Mother’s Day 2016 falls on May 8, so if you haven’t already started shopping for that special lady in your life, it’s time to make it a priority.
In 2015, 35 percent of Americans planned to pay $20 to $50 to get mom a gift and only 12 percent expected to spend $100 to $150, according to a survey conducted by Ebates. People are stepping it up for 2016, with 30 percent planning to spend $51 to $100 and 27 percent preparing to pay $100 to $250 for the perfect present.
If you’re having trouble coming up with gift ideas for Mother’s Day, you’re in luck, because Ebates also surveyed moms to find out what they want this year. The top five presents for Mother’s Day 2016 include quality time with family, flowers, chocolate, a spa day and brunch with the family.
Don’t panic if you don’t have a huge budget for gifts, because with a little savvy shopping you can still get your mother the amazing present she deserves. Use these Mother’s Day deals to save on flowers, jewelry, spa days and more. Plus, there are tons of freebies if you’re a mother going out on May 8 this year, too.
Mother’s Day Flowers and Gift Basket Promos
From a bouquet of flowers to a delightful gift basket, take advantage of these Mother’s Day discounts.
- 1-800-Baskets: Take 20 percent off Mother’s Day gifts with code GIVE until May 9.
- 1-800-Flowers: Take 15 percent off all flowers and gifts with code MOTHER15 until May 8.
- FruitBouquets.com: Take 20 percent off any order with code FRUITNOW until May 8.
- GourmetGiftBaskets.com: Get 10 percent off any order with code Moms10 until May 31.
- Harry and David: Take 20 percent off any order with code SAVINGS until May 31.
- SendFlowers.com: Get Mother’s Day flowers starting at $19.99 with code IR10 until May 9.
Read More: 6 Tips for Buying Cheap Mother’s Day Flowers
Mother’s Day Chocolate and Sweets Deals
Satisfy mom’s sweet tooth by using a Mother’s Day promo to buy her some delicious candy or baked goods.
- Cheryl’s: Get 15 percent off any order with code TAKE15 until May 8.
- Dylan’s Candy Bar: Save 25 percent off the Mother’s Day collection with code SWEETMOM until May 8.
- Hawaiian Host: Take 10 percent off all Handy Packs with code HANDY10 for a limited time.
- Mouth: Save 20 percent on Mother’s Day gifts with code MOM20 until May 31.
- Starbucks: Get frappuccinos for half price from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. every day until May 15.
Mother’s Day Jewelry Sales
Buy your mom something sparkly with these Mother’s Day sales on fine jewelry and more.
- Helzberg Diamonds: Enjoy free shipping on any order with code FS2016 through Dec. 31.
- Kay Jewelers: Get $50 off a jewelry purchase of $149 or more with code KE550000001011 and take $100 off purchases of $299 or more with code KE150000001010 through May 8.
- Premium Pearl: Save 20 percent with code MOM2016 through May 8.
- Zales: Get 20 percent off select emerald styles with code EMERALD20AFF until June 1.
Mother’s Day Spa Coupons and Skincare Deals
Your mom deserves some time to herself to relax, so help her do just that by purchasing a Mother’s Day deal on a spa day or skincare products so she can pamper herself at home.
- Bath & Body Works: Take $10 off your order of $30 and up with code S163123 until May 8.
- L’Occitane: Receive a free 5-piece Mother’s Day gift with your order of $55 or more with code MOTHER until May 8.
- HandandSpa.com: Take $10 off spa gift cards and save $20 on spa gift packages until May 9.
- Murad: Use code MURADMOM to get a free Mother’s Day gift set — a $54 value — with any purchase of $125 or more until May 10.
- Spa & Wellness: Take 10 percent off gift cards with code SPA10 until Dec. 30, 2020.
- Spafinder Wellness: Save 10 percent on orders of $50 or more and receive free shipping with code MOM10OFF until May 8.
Mother’s Day Discounts on Everything Else
From eCards to shoes, take advantage of the many other Mother’s Day sale opportunities to cut costs on a great gift for your mom.
- DSW: Get a $10 bonus card for every $50 in gift cards purchased as part of the Mother’s Day 2016 sale, while supplies last or until May 8.
- Family Christian Stores: Take 20 percent off with code 136405323 until May 8.
- Hallmark eCards: Get 25 percent off subscriptions to eCards with code HMECARDS25SPRING until May 31.
- Kohl’s: Take $10 off when you spend $50 or more with code MOMSDAY10 until May 8.
- Ticketmaster: Use code TMN241 for buy one, get one free tickets until May 31.
Mother’s Day Freebies for Mom
- Bob Evans: Mother’s who visit Bob Evans restaurants on May 8 will receive a voucher for free coffee that can be used four times.
- Denny’s: Moms get a free dessert with the purchase of two entrees on Mother’s Day.
- Hooters: Moms get a free entree at any Hooters restaurant on May 8. The free entree is limited to one of the following: a Buffalo Chicken Salad, Buffalo Chicken Sandwich, Hooters Burger, 10-Piece Traditional Wings or 10-Piece Boneless Wings.
- MOD Pizza: Moms get a free 11-inch pizza or a free salad on May 8 at participating locations.
- Ruth’s Chris: Mothers who eat at the restaurant on Mother’s Day receive a free $25 gift card for their next visit.
- Shoney’s: All moms who eat at Shoney’s on May 8 get a free slice of strawberry pie.
Whatever you do to pamper your mom this Mother’s Day, use the deals and discounts above. That way, she’ll feel special and you won’t have to go over budget. But no matter what you do for her or get her on May 8, make sure you thank her for all she’s done for you.
Jamie Young contributed to the reporting for this article.