Thrifty Thursday: Mother's Day gift ideas


Web Editor - Ryan Burkett

Moms across America will be recognized for their devotion this Mother's Day.

According to the National Retail Federation, consumers will spend an average of $169 on mom. That's up 11 percent over last year.

The survey found 14.1 percent of shoppers will spend more than $2.3 billion on electronics and more than one-third will give jewelry.

Additionally, gift givers will splurge on a special outing with $3.5 billion being spend on brunch, $2.3 billion on flowers and $2 billion on gift cards.

If you don't want to spend all that cash, however, there is plenty you can do. Most times, these are also the gifts moms will remember.

One idea is to grab your camera and the kids to take some fun pictures. Buy an inexpensive frame or repurpose one that is around the house.

What about a homemade card? Just have the kids grab some paper and crayons and let them create! Mom will treasure the artwork and love these more than store-bought cards.

Most of us remember our moms keeping these for years: hand prints! Print out some card stock and use paint to apply handprints and the year.

Another idea is to print out a lot of pictures of the kids, or perhaps animals. Then take a flower pot and glue the pictures around the sides. Make sure to spray it with some clear acrylic spray and put it in her favorite flower. It will bloom for years!

Finally, your mom would always appreciate you doing some chores around the house.

Mother's Day is coming up on Sunday, May 12.