Mother’s Day offers the perfect opportunity to show your Mum just how much she means, but if you’re struggling with money, it can be difficult finding the right gift at an affordable price.

So if you’re searching for cheap mother’s day gifts for the 31st of March this year, then our guide is sure to provide plenty of ideas and inspiration.

Gifts Under £5

Home Cooked Meal

Home Cooked Meals with mum and son

For all the meals she’s cooked for you over the years, return the favour by cooking her a homecooked meal from scratch. Shop around for the required ingredients if you want to keep the costs down further to guarantee a cheap Mother’s Day meal that’s still to be special.


potted Plant

Flowers always make great gifts for Mum, but prices can get rather expensive around Mother’s Day. However, many large supermarket chains offer simple, pretty flowers that can often be picked up for under £5.

Charity Donation

Donating into a charity jar of coins

Give the gift of giving this year with a donation to a charity close to your Mum’s heart. Even if the amount donated may be small, the gesture is sure to be priceless to your Mum.


Dark Chocolate Chillies

If your Mum’s got a bit of a sweet tooth, then you can’t go wrong with chocolates, but rather than spend your money on an overpriced selection box, save by making your own. Buy a mix of her favourites and present them in a carefully wrapped and beautifully presented gift box.

Eye Mask

Mum takes rest with eye masks

There’s no better gift than that of a peaceful night’s sleep for your Mum and with an eye mask, she’s sure to get the rest she deserves. Make sure to avoid the high-end luxury options and head straight to high street stores such as Boots or Wilko for a cheap Mother’s Day gift she is sure to appreciate.

Picture Frame

Empty picture frame to fill with mum photos

A carefully chosen picture frame makes for a cheap Mother’s Day present she’s sure to love. Either add your own cherished photo or simply leave empty for Mum to choose her own, just make sure the frame suits the style of her living room.

Scented Candles

Range of Scented Candles

If you’re searching for great gifts under £5, you won’t go wrong with a selection of scented candles. Always useful to have around the home, a scented candle in your Mum’s favourite smell is sure to be popular on Mother’s Day.

Bath Bombs

Blue Bath Bomb

Relatively inexpensive and always a popular gift to receive, bath bombs make the ideal affordable present. What’s more, it’ll give mum the perfect excuse to run a bath and unwind, which is just what she deserves.

Photo Album

Mum reads Photobook

Gifts for Mum don’t come much more special than a homemade photo album full of all your cherished memories together. Simple to create, it’s a gift that won’t just make her Mother’s Day, but the rest of her year too.


Man declutters room and organises home

Completely free and sure to be appreciated, offering to help clean around the house could really put a smile on your Mum’s face. Cleaning not your thing? How about offering to run errands or carrying out odd jobs around her home, which will all certainly mean more to her than an overpriced gift.

Mother’s Day Offers and Savings

When it comes to Mother’s Day, keeping an eye out for offers and savings will help you to make your money go further – ideal for those on a budget. Buying gifts throughout the year, rather than just waiting a couple of weeks will help, as many themed and relevant presents find themselves increasing in price in the build-up to Mother’s Day. Alternatively, for those organised enough, pick up reduced items shortly after Mother’s Day and hold on to them until the following year to save even further.

Personalised Mother’s Day Gifts

Looking to make that present extra special? Personalising it to your mother’s tastes for a unique gift can be a great way of achieving just that. There are a variety of gift sites out there, such as Not on the High Street, PrezzyBox and Card Factory who offer the opportunity to personalise your presents. So whether it’s a mug featuring a much-loved photo or an engraved piece of jewellery, there’s plenty of choice for a gift that’s sure to mean the world to her.

We know that Mother’s Day is an important occasion for showing your Mum just how much she means to you. It can, unfortunately, get expensive, but by highlighting some of the best gifts for mum that won’t break the bank, we’ve hopefully helped you to keep the costs down this year.

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