The best cheap Mother's Day gift ideas
Take a look at our top ten present ideas to impress mum on her special day, without breaking the bank.
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Try your hand at cooking up a feast or some nice cakes to give to mum on the day. You can get some inspiration from our sister website Lovefood.
Or if you're feeling really creative you could make a gift that she can treasure forever and show off to all her mum-friends.
You could try making a key ring with a special message that she can carry everywhere. Or a nice photo memory book with lots of family pictures. Get a helping hand online with Photobox, which is offering 25% off on orders over £20 with code LOVEMUM.
And a nicely thought out hamper of goodies always goes down well. Fill it with her favourite DVDs, CDs and treats to show off how much you know about her.
Joseph Joseph has some pretty cool tools to make life easier in the kitchen. The Elevate Spatula, available for £9.50, is designed to always raise the head of the spatula off the surface when out of use, meaning you avoid any unnecessary mess when cooking.
You could also try this Telepen that can attach to a key ring for £6.45 from geniegadgets.com or a key ring mobile phone charger cable for £3.95 from gadgets.co.uk.
You could try anything from learning how to cook a selection of curries to baking and icing cupcakes, and courses are available for all skill levels.
To find a course that suits your budget try Virgin Experience Days or check out daily deals sites like Groupon, Wowcher or KGB deals.
But also keep a lookout at your local restaurants for any classes that might be coming up.
Get her colours done
This is a present that keeps on giving as she can take away a personalised colour chart along with hints and tips to help when shopping in the future.
A colour analysis could be the perfect gift for new mums trying to get back to normal as well as old mums wanting a new look.
If getting a session is a bit out of your price range you can try a DIY approach. Get a colour analysis book and go through her wardrobe with her commenting on what suits and what doesn't – after all it's always good to get a second opinion!
Or for a personal touch (and to save a bit of money) you can create your own afternoon tea experience. You just need a cake stand and a tea pot set, plus some tea, little sandwiches and mini cake treats.
You can find great discounts on spas in your area on daily deals sites like Groupon, Wowcher or KGB.
Alternatively, if you can't find a good deal within your budget you could get a pamper set for her to enjoy at home. Try the Sanctuary Spa Deluxe Sanctuary Hamper from Boots on offer for £19.
But if you're on a budget then go for the Yankee Candle. This brand also comes in a range of scents and for a 623g candle you pay just £19.99 for over 100 hours of burn time.
Lots of websites now offer a personalisation service like I Want One of Those and Not on the High Street.
Try this bespoke poster print of 'likes' for £38 from Not on the High Street or this family history gift tin for £13.99 from I Want One of Those.
A night at the theatre doesn't have to cost the earth. Read our guide to getting cheap tickets: Cut the cost of theatre tickets.
Or if your mum is more musical you can check out the latest gig listings on Gigs and Tours to see if any bands will be in your area in the near future.
Alternatively you can check daily deals sites like Groupon for discounts on tickets to things like the Ideal Home Show.
For a list of free events check out allgigs.co.uk to see what's happening in your area.
Be wary though, with many retailers going into administration a gift card isn't a safe bet. Read: Gift cards that are safe from retailers going bust to see which are protected.
Alternatively you could give a voucher that doesn't hold a monetary value but offers your time instead.