A Special FREE Mother’s Day Gift


It is Mother’s Day on Sunday. Children all over the country are trying to make, bake or buy gifts to show their Mummy how much they love her. Some children – like us – have a little problem, because Mummy and Daddy are not together, Daddy doesn’t have to help us buy anything for her. So, we have no money, no way of getting any money, but we want to treat Mummy and show her how we love her to bits.

a special free mother's day gift


My big bro and sisters make cards, and help me too, and we have lots of craft bits at the moment to use. But we do want to get her a gift too. What can we do? We can give Mummy a FREE Mother’s Day Gift – a coupon jar. My brother and sisters made one for Mummy years ago, before I was born, and I would like them to help me make one this year. They had no money to buy anything to decorate the jar – but Mummy says it is one of the best gifts she has ever had.

It is the easiest thing in the world to do, it is completely free, and it will mean the world to Mummy.

All you need is an empty jar – the others used a coffee jar, because they liked the shape of it – but any one will do.

Cut a piece of paper into strips and write your promise on it.

Cut a piece of coloured paper into strips – they chose yellow – to make special Golden Coupons for Mummy to choose any coupon she would like.

a special free mother's day gift

You can decorate your jar any way you like – or leave it plain and just write on it.

Some ideas for your coupons could be:

*Iron some clothes

*Tidy one room

*Run a bubble bath

*Give Mummy an hour to herself

You can offer to walk the dog, feed the cat, clean out the rubbish from the car – whatever it is that your Mummy does and you can do for her instead.

So, there is our idea for a special FREE Mother’s Day gift that anyone can make – do you like it?


  1. Such a fantastic idea! I wonder if my kids would do something like this for me….
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  2. What a grand idea! I’m going to make one and put all my chores in it 😉 I’m afraid I only have one child and she’s only 5, that means the husband will have to do everything! 😉 x

  3. Such a great idea – I’m defo going to do this when the boys are older and can help properly. x
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  4. Such a great idea, definitely going to take this idea on for when mine are older.
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  5. You had me at free – some fab ideas here. I’m happy just spending the day with the kids!
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  6. This is such a lovely idea. It’s a bit of a cliche these days to say it’s the thought that counts but it’s really true, especially when it’s from your child.
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  7. I love the idea of a coupon jar! whenever I make things like this for my dad I have to put terms and conditions on them because the sneaky devil tries to re-use them all the time :p (the amount of shopping I have done for him is ridiculous – we are about 5 years in!)
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    My son is far too young, but when kids do get older and can be difficult for dad to not get involved in the purchase of a gift. I would much rather prefer this when my son is at the right age.
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  9. I love this and you can the little people to do chores that are age suitable and ways to treat mum that are age appropriate.

  10. This is the best Mothers Gift idea I have heard! Imagine having a peaceful snooze without kids interrupting it would be heaven!
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  11. oh yes I love this idea its like daily IOU I love it
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  12. I love this idea although I very much doubt my kids would ever stick to the coupons.
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  13. These are great ideas and I am loving it I won’t be able to spend some time with my mum this Mother’s Day but I could make her this and send before Thursday
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  14. Oh this is such a sweet idea and I love that you can make it age appropriate too xxx
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  15. That’s a sweet idea. I’ll suggest it to the wee ones. Cheers! 🙂
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  16. I love the idea of this, although I have to wonder if the tidying would get done.
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  17. What a fabulous idea. Some how I don’t think it would work in our house lol
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  18. Such a great idea, I love gifts like this and would be over the moon to receive this x
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  19. This is just the cutest idea of a gift, I am debating this for an anniversary present to me ha x
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  20. Such a truly beautiful gift – made with love. The best gifts are the ones that cost nothing but come from the heart x
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  21. Looking forward to Mother’s Day. Hoping to put my feet up. Haha
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  22. I love this idea, what a lovely way to celebrate mother’s day – this is exactly the kind of give I would love to recieve. And we made something similar for my mum from Boo for birthday last year – it was a coupon book of similar things !
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  23. This is such a sweet gift idea. Your coupon suggestions are perfect!

  24. This looks like such a fun idea. I like gift that come from the heart rather then the store.
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  25. I think this is such a fantastic idea, I might have to make one of these for my Mum 🙂 x
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  26. That is such a great idea, I love it. It’s free, but it also shows love and care for the other.
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  27. This is the most adorable idea. I’m going to make one I think and make everyone sigh up to it.

  28. I love this idea and so thoughtful too. I think I might even do one of these for my mum and I’m 30 🙂
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  29. That’s such a cute idea for a mothers day present. Thoughtful gifts like that can mean so much more than spending loads of money x
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  30. It’s the thought that counts in my eye. Great post.
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  31. This is so sweet! I know it’s supposed to be for mother’s day but I’d totally make one of these for my boyfriend 🙂

  32. This is such a brilliant idea! So thoughtful too. x
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  33. This is a lovely idea. I did something similar one for my partner where I used different colours to represent different messages and one for my friend who just started blogging full of ideas x
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  34. This is a great idea and I can totally relate as i was a single mother for 5 years and my daughter couldn’t exactly go with dad to get me a gift etc. I think you raise an important issue which some people take for granted and that is that not all kids are in two parent families. The coupons are fab and a great budget friendly gift! Angela from Daysinbed

  35. Aww what an absolutely beautiful idea, I would love this way more than anything money can buy!
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  36. Such a lovely idea. It’s great that you’ve thought of something for families who may not have the extra cash available to splash out on a shop-bought gift.

  37. Wow, this is a great idea. Thanks for this post!

  38. I love this gift idea, so cute and so simple

  39. This is a beautiful idea and one my daughter used to do when she was at school .She used to make me gift vouchers that I could redeem whenever I wanted a treat like, 1 head massage, 1 cup of tea, help fold laundry, do washing up etc.
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  40. Such a fab idea for mothers day. And really thoughtful to. I think gifts like these are just the best. Thanks for sharing. Have a great Mothers Day 🙂
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  41. Love this such a great idea and different to the usual flowers and chocolates isnt it! x

  42. I love this idea. Such a cute one too

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