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Money Saving Mother's Day Ideas

By Lauren Burgoyne - bio | email

With Mother's Day just two days away, the clock is ticking to find that perfect Mother's Day gift. But even if you're waiting until the last minute, you don't have to break the bank to make it up to your mom. The National Retail Federation estimates people will be spending less on gifts this year but still averaging $124 total on all of their gifts.

But you don't need to spend anywhere near that amount to make special memories with mom. From daffadils to daisies and beyond, there's no shortage of selection but even on a budget you can buy a beautiful bouquet for your "mum."  Here's how..  Buying your flowers directly from your favorite florist and delivering them to mom yourself will save you about 20 dollars on delivery costs. Florists, like "Roses and More "are offering special deals on arrangments for store purchase only.

If you want to break the flower mold; you can turn your favorite photos into works of art. Photo departments at places like Walgreens can transfer your favorite snapshots on mugs, golf towels, a computer mouse, calendar, collage, and even scrapbooks. All of these items cost between 10 and 12 dollars.

Serving your mom breakfast in bed will also save you a bundle. We shopped around and picked up eggs, orange juice, bacon, cinnamon rolls and cheese for less than $10.

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