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Mother's Day gifts for procrastinators

Tick toc. You've got there days to come up with a plan to prove your love to Mom and any other female whose feelings will be hurt if ignored on Mother's Day.

Before you go off and spend too much on flowers, we've surveyed the gift guide land for some good ideas:

DIY gifts: We've come up with gift ideas so nice and thoughtful, Mom won't even know you were being cheap. From arranging your own roses to filling a cheap tote or reusable grocery bag with magazines and chocolates, check out these Mother's Day gift ideas for inspiration.

Cook gifts: You don't have to pony up $300 for an electric mixer to find a nice gift for moms who enjoy the kitchen. Why not buy her an herb garden, or adorable lunch tote? See these ideas and more from our cook-savvy colleague (and mother) Janet Keeler.

Things to do: Mother's Day can be more than a white-clothed brunch. Neat events this weekend include from free admission for Mom to the zoo and the Florida Aquarium. There's even a Native American Mother's Day Pow Wow. Hey, if it floats her boat...

Any other ideas to share? Don't be shy; we need 'em!

Deal Diva Letitia


Posted by Letitia Stein at 11:16:54 am on May 04, 2011