Mother’s Day is one of my favorite days in the year. When I became a mom my life changed forever! Hearing my grown children say the word Mom is the most beautiful sound. What do I really want for Mother’s Day? I love receiving the gifts that cost nothing. Here are some wonderful and free things that you can do for your mom.

  • Clean her house
  • Cook her a meal
  • Weed her flower bed
  • Help her in the garden
  • Call her on the phone or Face-time
  • Teach her to cook a new dish
  • Make her a video
  • Make her a card, just like you did when you were a child
  • Send her pictures of yourself doing what makes you happy
  • Bring the grandchildren for a visit
  • Have grandchildren make her a picture or craft
  • Make her a mask with fabric you have (or she has)
  • Help her with any technical chores (cellphone, DVD, or computer) that she has trouble with
  • Play a board game that she loves
  • Bring over one of your favorite puzzles and work on it with her
  • Help her with a chore, like a dripping faucet
  • Just spend time with her

Many of these ideas are easier for older children. But, maybe these ideas will get you to thinking about ways that you could bring a big smile to your mother’s face. Moms don’t necessarily want more things. Mom-life changes in each decade, but Moms just want to be loved. Young moms may appreciate time alone and older moms may be lonely.

Fresh flowers, candy, and jewelry are all classic gifts for mom, but those gifts of time are the best. Gifts of time are free but they produce lasting memories and joy. Don’t miss your chance to please mom. It would also be fun to make some of these ideas into a little coupon book to present to her. This will give her a fun way to cash in on these special times.

Free Coupon Template Mother’s Day Free Coupons 12 Free Sample Coupon Book Templates

What ideas do you have for your mom? Use your imagination, and come up with a special way to remember your mom. She’ll be pleased.

@2020, copyright Lisa Ehrman

Categories: FrugalMoms

Lisa Ehrman

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Edna Williams · May 9, 2020 at 3:49 pm

Mother’s Day is a great time to show Mom how much you care by lightening her load! Thanks for sharing!

Tamra Phelps · May 9, 2020 at 5:33 pm

You can’t really go over and play a board game if you’re in quarantine, but you could play a game over Facetime! If you both have the game you could each keep one in front of you and move for the other person. But you could definitely play even if there’s only one board. I like a lot of these ideas. You could easily go weed her garden, for example, without getting to close.

    Lisa Ehrman · May 9, 2020 at 7:27 pm

    So true! It would work with all the teens and college kids still at home, or over facetime. We need to be creative in these days. I hope I can Facetime with my kids and mom tomorrow πŸ™‚

Joanne · May 12, 2020 at 4:42 am

For several years in a row when asked what I wanted for Mother’s day I always said a clean house and my husband usually pitched in with the boys to make it happen.

    Lisa Ehrman · May 12, 2020 at 10:07 am

    You are a very blessed mom! I’m so happy that they do this for you πŸ™‚

prdsars1a · May 14, 2020 at 12:51 pm

I totally agree! Moms are the best!πŸ˜­πŸ’š

Tracy Fritts · May 14, 2020 at 1:57 pm

Great ideals! Thank you for sharing.

    Lisa Ehrman · May 14, 2020 at 2:15 pm

    You’re welcome, Tracy! I hope you had a wonderful Mother’s Day πŸ™‚

phyllis owens · May 15, 2020 at 9:21 am

great ideas for mother’s day

    Lisa Ehrman · May 15, 2020 at 10:19 am

    Thanks! I hope you had a blessed Mother’s Day!

monique s · September 27, 2020 at 9:15 am

this is neat and great for mothers day and birthdays too

Shannon · October 11, 2020 at 7:11 pm

These are great gifts! Thanks for sharing these with us.

megan allen · December 8, 2020 at 12:10 pm

Thank you for these awesome ideas!! My mom is hard to get gifts for!!

Monica McConnell · December 26, 2020 at 1:16 pm

These are all things i would love to get from my kids

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