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Mother’s Day: 5 affordable activities you and your mom can enjoy together

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Mother’s Day is a wonderful opportunity to show your mom how much you appreciate her. Showing your appreciation doesn’t mean breaking the bank, though. The occasion, like any other holiday, can quickly get expensive, but it doesn’t have to. FOR PATRIOTIC AMERICAN MOMS ON MOTHER’S DAY, HERE ARE 6 GREAT GIFT IDEASA little creativity and thoughtfulness could go a long way come May 12.Below are five cost-effective yet enjoyable Mother’s Day activities.One of the most traditional and affordable practices that your mom will appreciate is the classic breakfast-in-bed treatment when she wakes up on Mother’s Day. No matter what dish your mom prefers, whether it be chocolate chip pancakes, yogurt and fruit or avocado toast, make sure you get up early enough to have it all ready to go before she has the chance to leave her bed. This beats waiting in line at a popular brunch spot or paying for an expensive breakfast.The act also comes from a more meaningful place and is personalized to your mom and her likes. MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH IDEAS THAT WILL IMPRESS EVERYONE AT THE TABLE An additional thoughtful touch to breakfast in bed is a handwritten card and a vase of blooming flowers. Also, if your mom is not a fan of breakfast, spend the day making sure she has everything she needs to be comfortable. Instead of cooking breakfast, make her a cup of coffee or tea. This Mother’s Day gift is affordable and will show your mother how much you appreciate all the great things she does for you all year long.Perhaps your mom is not the type of person who enjoys lying around all day or eating her meals from bed — but instead loves being more active. Maybe she prefers a run or to hit the gym. So, rather than waking your mom up with food, wake up early enough for a protein shake and go on her run or to her workout class with her.By doing this, you are spending the day doing activities your mom enjoys that help keep her healthy and engaged while showing her you are committed to making the day about her interests.You could also plan to attend a class, like yoga, Zumba or Pilates. Since Mother’s Day falls in the spring, if the weather is favorable, you could also go on a hike. 5 ECO-FRIENDLY MOTHER’S DAY GIFTS TO GRAB NOW ON AMAZON, INCLUDING AN INDOOR HERB GARDEN AND MOREThese activities are often free or affordable. Another free yet enjoyable gift you can give your mom is helping her do the things she loves and finds peace in, such as helping her tend to her garden. Encourage your whole family to come out into the yard and help your mom spruce up the yard by removing weeds, watering plants and planting new seeds for the summer. However, if you and your mom do not have a lot of gardening experience, perhaps you can research how to build a basic garden together.Encouraging your whole family to engage in an activity that your mother loves requires nothing but time. You don’t have to pay for an expensive spa treatment to relax. Bring the spa home by lighting candles and playing calming music to create an ambiance. Pull together any nail polish and face masks, cut cucumbers to place over your eyes and get ready for an at-home spa day.CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR OUR LIFESTYLE NEWSLETTERAdd fruits and vegetables like raspberries, strawberries, lemon and the leftover cucumber in water for a refreshing spring drink. If your mom would rather have a warm beverage to help her relax, you can also get her tea with lemon. Hosting a Mother’s Day brunch is common for the occasion, but if you’re the one hosting, it can get very expensive. A less-expensive, equally fun alternative is to host a game night with your family.Have everyone in attendance bring their favorite game, so no new purchases are necessary. Then, once guests arrive, take a vote on the games. You can also hold video game competitions with the whole family. A game night is a great way to bring the family together for lots of laughs and quality time for Mother’s Day. Phillip Nieto contributed reporting.For more Lifestyle articles, visit www.foxnews.com/lifestyle.

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