Budget-friendly ideas for Mother's day

5 affordable ways to celebrate Mother's Day. 

It’s Mother’s Day on 26 March - a day dedicated to celebrating your mum and what makes her special. So before you panic buy another expensive bouquet, check out our 5 alternative ways you can treat your mum, without splashing lots of cash.*
1. Make a card

Impress your mum by getting personal with the obligatory Mother’s Day card. Put her favourite poem or song lyric into a homemade card if you have lovely handwriting, or use an easy design template to make it frameworthy.  Or why not get younger ones involved to make one of these sweet creations?

2. Time for tea? 

Why not try making your own afternoon tea?  Bake some scones , whip up some dainty sandwiches  and don’t forget to keep the tea (or something stronger) flowing. Make the table look pretty with some flowers and a nice table cloth and you’ll rival anything a posh hotel can lay on. 

3. Indulgence hamper 

Fill a basket or gift bag with special but inexpensive treats. Ideas could include:

  • Pampering treats, like mini bottles of bubble bath, moisturiser or a new nail polish
  • A box of her favourite chocolates
  • Bottle of wine
  • Homemade hot chocolate mix 
  • RomCom DVD (with a box of tissues if it’s a bit of a weepy)
4. The gift of sleep! 

Give your mum a few extra hours in bed and she’ll feel like a new woman. Breakfast in bed would really top it off. Even her favourite cereal and toast could look extra- special on a tray with a bunch of her favourite flowers. 

5. Take your momma’ out!

When was the last time you spent the day with your mum? Gather together the family for a walk, or a picnic - and take a camera to capture the day. If you have a bit more money to spend, there are lots of local restaurants and attractions running special Mother’s Day offers, so it’s worth keeping your eyes peeled for a deal on websites like Groupon.  

 

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* Please note, we're not responsible for any favouritism that you get by following these tips 

Published by
Team BCU
Posted on
16 March 2017