I wanted to create this post to give all our male readers some frugal mothers day gift ideas for Mother’s day that will not break the bank!
This is the first year I have 4 mothers to celebrate and I am so lucky that I have so many great moms in my life.
I have my beautiful wife, Lina (first time mom to our daughter Eva – born 3 weeks ago).
I have my mom, my mom’s mom (nonna), and my dad’s mom (nonna). My nonna’s are in their 80s and it is incredible that they are still living in their own homes.
Here are 10 frugal mothers day gift ideas for frugal dads and men (written by a man):
1. Most women love flowers.
DealTicker (Daily deal website), has a great deal on for the moment to receive $19 for $50 Worth of Fresh Flowers, Gift Baskets, Chocolates & More! – Taxes & Delivery Included.
I found another great Groupon deal with FTD – for $20 for $40 Worth of Flowers and Gifts. This is a nice little credit towards some flowers for your mom/wife.
I think this is a great deal since it cost me close to $80 dollars to send flowers last year. $19 is not a lot of money to spend on flowers for your wife (a dozen roses is still expensive).
At your local grocery store you will be able to get a dozen roses for around $15-20.
2. Create an incredible home movie
You do not need a fancy home camcorder. Using Windows Movie Maker(free software) you can import your photos and easily turn them into a slideshow.
Just pick your photos and a theme, and then the transitions and effects are added for you. If your children are old enough get them involved because the process with them can be a lot of fun and the end result is priceless.
3. Create an exclusive coupon book
This does sound cheesy but you can make a coupon booklet for to include coupons:
- “Wash dishes for the day”,
- “Vacuum for the week”,
- “Clean the windows”.
Just make sure you do not use any complicated coupon redemption terminology! Be prepared to honor the coupons at anytime.
4. Create a home spa day
A home spa experience should include products and tools to revitalize the body.
You will need:
- robe and slippers,
- spa CDs,
- clean sheets and towels,
- exercise clothing, her favorite exercise DVDs,
- a body scrub,
- facial products,
- and things to give her a manicure and pedicure.
5. Create a scrapbook
6. Buy her a gift card for her favorite store
- The Bay/Zellers/Home Outfitters
- Williams-Sonoma/Pottery Barn
- Crate & Barrel
- Nine West
7. Something sweet? Try this easy dessert.
- 1 1/2 cups whole milk
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 4 whole cinnamon sticks
- 4 oz bittersweet chocolate (70% cocoa), chopped
- 6 oz milk chocolate, chopped
- 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
8. How about an eReader?
9. Are there any free Mother’s Day outings in your town/city?
10. How about a Family Portrait?
Bonus idea: There are many interests that are moms have out there, why not sign her up for the online photography class (i.e.$39 for a 4 Week (14-Hr) Digital Photography with a daily deal – $450 value) she has always wanted to do or a local cooking class.
Even a pilates class or a membership to a wine club might be a great idea.