Anything you do is sure to make your mother smile, but why not go the distance and do something a little extra special this year? My mum and I are very close. She’s the one person I know I can always count on, and the one person that still adores the homemade gifts I created for her as a child. Now that I’m older, the right gift has always been something that I put some thought into and I’ve given her things that I know she will adore.

No matter the budget, let me show you a few ideas to get the ball rolling. The rest is up to you!

If you’re a Pinterest guru and your boards are chock-full of DIY ideas, head to your nearest Michaels. Michaels offers not only a wide variety of products, but classes, events and even a Mother’s Day Lookbook, if you’re hoping to get inspired. Also, going on now at Jo-Ann Fabric and Crafts (5/2-5/4) get an extra 15% off and take 50% off one regular-priced item when you shop in store (coupon here).

If your mother is in need of some R&R, Bed Bath & Beyond carries everything you’ll need to recreate an expensive spa weekend getaway right at your home. Luxurious bath robe spa sets, heat therapy paraffin baths, light therapy systems and of course, don’t forget the wine glasses!

Now that we’re deep into spring, and summer is just around the bend, get in touch with your mother’s inner fashionista and brighten up her wardrobe by adding a signature piece, such as a new statement bracelet, a rose gold watch, or a floral scarf. Right now at Kohl’s save 30-50% off a new timepiece for mom or 60% off jewelry, and at Macy’s scoop up a scarf during their 3-Day sale (until 5/5).

Does your mom love the outdoors or hitting the gym? Get her a new pair of sneakers and workout gear that will be sure to instantly increase her endorphins. To top it off throw in an iPod arm band, so mom can hit the gym with her favorite tunes. Find great savings on all these suggestions at Big 5 Sporting Goods, Sports Authority and Target.

And now for my final suggestion… Before you set out to hit the stores, save yourself the extra stress and time by creating a shopping list on Find&Save, and don’t worry, you can make your list private so you mom doesn’t know what you’re looking for. ;)

And if you’re searching for even more ideas, be sure to take a peek at Find&Save’s “For Mom – Mother’s Day” board on Pinterest.

Happy shopping and Mother’s Day Find&Save friends!

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My mum and I :)