Insider Savings: Mother's Day gift ideas, deals


by LAURA THORNQUIST / Special Contributor


Posted on May 1, 2012 at 8:38 AM

Updated Tuesday, May 1 at 8:42 AM

Mother's Day is quickly approaching and so are the deals for mom. Laura Thornquist shares today's "Insider Savings" tips and a few ideas.

Mom always enjoys a personalized gift and I have some for free.

First of all, we all need to get mom a card, and we all know the cost of cards these days. So, how about a personalized card for free?

You can order a free card from with coupon code FREETREAT or at Cardstore using promo code LUVMOM.  

Shutterfly and Family Circle are offering a free 8x8 20 page hardcover photo book just in time for Mother's Day. All you have to do is pay for the shipping cost of $7.99.

As a bonus, when you sign up for a new account, you will get 50 free 4x6 photo prints. And if this wasn't enough, Shutterfly will give you a free 5x7 Mother's Day card when you use the code: CARD4U.

You will need to pay the 99 cent shipping cost on the card, but if you put this all together, it's a 20-page hardcover photo book and Mother's Day card for only $8.98.

We've had tons of great flower and candy deals on the website,, you can go there and find some great daily deal offerings almost every day.

If you're mom loves to cook, Shop Taste of Home has their famous $5 book sale. You can find some awesome gift ideas, and Flirty Aprons has a 40 percent off sale going on right now with promo code Mother40. These always make for some great and popular gift ideas.

If you want to give mom an experience she will remember, you have a way to go all out.

Buying a gift for mom can sometimes be a challenge. So, instead why not give mom an experience she will remember? The W Dallas-Victory hotel is offering a few ways to spoil mom this year.

The Wonderful Mother's Day Package gives mom a one night stay at the W Hotel plus a Bliss Spa "Bliss-age" 75-minute full-body massage for two. Mom will also enjoy a $50 food and beverage credit and a take home a pair of plush W robes to remember her experience.

Another elaborate package includes a $1,000 credit at Bliss Spa. So, if you want to go all out for mom this year, visit the W Hotel. And the W Hotel is offering one of our lucky viewers a chance to win one of the packages.