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I love getting gifts but trying to make my family understand what I want, is an entirely different story.  When my girls were little, my late husband Steve always thought that if he bought lobster and steak and cooked, then that was the perfect gift.  Don’t get me wrong, Lobster and Steak are great but he cooked, and then I had to cook the potatoes, melt the butter, set the table, clean up the mess and make something separate for the kids.  That’s not my idea of a gift.


You don’t have to spend a lot to let mom know how much you care about her.  And you don’t even have to spend anything.  Sometimes a nice afternoon just being together or doing chores for her without being asked, is a beautiful gift!  But if you are looking to give her a little something on this special day, here are some great gift ideas for Mom for any occasion!

CVS/Pharmacy Gift Card

CVS/Pharmacy is the perfect place for mom to grab some of her favorite shampoo or conditioner (you know the one that she hates to spend money on just for herself!), perfume, body lotion, hair products, magazines, and even seasonal items she likes!  A gift card to CVS/Pharmacy is a perfect Mother’s Day gift for mom because she can grab what she wants and not have to use her grocery budget money!  Plus make sure you check for any printable coupons she may be able to use with her gift card to stretch it even further!

Free 3 Months of SiriusXM Radio

What about the gift of music? I love my SiriusXM Radio and I bet the mom in your life would too!  You can get 3 months of in-car satellite radio for FREE. No credit card is required. See Offer Details.

Skin Care Products


As a mom, I don’t always take time for myself.  But when it comes to skincare, I always find the time for that.  I want my skin to always look its best and I don’t want my age to show! A good moisturizer is very important to me.  I won’t use just anything either.  But I also don’t need to spend a ton of money on it.  I need it to have an SPF, a nice clean scent, be non-greasy, and feel good on my skin.  I recently tried Spa Technologies Eco Defense Moisturizer and I really like it.  The scent is light and it feels so good going on my skin.  It soaks right into my skin and feels so nice!  This is definitely on my list of go-to beauty products now!

A Coffee Sampler Basket

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I know a lot of moms that love having their morning coffee (and afternoon, after dinner, and evening too!).  I’m one of those moms.  And when I have my coffee, I want to be able to sit and drink it while it’s hot!  Picking up some of mom’s favorite coffees for her is a great Mother’s Day gift!  You can find a HUGE selection of coffees for mom at Bean Box and you don’t even have to leave your home to shop!  Whether it be her everyday coffee or a fun-flavored coffee.  And don’t forget a mug or travel mug so she can take it on the go and not spend a lot at the coffee shop!

Spa Gift Card

A day at the Spa is a great way to remind mom that you appreciate all she does for you!  Being a mom is physically and emotionally exhausting.  I know I hardly ever sit down and do something for myself!   When I travel for work, I enjoy the plane ride the most because I am forced to sit and relax!  Spending the day at the Spa is something that I’d love to receive as a gift for Mother’s Day.  Having an appointment already made for me is a bonus because sometimes getting time to call for an appointment is half the battle! Having an appointment already made for me is a bonus because sometimes getting time to call for an appointment is half the battle! If you think your mom would love this as a gift, whether you’ll be needing a denver facial spa or one closer to home, you can search ‘best spa near me’ online to find the top-rated spa in your location.

Romance Novel

I love to escape in a good book.  My favorite genre is Suspense/Thriller but during the lazy days of summer, I love a good romance novel.  Buying mom a good book for Mother’s Day is a way for her to escape her crazy day and relax simultaneously!  Also, consider getting mom an Audible Membership so she can listen on the go too!

Body Wash Gift Basket

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I love using a yummy-smelling body wash because I don’t always have time to put on perfume, body lotion, or even body spray.  My time for me is limited most days so if I can come out of the shower with my skin feeling and smelling fresh, feeling and looking soft and looking clean, then I’m good!   Softsoap is my favorite body wash and they are always coming out with different scents that smell amazing and keep it fresh!

Put together a CUTE basket with some Body Washes, Hand Soaps, and cute towels to turn it into a beautiful, thoughtful, and practical gift for mom!

Oral-B Pro 7000 Electric Toothbrush


Why not give mom the gift of better oral health that will last her a lifetime? Oral-B has a NEW electric toothbrush that removes 100% more plaque than ordinary manual toothbrushes and connects to the Oral-B App to provide real-time feedback on your brushing habits. Not only is it the perfect gift to get moms who seem to have everything, but they will also be thankful for a new gadget to add to their repertoire and one that will provide them with a superior clean and improve their smile on top of it!

If you are looking for something else but are on a budget check this post by The Penny Hoarder about the 12 best ways to make extra money this year to perhaps come up with more money in your budget for Mom!  And make sure you are using coupons whenever you can!