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Creative Gifts for Mom (under $30!)

by Christy Taylor

Flowers
It would be extra thoughtful to leave a bouquet of your mom's favorite flowers in a matching vase somewhere around the house on Mother's Day, instead of just buying her random flowers and handing them to her.

Your Favorite Childhood Book
Buy your mom a copy of your favorite childhood book and write a thank you note inside for always reading it to you when you wanted her to.

Start A Book Club -- For Just The Two Of You
Buy two copies of a book that you've been dying to read and have a mini book club with your mom! It's a great way to let her know you want to spend more time together.

Make Her A Playlist
Burn your mom a CD or make her a spotify playlist of music to listen to when she's at the gym, commuting to work etc. Make sure to choose the songs you knew she loves -- it's a great way to show her how much you pay attention to her interests.

Photo Mug
Pick out a few of your mom's favorite pictures of you (and your siblings) and have them put onto a photo mug. Then be sure to buy her a box of herbal, calming tea so she can get her morning started right.

Plan A Movie Night
Whether you head out to dinner and the movie theater or you opt to rent a DVD and cook your mom's favorite meal at home, a special movie night with just the two of you is sure to make her happy. Just make sure you have the popcorn ready and stop at Walgreens for her favorite candy, too.

Frame a Quote
Frame her favorite quote or a quote that reminds you of her. (And have a tissue box close by for when she cries.)