Our moms do so much for us and we often take these things for granted. They deserve the world on Mother’s Day, but it can be difficult to afford something nice for her while on a student budget. There are gifts you can get your mom without having to break the bank. Here are 15 Mother’s day gifts on a budget for moms that rock our world!
1. An Amazing Beauty Gift
Our moms are constantly running errands for us and our family, to the point that sometimes they hardly get to relax! This year, get your mom self-care and beauty gifts to encourage her to sit and de-stress for a little.
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2. Shadow box of things you have done together
Have you gone to a special concert or on vacation, just the two of you? Document these experiences with a personalized shadowbox. Collect mementos from these occasions and use them to make something special for her to hang up for Mother’s Day.
Collect a bunch of special pictures and pick out a special scrapbook in her favorite color. Personalize it with stickers, embellishments, and scraps to make it pop. This will be the perfect gift for Mother’s day that she can reminisce on!
4. Postcard collection of places you have been together
If you love to travel together, collect postcards of the places you have been and assemble them into a photo book. To make it even more special, write your favorite memory of your time at the place.
5. Recreate a childhood photo
If your mom has a favorite photo from your childhood, recreate it. Have a photographer friend take the photo and get your siblings involved if applicable.
6. Heart photo collage
Collect photos of the two of you or have someone take a bunch. Glue them in a heart shape on paper or canvas and get a nice frame for it.
7. Personalized photo book
If you would rather create something with digital photos, create a photo book. Customize each page with different quotes and colors that she loves.
8. Personalized Mixtape
While this may seem old-fashioned, it can be super sentimental. Create a playlist of her favorite songs and songs you always sing to together and burn it to a CD.
9. World’s Best Mom award
Create a certificate on Word or another design platform declaring that your mom is, in fact, the greatest mom ever. Print it out and frame it.
10. Personalized bracelet
Whether you opt for something like Alex and Ani or Pandora, there are bracelets like these that are less expensive than the name brand. Some websites even allow you to personalize it where you can add your name as well as your siblings to the bracelet.
11. Framed list of reasons you love her
Create a fancy document of all the reasons you love her and print it out. Frame it with a classic black frame or decorate the frame.
12. Book of inspiring quotes she has said
Do you have an inside joke that you two constantly laugh about when you think of it? Is she constantly spewing words of wisdom into difficult circumstances? Make a book or journal filled with these quotes.
13. Recipe book of the recipes she makes that you love
Does your mom make a special dish or have an entire collection of index cards filled with her recipes? Collect these and put them into a family recipe book.
14. Movie and dinner
Treat your mom to a movie and dinner date, just the two of you. Let her pick the restaurant and movie she wants to see.
15. Spa Day
Treat your mom to a spa treatment. Many spas offer gift cards that cover most if not all the costs of the services they offer.
16. Coffee date
If you both have crazy schedules and cannot find time to sit down for dinner, just the two of you, treat her to coffee. This will give you an opportunity to spend quality time together and catch up on each other’s lives.
What Mother’s Day gifts on a budget have you given to your mom in the past? Let us know down below so we can add it to the list!
Ashley is a recent graduate from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA with her Bachelor's in journalism. She love writing articles about music and Philadelphia. Ashley would love to pursue a career in journalism in New York City.