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Mother's Day May 04, 2022

12 Budget-Friendly Mother's Day Gift Ideas

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12 Budget-Friendly Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Mother's Day is a special day to celebrate the women who have brought us into this world. And while every day is Mother's Day, it is nice to take the time to show our moms just how much we love and appreciate them.

Of course, it can be tough to find the perfect gift for mom, especially when on a budget. With so many great gifts out there, it can be hard to narrow down your options and find something that won't break the bank.

But never fear - iCASH, a Canadian-based lender, has done the hard work for you! From lovely floral bouquets to well-planned gifts with thought, we've collected 12 budget-friendly Mother's Day gift ideas that will make any mom smile from ear-to-ear.

Celebrate Mother's Day with an iCASH Giveaway

Before listing what our favourite budget-friendly Mother's Day gifts are for this year, we wanted to share a special gift of our own: a Mother's Day Giveaway. From May 5th - 11th, you will get the chance to win a $500 Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Gift Card - our biggest giveaway ever!

To enter, simply head over to the iCASH contest page and take our "Which TV Mom Are You?" quiz. Then, submit your entry and you're all set. Even if you're not a mom, you can still enter for a chance to win. We want everyone to be able to participate in this giveaway, so spread the word and get those entries in!

Best Budget-Friendly Mother's Day Gifts

Now, let's take a look at some gifts for mom on a budget. Whether you're shopping for your mom or looking for some gift inspiration to make something more personal at home, these ideas are sure to please every type of mom out there - yes, even the most discerning mama of them all.

Freshly Picked Flowers

One of the most classic Mother's Day gifts is a bouquet of gorgeous, fresh flowers. And while roses are always a great choice, there are many other beautiful blooms you can choose from to add an extra touch of personalization.

If your mom loves bright colors and bold patterns, consider ordering a bouquet featuring ranunculus, anemones, or tulips. Or, if she prefers more subdued and classic blooms, try an arrangement with lilies, hydrangeas, or baby's breath. No matter what her style, you're sure to find the perfect flowers for mom.

A Simple Note Mother's Day Quote

Sometimes, the best things are free - and that includes Mother's Day gifts. If you're short on cash but still want to show your mom some love, consider writing her a heartfelt note or poem. This Mother's Day gift is sure to bring a smile to her face and let her know just how much she means to you.

Notes are also great gifts because they are so versatile. You can write your note on a card, make it into a piece of artwork or even send her an e-card. No matter how you choose to deliver it, a Mother's Day note is sure to be well received by any mom.

A Relaxation Kit

Moms always deserve to relax and unwind. This Mother's Day, give her the gift of relaxation with a kit dedicated to it. This can be as simple or elaborate as you like but should include everything she needs to kick back and relax.

A few potential items for your Mother's Day relaxation kit can include:

  • A scented candle
  • Bath salts
  • A soft bathrobe
  • A gourmet food or drink item
  • A book or magazine

With this gift, she can enjoy a relaxing evening at home and take some time to herself. It's the perfect way to let her know you care and that you want her to relax and enjoy Mother's Day.

A Homemade Brunch

Food is always a great gift, especially if you treat mom to a special Mother's Day brunch. This is a great way to show your appreciation for all she does and let her know how much you care.

You can also add a special touch to Mother's Day brunch by making it at home. There are many delicious brunch recipes to choose from, so you can find something to suit every mom's taste. From sweet crepes and pancakes to savory omelettes and quiches, there's sure to be a Mother's Day brunch recipe that she'll love.

Get ready to set the table with those new outdoor dishes, pour a mimosa or two, and get ready to spoil your mom. She'll remember this Mother's Day gift for years to come!

A Re-blooming Perennial

Although a floral bouquet is a classic Mother's Day gift, you could also take it one step further this year by giving your mom a re-blooming perennial for her garden. This gift is practical and will keep on giving long after the day has come and gone.

You can find a wide variety of plants to suit any garden, so you're sure to find the perfect one for your mom. Plus, she'll appreciate having a living reminder of Mother's Day all year long. So why not make this Mother's Day one to remember by giving her a plant for the garden? It will definitely make her smile.

