If your family is trying to live the frugal life?... Nothing says 'I appreciate everything that you do' more than a personal frugal gift. Any person can do flowers, or chocolates. Honestly, I am sure that most women, if they really wanted either of those things, would go out and buy flowers or chocolate themselves. I know I do. I suggest that some thought is put into the gift, make it perfect, and show the special woman in your life that you do care and that you are thinking of her and continue to uphold your family values of living a frugal life.
Gifts that are homemade are the frugal way to go. I do understand that life is busy. That is why it is so easy to buy homemade gifts. Not only will you give her a very unique present, but you will show her that you care by going out of your way to really think about what would make her happy and your frugal budget included.
The best part, these gifts do not have to be just from a husband to a wife, or a boyfriend to a girlfriend. Thrifty homemade gifts are something that you could give your boss, your receptionist, a friend who needs a smile, even your neighbors’. Of course, these homemade gifts would be perfect for Mother's Day too. There are so many women out there who put others before themselves and buying a present is a great way to say thank you.
Of course, if you were to go out on a date, frugal dates are ok, what better way to show that you listened on your second or third date than to pick out something home made. If you do not want to put the effort into making anything yourself, or are just not that crafty, then you can buy something special. It will really 'wow' her, and she will appreciate the time and effort that you put into finding the perfect homemade gift.