GUIDE TO SANE GIFT SHOPPING & GIVING
And no worries about time frame – as often, these gift suggestions are available at local stores. Often you can find the same, or similar, gift at various stores – so go forth and use those reward cards!
Of course, we hope the suggestions can also fire your imagination for other perfect Mother Day gift ideas.
Crabtree & Evelyn’s two-step Gardeners 60 Second Fix for Hands might make a perfect Mother’s Day gift for all levels of gardening mothers, especially a busy one! Exfoliation, hydration and ultra softness in two tubes. 3.5 ounces.
$29 $39 Crabtree & Evelyn
The Portable Garden Tool Bag Gift Set has everything Mama needs to help her garden flourish – whether it’s flowers, vegetables or succulents. 7 pieces; Detachable folding stool (holds up to 265 lbs and can serve as storage for the bag), sturdy and detachable canvas storage bag with convenient handles, 2 interior and 20 (!) exterior storage pockets to store tools on exterior as needed, and 5 wooden handle tools
$30 $51 Walmart
Similar gardening set available at Home Depot: Gardener Folding Seat with Detachable Polyester Storage Tote. 5 metal,
wooden handle tools,
250 lb capacity folding/storage seat,
Instead of cut roses that quickly die,
gift Madre with something that blooms every season. Like the Knock Out Roses above “with superior disease resistance” ($11.98 per 1 gallon get several for strategic placement), Monrovia Blaze Of Glory Climbing Rose (in 3.58-Gallon Pot with Soil- $50) or to beautify the trellis, arbor or pergola for summer gift the Rosa Climbing Rose to the right ($19.18). Extra gift – plant it for her!
See these three and more rose choices here. (Get an addition 10% off with Lowe’s Advantage Card – see restrictions)
Per Lowes, Azaleas (a scented flower that blooms in May), Virginia Bluebells (loves shades), Gardenia (comes as a tree or shrub) are also popular choices.
Frugalista tip: HOW TO FIND THE LATEST LOWE’S MARK DOWN REPORT
It’s not as easy as it was a few years ago. Some stores simply will not give you any report that they can print for you (confidential pricing information). While others will gladly print it out and even point out the good deals.
The report isn’t really necessary, but makes your deal finding a lot easier. Almost all clearance and mark down items are clearly labeled and usually towards the back of the store. On weekends, look for big ticket appliance and garden mark downs right in the center aisles of the store. lowesemployees.com
Mom might need some refreshments after toiling in the soil. And she might love the idea of the Urban Agriculture’s Grow Your Own Craft Cocktail Kit. Includes cute mason jar cocktail shaker (a fan of Millie of Scandal will love that!), wooden cocktail muddler, recipe and grow kit including soil, necessary seeds, etc.. Choices like Mojito (in lovely wooden box), Bloody Mary, Cider – all with everything she needs to get her drink on.
$40 (25% off with Bloomingdale card or 20% with Loyalist ID)
Speaking of refreshments, Maman might want to show off her garden and share cocktails with friends. Present her with a couple of these 16″ Siena LED Candle Outdoor Lanterns to shine light on the beauty.
Happy Frugalista Shopping!MAY YOU FIND THE PERFECT GIFT FIT… AT THE PERFECT PRICE. RIGHT ON TIME!
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