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Mother's Day Gift Advice From Around the Web

A look at tips from personal finance bloggers about inexpensive ways to show mom you love her.

Americans are expected to spend an average of nearly $163 on mom for Mother's Day this year, according to a National Retail Federation survey. Those surveyed said they'll likely buy mom her favorite flowers, clothing, a day at the spa or a meal at a restaurant. However, what people buy their mom (or spouse) isn't always what she wants, according to another survey by RetailMeNot. As a mom of three, I do enjoy receiving gifts on Mother's Day. But I certainly don't expect my family to spend a lot on me. More than anything, I just want them to show their appreciation for what I do.

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If you need help figuring out how to show your mom (or mother of your children) your appreciation without spending a fortune, I've rounded up several ideas from some of our favorite personal finance bloggers. Surely, you'll find something among the ideas below that your mom will enjoy -- and that will fit within your budget.

What Moms Want for Mother’s Day [Bargain Babe]
"Here’s a breakdown of what moms in 10 top U.S. cities are wishing for this Mother’s Day."

4 Low-Cost, Love-Filled Ideas for Mother’s Day [Mint Life]
"Sure, mom deserves a diamond necklace, but the truth is, a rushed, expensive purchase is often far less touching to Mom than a carefully thought out and selected gift will be."

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Don’t Go Broke Celebrating Mother’s Day -- 7 Frugal Ideas [Free From Broke]
"Mother’s Day is about the special Moms in you life. It doesn’t have to be about spending a lot of money."

Thank You, Mom [RetailMeNot]
"21 Mother’s Day gifts she’ll love almost as much as you."

8 Ways to Spoil Mom This Mother's Day Without Spending a Fortune [Parenting Squad]
"The most important thing you can do for Mother's Day -- or any holiday for that matter -- is prepare. If you know what your wife likes, that makes your job much easier."

A Mother’s Day Shopping Cheat Sheet [Bankrate Credit Cards Blog]
"Here's how you can similarly use your credit cards to mitigate Mother's Day expenses while still making her smile."