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Sustainable Mother’s Day 2023: 7 Ways to WOW! Mom For Little or No Money


Mother's Day 2023

Mother’s Day is a day to celebrate the wonderful women who nurtured and cared for us. Whether they are your biological mom or not, they helped us become the people we are today. Recognizing them on this special day is very important. The expectation, just like other holidays, is that we go above and beyond. Often times this is correlated to spending lots of money. However, making this special day memorable does not mean it has to be expensive.

If you’re looking for ways to celebrate your mother without breaking the bank, look no further. Here are some sustainable Mother’s Day ideas.  They won’t cost you a dime, or won’t cost too much.  More importantly, they will make this Mother’s Day as memorable as any other.

Surprise Her with a Photoshoot

Take your mom for a photoshoot in a beautiful park! It’s a great way to spend quality time together while creating lasting memories. Bring along a camera to capture the moment, or even your cell phone camera – those nowadays are excellent. Royal Palm Park, the Stunson Nature Trail or John Easterlin Park all make for beautiful settings.

Make the taking of the photographs just as memorable as the photos by bringing props or old costumes. Have fun and let the good times roll!  

Mom will love cherish the photos and the memories for years to come. Plus, it’s a sustainable gift that won’t harm the environment or is truly priceless.

Write a Heartfelt Letter or Poem

One of the most meaningful gifts you can give your mother is a handwritten letter or poem expressing your love and appreciation for her. Put your heart on it! Take some time to think about all the things your mother has done for you, and how much she means to you. 

Cook A Special Meal Or Dessert

If you have a hidden talent as chef, why not cook your mom a meal or a delicious dessert? Pamper her with her favorite dish or be creative and try something totally new. Make sure you add the most important ingredient of any meal, love.  She’ll appreciate the effort you put into it, and it’s a great way to show her how much you care.

Create a Photo Album or Scrapbook

If your mom is the sentimental type, she’ll love a photo album or scrapbook filled with memories. Gather up old photos and mementos, and put together a book that tells the story of your family.

Give Her the Gift of Time

Sometimes the best gift you can give someone is your time. Spend the day with your mom doing things she loves. Take her for a walk in the park, go to a museum or art exhibit, or simply spend the day chatting and catching up. It’s a great way to show her how much you value her company.

Another way to give her the gift of time is to let her have time to herself. Mom’s are often overburdened doing things for others while getting nothing in return. A little time alone is worth a lot. So give her a day where she can treat herself to a long shower, or spend hours binge-watching her favorite TV show, sleeping or doing whatever she wants.

Pretty brunette taking a bath with glass of wine in a bathroom

Do Some Gardening Or Mom's Favorite Activity Together

Does your mom like gardening ? Why not spend some time indulging in her ? Help her plant some flowers or vegetables, or work on a landscaping project. Not only will it be a fun activity to do together, but you’ll be helping to beautify her home and yard.

If Mom doesn’t like gardening, spend time doing her favorite activity with her. As long as you have quality time together, that is what matters most on this special day.

Take Her on a Picnic

Multi-generational family picnic

Prepare the basket with some food and drinks. Take it to the next level by coupling it it with her favorite dessert made by you. Go to a nice park or the beach.  Spend the day relaxing and enjoying each other’s company.

Add a fun photo session and that’s three great gifts on one special day!

Mother’s Day doesn’t have to be expensive to be meaningful. These sustainable Mother’s Day ideas will show your mom how much you care while keeping any expenses nonexistent or to a minimum. Whether it’s a heartfelt letter, a home-cooked meal, or simply spending time together, the most important thing is to let your mom know how much she means to you.


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