Mother’s Day gift and treat ideas on a budget

Mother’s Day is just around the corner and we would all love to show our appreciation for all the things she does for us, but doing this on a budget can be tough. Here are some gift ideas for you which will put a smile on her face without breaking your bank balance.

Mother’s Day Flowers

Not the most original of ideas, but a nice bouquet of flowers is a winner with most mums. If you shop at the right places it’s possible to get a good bouquet for a reasonable price. Aldi, Lidl and Asda are selling flowers from as little as £3, with Lidl offering a Mother’s Day bouquet from just £4! Make sure you get down early though as these are likely to sell out fast.

Breakfast in bed

Surprise your mum with a home cooked breakfast in bed. Get all the ingredients for a full English in if that’s what she likes, whatever it is she’ll appreciate the gesture! Combine this with a bouquet of flowers and you’re onto a winner!

Day out

Many of us won’t have the time to take our mums out for the day, and it’s probably a long time since you spent more than a couple of hours just the two of you. Take her out to a nice café for afternoon tea or a bit of lunch and spend some quality time with her. It might not seem like much to you but your mum will love it and appreciate your time more than a gift.


It’s worth keeping your eye on websites like Groupon and Wowcher for some great deals. Beauty treatments and massages are regularly on offer and would be a lovely way to give your mum a couple of hours of stress-free pampering. She no doubt deserves a bit of alone time and a chance to properly relax for once.

Spring clean

While your mums out, or enjoying a Mother’s Day lie in, surprise her by doing some house chores she hasn’t had time to do. Give the house a good hoover or get the duster out so she can put her feet up and enjoy her day. If she has a car you could give that a service, top up her oil and windscreen wiper fluid and give it a good clean for a nice surprise the next time she gets in!


Yankee candles are all the rage at the moment, but if these are out of your price range there are plenty of alternatives out there. Aldi have their own luxury fragranced candles at a very reasonable price, B&M is also a good place to look. 


Books are often forgotten about as gifts these days with all the modern day technology but they can still make a great, thoughtful gift. Whether your mum loves a good novel or is into her cooking, there’s a book for everyone. Take a look in charity shops like British Heart Foundation for second hand books which won’t break the bank balance.


Whether your mum’s a white, rose, red or a prosecco drinker, a nice bottle of her favourite or a slightly more expensive one she hasn’t tried yet will go down a treat. Great for when she’s relaxing and putting her feet up for the day.


For all chocolate lovers a good selection box is a mouth watering prospect. Many supermarkets and confectionery shops will have plenty of offers on for Mother’s Day.  

Personalise your gift

Photo collage canvas – It’s very easy to do these days and it makes a great personal gift. All you have to do is upload a nice picture, pick your size and frame and they’ll do the hardwork. 

Mugs – If, like most, your mum loves a good brew, why not get her her own personalised mug. You could get a photo on the side or some nice words especially for her!

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