Mother's Day

Celebrate Mother’s Day Without Breaking the Bank

With Mother’s Day coming up, many of us are scrambling to make last minute arrangements for flowers, gifts, or reservations for a special lunch or dinner. But have you stopped to think about whether that’s what Mom really wants?

According to a IPG Mediabrands survey, 45% of Canadians said Mother’s Day is too commercial. Furthermore, 6 in 10 moms said what they want most on Mother’s Day is to spend time with their immediate family.

Mother’s Day is the second busiest gift-giving season of the year, and many Canadians may be relying on credit to purchase the perfect gift for their moms. While there’s nothing wrong with spoiling Mom with gifts every now and then, it’s important to include these purchases in your budget.

Mother's Day
Surprise Mom with breakfast in bed.

She’ll appreciate the thoughtful gesture, and it’ll get her day off to a great start!

Mother's Day
Bring the family together

With our busy lives, it may be difficult for the whole family to get together physically. But you can always schedule a video chat over the phone or on the computer.

Mother's Day
If you have the time (and skills), make Mom a handmade gift

Our favourites include DIY Photo CoastersDIY Heart-Shaped Bath Bombs, and DIY Mini Succulent Garden.

Mother's Day
Book a massage or mani/pedi for Mom

Find a nice place through deal and coupon websites such as Groupon or SocialShopper. Just make sure to read reviews of the place before placing your order!