Sunday, July 21, 2024

How to save money on Mother’s Day

Making your mum a scrapbook, creating a personalised playlist or putting together a beautiful, yet affordable hamper are just some of the ways you can treat your mum this Mother’s Day, without spending a lot of money.


The penny-pinching gurus at have put together a list of wonderful gift ideas, which can show your mum you love and appreciate her even if you are a bit strapped for cash.


These include checking promotional websites, filling a scrapbook or even making her a homemade sugar scrub or hand cream.


Darren Williams from said: “Showing your mum you love and care for her is definitely the most important part of Mother’s Day.


“But it doesn’t have to mean spending hundreds of pounds on a present. Sometimes the best gift you can give your mum is something that is personal and shows you care.


“With our money-saving Mother’s Day hacks below, you can treat your mum to something special without breaking the bank.”


These are the sites money-saving Mother’s Day tips:


  1. Make a homemade gift

If you’re strapped for cash this Mother’s Day, why not make your mum a homemade gift? This doesn’t have to be a basic card, it can actually be something that your mother can use and enjoy. Some ideas include a homemade hand cream, sugar scrub, candle or key ring.


  1. Make her a beauty hamper

Make her a basket filled with affordable products that you’ll know she’ll use. Her favourite shampoo, conditioner and toothpaste could be included as well as samples of her favourite beauty products (you can get small samples from most department store beauty counters). Decorate the basket with a beautiful ribbon for a present that’s both affordable and fabulous.


  1. Fill a scrapbook with memories

Remembering some amazing memories you’ve shared over the years is a gift that your mum will cherish forever. Fill a scrapbook up with lots of images from family holidays, events and occasions. This idea is both affordable and beautiful.


  1. Jazz up your flowers

If you’re choosing to get your mum some flowers for mother’s day, but can’t afford an expensive bunch, why not jazz them up yourself? Buy an inexpensive vase and decorate it with paint and glitter. You could also add a ribbon around the middle of the vase, for an extra special touch that doesn’t cost a lot.


  1. Write her a cheque

This doesn’t mean what you think it means. If you’re strapped for cash at the minute, why not write your mum an ‘I owe you’ in the form of a personalised cheque? This could be a cheque that entitles her to a meal of her choice whenever she likes, or could entitle her to a day where she can put her feet up and relax whilst you do all the chores.


  1. Create a playlist with all her favourite songs

Create a playlist filled with all of her favourite tunes and share it through a streaming website. If your mum is a little challenged when it comes to technology, why not download a few and pop them onto a CD for her? Or, to save even more money, you could collect up all of her most-loved albums and burn her favourite tracks from the albums onto a new CD, so all of her favourite music will be together on one disc.


  1. Cook her a meal at home

If you’re planning on taking your mother out this Mother’s Day, why not save a bit of cash and cook her a meal instead? Pick her favourite starter, main and desert dishes and whip up something you know she’ll love.


  1. Check promotional websites for deals

If you’re taking your mother out for a meal this Mother’s Day, search for promotional offers and deals on sites like You can also find offers for flowers, beauty and champagne deals and even money off a Mother’s Day card on websites like these.


  1. Get her something inexpensive but thoughtful

If you’re struggling to think of a gift, why not go for something that’s affordable, yet something that you know she’ll use? This could be anything from a phone charger for her car to a gorgeous photo frame that she’s been looking at. Sometimes these gifts work better as it shows you’ve been listening.


  1. Give her some love!

Mother’s Day doesn’t have to be about gifts. Sometimes the best way to show your mum you love and appreciate her is by actually doing so! Spend a day doing all the cooking and cleaning and let your mum dedicate Mother’s Day to putting her feet up. This is something she will certainly appreciate.




Elliot is the Editor at ABCMoney. He manages a team that writes and contributes to many leading publications across a number of industries.

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