The best cheap Mother's Day gift ideas
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Take a look at our top present ideas to impress mum on her special day, without breaking the bank.
Can’t figure out what to get your mum for Mother’s Day? Here are a few ideas to get you started, none of which will cost you a fortune!
Nothing shows you care more than a homemade gift, whatever the result!
Try your hand at cooking up a feast or some nice cakes to give to mum on the day. You can get some inspiration from our sister website loveFOOD.
Or if you’re feeling really creative you could make a gift that she can treasure forever and show off to all her mum-friends.
If you're not so crafty, you could give her a personalised mug, photo book, phone case and more with the help of a site like Photobox.
A nicely thought out hamper of goodies always goes down well, too. Fill it with her favourite DVDs, CDs and treats to show off how much you know about her.
We all know mums are superheroes in disguise, but even they need their gadgets.
Hobbies and interests
If all of the kids are grown up and out of the house, your mum’s probably got a bit more time to take up or return to her own hobbies and interests.
For mums with the post-child wanderlust, a personalised scratch map (£14.99) is a great gift. Countries on the map are covered in a top layer of gold foil that she can peel off every time she visits a new destination.
And for those who like to stay a little closer to home (the garden, in this case), how about some gardening goodies? This Mother's Day seed card is only £4 from Not on The High Street and is an essential eco-friendly piece of kit for beginners and more experienced gardeners alike.
Or if she’s more athletic, you could try sportswear, equipment, gadgets or even some classes for her to try out.
Treat your mum to an afternoon tea to get into her good books.
There are loads of places to try and the outing can cost as little as £9.37 per person.
Or for a personal touch (and to save a bit of money) you can create your own afternoon tea experience. You just need a cake stand and a tea pot set, plus some tea, little sandwiches and mini cake treats.
It seems like a small gift to mark the day, but if your mum tends not to spoil herself then a scented candle could be perfect.
There’s nothing better than getting mum something personalised for her to show off and display around the home.
Lots of websites now offer a personalisation service. For example, get her favourite song lyrics framed for just £14.95 with free delivery.
A present that your mum can look forward to is sure to earn you brownie points and getting tickets to something they might enjoy is a good way to go about it.
A night at the theatre doesn’t have to cost the earth. lastminute.com has some top ticket offers at the moment: take Mum to go see Avenue Q or Footloose for £10 or Sh*t Faced Shakespeare for £13.50. Read our guide to getting cheap theatre tickets for more tips to help you save.
Alternatively, a trip to the cinema doesn't have to cost a fortune. Read How to get free and cheap cinema tickets to cut the cost of a trip to the pictures. It's also worth checking your local cinema for Mother's Day deals. The Tyneside Cinema is doing a buy one get one free offer on Mother's Day screenings so you can take her for free, for example.
Mums tend not to spend a lot of money on themselves. So why not treat yours to a gift voucher at her favourite store so she hasn’t got any choice but to!
Be wary though, with some retailers going into administration in recent years a gift card isn’t always a safe bet. Read Gift cards that are safe from retailers going bust to see which are protected.
Alternatively you could give a voucher that doesn’t hold a monetary value but offers your time instead.
This article has been updated
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