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Celebrate Mother’s Day on any Budget

Posted by MoneyKey on May 6, 2017
A mother with a child celebrating Mother's Day

Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 14th! So don’t forget the special women, mother or grandmother in your life. If you have a limited budget, there are lots of inexpensive gift ideas that are still sure to impress and show her just how much she is appreciated.


  • Breakfast in bed is a classic and always appreciated gift. There are tons of easy and delicious breakfast recipes for even the most inexperienced chef.
  • If she has a sweet tooth, surprise her with her favorite dessert.

 Personalized DIY Gifts

  • Take a family photo and design the frame.
  • Create a photo album or scrapbook. You can also create a digital album at no cost.
  • Design your family tree and print it out. This is a great gift for grandmothers.
  • Turn special drawings and photos into more permanent durable keepsakes like mugs, tote bags or custom stickers.
  • Extend Mother’s Day by giving her coupons, for chores, to redeem when she chooses. You can create your own or find inexpensive voucher booklets online.
  • If you do have a little extra to spend or you’re not into DIY projects, use to search for perfect Mother’s Day gifts at various price ranges.

Quality Time

Mother’s Day doesn’t have to involve spending money. Spending quality time is another great way to show your appreciation.

  • Have a picnic in the park.
  • Kids can put on a performance. They can sing, dance or read a poem.
  • Give mom a day off by taking over all her chores (laundry, cooking, and housekeeping) so she can just relax.

Mother’s Day isn’t about lavish gifts, it is about showing her how much she means to you. It is a day to remind all the special women in your life how much you appreciate them.



Disclaimer: This article provides general information only and does not constitute financial, legal or other professional advice. For full details, see MoneyKey's Terms of Use.

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