How to do Mother’s Day on a Budget

Mother’s Day is on 31st March this year. If you’re short of money, that’s no excuse not to treat your mum to a truly special day. Find out how, with our guide to marking Mother’s Day on a budget.

Start the day the right way

If there’s a sleep-deprived mum in your life, give her a lie-in this Mother’s Day. Whether you make her favourite pancakes or just a light snack, bring her a special breakfast in bed with a bunch of flowers and a cup of tea for the perfect way to start the day (but don’t wake her up until she’s ready!).

Make your own card

If you have little ones of your own, a home-made card will go down well on Mother’s Day. Create a masterpiece using their hand, foot or fingerprints, or let older ones get creative with their own designs. Mums and grans everywhere will love the results.

Spend time, not money

Life is busy, and we don’t always have time to just chill out with our nearest and dearest. That’s why, on Mother’s Day, the gift of your time is more valuable than any money you could spend. Take time out to spend an afternoon together, either walking in the park or at home with a cup of tea. Why not dust off some old photo albums and reminisce about your happy memories together?

Let her relax

If your mum usually spends her Sundays busily cleaning the house and cooking the dinner, give her the day off. Show how much you appreciate everything she does for you by taking on the chores and letting her put her feet up. Get together with your siblings to prepare Sunday dinner while she relaxes, then enjoy some time with all the family around the table. Don’t forget to leave the kitchen spotless afterwards!

Write it down

You love your mum, but how often do you tell her so? In her Mother’s Day card, write down everything that makes her so special to you. Or ask everyone to contribute to a special journal, with pictures and memories of their favourite times together. It’s a gesture that costs next to nothing, but she’ll treasure it forever.

Frame a photo

Pictures are worth a thousand words, so give your mum a framed photo of her kids and grandkids for Mother’s Day. You can easily pick up photo frames from a number of places, your local large supermarket is likely to have them. It’s a gift that won’t break the bank, and it’s sure to take pride of place on the mantelpiece!

Get it printed

Your favourite photos can be printed onto anything from mugs to cushions. Whether its a novelty pair of socks with the children’s’ faces on, or a family picture on a large canvas, give her the ultimate personalised Mother’s Day gift featuring a photo of all her favourite people.

Say it with flowers

Spring blooms are the perfect way to show your mum how special she is. Cut flowers in a vase are a budget-friendly Mother’s Day choice, or you could plant some bulbs in a window box or garden, for a floral gift that’ll last.

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