The saying “actions speak louder than words” can also be true when it comes to gift giving. A simple act of love can speak volumes. Here are some frugal, but meaningful gift ideas kids can use to surprise their moms on Mother’s Day. (Moms, I recommend printing this article and highlighting what you like!)
- GOOD BEHAVIOR—I know I would like one day where there is no fighting or arguing between my children. It does not matter who touched who or who ate the last cookie. For one day, figure it out for yourself and do not make me be a referee.
- TELEVISION— It is Mother’s Day, can I pick what we watch on television? I would love to cuddle on the couch and watch TV with you but can I choose the movie tonight?
- CHORES—Please do your chores without me asking! If it is your chore to take out the trash, do it without me asking? Actually, even if it is not your chore and it is full, can you please take it out anyway? Pretty please?
- COOKING—If you choose to cook something for me, can you clean up after yourself? While I love the fact you cooked for me, it gets tarnished if I need to spend five hours cleaning the kitchen after you—especially since somehow, some way, you managed to get cake batter on the ceiling.
- CARD—Make me a homemade card. It means so much more to me than a store bought one because it was made by YOU and everything in it came from your heart.
None of these things costs the kids anything except some time. Trust me, the best things in life are free. If my boys did all of the above we would have an excellent day and I would love it.
Have other ideas for things your family could do that would be better than any gift? Share them with us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or commenting below.