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5 Budget Luxuries for Mom

Calgon, Take Her Away

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.