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Free Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Updated on May 1, 2014

Free Mother's Day Gifts

Free Mother's Day presents including cards, homemade gifts, activities and coloring pages. You don't have to spend money to make Mom feel special. You can give from your heart instead. Some of my most treasured gifts from my kids didn't cost any money at all.

Here are special things that can be done for Mothers like help around the house, a holiday coupon book and some simple craft ideas. Please enjoy the quotes I've included. They can go along nicely with any card or gift.

Image by Dancing Lemur at Flickr through Creative Commons licensing.

Mother's Day Quote #1

"All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel Mother"

(Abraham Lincoln)

Free Mother's Day Cards

Mother's Day Card
Mother's Day Card

Cards don't have to be purchased in order to have meaning. In fact, many Moms would be happy to receive a homemade card. Not only would the meaning of the written words be special, so would be the time taken to create the cards.

One idea is to make a handprint card. This can be done by using washable paint and painting the palm of the child's had, then having the child place the handprint on the front of the card. Write a greeting and then open the card and write whatever comes from the heart.

You can keep it very simple just with a piece of paper folded and some crayons and kids can draw Mom a lovely picture. An additional option is to use different colors of construction paper to make a card. However, if making a card just doesn't seem like it's going to work, I have links below for some free, printable cards.

Card image by LynnHasselberger at Flickr through Creative Commons licensing.

Mother's Day Quote #2

"Mothers hold their children's hands for a short while, but their hearts forever,"

(Author unknown)

Free Mother's Day Presents

Mother's Day Picture Craft
Mother's Day Picture Craft

Most likely you have items around the house that can be used for a present. Have any empty glass jar? Paint it, place a bow on top and you're created a keepsake jar that Mom can keep some of her smaller items in.

Pictures can make for great gifts. Use a single picture to make a craft like shown in the image above or gather a group of pictures to create a collage. Are there flowers blooming in the yard? If there are, gather some up, wrap some ribbon around them and now you'll have a lovely bouquet.

Have any beads? If so, you can make a necklace. If she likes poems, write one or print one from the internet. If you have a poster board, everyone can decorate it. You can add drawings, photographs, special messages and anything else that is creative.

Photo image by spilltojill at Flickr through Creative Commons licensing.

Mother's Day Quote #3

"God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers."

(Rudyard Kipling)

Free Mother's Day Ideas

Mother's Day Card
Mother's Day Card

You don't necessarily have to give an actual gift to make your Mother feel special on this day. There are lots of other things you can do to make her feel special.

For example, give her the day off and let the rest of the family take over her duties for the day such as cooking and cleaning. You can even draw her a bath so she can relax for awhile.

Write a song especially for her and perform it. If possible, have someone video tape the performance. Think how honored she will feel.

Are there any free activities going on in your area on that day? Check the internet to find out. Consider taking a page out of a coloring book and color it especially for her. If you don't have any coloring books, I've provided some links below for free, printable coloring pages. An alternative to this idea is for kids to sit down with Mom and everyone color together.

Image by zulemyan at Flickr through Creative Commons licensing.

Mother's Day Quote #4

"Motherhood: All love begins and ends there."

(Robert Browning)

Mother's Day Coupon Book

Mother's Day Image
Mother's Day Image

As a mom of four, I know how much work there is to do around the house each day and how much it means to me when my kids pitch in and help. A great free gift would be a coupon book with chores kids will do to help mom out. This can easily be made with construction paper with one chore on each page. Here are some suggestions:

1. Wash the dishes.

2. Wipe the kitchen table.

3. Help put away a load of laundry

4. Sweep the kitchen floor

5. Clean the bathroom.

6. Water the yard.

7. Scrub the toilet.

8. Help make dinner.

These are merely some suggestions. Whatever the chores are would have to be age appropriate. For a young child, it could be to pick up toys. For a teenager, it could be to cook dinner.

If making a coupon book doesn't sound appealing, but you like the idea, below I have a link for free Mother's Day checks. There are three colors to choose from. Print them out and write down one chore per check.

Image by Family O'Ab at Flickr through Creative Commons licensing.

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Mother's Day Quote #5

"Most Mothers are instinctive philosophers."

(Harriet Beecher Stowe)

What do you think would make a good Mother's Day gift?

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    • WriterJanis2 profile image

      WriterJanis2 3 years ago

      @georgepmoola2: It's sad that people feel the need to think that way.

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      georgepmoola2 3 years ago

      Excellent lens, people seem to be consumed with the idea that the value of a gift can only equate to its' monetary cost.

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      WriterJanis2 3 years ago

      @Merrci: They are so fun to get.

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      Merry Citarella 3 years ago from Oregon's Southern Coast

      Great suggestions! I love how it's laid out too. Coupon books were one of my favorites to receive when my daughter was young.