Unique Mother's Day gift ideas from the dollar store
We all enjoy giving and receiving gifts but, once you understand that it doesn't have to be a dozen roses or some other ridiculously priced item, you can relax and just have fun with it. (In case my kids are reading this, I'd really appreciate a tray of bedding plants for the front garden.)
Dollar Tree has some suggestions for putting together unique baskets for Mother's Day gift ideas. Well, one of them is a spa gift basket, which is pretty much not unique, but if your mom enjoys relaxing in the tub and pampering items in general, what the heck, a spa gift is a no-fail mom pleaser.
Whether you're putting together a gift basket or a gift bag full of goodies, the idea is to choose things that you know your mom would like. Here are the other three suggestions from the Dollar Tree flier:
Beach Mom -- This gift consists of a pair of flip flops, a bottled drink like Gatorade, sunblock, sunglasses and a manicure set, with a fabric lei thrown in for effect. If your mom enjoys word puzzles, why not add a couple of puzzle books as well. You could also include an acrylic tumbler or wine glass to enjoy her beverage from.
Any combination of these things is sure to please a mom who enjoys relaxing outdoors and it doesn't need to cost more than $10, including a basket or bag.
Chef Mom -- Definitely not me, but if your mom likes cooking and baking, she's sure to appreciate the gift of extra tea towels, a coupon organizer, a kitchen timer and an assortment of new kitchen tools.
Crafty Mom -- Dollar Tree suggests drawer organizers, scissors, glue, foam shapes, a sharpie marker pen, a package of colored pipe cleaners and a bag of accent gems. But, for the mom who enjoys scrap-booking or other crafts, there are loads of things to choose from at the dollar store.
One more idea:
For the mom who's a gardener, put together a gift in a flower pot that includes some pruners, new garden gloves, three packets of flower seeds and a package of "T" labels.
Marlene Alexander is a freelance writer and dollar store diva. She writes tips and ideas for home decorating and gift giving using only items from the dollar store.