Whether you’re buying a gift for your mom or a little something for yourself this Mother’s Day, there’s no need to overspend. Like they say, it’s the thought that counts, not the price tag! And I know how you can be super thoughtful and spoil your mom without breaking the bank.
This post is sponsored by my friends at Here Today, the local treasure hunters dream! They have eight stores around the St. Louis Metro area, filled with a rotating supply of goods perfect for giving. Keep reading because there’s a big contest I want to tell you about at the end of this post!
I love giving (and receiving) flowers, but flower bouquets are so disappointing. Sure they look nice for a few days, then you end up tossing your wilting, dried up “gift” right in the trash. That’s why I love to give my mom a live flower basket for Mother’s Day.
Here Today had quite a display of bedding plants and hanging baskets, and I just fell in love with this basket of lush greenery. It has spiderwort, philodendron and Swedish Ivy all mixed together–awesome! It was just $9 and came in a hanging basket all ready to roll. Or hang, rather. I picked this basket over all the blooming flowers because a) it reminded me of the plants mom used to keep in her classroom as a teacher…and b) those plants were freakin’ bullet proof. I know this plant will do nothing but hang there and look great.
Inside the store I found even more garden goodies! I found this AquaSav Coco Liner in a black wire hanging basket. This not only jazzes up the plant display, but keeps mom from having to water it all the time! The basket was originally $15, but I only paid $8.99.
Did I mention my mom was a Fourth Grade teacher? She’ll love that I’m doing all this math and saving money I can use to spoil her grandsons.
If your mom is really into gardening, you can add a whole bunch of goodies! I found cute citronella candles in colorful buckets and gardening gloves for 99 cents each. There’s plant food for $5, a gardening shovel for $2.99, plus OFF Mosquito coils for $5.99. And since gardening is hot work, I threw in an insulated mason jar style mug for $5.99 (half-off the original price) and a box of Tetley Ice Tea bags, just $1.49.
What if your mom already bought all the plants she needs? Then how about this super cute red watering can I found for $9.99? It was marked down from $15–sweet!
Ok, so you say your mom only owns fake plants. That’s ok! Because I also found a ton of wine and chocolates–classic mom gifts. I picked up a bottle of my favorite Missouri wine from Augusta for $5.49 and Godiva chocolates for just $1.99.
So there you go! A bunch of ideas for Mother’s Day gifts that won’t break the bank! These were just a few of the cool things I found. There’s even more ideas, like wind chimes, candles, picture frames, hats, infinity scarves–you’re sure to find something to fit your mom’s style.