When you want to celebrate Mother’s Day and show your mother — or any of the women in your life — how much you love and support them, it can be tough to be on a budget. A gift with a big price tag may seem important to some, but the best way to celebrate Mother’s Day is by spending time and providing thoughtful and affordable gifts. What’s most important is that your mom feels loved and appreciated by her family. Here are some budget-friendly ideas for Mother’s Day.

A Day Out

An outing doesn’t have to be an expensive or fancy dinner. There are plenty of ways to spend time with your mom that are free or inexpensive:

  • A picnic or walk in the park. This is a great way to relax, spend time with family, and enjoy the beautiful spring weather.
  • Visit a museum or butterfly garden. Often free or with a low admission cost, this can be a fun event and a way to enjoy the beauty in life with your mother.
  • Attend an art workshop. You can work with your mom side by side on pottery, painting, or other fun art studio creations.
  • Movie night. Whether catching a movie in the theater or having a night in, this can be a fun way to rewatch some of your mom’s favorite movies with her and spend time together.

Family Photos

Family photos can mean a lot and show off favorite memories together. You could compile some pictures in a video slideshow or make a collage. Getting a photo or several photos printed can also be an inexpensive way to bring your mom joy. With so many photos remaining digital these days, printing and framing some of the important ones can make them even more special.

Handmade Art and Cards

Whether you get her grandkids to make their own drawings or Mother’s Day cards or you make one yourself, something handmade can mean a lot to a mother. A handmade piece of art costs time but little money, and it can be a beautiful way to show your love.


There are more ways to get someone flowers for Mother’s Day than getting a grocery store or floral shop bouquet. Those can be beautiful, but they’re not always easily affordable. You could pick some wildflowers to give to your mom.

If you want to get her a longer-lasting gift, you can get a potted plant or seed packets. Perennial flowers that thrive in Georgia’s weather are a great gift that will bring years of joy. You and your mom could even plant the seeds together, or you could plant them for her.

Cleaning Up

Whether you live with your mom or not, cleaning up her house or car for Mother’s Day is a great way to celebrate. You can wash, wax, and vacuum the car, bringing it back to her in fantastic shape. Cleaning the house is also a good gift. Even if you often do your share of the cleaning, this is the perfect day to go above and beyond — dust, vacuum, do laundry, clean windows, and scrub down the bathroom.

Some Time for Herself

For some mothers, a day to do what she wants is a fantastic gift. Whether that’s on Mother’s Day or a cash-in coupon for a later date, it’s a great way for her to relax, enjoy a favorite hobby, or spend time with friends.

Make Food

Baking or cooking for your mom is a wonderful gift. You might want to try making:

  • Breakfast in bed
  • Her favorite lunch or dinner
  • Her favorite dessert

And when you’re done making the meal, be sure to do the clean-up.

This Mother’s Day, find the best way to show the women in your life how much you care about them. The best gift for most mothers is to spend time with their family and loved ones. At Lamar Law Office, LLC, we wish you a wonderful Mother’s Day!