Mother’s Day is just around the corner! What are you doing for that special woman? Flowers, cards, dinner, etc. are the expected things. We are all in search for affordable gift ideas. Doing something unique doesn’t have to break the bank. It just means you have to get the creative juices flowing. There are a few things you can do right at home that mom will treasure for a lifetime! Here are just a few ideas to get you started.
Tea Anyone?

Perhaps mom would love to have tea with her favorite guy(s) and/or gal(s)! Does mom have a favorite sandwich? For example, make club sandwiches, cut them in fours and place them neatly on a platter. Then garnish with fresh fruit. Next, grab an assorted box of teas from your local grocery market and display them nicely on a saucer for mom to select. Is there a treasured tea kettle or tea set in the family? For a pop of color, add a bouquet of mom’s favorite flowers in the center of the table. This can be done inside, outside on the deck or in the back yard.
A Day at the Spa!

Bring the spa home to mom! Hand write mom a gift certificate that can be redeemed right there at home for a day at the spa. Draw a hot bath and surround the tub with candles as well as placing some on the sink and /or counter space in the bathroom. Have soft relaxing music playing to create the atmosphere of an actual spa. Then, have soft warm towels ready for mom to dry off with and a plush comfy robe for mom to slip into as she moves to the next part of her spa retreat at home. On a table in her bedroom, have a few slices of cucumbers and strawberries on a tray along with a glass of water or champagne. Dress the bed with various pillows, rose petals and spray the linen with a soft aromatherapy scent (i.e. jasmine-vanilla, lavender, etc.). These items can be found at places like Target, Walmart, Bath & Body Works, etc. Complete the experience with a custom facial. This too, can be inexpensive. You can use some of mom’s products or you can contact a beauty consultant from Mary Kay, Beauty Control, Avon or whoever may be in your area that will come in and do a complimentary facial.
Dinner at Chateau Home!

That’s right, prepare mom’s favorite meal! Make it a 4 course dining experience complete with appetizer, salad, entree and certainly mom’s favorite dessert. Act as the host or hostess for the evening and present her with a handmade listing of the night’s menu along with a dozen of her favorite flowers. Softly have music playing and candles lit in the center of the table. If the weather is favorable, you can serve dinner outside under the stars. These are just a few creative and inexpensive things to do to celebrate mom. The beautiful thing is that Mother’s Day can be any day of the year. She’s worth it! Make it fabulous!

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