Looking to celebrate your wife or mom this Mothers Day but don’t have a lot of cash to splurge on her? Cheap Mothers Day gifts exist and don’t have to look cheap or cheesy.
If you want to go the extra mile but need inexpensive Mothers Day gifts, these best cheap gifts for Mom will show you care without hurting your pocketbook.
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11 Cheap Mothers Day Gifts to Make Her Feel Special
Put Together a Pamper Kit. Hit up your local dollar store and load bubble bath, face masks, nail polish, and scented lotion into a roomy basket. For not much cash, you can give your mom the gift of self-care. Do you live far away but still want to remember your mother with an inexpensive but thoughtful gift? This bath bomb kit for moms costs around $10 and ships free with your Prime membership.
Celebrate Her Hobby with Jewelry. Check out Etsy.com for the most unique hobby-related gifts. My mom loves quilting, so I scored her a unique pair of I Love Quilting sterling silver earrings for just $6.00 plus shipping. It’s not something she can buy at the local mall and buying from an Etsy seller supports small business. Whether your mom loves dogs, gardening, or crocheting, there’s an affordable jewelry option for her.
Take a Hike or Pack a Picnic. If your mom loves the outdoors, a cheap Mothers Day gift is as close as the nearest park or hiking trail. My son takes me hiking every year on Mothers Day, and though it costs little in terms of money – just the cost of the sandwiches, chips, and drinks for the picnic – I treasure the time together more than any material item.
Upgrade Her Kitchen Tools. Need the best cheap Mothers Day gifts for the mom who loves to cook? This kitchen 8 in 1 multi tool features eight different tools in one – Funnel, Lemon juicer, spice grater, egg masher, cheese grater, lid opener, egg separator and measuring cup. It’s a gift your mom will love and won’t break the bank.
Help Her Get Organized. If your mom is a little messy with her makeup, lend a hand to help her get organized with this makeup organizer for moms. It’s an inexpensive Mothers Day gift that holds all her jewelry and makeup in one place.
Stock Up on Her Favorite Drink. Another cheap Mothers Day gift is to splurge on your mom’s favorite beverage. Whether she’s a coffee/caffeine junkie, loves green tea, or has to have her red wine, adding to her beverage stash makes a great gift.
Make Her Dessert. Inexpensive Mothers Day gifts are all about pampering. Nothing says love like your mom’s favorite dessert. For just the cost of a few ingredients at the grocery store, it’s a cheap Mothers day gift she’ll love. Don’t cook? Check out the Deceptively Easy Dessert Cookbook at Amazon – for very simple recipes even a cooking newbie can make for mom.
Top 10 Moments Letter. Your mom will cherish this simple inexpensive Mothers Day gift, and all it will cost you is postage. Write down a list of your top 10 memories of all time you spent with your mom, and promise: she’ll cherish it forever. If you’re having a hard time coming up with ideas to write down as a special keepsake for your mom this Mothers Day, this Mom I’ve Always Wanted to Tell You Journal on Amazon offers ideas to help you record your thoughts and memories about mom.
Make Her a Memory Slideshow. Gather your favorite pictures from childhood, and scan them into a digital format such as PNG or JPG. Using a free slideshow app like Smilebox (you could even do this on Facebook), create a slideshow with captions about why you love your mom. Include the positive family memories you have. Send the link to your mom so she can watch it whenever she wants on her PC or smartphone or share it with her friends.
The Best Cheap Mothers Day Gifts Cost Nothing
The Power of a Visit. If you live nearby, don’t underestimate the power of a simple visit to your mom. Pick up a 99-cent card and a small bouquet of flowers at the grocery store and take them to your mom in person. If you don’t live close, pick up the phone and call your mom instead or set up a time to Skype or Facetime with her. Seriously, moms just want to be remembered and appreciated by their kids on Mothers Day. Your words, time, and affection cost nothing, but to your mom on Mothers Day, they’re a priceless gift.
A Day to Herself. If you’re married and want cheap Mothers Day gifts for your wife, give her a day to herself. Alone. No chores, no responsibilities. Quiet if she wants it.
Caring for young kids can be stressful, and many moms just want a few hours or an entire day or weekend to themselves. Allow your wife to wake up when she wants, eat when she wants, pee when she wants, shower when she wants, sleep when she wants.
If she wants a day out of the house without the kids at the mall, nail salon, or movies, don’t call or ask her questions. Just take care of it. Do the laundry and dishes, feed the kids, and ensure everyone’s bathed while she’s gone so she’s not coming home to a mess. After all, it’s not a treat to have a day by yourself if you have to clean up after everyone afterward.
If she wants to be alone at home, take the kids to a movie, the mall, or a park on your own, but let her have her peace as long as possible. Try out some of our frugal things to do with kids. If your wife is a part-time or full-time stay-at-home mom, this is the gift you should give every year. It costs you nothing to give her a break.
What are your favorite cheap Mothers Day gifts? Did you do something special for your mom that cost little or next to nothing? Share your thoughts below in the comments!