Shopping tips for mom's gifts

I'd say just about everybody would like to spoil their mom on Mother's Day. I mean, the simple fact that you exist is something worth saying "thanks" for, in my opinion.

But you can still put on a big show of appreciation without dipping into your savings account. Here are some of the best last-minute deals this year on gifts your mother deserves.

Flowers

If you're on a really tight budget, I think flowers are the way to go. They're not terribly expensive and they will remind your mother that she's loved throughout the week.

Instead of spending $50 or more on an arrangement, piece together your mom's favorite flowers yourself. Trader Joe's and Publix are my go-to spots for inexpensive flowers.

There are certainly plenty of online tutorials about the best ways to arrange them, and you can find nice vases at antique shops or thrift stores.

Jewelry

Accessories are things moms don't always think to buy for themselves, so a nice piece of jewelry may double as a meaningful and useful gift.

Kohl's has a sale of 65 percent off on all fine and silver jewelry.

If your mom is more the bohemian type, check out the beaded jewelry at World Market, which is all priced below $30 this week.

Home goods

Moms that spend a lot of time entertaining guests or trying out new recipes in the kitchen will surely appreciate nice kitchen gadgets or interesting home decor.

You can find plenty of these types of items at stores such as TJ Maxx and Marshall's, often up to 50 percent less than their retail price. Belk is also having an impressive sale on home and kitchen wares, which are priced about 30-50 percent off through the weekend.

Pamper

Sometimes, mom needs to be reminded to take a load off.

A gift certificate for a massage, acupuncture, manicure or other pampering service may be the ticket she needs to relax.

Social deal sites tend to have plenty of good deals to offer at spas and salons.

Reach Abigail Darlington at 937-5906 and follow her on Twitter @A_Big_Gail

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