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Mother’s Day is this weekend and the panic is setting in for many – what do you get? What does she want? What does she need? Don’t panic guys – I am a firm believer that the best mothers day gifts aren’t store bought gifts but quality time and hand made tokens of love. When I think about my favorite memories with my own mom and ones with my own kids – it’s the moments of simplicity of time well spent that mean the most to me.

10 ideas for Mother’s Day that are FREE!

So, my mother’s day gift guide gifts aren’t store bought gifts at all. They are ones made with love.

Picnic at a local park

  • Pack mama’s fave snacks or meal, a beverage, and a big blanket to sit on.

Take a walk or go on a hike

  • For the active moms in your life who like to explore! Check out this website to find the closest state park to you.

Breakfast in bed

  • Have your kids make a menu, let her order from bed, and deliver a mimosa for her to sip on while waiting for her food to be delivered!

Write her a thoughtful note

  • I love the adorable printables where kids can fill in the blank with their own funny comments! Here are a few that I love. Hallmark cards are great, but a genuine from the heart note in your own words is priceless.

Let mama sleep!

  • Mama’s are always happier when well rested! Take her some coffee in bed after you let her snooze away.

Take over all of the household duties for the day

  • Don’t let mommy lift a finger! Take over the trash, cooking, cleaning, dusting, etc. and take over.

Make her a IOU coupon book

  • Create a booklet with coupons for mom to redeem at any time this year with things like: Get out of bathtime card, Stay in bed until noon, No dishes today, etc. with lots of items that mom would love to take a pass on and she can redeem at any time!

Pick a bouquet

Let the kids pick her some flowers from the garden / yard.

Watch a family movie at home.

  • Pop some popcorn, grab some candy, snuggle up and watch a movie that mom has been dying to see.

Smother her with love!

  • Lastly, tell her that you love her, appreciate her, and couldn’t live without her. Give her a hug / kiss / snuggle to make sure she knows how much she is loved.

Love Language Quiz

So if you aren’t sure about what your wife or mother’s love language is – I highly recommend getting her to take this FREE, quick, and easy Love Language Quiz. It will tell you a lot about how she wants to be loved and you can adapt your Mother’s Day to suit her needs.

Whatever you do, receive, or whom you spend your Mother’s Day with – I hope it is filled with love. Mother’s are the strongest people I know. They work tirelessly every day both in and out of the home with the most important job of all – being a mom. I have been so blessed to have such a wonderful mom and mother figures in my life to help guide me in my own parenting. Shout out to all the mama’s not only this Sunday but everyday!

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  • Cait
    May 10, 2019

    THIS ha i love this so much! esp just the little hugs and kisses from family members- truly the best and nothing better 😉 Plus free ha

    • Erin
      May 11, 2019

      Those little “mommy i love you’s” get my heart all kinds of happy

  • thesunnysageblog
    May 10, 2019

    Your blog is beautiful! Wonderful ideas for Mother’s Day.

    • Erin
      May 11, 2019

      You are too sweet!! Thanks babe!

  • Kari @The He Said She Said Experience
    May 10, 2019

    Such sweet ideas! The most heartfelt gifts are often homemade!

  • irishtwins16
    May 10, 2019

    Love this! Quality time together is more important then what can be bought. You can take away material items from me but you cant take away my memories. 🙂

    • Erin
      May 11, 2019

      Girl you are speaking my language!

  • Sarah
    May 10, 2019

    Wonderful ideas! Sometimes the best gifts are the ones that cost a fortune, but that give you quality time together.

  • mrsmommai
    May 10, 2019

    Thanks for putting these together! Great inexpensive and truly thoughtful ideas!

    • Erin
      May 11, 2019

      Thoughful intentions warm the heart!

  • Chris Nelson
    May 10, 2019

    I love all these ideas! And a clean house!!

    • Erin
      May 11, 2019

      CLEAN HOUSE would make me have a heart attack 🙂

  • Carrie Nelson
    May 10, 2019

    I love your blog! Love doesn’t have to come in diamonds or big presents, sometimes a simple “I love you” does the trick 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

    • Erin
      May 11, 2019

      YES! I am so glad it resounds with you too!

  • Jenn
    May 10, 2019

    It’s my first mother’s day! I have a 9 month old baby. My fave option was breakfast in bed!

    • Erin
      May 11, 2019

      Happy first mothers day Jenn!!!

  • Kristie | Girl Mom Chaos
    May 10, 2019

    I love these ideas–especially letting me sleep! I don’t think I have slept well in the last 5.5 years (since my first daughter was born).

    • Erin
      May 11, 2019

      YEP. Right there with you. Havent slept since I got preggo with my 5 year old. ALL THE COFFEEEEEEEEE

  • Katja
    May 10, 2019

    Great post. It can be hard to spend money when you don’t have much!

    • Erin
      May 11, 2019

      YES! But money and material items dont bring happiness. 🙂

  • thesimplblogdot
    May 11, 2019

    Love this! Sometimes the best things come totally free 🙂

    • Erin
      May 11, 2019

      I so so so believe!

  • Kendra Nix
    May 11, 2019

    Lawwwd please let me sleep. That would
    Be the icing on the cake

    • Erin
      May 11, 2019

      PLEASSSSSSSSSSSSSSEEEE let me sleep

  • Cendu Param
    May 11, 2019

    Hey babe! Loving all of these! I so want a park picnic, how romantical 😀 the sweet, simple things are what mommas remember <3

    • Erin
      May 11, 2019

      I hope you have an AMAZING mothers day love!

  • charlenerenae1
    May 11, 2019

    Let mama sleep is great! I love these ideas.

    • Erin
      May 11, 2019

      ALLLLLLLL THE SLEEEP!

  • Jenn @ Herbloggingideas.com
    May 11, 2019

    Aww..these are great ideas. The sweetest gestures to make the biggest impact. Love it!

    • Erin
      May 11, 2019

      Im a big believer!

  • saygoodbyecitylife
    May 11, 2019

    Great ideas! Thank you for sharing. I see several things that I would love for Mothers Day.

    • Erin
      May 11, 2019

      YES !!!!

  • Nicole
    May 11, 2019

    I would love if someone cleaned my house! Perfect gift lol!

    • Erin
      May 11, 2019

      LAWDDD ME TOO!

  • arun
    May 11, 2019

    Some great and simple ideas. I am giving a rest day to mom and taking her out tomorrow.

    • Erin
      May 11, 2019

      I bet she will love that.

  • Amanda Kruse
    May 11, 2019

    Awww, I love all of these. We will be going to church and going out for breakfast afterwards. I hope you have a great Mother’s Day!

    • Erin
      May 14, 2019

      You too !!!

  • Cindy
    May 11, 2019

    Thank you for a great list! I think the best gifts are experiences and spending time together so these ideas are perfect. My sister and I are taking our mother out for some fun and then dinner at the restaurant of her choice. Happy Mother’s Day!

    • Erin
      May 14, 2019

      I totally agree!

  • Cammeo Murray
    May 12, 2019

    These are so great and practical!! I esp love the “taking over household duties” one and think my hubs is having my son help with cleaning up today so that’s nice 😁

    • Erin
      May 14, 2019

      HA yes!

  • Lorena y Lennox
    May 12, 2019

    Awesome ideas! Thanks for sharing!

    • Erin
      May 14, 2019

      THanks love!

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