All moms deserve to be treated to a special meal for Mother’s Day, but moms love having the power to dine out on other days too! That’s why Gift Cards make such great Mother’s Day gifts. This year, rather than presenting her with just a gift card and an “I love you, Mom,” why not do it in style? The Dish team put our imaginations to work and came up with seven fun and affordable ways to surprise mom with a Gift Card and a little something extra.

Basket of Muffins

Basket – $8
Muffins – $4 (homemade or purchase at your local grocery store)
Tissue paper – $2
$25 Gift Card – $10

Homemade Card

Card made by you – FREE!
Candy – $4
$50 Gift Card – $20


Bottle of wine – $10
$25 Gift Card – $10

Flower Pot with Mom’s Favorite Flowers

Yellow mums – $4
Flower pot – $5
$100 Gift Card – $40

Gardening Supplies

Flower pot – $5
Gardening gloves – $6
Chalkboard sign – $1
Seeds – $1
$50 Gift Card – $20

Mom’s Favorite
Strawberry cake from the local grocery store – $7
$50 Gift Card – $20

Colorful Flower Bundle

Bouquet of Spring Flowers – $15
Vase – $6 (or re-use a vase you have at home)
$100 Gift Card – $40

Keep in mind, gift cards are available in denominations of $25, $50 and $100, with prices starting at just $10, so you can replace any of the cards shown above with the gift card that matches your budget.

We’d love to hear what you think of our ideas!  If you have any gifting suggestions of your own, please share them in the comments section below.

Happy Mother’s Day!