Yes, I know it’s only the middle of March.  I’m painfully aware of the fact that Mother’s Day is almost 2 months away. But I hate winter, so I vote that we should skip through this last lingering bit and jump right into spring.  Shall we?

Over the past few years, Greg and I have gotten into a bit of a dysfunctional gift giving pattern.  It goes a little something like this:

“Greg, don’t get me anything for (insert holiday here).  I don’t want anything.”  Then, Greg decides to buy me something anyway.  I usually end up getting something that I never wanted in the first place and end up returning it.

So, I decided that this year things would be different.  I am going to make all of my gift wishes known early.  I also thought this would be a great list to share with our readers since everything on my list is cheap and clutter-free.  Enjoy!

Cheap Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

A Clean House

Occasionally, Greg will have a day off and I will come home to a clean house with all of the dishes and laundry done.  Whenever it does happen, I am honestly thrilled!  I can not think of a better present than someone else doing all of the household chores for a day.  Even if my husband hired someone to clean our house while he was working, it would still be money well spent.  Hint! Hint!

A Massage

I love being on the receiving end of a relaxing massage from my man, Greg.  I even love foot massages.  The best part about it is that they are completely free.  I actually prefer being massaged by my husband instead of at a salon or something.  Greg has bought me a few massage packages over the years, and I feel pretty weird getting massaged by another woman in a dark room.  Does anyone else feel this way?

Love Letters

When Greg and I started dating, he sent me love letters all the time.  In fact, I still have almost all of them and have even laminated a few of them.  Those letters are truly priceless, and I will hold onto them for the rest of my life.  It’s amazing how something completely free could be so touching and meaningful.

Charitable Giving

I am at the point in my life where I have everything that I want and I don’t want anything else.  Seriously.  However, I think that a charitable gift in my name would make a great gift.  Mother’s day gifts in the form of charitable giving show that you care not only about the mother of your children, but about others as well.  Make sure to check out charities like UNICEF, where you can gift anything from Measles vaccines to mosquito nets.

So, there you have it.  That’s my list.  What is your favorite cheap and clutter-free Mother’s Day gift idea?  Please share your ideas by commenting below.