Mother's Day Gift Guide: the Outdoorsy Mom

All this week, I'll be sharing my picks for the best Mother's Day gifts on a budget ... each day will have a different theme, so hopefully you'll be able to find something perfect for all of the unique moms in your life. 

Today ... the Outdoorsy Mom.  Do the moms you know love getting outside in the fresh air?  Do they enjoy gardening or picnics? Is their backyard their version of paradise? Then these gifts will be perfect for them ... 

(Design by NYC Recessionista; images courtesy of retailers as follows)

{1} Target gardening tools set
{2} Anthropologie repurposed wood picture frame
{3} Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection SPF50 Lotion
{4} Pottery Barn hanging mason jar candle holders
{5} C. Wonder wicker picnic basket

I'm shopping for the Presidents ... really.

In honor of the Presidents, here are just some of the sales going on this weekend--

Banana Republic is offering discounts of up to 40%, both in stores and online.

Ann Taylor is offering 40% off one full-priced item, both in stores and online when you enter SPRING40 at checkout.

Meanwhile, Ann's kid sister LOFT is taking 50% off select full-priced spring styles.

Macy's is having their annual President's Day sale, with discounts of up to 50% off plus an extra 25% off clearance items.

Bath & Body Works has various deals going on this weekend, including BOGO on Wallflowers, which I love for keeping my apartment smelling so fresh and so clean.

If you're in the market for a new handbag or a shiny new piece of luggage, eBags is offering 20% off and free shipping on orders of $100 or more.

Even Pottery Barn is getting in on the action and taking up to 50% off select items.