When I was young she was lucky if she got a card for Mothers' Day. And for her birthday? Well, certainly nothing over the £10 or $20 mark. Think a big box of chocolates, or some cheap skin care products.
As I've grown older, I really haven't grown richer, so I think it must just be more appreciation for what my Mum actually does for me. She's sacrificed so much for my brothers and I. My Dad's the same, which is why he has also had better gifts as the years have gone by. Either I was an extremely snotty and ungracious child, or I was supremely ignorant of the meaning of those special days we allow our Parents.
I love giving presents.