No Cost Gift Ideas For Mother’s Day

With Mother’s Day coming up, many are trying to play ahead by looking for the ideal gift that is sure to leave a lasting impression on their mothers. However, with the economy being as difficult to work with as it is, many may find their spending budgets cut, to the point where there may not be a lot to work with for the coming holiday. However, there are tons of no cost Mother’s Day gift ideas that can make Mother’s Day special at virtually no cost to you. Consider some of these gifts if you find yourself short on money, but still want to leave that special woman with a lasting memory.

No Cost Gift Ideas For Mothers Day

No Cost Mother’s Day Gift Ideas To Consider

Never underestimate how special just spending time with your mother can be. This is especially true if you live away from her and want to pay her a visit. When you stop by, take the time to help her clean up the table after the meal, or even help by preparing the meal yourself. Offer to clean up the house and dust the furniture, or make their beds and help with their laundry or trash. Sometimes all it takes is some of these small gestures to make her feel special and loved. Give their pets a bath or spend some time outside working in the garden. No matter what you do, so long as you are spending time with your mother, you will help make the day unforgettable.

Another few good ideas involve taking your mother out and spending time with her outside of the home. Help her grocery shop or plan for a family picnic that can let her relax and enjoy the weather. Watching movies together, or even looking at family photos and reminiscing can be enough to make the holiday even more special for your mother. Planning for a family hike can allow for even more fun opportunities, and a walk around town to memorable places can be another way to create long lasting memories.

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Sometimes the best gift that you can give to your mother is some quality time alone as well. If you have siblings that she is always watching out for, take the time to look after them yourself for a day or two. Remind her that she is special and that she deserves time off from her busy days at home by preparing the Mother’s Day entirely for her enjoyment.

What other no cost Mother’s Day gift ideas do you have?

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Diane is a New Jersey-based writer and blogger. She is a wife and the mom of a 13-year old boy. Through her blog, she wants to inspire moms to find Zen in their lives while offering practical tips and other valuable information to help families deal with everyday issues. Contact her at


  • I go to my Mom’s church every year for Mother’s Day. It makes her so happy to pack out a few pews on Mother’s Day that we all oblige her. Last year there were 19 family members there for her.

  • I know my mom would rather have the gift of my time than my money… But this year, I’m combining both. I’m paying for golf lessons for us to do together! Should be fun. 🙂

  • With the economy like it is its hard to find even a few extra pennies in our budget. Its nice to see someone focus on the real reason spending time with mom.

  • This Is The Best Gift You Could Ever Give Me TIME WITH MY FAMILY I Couldn’t Ask For Anything More I Soooo Agree With You!!

  • This is so lovely! More holidays should be about no cost gifts and more about the little things! Thanks for sharing!

  • I need to do something like this for my mom. She always says she doesn’t want any gifts.. So maybe a gesture will be better : )

  • A family picnic is always a great bonding experience and is definitely a great suggestion. I know I would love to receive that for Mother’s Day.

  • I have purchased 3 different Mother’s Day gifts for my Mom and have given them all to her early. I am terrible at keeping a secret. I think I’ll take your advice and spend the day doing something special and fun with her.

  • These are great. I know it sounds horrible, but I told Hubby that I want a day to myself… hidden in my room, catching up on Netflix. HA! The only catch is that when I come out, I don’t want the house to be a wreck, ha, ha, ha

  • Great ideas lol I try to get my kids to make cards or others as gifts the only one might be spending that day is my hubby.

  • I’m a BIG fan of not spending any money on gifts. I won’t be home this weekend until Sun. night and I asked the kids and my hubby to clean the house for my Mother’s Day gift. xxFINGERS CROSSEDxx I get my wish!

  • All such great ideas! You might also like to put your own personalized coupon book together too 🙂 for all these things so your mom can use it whenever she wants.

No Cost Gift Ideas For Mother’s Day

by Diane time to read: 2 min