Frugal Mother’s Day Gifts Ideas

Mother’s day is just around the corner and if you are anything like me you have probably left your gift shopping for last minute, every year I promise I won’t but seems like I do not learn. I thought today I share some Frugal Gift ideas for mother’s day, finding a tasteful and affordable gift for mother’s day can be somewhat of a treasure hunt so hope this will help.

  • Gift of Time- Mom’s just want to spend time with their children so make it a Mother-Daughter/So
    n day, spend the whole day with her.
  • Home Video-Take your family video’s and put together a short home video, a tribute to mom. This can be a little time consuming but can make a great frugal gift and she an enjoy it whenever she misses you.
  • Mom Mix-Make a CD for her, a collection of all the songs that remind her of you and you growing up
  • Write a Letter-Write a a letter instead of a card, write about all the good memories you have with her and all the things she has done for you.
  • Flowers-Flowers can be tricky you can easily spend a lot of money on it, if you have flowers in your garden of nearby pick them and use them as a gift.
  • Coupons-When I was younger my brother and I made a coupon booklet for my mother it included things like “Wash dishes for the day”, “Vacuum for the week” etc just chores around the house. You have to be prepared to honor the coupons at anytime otherwise it won’t work. [This idea was also send in by a reader, Abdul]
  • Digital Photo show-Smilebox You can upload photo’s and create nice slide show’s and the basic service is free.
  • Manicure and/or Pedicure-Costs around $20-$30 moms are pampered and lasts for 2-3 weeks.
  • Dinner-Make a frugal dinner and invite her over or you can surprise her and take it over to her house
  • Scrap Book-Put together a scrap book, here are some already made scrapbooks for a low price all you have to do is insert your pictures.

Hand Made Gift Ideas

Here are some great hand made gift ideas for mother’s day, I love them because they are personal and not to forget very frugal!

Beautiful hand made Jewelry box

Very creative and simple gift basket

I really like this Scented Bath Salt

What are your tips/ideas? Share them in the comments section!

7 Responses to Frugal Mother’s Day Gifts Ideas

  1. Even more frugal –
    get out of the habit of gifts for every occasion! We’ve never ‘celebrated’ mother’s day in my family. When I was a kid, my dad and the kids would cook dinner or breakfast… maybe we’d make a card or a cake… but we definitely did nothing commercial. A heart-felt thank you is enough around my family. Now that I’m not at home, I do try to call on Mother’s Day for a good chat.

  2. @ Ken letter’s are great!

    @ Sarah I kinda agree but I think you can celebrate without major costs, the dinner/ breakfast idea is a great way i think!

  3. Good stuff! I’ve been wondering what to get my mother. I originally planned to just take her out for dinner.


  4. This is an intresting book. I been trying to save money for school and necessary stuff by working. It’s hard to work and go to school but it’s necessary just to have enough money. So far what we went in class over this book is great. I would definetly reccommend this book to anybody that needs help financially. I’m thinking I might give one to my boyfriend so he can learn how to save.

  5. Great gift ideas. We’re almost have the same mother’s day gift ideas which I also posted on my blog . Adding to the above list probably is to cook your mom with her favorite dinner/lunch dish 🙂

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