Saving A Buck: Mother’s Day

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Just a reminder, this Sunday is Mother's Day.

If you don't have a gift yet for mom, you still have time.

While our moms deserve the best, the reality is, some of us are on a budget and would like to save a buck when it comes to those gifts.

If you want to give your mom a little pampering but are worried about the cost consider all your options.

If mom likes getting a manicure, head over to Central State Beauty Academy; the spa service costs just $10.

If you want to really spoil mom, add a pedicure, facial and massage for a total of just $125.

Carol Fisher, with Central State Beauty Academy, said, "We can do a day of beauty, any number of services in one day, and it's a much lower price than going to a salon."

It's cheaper because students perform the services which means, in some cases, it may take a little more time.

If your mom loves flowers, Sandy Smith with, said to consider a potted plant instead of a bouquet.

It will last a lot longer and usually doesn't cost as much.

Helping mom around the house or making her something special is a great way to give from the heart instead of from your wallet.

Smith said, "It really involves thinking a little creatively."

Instead of taking mom for dinner, why not take her for dessert?

It's a lot cheaper and what mom doesn't like something sweet?

Smith said, "It's really just the quality of time you are spending and having a little sweet treat helps as well."

Cupcakes and ice cream or some other treat are a great, less formal option.

When it comes down to it, it's really not about how much you spend but the love behind the gift.

Metro family magazine has found several free or discounted things you can do with mom this weekend.

CLICK HERE to see Metro Family's Mother's Day list

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