Guest Author - Susan D. Bates
As a college student, it can be easy for you to forget to get gifts for Motherís Day because the time before Motherís Day is generally very busy at many colleges. In addition to the normal fast-paced environment of a college term, you may be preparing for finals, getting reading for the summer, and possibly planning for graduation.
Like many other college students who have forgotten to get a Motherís Day gift, you may also have the additional problem of having a limited amount of money to spend on gifts. Below are some ideas for inexpensive, last-minute Motherís Day gifts to consider whether you will get to see her on mothers on Motherís Day or you must send your gift from a distance.
It can even more difficult to find inexpensive last-minute gifts when you are unable to get home for Motherís Day. However, there are gifts that you can send your mother at the last minute without breaking your student budget.
Call Her Spend quality time talking to your mother on Motherís Day. Choose topics she wants to discuss.
Send Her an e-Card Be sure to personalize the card by including thoughtful sentiments or by including a picture of the two of you together.
Give a Coupon for Your Services Create and email your mother a coupon that she can redeem for a service you can provide, such as doing her laundry or washing her car.
Write Her a Poem Create a poem from your heart and then email it to her.
Give Her a Gift Certificate Purchase a gift certificate online and have it sent to her email. You don't have to spend a lot. Remember, it is the thought that counts.
Below are some gift ideas for students who will have an opportunity to see their mother on Motherís Day.
Take Her Out Take your mother out for at least an hour to somewhere she would like to go. You could take her out for dinner, to a museum, or simply out for a cup of coffee. If you have siblings, you can all take your mother out together and split the cost.
Clean Her House Even if she doesnít have to do it anymore, your mother has probably cleaned up behind you for years. She would probably feel very pampered to have some cleaning done for her.
Do Her Laundry Many mothers are almost constantly doing laundry. Doing her laundry for her would probably be a nice treat for her. Be sure to iron and fold the clothes to make it an extra nice treat.
Cook Her Favorite Dinner or Bake Her Favorite Dessert This will allow your mother relax at dinnertime and still have her favorite food.
Clean Her Car A fresh, clean car is always a nicer to drive. Clean the inside and outside of her car to make it extra nice.
Bring her Flowers A bouquet of flowers can freshen up her home. Many grocery stores sell cut and planted flowers at lower rates than florists.
Buy her Jewelry Jewelry always makes a nice gift for mothers. If you cannot afford to go to a jeweler, consider buying less expensive jewelry from a department store.
What you choose to do for your mother matters a lot less than the fact that you do something for her. It is most important that you remembered your mother on Mother's Day and wanted to to show her that she is important to you.