Mother’s Day is this Sunday and if you haven’t given a thought to what you will give your Mother (or wife), you are in luck! Here are five sure fire gifts that are guaranteed to score you some brownie points this year. From the easy and homemade to the more expensive and extravagant, you are sure to find something that will suit the Mother in your life AND your budget.
Cook or Bake. Do this with Mom or for Mom, either way she is sure to love some home cooked goods that she didn’t have to spend the day creating. Even if you just make ice cream sundaes, you’ll still spend some quality time together AND you get to enjoy them afterwards!
Gym Membership. Kick start Mom’s New Year’s Resolution that she never got around to by buying her a gym membership for a year or even a one month trial period. It may be just the push she needs to make her weight loss or shape up goals a reality. If she already has a membership, absorb her payments for a month…or the whole year!
Me book. Invest in a book of biographical questions and fill it out with Mom. Available at most bookstores, these books ask questions about Mom’s childhood, upbringing, career and life in general. You will really get to know your Mother as she creates her own mini-autobiography.
Convert Home Movies. Clean out all those old VHS and put your home videos on space-saving DVDs. DVDs are easier to store, easier to navigate and just plain easier to deal with. If you don’t have the technology to do it yourself, electronics stores everywhere will do it for you for a small fee. Watch the movies with Mom on Sunday as a reward for all your hard work.
Maid Service. Give Mom a break from the upkeep of the house and invest in a one-time cleaning service. Groupon runs specials for services like Merry Maids and other housecleaning companies for about $40. Mom is sure to love having someone else clean the toilet for a change.
Of course, Mom will appreciate whatever you decide to give her, as long as it is from the heart. Keeping her in mind this weekend and showing her you care is what is important. After all, without her, you wouldn’t be here.