One of the most loving and luxurious gifts of mom is to give her time to relax. Kids can have dad help draw her a sudsy bath with scented salts or aromatherapy candles. Dads can put nimble fingers to good use with a deep massage. Lavishing mom with attention is free and a great way to show just how much you love her.
Not a homebody? It's still budget-friendly to get some pampering outside the house. Take advantage of free in-store makeovers at a cosmetics counter in the mall, alone or as a girls-only afternoon, and don't feel compelled to walk out with a bag of goodies -- the makeovers really are complimentary.