Lydia C. Lee is still trying to work out what to do with her one wild and precious life. She currently is a haphazard blogger. Read more at holidazeandhellidaze.blogspot.com.au or www.pandoraandmax.blogspot.com
Thoughtful gifts that won't blow the budget
Need a gift that won't break the bank? Short on time and money? Heading to Ikea for a quick stock up on batteries or those meatballs? Why not get one of these for your Mum for Sunday?
The ever popular thick plush dressing gown is only $29.99.
They even have the clichéd Mother's Day slippers if you want to head down that path, a mere $2.99.
As the weather gets chilly, how about a nice throw for the lounge on a frosty night? Only $29.99 again.
If inspiration is her style, why not get Mum a book - Ikea has a range from $7.99.
If she's crafty, and used to sew, Ikea now has sewing machines for $79 and there's plenty of material if you want to throw that in too. Use it was wrapping paper and save the environment.
Fill a jar or container with her favourite things. No wrapping needed and the container can be used again in the pantry.
Instead of forking out for cut flowers that die, consider a plant that keeps on flowering for a year - pots start at 99 cents! You can even get some beautiful orchids for $24.99.
There are scented candles and candle holders, and together, a lovely gift for less than $4.50!
Grab some material and wrap a jam or marmalade, for something practical.
For $3.99, get some frames and put the photos of the much loved kids or a favourite holiday.
My favourite, however, were the stickers to create your own work of art, in a style you like! From $19.99, make an original.
You could even buy dinner there and let her take the night off!
Thoughtful doesn't mean spending a lot, it's the effort of the giver in finding that perfect gift.