Mother’s Day is on May 14 and you have plenty of time to find a clutter free way to help your mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, daughter or any other mom in your life. Gifts don’t have to be “things,” they can be services or intangibles.
1. Gift Cards
Gift cards are a wonderful way to give a gift without adding to clutter if you choose the gift card wisely. The nice thing about a gift card is that you can buy in any amount so it will fit within your budget. A gift card from her favorite restaurant or movie theater will be something that most moms would love.
Who doesn’t love being pampered? A massage gift certificate could be exactly what your mom will appreciate.
An iTunes gift card can be used to purchase apps, pay for subscriptions to apps or buy music. Does mom sip coffee all day long? A Starbucks gift card would be a nice way to thank her for all she does for you.
The gift of organizing is also a special way to support your mom – IF she wants support in that area… tread lightly by asking before buying! Aim 4 Order offers personalized gift certificates for the special person in your life (email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information).
An Amazon Prime subscription will let your mom have access to tv shows and get quick delivery on Amazon purchases. A Lumosity subscription, an app that has brain exercises, will keep her mind limber. An Audible subscription, if she likes audio books, is another thoughtful gift.
How about a trip? It doesn’t have to be a trip to someplace far away. Day trips with the grandchildren or a mini vacation of dinner and a movie are both wonderful gift ideas.
A massage or trip to a day spa is a way to give your mother something she can enjoy, and will appreciate, without adding more clutter to her closet. Or how about a fresh haircut and mani-pedi? Pamper your mom with a day of beauty.
Tickets to museums, concerts, lectures or plays are another way to give a thoughtful gift without adding clutter to anyone’s home. The symphony has season tickets or tickets to single events to work within your budget. Tickets for the Orioles, Ravens, Blast or college sports teams make great gifts for sports enthusiasts.
4. Priceless gifts
Offer your daughter an evening out while you babysit. Go over to mom’s and make dinner, then clean up the mess.
One gift your mother might really appreciate is doing one of the other gift ideas together with her. Spending time with your mom, or other female in your life, can help stave off loneliness or boredom. Give the gift of you!
However you spend Mother’s Day, try not to be responsible for adding clutter to someone’s life. Hoping all the moms out there have a meaningful Mother’s Day!