Some of our favourite re-blooming perennials include:

  • Peonies
  • Daylilies
  • Iris
  • Tulips
  • Hydrangeas
  • Azeleas
  • Lilacs

If you want to go one step ahead, plan a day to plant this with mom. Since Mother's Day falls in May,  this is the perfect time to get outside and enjoy the weather while planting her gift. She'll love spending time with you in the garden, and it will be a gift that keeps on giving all year long!

A Mother's Day Mug

Every mom loves a good cup of coffee or tea, so why not get her a new mug to enjoy that warm drink in? Then, you can pick up some delicious, freshly ground coffee or tea to fill the mug with. She'll appreciate having her morning brew ready to enjoy. Plus, this gift is sure to be appreciated long after Mother's Day is over.

You can also get creative with this gift by personalizing the mug with her name, a special quote, or even a photo of you two together. No matter how you customize it, we guarantee it will be her go-to mug for years to come.

A Bottle of Wine

If your mom is a wine lover, Mother's Day presents an excellent opportunity to give her a bottle of vino. You can pick up a nice bottle at the liquor store or even look for something local and crafty in her area. Even with a small gift like this, mom is sure to feel special - no matter what she chooses to do on Mother's Day. As long as she knows you’re in her thoughts, she’ll be sure to feel great.

A Gift Card to Her Favourite Store

Another Mother's Day gift that is sure to be appreciated is a gift card to her favourite store. Whether your mom loves shopping at the mall, hitting up local boutiques, or simply enjoys browsing online, a gift card will let her choose exactly what she wants for Mother's Day.

You can choose from a wide range of stores and give her the gift of choice this Mother's Day - no matter what she's into. Whether your mom is a fashionista, loves to cook, or simply enjoys pampering herself, there's sure to be a store that will delight her.

So why not treat mom to a little retail therapy? With a gift card to a store she likes, she'll love being able to choose a gift she really wants. And you'll both be sure to have a Mother's Day that you won't soon forget!

A Collage of Artwork from Children/Grandchildren

This is one of the best and one of the most sentimental Mother's Day gift ideas of all time. Simply gather together all of your children's or grandchildren's artwork and create a beautiful collage for mom.

You can frame the collage, leave it in its original form, or get creative with it - by adding to it over the years, for example. No matter what you choose to do with this gift, moms are sure to love it. So go ahead and start collecting those pieces of artwork!

A New Journal

If your mom likes to write, Mother's Day is the perfect opportunity to give her a new journal. Journals make a wonderful gift because they can be used in so many different ways.

For example, your mom could use her journal to write down her thoughts and feelings, document her yearly Mother's Day experiences, or even jot down recipes or gardening tips. She could even use her journal to  document your family's history. No matter how she chooses to use it, a journal is a Mother's Day gift that is sure to be appreciated.

Outdoor Tableware

Does your mom enjoy spending time outside on her backyard patio? If so, Mother's Day is the perfect opportunity to give her some new outdoor tableware. Outdoor tableware can include anything from plates and cups to serving platters and utensils. No matter what you choose, your mom is sure to appreciate it.

And since Mother's Day falls in the spring, it's the perfect time to get outside and enjoy the beautiful weather. So why not treat your mom to some new outdoor tableware? She'll love enjoying Mother's Day outside, surrounded by her favorite food and drink.

Wash Her Car

A clean car never goes out of style – especially when it’s mom’s car. So, if you want to give mom an inexpensive gift she’ll love, why not spend some time outdoors and wash her car?

A car wash is a practical, heartfelt, and budget-friendly gift that mom will love. Not only will she appreciate having a clean car when driving around, but taking the time out of your day to help her out is one of the best Mother’s Day gifts you can give.

Mother's Day on a Budget

Mother's Day is a special time to celebrate our moms and show them how much we appreciate all that they do for us. If you're looking for Mother's Day gift ideas on a budget, you'll love the suggestions we've listed above.

From homemade brunches to artwork from children/grandchildren, there are plenty of gifts that are sure to delight dear mom. And, if you're looking to purchase something for mom, but are short on funds, you can still make her day special with the help of an e-Transfer loan from iCASH. With our easy online application, you can get up to $1,500 in just minutes - perfect for Mother's Day gifts and more! You can even download our mobile app for Android or Apple devices, and apply for a loan anytime, anywhere.