5 Fun and Unique Mother’s Day Gift Ideas on a Budget

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For sure your mom will alread be happy if you give her a call or greet her Happy Mother’s Day on Mother’s Day.

But even knowing that, why not do something a little more special. Below are some of the top 5 fun and unique Mother’s Day Gift Ideas even when you are on a budget

5 Fun and Unique Mother's Day Gift Ideas on a budget

While you can purchase gift basket on the store, it always feels personal if you create your own gift basket.

And you can customize the basket with all the products that you know she loves. Unlike a pre-packaged one, you can’t really pick the products that you want in the basket. If you create your own you can purchase inexpensive products that you know she likes favorite lotions, bath salts, candles and other beauty products that she uses.

You can also load it up with chocolates, candies, and homemade treats. Make it extra-special by filling the basket with items that reflect your mom’s personality. Average cost: $25 to $30

Love hiking or running A mother’s work is never done, and every mom deserves a night off from time to time. This Mother’s Day, volunteer to cook a family meal or offer to take over errands and household chores for the day. Buy a gift card to mom’s favorite restaurant, or send her to the spa for some relaxation and pampering. This is an affordable, sincere way to let your mother know the day is all about her. Average cost: $25 to $30 for restaurant gift card; $50 to $100 for a spa visit, depending on services

If weather permits, Mother’s Day can be a great opportunity to get outside and enjoy Mother Nature.  Plan a picnic with your mom or with the whole family, pick up some food that your mom loves including pastries, fruits, and deli items from your local grocery store and pack a fun picnic lunch to enjoy in an open field or nearby park.

Enjoy each other company away from work or away from any distraction and show her how you appreciate her. Average cost: $10 to $20, depending on cost of food.

Although a traditional brunch is always nice, why not try for something a little more unexpected and fun? Arrange a spread of some fresh-fruit sangria and afternoon tapas, or organize a tea party complete with sweets and little sandwiches.

For moms who appreciate wine, a wine-and-cheese tasting could be the ultimate gift. If kids are involved, an ice cream bar with fun toppings and candy could be a great way to get the family together to celebrate the day. Average cost: Varies depending on food served and number of people attending.


Preparing breakfast in bed for mom is one of the classic ways that the family can do for mom on Mothers day.  While many mothers would surely appreciate the effort behind a kid-made breakfast, make sure an adult supervises so she is getting a good breakfast and not a burnt toast. Also, make sure that you clean after yourselves especially on Mother’s day. You don’t want her cleaning up the kitchen because you prepared her breakfast. Average cost: $10 to $15