Mother’s Day is coming up fast, and just like the time left to get a gift, pockets are equally as tight for some. As nice as it is to purchase something for our mothers, the good news is that not everything has to have a price to it. In fact, some of the best gifts are virtually free!
Some moms just want a hug and a kiss or a simple phone call for mother’s day, but there are some gifts you can give that are still free and even better! Check out these gift ideas for your mom that money can’t buy!
1. A chore free day
Moms are one of the hardest working types of people that you will ever know. Often along with working, they also end up being the ones taking care of most of the household chores if not all of them. I’m not a mom, but I can guarantee that they would love to have at least one day where they’re not doing everything. Gifting your mother a chore free day would mean the world to her! Whether you live with your her or not, it’s free to lift the load off by doing a little bit of cooking and cleaning!
2. Let mom have a day alone
If there are still little kids running around (or even a big “kid”), sometimes a mom just needs a little peace and quiet. Everyone deserves time to themselves, but moms seem to get that time the least since they’re always needed. You don’t have to spend one dollar to give your mom that day! If there are kids in the house, you can take them to the park or somewhere cheap if you don’t mind spending a little money. You can also suggest a family day…minus mom aka “everyone get out of the house day so mom can rest”. No matter what you call it, make a plan to leave the house empty for that day so mom can relax and unwind with no worries or responsibilities.
3. Create an at home spa
Sometimes moms buy selfcare items such as face masks and a foot spa with the intent of using them, but they just end up getting too busy with little time to stop and use those things. If this sounds like your mom then that’s perfect because you can save those coins and create your own spa for her right at home! Once she feels how relaxing it is to take a moment and have a little “me” time, I’m sure she’ll make it a regular thing to do it herself!
4. Wash her car
I’ve recently learned that taking your car to the car wash is actually really bad for the car. I’m someone who’s lazy, so I can’t say that I won’t continue to do that here and there and if your mom is like me, you can give her the gift of a nice car wash! The gas prices may be high, but the weather is perfect for a quick drive (even just around the block) to show off a freshly cleaned car.
5. Babysit for her
Like I’ve mentioned, I’m not a mom but I know moms would love to have some peace or free time, especially if they’re dealing with children on a daily basis. Offering to babysit is perfect gift that doesn’t cost a dime but a little of your time. Even if your mom doesn’t have any kids in the house, if there’s another mom you know with kids, you can offer to babysit for her! That free time to go out and do whatever she wants will mean the world to her.
As you can see, money doesn’t always have to be involved when thinking of giving your mom a great gift for mothers day. Sometimes the best gifts don’t involve spending a single penny, but just takes a little of your time and some creativity.
What gift idea would you add to this list?