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Frugal Mother’s Day gift ideas

Mother’s Day gift ideas.

Mother’s Day is just around the corner. Have you thought about what you are going to get the #1 woman in your life? I’m so excited to be involved as a mother this year and not just a daughter. How fun! Here are some frugal Mother’s Day gift ideas that won’t break the bank and will put a smile on mom’s face.

Family portrait Let’s face it, mothers’ love pictures of their children. Why not get all dressed up and have someone snap some great shots of you and your siblings (if you have any)? You can find really nice frames at Michaels or Walmart on clearance quite often. Check thrift stores too!

Flowers What would Mother’s Day be without flowers? They don’t have to be expensive. Many grocery stores offer flowers and often have discounts on Mother’s Day and the day before. If you grow your own flowers, even better! Free is good!

Baked goods Whip up a batch of mom’s favorite cookies, her favorite cake, or something else she really loves. Inexpensive and easy! Package them up in a cute tin or some cellophane wrap, maybe add a bow and you’re good to go!

Scrapbook If you’re good at scrapbooking, why not put together a special book for mom? Throw in all sorts of great things such as photos, small objects, and stickers. Maybe write a poem or two about how great your mom is. I bet she would love that!

Homemade dinner Why not invite mom to your place for dinner and make her a delicious meal, including all of her favorite dishes? That’s all moms really want is time with their kids!

Really, Mother’s Day is just showing your mom how much you love her – and you don’t need to spend a lot of money to do that!

What are some of your frugal Mother’s Day gift ideas?


  1. Barbara

    I gave my Mom pictures for Mother’s Day one year and she got so happy she cried. Best gift I’ve ever given her.

  2. Erica

    Unfortunatly we are spending quite a bit on mothers day this year (getting edible fruit arrangements for my mom and MIL) but we’re also going to get photos done of their grandson & frame them. That will be pretty cheap and they’ll love it!!

    Oh and an herb garden starter is pretty cheap/good gift!! In fact that’s what I want for mothers day!

  3. Jeanine

    My mom passed away 9 years ago, so we’ll just get something for my mother in law.. probably flowers and some chocolate.

    I cant wait to see what my kids come up with this year. I love homemade gifts so I hope to get a few little cute things! 😀

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