Human Interest Stories

Mother’s Day is this Sunday, and I’m usually a pretty good gift-giver, but this year has been a struggle.

I like to be creative and show how much I care about mom, but sometimes that can be tough. We’ve all done breakfast in bed and helped out with chores around the house, but here are some other great ideas I came up with.

For the creative spirit: make your own card for mom. Not only does it save a few bucks, but it also shows mom you spent time making something from the heart.

Just make sure you spell everything correctly.

For the bargain hunter: take mom somewhere you have never been. That could be a beach, a local farmers market or go flower picking. There’s a tulip farm in Rhode Island that’s open for a few more weeks.

For the no-budget shopper: go shopping and splurge! Not only does mom get to treat herself to something she may have had her eye on, but you get to spend a day of bonding with the woman you love.

And if all else fails, you can always give her flowers and a hug, because spending time with mom is probably what she wants the most.