An inexpensive Mother’s Day gift doesn’t have to look as cheap as the ones you used to draw her in grade school art class. Mom always taught you to spend wisely, so show her that you paid attention May 11 when you wow her with a thrifty gift.
Here are five swell gift suggestions all of which will cost you less than $30:
LESS THAN $30: PICTURE PERFECT
You can buy sophisticated-looking picture frame for not that much money at your local Target (TGT). Our favorite is this stained wood frame which sells for $19.99. Pair this with a disposable camera—usually going for less than $7, like this model at CVS (CVS). She can take a picture of whoever she likes, which one hopes will be you after giving her this lovely present!
LESS THAN $20: QT WITH OPRAH
Remind mom you love her once a month just by sending something to her mailbox, such as a subscription to O: The Oprah Magazine for $18.
With a subscription to BookSwim, she’ll place books in her queue online and BookSwim will mail her books subject to their availability; she mails them back for free. Is Mom a big reader? Rent her two books at a time for only $14.99
LESS THAN $10: EVERY BLOCKBUSTER IMAGINABLE
Mom may still not know how to work the TV remote, give her incentive to learn with a subscription to Netflix (NFLX), which will send her DVDs in the mail. She’ll pick what movies go into her queue and Netflix will mail them to her based on availability; she can mail them back in free envelope, postage already paid. You can rent Mom one DVD at a time with a limit of two per month for $4.99 or one DVD at a time with unlimited rentals per month for $8.99.