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30 Frugal Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

 30 Frugal mother’s day gift ideas that will totally make her day!

30 Frugal mother's day gift ideas that will totally make her day!

Ruth Black |



Are you on a budget this Mother’s day? Thankfully there are ways you can spoil mom without spending a fortune. With this frugal list and your time, you will be able to turn this Mother’s Day into something she will never forget.

If you have the time and patience, you can pick several different frugal gift ideas off this list and really deliver. Just remember that Mother’s Day is about honoring your mother and all she has done for you, not seeing who can spend the most money on her. Check out this list of 30 frugal Mother’s Day gift ideas that are sure to rock her socks off.

  1. Make a homemade card for mom.
  2. Pick a bouquet of homegrown flowers
  3. Upcycle an old t-shirt into a scarf
  4. Make a coupon book for things she loves and adores (cleaning?)
  5. Create a craft using your hand print
  6. Put a play on for mom
  7. Tell mom how much you love her with a letter.
  8. Upcycle an old picture frame by adding your own decorative touches.
  9. Head to the dollar store to put together a spa gift basket
  10. Give mom the gift of breakfast in bed.
  11. Head to the farmer’s market to find a house plant.
  12. Make a home video for mom this Mother’s day.
  13. Create a memory jar for her with all of you favorite memories.
  14. Create a calendar for mom highlighting beloved pictures and events.
  15. Create a slideshow on the computer of events and memories that highlight mom.
  16. Make homemade jewellery.
  17. Allow mom an evening free of chores or duties.
  18. Give your mother your time, this is one of the best free gifts of all.
  19. Help her accomplish one of her lifetime goals
  20. Decorate a coffee mug.
  21. Let her choose what she wants to do on Mother’s Day!
  22. Why not bake mom some homemade goodies?
  23. Chocolate is always a nice gesture!
  24. Have a family photo shoot and then print the pictures to create a one of a kind scrapbook.
  25. Spend the day crafting with Mom, thanks to supplies you already have at home.
  26. Spend the day thrift shopping with mom. Sometimes it’s fun just to spend time together.
  27. Write mom a poem telling her of how she’s inspired you over the years.
  28. Collect quotes and advice from the family and create a special book for mom.
  29. Make a homemade Mother’s day cake for mom honouring everything she’s taught you.
  30. Create a door wreath.

Making your mom’s Mother’s Day special is something you get the privilege of doing once a year. However, you don’t have to stop after Mother’s Day. Try and do something nice for your mom once a month or on a weekly basis.


30 Frugal mother's day gift ideas that will totally make her day!

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What is one thing you love to do for your mom for Mother’s Day?

kathy downey

Saturday 7th of May 2016

Hope you have a wonderful Mothers Day weekend

Judy Cowan

Saturday 9th of April 2016

Lots of great ideas! My mom is now longer with us but when she was I always cooked her a nice dinner and made her favourite dessert for Mothers Day.

Elizabeth Matthiesen

Tuesday 5th of April 2016

Lots of great ideas here for Mother's Day. I especially like the Spend the day thrift shopping with mom. :-)

kathy downey

Tuesday 5th of April 2016

Thanks for all the great ideas so early that will give us lots of time to plan on making a few of these .

Laurie P

Tuesday 5th of April 2016

I love anything with a hand print :)