) for less

Of course, celebrating Mom’s special day isn’t complete without sharing a wonderful meal. But restaurants can be expensive, so don’t make reservations just yet! You can whip up her favorite dishes and enjoy a delicious dinner at home.

Or throw together a family barbecue. Get the grill going for a delectable dinner that’s fun to prepare and even more fun to eat!

4.) Plan ahead

It’s not too early to start thinking about next year’s Mother’s Day. Shop the post-Mother’s-Day sales for fantastic deals on greeting cards, wrapping paper, and gifts for Mom.  After all, no one will be happier to see you saving money than dear sweet Mom!

 

Your Turn: How do you celebrate Mother’s Day on a budget? Share your best tips with us in the comments!

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