Happy Mother’s Day to everyone who deserves this particular holiday greeting. While I’m not a big fan of this Hallmark™ holiday — an excuse for companies to sell stuff including cards, flowers, and jewelry — I still take time to consider all that my mother has done for me. Thanks, Mom!
Check those links above for alternatives to the traditional Hallmark, 1-800-FLOWERS, FTD, Zales and Tiffany and Co. options for gifts of the specified types.
Updated August 9, 2011 and originally published May 14, 2006. If you enjoyed this article, subscribe to the RSS feed or receive daily emails. Follow @ConsumerismComm on Twitter and visit our Facebook page for more updates.