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Mothers Days is less then a week away and you don’t have a gift nor a big budget to spend. What do you do? Here’s a list of idea’s I’ve come up with that might just help your wallet out and make your mom smile.
(perfume featured: Alien by Thierry Mugler $110 - you can buy the replica roller ball at Making Perfect Scents for only $5)
That’s an easy one, what’s not so easy is the price tag of some of her favorite brands. My friends at Making Perfect Scents have a HUGE array of high end scent replica’s in easy to travel with roller balls - great for travel or to throw in your purse. I’ve already mentioned how much I LOVE their high quality scent oils and spot on replica’s, but what I love even more is the price tag. Instead of purchasing one bottle of expensive perfume from your local beauty store, you can purchase 10 of these roller balls and let her experience multiple scents and have the luxury of changing up her perfume. You can check out Making Perfect Scents by clicking here.
(Gift set featured Lorac Elite Collection $36 ($153 dollar value) at Sephora)
Gift sets are a staple to last minute purchases, they look as if you took the time to put them together, with the added bonus of being fairly cheaper then if you purchased the products separately, so you get appeal and extra cash in your wallet. There are all sorts of gift sets, from beauty gift sets at Sephora or Ulta, to cook ware at Bed, Bath and Beyond, or even a box of cookies from the bakery from your local grocery store. The best part is you can just make a quick stop by one of these shops on the way to mom’s house that morning - so reallllly last minute.
(Card featured: poorly executed clip art for the under achiever - p.s: can anyone tell me why this cartoon mother is making out with her cartoon son?)
Remember when you were a kid, and you’d make your mom a finger painting and she’d smile and put it on the fridge and act as if it was a master piece? Well, you’re older now, so maybe she won’t have to act ;) Use your creative part of your brain that the past 12 years of school put on the back burner - perhaps make your mom a bird house for her yard, or a clay pot you made from a quick stop to Michael’s, or if you’re really lacking on the crafty side you could always try making her a card with some good old fashioned Windows 95 clipart.
Gift cards to me are a statement to how lazy or forgetful people have gotten in the 21st century with holidays, but that doesn’t mean I feel its a bad thing - we’re thinking of everything, just try to sway from getting her a gift card to McDonald’s when you’re making your morning coffee stop, think of a store she love’s to shop at - Macy’s, Target, even Walmart. Yay! to you and your last last minute shopping! I bet she’ll love it, cause I mean, she loves you right?
Sometimes the best things in life are free - make sure you feed her this line when you give her a big old hug and a kiss, empty handed. You’ll wash the dishes for her when she makes Mothers Days dinner - better yet - keep her out of the kitchen and make it for her. Other ideas include spending a day with your mom at the park reminiscing of when she used to love you.
Hope that some of this has helped you escape the awkward call when your mom phones you with a high pitched voice choking back tears that you have yet again forgotten it was Mothers Day - p.s its this Sunday.