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May 4, 2011

Gifts for Mother's Day + Deals | 80% off Restaurant.com, 25% off FTD Flowers, OODLES of Cash Back Online Shopping Options!

Mother's Day is coming up soon - four days by my count - and you may be looking for some last minute gift ideas for your mom, your wife, or for yourself (because - let's face it, my fellow moms - sometimes we need to give some pretty broad hints when it comes to these gift giving occasions!).

Here's a few ideas to spark your imagination:

:: Give twice - once to that special mom and again to support The Mercy House, a maternity home for unmarried girls in Kenya - by shopping at The Mercy House Shop on Etsy.  Beautiful items to give and all money supports the beautiful mission of The Mercy House.  ;-)

:: Feeling crafty?  I loved this frugal idea of a Mother's Day Gift Tin highlighted at Money Saving Mom.  Fill it with her fave treat.

::  There are several more lovely, semi-crafty ideas in this post at Keeper of the Home: Frugal and Homemade Mother's Day Gifts.  I think the Bath Salts look easy enough for even my craft-impaired self. ;-)

Not one for crafty & homemade?  Looking to splurge a bit on a gift for Mother's Day?  Be sure to check out the deals below and save some bucks on those splurges:

:: Save 25% on flowers for Mom at FTD; click here to get started.

:: Grab a Restaurant.com gift certificate for up to 80% off with code MOM (good May 3-8) and make a date for dinner. Click here to check for restaurants in your zipcode.

:: Shop online at literally thousands of retailers for Mom's gift through Mr. Rebates, Ebates, or Shop at Home - you'll earn a percentage of your purchase as cash back. Getting paid for something I was already doing (shopping online to save time & gas money) totally rocks, IMHO - see my post here for what you need to know about how cash back online shopping works.

FYI, all I want for Mom's day is probably the most frugal gift of all - peace and quiet for a few hours! (Hint hint, if you're reading, Knute!)

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  1. Here was my great mother's day gift for my mother in-law.... I got online and ordered a $25 restaurants.com gift card for $2. I then received a code for $15 off a ProFlowers order. I went through swagbucks and ordered her flowers, was able to use my $15 off code AND received 675 swagbucks!!!


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