Who doesn’t love receiving a Groupon voucher as a gift? Groupon vouchers are designed to maximize your savings on items and places that you love. Does your mom enjoy visiting the spa? Or maybe there are a couple of places she likes to shop for electronics or groceries or other household items? There’s probably a Groupon deal for it, so why not buy a couple for her as a Mother’s Day present this year?
Wholesale Club Memberships
Wholesale club memberships to places like Costco, BJ’s or Sam’s Club are great deals and even better gifts. Memberships average around $50 a year and can contribute to a lot of savings over the long haul, especially since you’re buying many items in bulk.
Amazon Prime Membership
Does your mom buy a lot of stuff online? Shipping costs add up over time, especially if you happen to spend a lot of money buying products and items online. An Amazon Prime membership is a great gift to give that online shopper in your life. Amazon Prime memberships also have the added bonus of free online streaming movies and TV shows. Memberships are rising to $99 later this year, but if your mom spends a lot of money online, the yearly fee might outweigh the cost you’re saving on shipping throughout the year.
For $7.95 a month, you could also get your mother a streaming Netflix membership so she can finally cut the cord on her cable subscription. Cable TV can range anywhere from $25 to $90+ a month and for $7.95, you have access to a bunch of TV shows and movies right from your computer. This is a great way to still have entertainment without having to pay expensive cable fees.
Gas Gift Card
With the price of gas rising once again, the cost of gas is going to begin hurting budgets of those who haven’t prepared for the higher prices. While it might not be the most exciting or sentimental gift, it is a thoughtful one and one that will definitely save her some money. A $25 or $50 gas gift card can go a long way.
Does your mom enjoy gardening? Or maybe she enjoys cooking? Or maybe she just likes having indoor or outdoor plants to brighten up the house or yard. Giving her some herb plants or vegetable plants could be a great gift this Mother’s Day. Not only will it be something she really loves, but those herbs and vegetables will mean she can just collect fresh produce from her garden instead of buying it in the store. If your mom lives in an area where she can plant her own trees as well, consider gifting her with a fruit tree as well. After all, who doesn’t love fresh fruit straight from your own backyard?
Reusable Shopping Bags
Reusable shopping bags may not be the most exciting or charming gift, but they’re also something practical and frugal. Many places give discounts to people who use reusable shopping bags, and those discounts can range from five cents to twenty-five cents off your purchase. If you’re looking to make this gift a little more touching, you can buy some blank or plain colored reusable bags and decorate them for your mother. Having your children decorate some for her is also a great idea.
Energy-Efficient Appliances or Electronics
Another great gift for your mom is some new energy-efficient appliances. Maybe she’s been thinking of buying a new coffee or espresso machine or a new television. If you’re planning on going all out for a gift this year, consider buying a new appliance or electronic item that will not only delight her, but some her some energy costs.
No one enjoys having to waste food and money by throwing away leftovers that are forgotten about in the refrigerator. Your mom may really enjoy receiving a food saver as a present, which allows her to make custom baggies and packages of food to freeze-dry for a later date. This is a great way to preserve your food for later without having to worry about freezer burn or throwing old leftovers in the trash.
Vacu Vin Wine Saver
It’s always a sad moment when you have to throw away a bottle of wine because you didn’t finish it before it turned sour. A Vacu Vin Wine Saver kit is a great way to preserve that already opened bottle of wine for two extra weeks. If your mom has a passion for wine, this is a great gift to give her on this Mother’s Day.
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