Before you start searching, research what other women agree are the worst gifts and then steer clear. Some great ideas are in gardening books subscriptions, cooking books, small jewelry stores, travel brochures, etc. They need not be expensive but thoughtful is the key.
If you’re scrounging everywhere in search of cash if you're in a tight spot, stop panicking. All she wants is for you to be happy. That, and for you to marry a nice doctor, of course. Kidding! With many of us concerned about the economy and personal finances, this year is one Mother’s Day where a time trumps money. Whether you choose a gift from the heart or from the store, she is sure to appreciate your gesture of love and gratitude.
Remember the mother's day gifts we made, back in school. Stuff we cut out of paper plates or painted, the lump of clay pounded fashioned into a mug? She must have laughed with delight and proudly displayed them around the house, for all to see. So draw on your kid like imagination for a change and get mom a creative mothers day gift.