A look at tips from personal finance bloggers about inexpensive ways to show mom you love her. By Cameron Huddleston, Former Online Editor May 7, 2014 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. SEE ALSO: Mother's Day Freebies and Deals 2014 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." Advertisement 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."