Today I’m sharing 5 unconventional, affordable & meaningful Mother’s Day gift ideas with you guys!
With Mother’s Day approaching, I’ve been seeing so many “gift guides” shared by bloggers and influencers on Instagram and Pinterest. There’s nothing wrong with that, I can think of so many special gifts I’ve received over the years for Mother’s Day! Sometimes an act of service or kindness can mean so much more, though, so today I’m sharing 5 unconventional, affordable & meaningful Mother’s Day gift ideas!
These outside-of-the-box ideas can hopefully help in case you can’t think of a single to thing to buy. Some of these options can mean so much more than a physical product!
Offer to Babysit
The first unconventional Mother’s Day gift idea that I have for you is to offer to babysit another Mom’s kids. It doesn’t matter if she’s a working mom or a stay at home mom, offering to take her kids for a day or an evening would be such a blessing!
There are just certain things that are harder to tackle with little ones around. Some of my friends with older kids might argue that it’s just as difficult with teenagers in the house, too! Whatever the case, write up a card or gift certificate and offer to take the kids for a day so mama can have some time to herself.
Help with Cleaning
The second unconventional Mother’s Day gift idea I have for you is to help another mom clean! Now this is a bit tricky and can even come across as rude if you show up on her doorstep with cleaning supplies in hand, haha!
But if you notice another mom has been struggling to keep up, seems exhausted or like she could use some help around the house, reach out and ask if you can lend a hand! Get creative and make a neat coupon that offers housekeeping services. You might just make her day!
Willing to spend a little extra? Pay for cleaning services for a week or even a month! For so many moms that would be such a treat.
Bring a Meal
This next unconventional Mother’s Day gift idea I have may seem simple, but you have no idea what a blessing it could be! Offer to bring another mama a meal. It doesn’t matter what stage of life she’s in, having someone else cook for a change will be such a nice break.
Don’t enjoy cooking? Purchase a gift card or order take out from her favorite restaurant.
Offer Your Time
Do you know a mama who has been wanting to tackle something but she just hasn’t had the time? Maybe she has a newborn or a spouse that’s battling cancer. Maybe her kids are all grown and she could use some companionship.
In a world where everyone seems so busy, offer your time. Take her out for coffee or ask if you can come help with a project. Sometimes mundane tasks are more fun with someone by your side.
Write a Letter
The last unconventional Mother’s Day gift idea that I have for you is to write an old fashioned letter. Tell that mom in your life how much she means to you and what a great job she’s doing as a mom.
When someone takes the time to hand write a letter and encourage me, it brings tears to my eyes! Texting or even calling can be special, but going the extra mile to hand write a letter can change a mom’s world.
In summary, here are the 5 unconventional, affordable & meaningful Mother’s Day gift ideas I have suggested:
- Offer to Babysit
- Help with Cleaning
- Bring a Meal
- Offer Your Time
- Write a Letter
I hope these gift ideas got your wheels turning! What have you guys done in the past for that special mom in your life? Let me know in the comments below!