Frugal Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Mother’s Day is fast approaching which means it’s time to start thinking about how you can treat your lovely Mum’s. Choosing a gift can be tricky but it’s even more of a challenge if you are on a tight budget. Having a low-budget needn’t stop you from treating your mum on Mother’s Day though. There are plenty of frugal and thrifty ways to treat your mum, I thought I would share some frugal Mother’s Day gift ideas with you.

House Plants

Flowers become ridiculously overpriced around Mother’s Day, and although beautiful to look at they don’t last all that long either. I know it’s lovely to receive a bunch of flowers  but it’s definitely one of the less frugal gifts to give. As an alternative you could give a houseplant as a gift instead, it lasts a lot longer and you can pick them up for a few pounds at the supermarket.

There are some gorgeous flowering varieties like scented geraniums, primroses, orchids and begonias that will brighten up the window sill. If you want something more modern or quirky you could but a cactus or succulent, they are hardy plants and need very little upkeep.

Frugal Homemade Gifts

This is a no brainer really, there’s nothing more frugal than a homemade gift. I have been a mum for 21 years and the gifts I remember receiving the most on Mother’s Day are the ones that the kids made for me. It can be as simple as a handmade card or if you are crafty you could make her something personalised. Here are some frugal homemade gift ideas:

Mother’s Day Handprint Flower Pot 

Huggy Mother’s Day Card Craft

Mother’s Day Foot Soak

Sweet Filled Gift Box

Mother’s Day Free Printables 

DIY Coffee Cup Candles 

Homemade Bath Salts

Homemade Mother’s Day Chocolates 

Framed Family Photo

A photo of the whole family together would make a lovely gift, frames can be picked up cheaply from discount stores and there are always lots of free offers available online from photo printers.

You could also make your own family photo book full of memories, adding tickets or postcards from places you have been together makes it that little bit more special too.

A Day Off

How about giving mum the whole day off by taking over the chores she normally does. If you don’t live with your mum you could pop round and do the cleaning for her or cook her a nice meal. You could also take her out for the day somewhere frugal like a free art gallery, museum or park and make a nice picnic to take along with you.

Kids can make a book of coupons for mum for things like a foot rub, a soak in the bath in peace or breakfast in bed.

A Digital Gift 

If your mum has a Spotify account you could make her a playlist of all her favourite songs to listen to. Does she have a kindle ? if so you can find lots of free e-books to download or look for special offers from publishers, one regularly offers a title for only 99p on Monday’s.



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