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Mother’s Day Gifts on a Budget!

If you’ve not yet thought about the perfect gift for Mother’s Day this year don’t worry, Preloved are here to help! Although we believe in celebrating our mum’s every single day of the year, Mothering Sunday is a day with extra focus on giving your mum some thoughtful treats to make her feel like the super star she really is. Whether she likes spending time in the garden, having a little time to herself, or putting her feet up to have a pamper, we’ve narrowed down our top 5 ideas for Mother’s Day gift’s to make sure she enjoys her day as much as possible.

Mother’s Day Gift Idea’s on a Budget

  • Homemade ‘Spa in a Jar’

Making your mum a homemade ‘Spa in a Jar’ is a really simple yet impressive gift to create at home this Mother’s Day. All you need is a medium or large jar, some little treats; such as face masks, moisturisers and small candles, and you’re on your way to creating a pampering treat personalised to your mums own unique taste. Jazz up the jar by creating a colourful label and tie a ribbon around the top in her favourite colour to really make her feel special! There’s nothing more thoughtful than a mum receiving a personalised gift from a loved one, and this is a gesture she will truly appreciate and enjoy.

  • Grow Your Own Herb Kit

If your mum has green fingers, she’s probably itching to get back in to the garden and do some potting and playing with her flower beds! However, the weather is still a little bit on the damp and cold side. You can bring a little bit of the outdoors indoors though, with the Grown Your Own Herbs Kit from the Mother’s Day Gifts guide over on IWOOT. This handy little kit is not only a brilliant present for under £10, but it’s the gift that keeps on giving, as you’ll be able to enjoy the herbs in your favourites meals when they start to grow!

  • The Look Fantastic Beauty Box

We’re a big fan of the concept of Beauty Boxes and always find they’re a brilliant way to discover new makeup and skin care favourites without breaking the bank. The Look Fantastic Beauty Box is only £15, including free delivery, and provides your mum is 6 amazing goodies to discover. We’ve heard whispers that the Look Fantastic March box contains some of the best products yet – The only problem is that we’d probably have to buy an extra one for ourselves so we don’t get too jealous of mum enjoying all the treats!

  • Hand Made Chocolate Slab

Over on Pinterest, you’ll see these referred to more commonly as ‘Chocolate Bark’ and there’s a loads of recipes and ideas to make your own at home. The idea is really simple and once again, you can tailor it to your mum’s own personal tastes. This is also a great way to use up any leftover chocolate from Christmas (who are we kidding though? It’s not like we’ve got any of that lot left!). You simply find a baking tray in a suitable size, and slowly melt enough chocolate to create a thick layer on the surface. Then you get to have some fun throwing in all your mum’s favourite sweets and treats on top! Leave it to set in your fridge and it’s pretty much done. It’s kind of like making Rocky Road, but with personalised ingredients and with more chocolate. Get creative by swirling in white chocolate and fudge to really make your mum’s day.

  • Personalise a Mug or Cup!

All mum’s love a good sit down and a natter, preferably with a few biscuits too. With the aid of a plain white mug or cup and a sharpie marker pen, you can create her a cute mug which is not only practical, but personalised as well. You can write a funny little message, or maybe even draw the household pet in your own unique style, either way; your mum will love it.  Just make sure your cup is oven proof before you bake it in the oven for 30 minutes at 350 degrees to set the ink!

We’re sure whatever you decide to give your mum this Mother’s Day, she will love the thought and consideration you put in to make her day special. And if all else fails, why not go the extra mile and browse the Preloved Time Machine section to see if you can find something from the year you were born! This will bring all the memories of that extra special year flooding back to her – which will always be a time she will treasure forever.



Adele Gardner

Adele Gardner

Creative Writer

Adele is a creative writer for Preloved. She loves literature, travelling, baked goods and is always hunting for new music.