21 Marvelously Inexpensive Mother’s Day Gifts

by Shaunna Privratsky
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Mom is the last person who wants you to overspend. So she is sure to love one of these marvelously inexpensive gift ideas on her special day.

She is the one who gave you life. She works hard for you every day of the year, mostly without complaint. She sacrifices most anything for your happiness and wellbeing. She’s your mom.

Her special day is coming up and you don’t want to be caught short. Here are 21 inexpensive Mother’s Day gifts she is sure to cherish.

1. You light up my life

Give her a pretty candle in her favorite scent. Bonus points if it matches her décor.

2. Bubbling with joy

How about a large bottle of bubble bath? Or make her some yourself? Nothing beats a relaxing soak after a hard day.

3. M-m-m good

Bake a basket of muffins for the busy Mom who barely has time to cook.

4. Reader’s delight

Pick up the latest book by her favorite author. Or get an old favorite to replace her tattered copy with the grape juice stain from when you were playing football in the house.


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5. 12 gifts in one

Give her a year’s subscription to her favorite magazine. This is a guilt-free treat every month of the year.

6. Morning pleasures

Make a gift basket or container full of gourmet coffees or teas. Sit down and have an old-fashioned tea party together.

7. Accessorize with attitude

Find a pretty scarf for spring to dress up any wardrobe. It will add a splash of color to basics or set of a spring dress. She could even wear it as a belt or tie it around her handbag.

8. Shopping spree

Get her a gift card at her favorite store, or one that she normally wouldn’t indulge in.

9. Pictures say 1,000 words

Wrap up a nice frame with your picture or the grandkids’. She’ll treasure it every time she looks at it.

10. Her new favorite mug

Find a fancy or special teacup or mug at a second-hand store for unbelievable savings. Wash it up and it will be as good as new.

11. Bouquet of flowers

You’ll get bonus points if you pick them yourself.

12. Tissue, anyone?

Give her a movie to watch together. Choose an old standby or the latest release she’s been dying to see.

13. Pamper her pretty

Present a gift certificate to a spa. They offer services and packages to fit almost any budget.

14. What’s cookin’?

Take her out to eat. She’ll love that someone else is cooking and cleaning up.

15. Pretty and practical

Give her a set of attractive, yet sturdy gardening gloves. It will keep her hands soft.

16. Green thumb goodies

Put together some gardening tools, a soft kneeling pad, and maybe some seeds for the avid gardener.

17. Sweet dreams

Buy her a fluffy new pillow with a fancy case. Slip a dryer sheet inside for sweetly scented dreams.

18. The gift of time

Make a coupon to do the household chores for a week.

19. Lazy luxury

What Mom could resist breakfast in bed? Let her sleep in as long as possible and then surprise her. Bonus points if you add a flower in a vase or a pretty napkin.

20. That’s the spot

Give her a coupon for a foot massage, whenever she chooses.

21. Homemade from the heart

Make her a card with a personal message.

Sometimes all a mother wants to hear is that her children appreciates her. A sincere “I love you, Mom” can mean more than any store bought gift.

Whether you live near or far, don’t forget to say those little words and make this the most marvelous Mother’s Day ever.

Reviewed March 2021

About the Author

Shaunna Privratsky became an expert in personal finance out of necessity. Between writing, reading and gardening, she is always on the lookout for bargains. Please sign up for her free newsletters at The Discount Diva.

 

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