My mom used to tell me that all she wanted from me was good behavior, lol. Flowers usually do the trick, jewlery (my mom has a charm bracelet), or take her out to a movie and lunch. My mom didn't really care what I got her, but that she got to spend some time with me.
I am a mother of three my oldest being 9. The thing i want from my kids is to have ONE day that we can all spend together without ANY fighting with me or each other and just to have a good day. To me it is not about monetary things, it is about being together and being happy to have one another!