Mother's Day gifts are tough.
As a kid, you never know what to get your mom that will adequately show her how much she means to you—while as a mom, you don't want to pressure your kid into getting you something extravagant.
But as revealed through a telling Reddit thread, the best gifts to give/receive for Mother's Day cost little or no money.
When posed the question, "What do you actually want for Mother's Day?" Reddit user i_said_miraclewhip wrote:
"I have a 20 yr old in college and he has no money. So a lovely card with a handwritten note saying he appreciates me and listing some reasons why would be all I want. And maybe cook me breakfast. What's better than that?"
TishraDR had a similarly reasonable request: "My kids are now 21 and 23. I ask for the same thing every year. Don't argue, clean the house without being asked, and make me breakfast."
"I collect the cards my daughter has given me over the years," wrote dorothyborothy. "I want another card, and to be left alone for a few hours to brew and drink beer."
We get that.
Fish-x-5's request is sweet and simple: "My son wrote me a letter that talked about some of our funny memories together, some of our difficult times and how we made them through them and why he thought I was an awesome Mom. It cost him zero dollars, but it was so thoughtful I know he put some time into it."
There you have it: All your mom likely wants for her big day is to know she is appreciated.
That...and maybe a spa day should do just fine.