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Five Low-Cost Ways to Cheer up your Mom this Mother’s Day

May 9, 2008

In case you didn’t know, Mother’s Day is coming up this weekend! It’s the only day of the year dedicated to our one and only mom, so drop your controllers first and make this day special for her! If you still don’t have a gift for her and you’re out of cash, don’t worry here are some tried and tested stuff you can give her that’ll surely make her happy.

1. A Bouquet of Flowers – Nothing says “you’re special” to a mom than a beautiful bouquet of flowers! Even if getting a grand bouquet is quite expensive, there are actually sites that offer discounted prices on flowers, just make sure to reserve some before the day itself!

2. Do Household Chores – If you’re still living at home with your parents, show that you care by doing your household chores dilligently. Forget about GTAIV first, go ahead and mow the lawn or clean the dishes! Giving your mom a break even for one day will surely make her happy.

3. Bake her Cookies or a Cake – For the culinary inclined, rather than buying pre-made pastries why not just make a cake or some cookies for your mom yourself? A personalized gift like this will surely cheer up your mom, and will actually be much cheaper than buying one from a bakery.

4. Show off your talents! – Surprise your mother by performing for her, whether it’s her favorite song or a piano recita. And make it better by actually including her in the act. I actually did this a few years ago, I played the piano while my mom sang to “Moon River”, and she still remembers it as a really special moment.

5. Hugs and Kisses – Well, if you’re really dirt-cheap and you don’t have any talents to show, hugs and kisses will be more than enough to make your mom happy.  Telling your mom how wonderful she is on this special day will show your gratitude for all the years she took care of you! So hug her, kiss her and tell her you love her!