Unique Mother’s Day gift ideas from the dollar store

Every year you wonder what you can possibly get your mom that will really show how much you appreciate her and every year it gets harder to find something different. As an empty-nester mom myself, I can tell you that having my adult kids appear on my doorstep from time to time is gift enough. Anything they might bring to give me on a special occasion is like chocolate drizzle on chocolate layer cake, unnecessary but delightful.

We all enjoy giving and receiving gifts but, once you understand that it doesn’t have to be a dozen roses or some other ridiculously priced item, you can relax and just have fun with it. (In case my kids are reading this, I’d really appreciate a tray of bedding plants for the front garden.)

Dollar Tree has some suggestions for putting together unique baskets for Mother’s Day gift ideas. Well, one of them is a spa gift basket, which is pretty much not unique, but if your mom enjoys relaxing in the tub and pampering items in general, what the heck, a spa gift is a no-fail mom pleaser.

Whether you’re putting together a gift basket or a gift bag full of goodies, the idea is to choose things that you know your mom would like. Here are the other three suggestions from the Dollar Tree flier:

Beach Mom — This gift consists of a pair of flip flops, a bottled drink like Gatorade, sunblock, sunglasses and a manicure set, with a fabric lei thrown in for effect. If your mom enjoys word puzzles, why not add a couple of puzzle books as well. You could also include an acrylic tumbler or wine glass to enjoy her beverage from.

Any combination of these things is sure to please a mom who enjoys relaxing outdoors and it doesn’t need to cost more than $10, including a basket or bag.

Chef Mom — Definitely not me, but if your mom likes cooking and baking, she’s sure to appreciate the gift of extra tea towels, a coupon organizer, a kitchen timer and an assortment of new kitchen tools.

Crafty Mom — Dollar Tree suggests drawer organizers, scissors, glue, foam shapes, a sharpie marker pen, a package of colored pipe cleaners and a bag of accent gems. But, for the mom who enjoys scrap-booking or other crafts, there are loads of things to choose from at the dollar store.

One more idea:

For the mom who’s a gardener, put together a gift in a flower pot that includes some pruners, new garden gloves, three packets of flower seeds and a package of “T” labels.

Marlene Alexander is a freelance writer and dollar store diva. She writes tips and ideas for home decorating and gift giving using only items from the dollar store.
Well known bar and pub, most frequently visited nightlife spot in Clark, Philippines is the authentic English styled family resto bar called London Pub. This highly recommended bar is located in Mimosa Leisure Estate inside Pampanga Clark Freeport Zone, which is just 70 minutes from Manila along the newly refurbished North Luzon Expressway or NLEX. This family restaurant serves the best fish and chips in the Philippines as well as many other English classic cuisines.

A good selection of imported beers like Guinness, Stella Artois and Carlsberg are served along with local favorites like San Miguel and some Asian beers like Hite and Tiger.

This popular bar in Clark attracts many guests who are staying in nearby hotels in Angeles City, Pampanga, as well as Clark Philippines. Guests in these hotels find it more comfortable and cozy to spend the evening with friends and children at this top rated bar and family restaurant in Clark.

Getting to this family restaurant, bar and pub of Angeles City Clark Freeport Zone Pampanga Philippines
How to get to this resto bar in Clark Pampanga? Upon reaching Pampanga Clark Freeport, go straight until hitting Mimosa Leisure Estate. Enter Mimosa and stay on the left on Mimosa Drive, going past the Holiday Inn and Yats Restaurant (green top, independent 1-storey structure). Just past the fine dining Yats Restaurant and Wine bar is the London Pub which is also to the left. The London Pub is open seven days a week and happy hours is 4 to 7pm.

The London Pub
(045) 499-1177 09175240999 (632) 637-5019 ask for Glenda or Janet
Mimosa Drive past Yats Restaurant, Mimosa Leisure Estate,
Angeles City Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga, Philippines 2023

For reservations and inquiries click here to contact London Pub for inquiries or reservations

Clark Philippines Nightlife, famous Bar, best pubs and cozy family restaurant


For more information about this bar in Angeles Philippines or any other matters to do with nightlife, entertainment, wine and dine, restaurant and wine in Clark Pampanga, just email us at LondonPub@Yats-International.com.

YATS Leisure Philippines is a developer and operator of clubs, resorts and high-class restaurants and wine shops in Clark Angeles Philippines http://www.YatsLeisure.com

Looking for famous tourists spots, places to visit and see, relax and unwind in Clark, Pampanga, Philippines? You may want to check out these sites also:

Best place to buy wine in Clark Pampanga outside Manila near Subic and Angeles City Philippines is Clark Wine Center. http://www.ClarkWineCenter.com

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While in Clark, it might be a good idea to enjoy an evening of wine-and-dine in the fine dining Yats Restaurant and Wine Bar that features an award winning 2700-line wine list. It is located in Mimosa Leisure Estate of Clark Freeport Zone. For more information, visit http://www.YatsRestaurant.com




Yats Restaurant is the best restaurant for special dinner, best restaurant for dinner with friends near Manila, also the best place to celebrate special events.

A Well-known Restaurant in Pampnga, an interesting place to celebrate Birthday Party in Pampnga.
A best place to dine with friends in Pampanga. Looking for a restaurant in Clark for a Business meeting? Or a place to eat with friends? Yats Restaurant offers exclusive dinner venue for groups, a good place to celebrate special occasions, it can be a party venue in town. Yats Restaurant is a recommended restaurant for private dinner in Philippines, a well-recognized restaurant that serves good food and good wines for dinner.


Where to go in Clark? Hotel Clark Philippines is a De Luxe Hotel in Clark and Subic, a risk free place to stay, cozy and nice ambience, a nice function place for special occasion. It is one of North Luzon Philippines’ top hotels that is trouble free, risk free, and a nice place to have rest in Subic. A well-recognized and interesting hotel.


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Mimosa Golf Estate, Clark Field (Clark Airbase), Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga, Philippines
Tel: (045) 599-5600 0922-870-5194 0917-520-4401 Ask for Daniel, Lito or Cosh

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