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7 Mother’s Day gifts that don’t cost a thing 

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Theresa Civantos Barber - published on 05/07/22

Showing her you care doesn’t need to be expensive. These gifts show your love and appreciation!

A gift doesn’t have to be expensive to be thoughtful and meaningful. In fact, showing you care doesn’t need to cost any money at all. 

If you’re not sure what to do for a mom in your life this year, check out these Mother’s Day gifts that are genuinely wonderful and don’t cost a thing.

1Write a letter thanking her for all she’s done

Take the time to put down on paper your gratitude and love. She’ll treasure this special letter long after Mother’s Day has passed.

2Tackle a project for her

Has she been saying forever that she needs to get around to cleaning out the garage or organizing the photo albums? Dedicate some time to getting her big project done. 

Or just spend some time cleaning the house for her. As a mother of many littles, I can confirm this would be a deeply appreciated gift!

3Give her a massage

A spa day might be out of the budget, but you can pamper her at home with a relaxing shoulder rub or foot rub. 

4Serve breakfast in bed

Breakfast in bed is a Mother’s Day classic for a reason! You can even print a simple menu for her to choose from.

5A long, thoughtful conversation

Moms love the chance to really, deeply talk with their kids. Whether you call her on the phone or visit her in person, sit down and fully focus on her. 

Ask about her favorite memories from different times in her life, or pull some questions from this list of 38 Interesting Questions to Ask Your Mom Right Now. I’m willing to bet it’ll be a wonderful time for you both.

6Go for an outside adventure together

Head out the door for a neighborhood walk, a forest preserve hike, or a stroll through a local botanic garden. It’ll make you both feel really rested and refreshed!

7Give her the gift of time to herself

For many busy moms, a little time alone would be a cherished gift. This might mean letting her sleep in late, taking the kids to the playground while she enjoys a long hot bath, or sending her out the door for an afternoon on her own. 

However you do it, just let her know she’s deeply loved and appreciated. That’s the best gift you can give a mom, any day of the year.

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