Mother’s Day is an opportunity to show our Mums just how special they are to us. While we prepare to celebrate one of the biggest influences on our lives, you should know that there are plenty of ways you can absolutely spoil your mum without veering too far away from your savings goals.
Check out these awesome ideas under $50 which will cost less than the average gift and still make Mum swoon.
1. Upcycle a bargain
Remember the projects you used to bring home for Mother’s Day as a kid? It’s still true that nothing shows appreciation more than giving something handmade. To really show her that thought and work went into it, snag a second-hand bargain from a garage sale, or a second hand website, and get started on an upcycle project. With a trendy layer of paint and a new perspective, it’s the perfect middle ground, putting the fun into the usually tiresome task of gift hunting.
2. Unlimited entertainment
If Mum is still yet to catch on to the phenomenon that is subscription based apps, it’s time to start training her in the art of the millennial. Rather than a book, movie or activity – get her up and running on a streaming site like Netflix or Stan, give the gift of unlimited audiobooks at Audible, or get her started on Lumosity. Most subscription sites offer the first month free as a trial and you can pair that with a gift card to boot. Just make sure to cancel any plans you might have with Mum for the next 12 months – she’ll have a lot of binge watching to catch up on…
3. Host a picnic
Quality time is perhaps the best gift you can give your parents; how to spend it is the tricky part. A picnic could be the perfect gift to organise for Mum, whether she’s a wine and cheese lover or a fitness fanatic, you can tailor it to anyone. Will she love the decadent foodie route or opt to earn her feast with a hike? Either way, quality time with good food and activities will always show the love most.
4. The nostalgia factor
Of course, this day isn’t about you. But there’s no reason you can’t enjoy taking a walk down memory lane, taking the moment to reflect on just how awesome Mum is. Another way to gift what is essentially your time and effort, is to go on a hunt for all the old photos of you and your family and create the ultimate photo album, complete with messages and moments for Mum to cherish on the day and beyond. You could even go a step further and organise a tasty nostalgia trip for $19.95 by having your memories printed on marshmallows!
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