Don't panic. Mother's Day is Sunday and there are still plenty of deals on gifts, whether you are taking Mom out for a meal, sending a card and chocolates, buying her new clothes, or cooking her a meal yourself. Plus, I shared unusual gift ideas below.
Taking Mom out to eat? Check out these deals when you make a reservation through Open Table: 10% off your check plus a free glass of vino for mom at Touch of India in NYC. Mom gets a free cocktail at Bistro Vida in Menlo Park, CA and first-time moms eat free at RH Restaurant & Bar in Los Angeles.
In Chicago, Mom can sip a glass of champagne or a "Mom-osa" gratis at The Bank. Mom can order a $2 bubbly drink and get a free red velvet cupcake at Kona Grill in Denver and at McCormick & Schmick's Seafood across the country moms get a free dessert. Remember to make your reservation through Open Table!
You can also treat Mom to a free breakfast at Ikea on May 9. The meal includes scrambled eggs, bacon, potatoes and a cup of coffee. Valid at participating stores only.
For every $25 e-gift card you buy at CVS.com in May you'll get a $5 e-gift card for yourself, up to $25 back. That means when you give an e-gift card to mom you get a little something for yourself. You can customize the gift card, which arrives via e-mail, with a photo and message. Buy it now and schedule it to arrive at a specific time, so no worries about forgetting mom.
Get 20% off all regularly-priced women's styles at GAP.com through May 7 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Use coupon code GAPLUVSMOM while checking out. Not valid in stores. Some brand exclusions. Not valid on gift cards.
If you are making mom a tasty treat at home, RedPlum came up with six recipes for less than $5 each. Nice! You probably already have a few of the ingredients on hand and with any luck you'll have a few bucks leftover to buy mom a flower or two.
Through May 9, Amazon has 11 magazines on sale for $5-$10. Titles include Parents, Good Housekeeping, Garden Design, Marie Claire, O, The Oprah Magazine , and Pregnancy, among others.
Check out these Mother's Day gifts under $25. Or, if you are on a super tight budget, head to the dollar store for gift ideas. If you want to give her a little shock, try one of these 10 unexpected Mother's Day gift ideas. You can also print out free blank coupons (i.e. "do the dishes without complaining") you can customize to please your mom, courtesy of Michael's.
Mother's Day 2010 deals on gift ideas