Budget And DIY Mother's Day Gifts You Can Make This March
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Budget And DIY Mother's Day Gifts You Can Make This March

Ella Kipling March 23, 2022

Mother’s Day is just around the corner which means that it is time to start planning what gifts you’re going to get the special mother (or mother figure) in your life

If you are panicking over presents, don’t worry because we’ve put together a gift guide for buying Mother’s Day presents on a budget or going DIY with the crafts.

Take a look at our ideas below and get crafting because here are some super simple and cheap DIY Mother’s Day gift ideas you can make this March:

Make A Chore Jar

This is a simple last minute gift that you can easily make. Usually left until the night before, the chore jar gift idea is executed by panicked children who had completely forgotten about Mother’s Day until they saw an advert for it on TV.

This is pretty self explanatory but all you need is:

  • A Jar
  • A sticky label you can decorate (or some plain paper and tape to make your own)
  • Little pieces of paper to write the chore ideas on

If you are stumped for chore ideas take a look below:

  • Walk the dog
  • Do the washing up
  • Vacuum the house
  • Complete a load of laundry (including the ironing!)
  • Cook dinner

Your mother can pick out a chore from the jar whenever she feels like it and it is your job to stick to your word and get it done. This gift will definitely be appreciated from your mum and is low effort from you… although you will be paying for it later on with all the chores you have to do!

Put Together A Basket of Goodies

Mother’s Day is all about making the mother figure in your life feel special, and what better way to do that than pamper her? Find out what she likes and put together a hamper filled with things she can appreciate and give her a little taste of luxury. Here are some of our ideas:

  • Bath salts/ bath bombs
  • Face masks (the skincare kind NOT the pandemic kind)
  • fluffy socks or a fluffy blanket
  • Magazines/ a good book
  • Chocolate and sweets
  • Wine/gin or her favourite alcohol
  • Hot chocolate mix, a mug, and marshmallows
  • A comfy PJ set

Put them all in a hamper (you can get these in loads of shops such as Poundland and Card Factory) lined with tissue paper, place the hamper on some cellophane, gather at the top and tie with a ribbon.

This gift can be as cheap or as expensive as you want- you could fill the hamper with boujee gifts or stick with homemade bakes and little stocking-filler style pressies. Either way, the lucky lady in your life will love it!

Make A Scrapbook

This is an incredibly thoughtful idea that you can do at a pretty low cost. Head out to the shops to get yourself a scrapbook and fill it with your favourite memories and moments with your mother.

You can decorate the front and the inside, and add sweet messages next to every picture so your mother knows how loved she is. Something like this will be cherished for a long time, and only requires a few hours of your time putting it together.

You could even leave a few pages blank for the person receiving the gift to fill with their special memories.

Buy A Budget Personalised Gift

The internet can be an amazing place when it comes to getting gifts, and one of my personal favourite gift ideas (which you can’t really go wrong with) are personalised items.

One of the best and most thoughtful personalised gifts you can order for your mother/grandma/aunt is a personalised pillow. There are plenty of sites on eBay which sell these and all you have to do is upload a couple of pictures of you and your family (or anything your mother may like) and it gets turned into a pillow.

Gifting your mother a pillow covered in her favourite family photos is sure to go down a treat.

Other personalised gifts you can snatch up online for a reasonable price include: Personalised keyrings, engraved wine glasses, and personalised jewellery.

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Ella Kipling is an Entertainment and News Writer at GRV Media. She regularly writes a mixture of news and features for HITC and has been part of the team since 2020. After graduating from the University of Birmingham with a BA (Hons) in English Literature, Ella is currently studying for an MA in Magazine Journalism at City University. She has a keen interest in current affairs and can usually be found reading the news, with her nose in a book (and updating her Goodreads), talking about women’s rights, or listening to Showtunes.