If you’re looking for fun and affordable ways to celebrate this Mother’s Day, we’ve got some ideas!

Mother’s Day is not about how much money you spend on gifts and flowers, it’s about spending quality time with one of the most important people in your life! These fun, affordable activities and ideas will make sure this Mother’s Day is one she’ll always remember.

Pamper Mom

Moms do so much for us, so why not make sure your mom gets the rest and relaxation she deserves on her special day? Instead of guessing what kind of TLC mom needs, ask her to give you a list of five different services she desires. These could range from an hour alone to take a nap to a manicure at her favorite salon to an hour or two of house or outside work free of charge. If you’re really feeling generous, offer to give mom a relaxing massage or a pedicure in the comfort of your own home.

Give Mom The Day Off

Your mom probably spends a decent amount of time in the kitchen cooking meals for the family. Instead of having her cook the day’s meals, take it upon yourself to whip up breakfast, lunch, dinner or all three. For breakfast, consider a breakfast in bed or Mother’s Day brunch. Be sure to make one of her favorite dishes for dinner or host a barbecue if the weather is nice. Of course, you can’t forget dessert as no special day is complete without sweets. Try a DIY cake kit for dessert and incorporate the whole family in the cake decoration activities.

diy heart cake

Gift From The Heart

Instead of spending tons of money on floral bouquets or gifts baskets, get creative and make mom a unique, homemade Mother’s Day gift that she’ll put to good use. Roll up your sleeves, take out your craft glue and scissors and spend some time working on craft activities that mom will appreciate. After all, presents made with love are always the best!

Go On An Adventure

Venture our and spend the day exploring some of the places that mom has been wanting to visit. For example, head to the local vineyard for the day or simply walk around the town’s flea market or farmer’s market to browse or pick up some unique finds. Regardless of the destination, mom will love spending quality time with you.

Give Back

Mother’s Day is about honoring all the selfless mothers in the world. Help a mother in need by donating to local organizations and charities that benefit mothers and their children. Gather your mom, grandmother, aunts and any other mothers in your life and set up a time slot to volunteer at a local women’s or domestic violence shelter on Mother’s Day. Not only will your mother be beaming with pride that you’re wanting to give back, but it is also the perfect way to spend the day with the mothers in your life that mean the most to you.