Unique Mother’s Day gifts on a College Budget!

Here are Mother’s Day gifts ideas on a college or student budget, perfect for the mother figure in your life, or for your boyfriend’s mum, all the Mother’s Day surprise gift ideas she will love!

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Here is how to make your mom or mum feel extra special this year! Whether it’s your mom or mum or stepmum, work mum, grandma, nana, or a motherly figure in your life, here are a few things to try this year!

Mother’s Day gift ideas for her

1. Create a beautiful chill out space just for her

This is such a lovely and thoughtful idea, if she has a garden or room of her house she doesn’t use or spend time in, why not create a lovely refuge for her, or even just tidy up the space to save her a job. This is perfect if you are on a budget as it will usually involve time and effort over monetary cost.

It’s a great DIY gift idea, just be sure to check before taking any critical or permanent decisions in to your hands – things like deciding on a new wall or fencing or debating if you need a tree surgeon to help clear an area will need a bit of confirmation first! You could even use it to set the scene for your celebrations, to make the most of her new tidied and updated little space.

2. A ‘design a plate’ special surprise!

Decorate a plain ceramic plate with a special message for your recipient, then let it dry. Then arrange cupcakes – or even a victoria sponge layer cake – all over the plate, so the design is completely covered up entirely with food. It will make for an amazing keepsake for her to treasure always!

3. The Body Shop Strawberry Perfume EDT 👈🏻

There is nothing else like The Body Shop’s strawberry scent, used to create some of their most iconic and intensely enjoyable products, such as the strawberry body butter, strawberry shower gel or body polish or scrub. It’s such a full bodied strawberry and so juicy and authentic, it perfect encapsulates the sumptuousness of real strawberry and lifts your mood every time. It makes you feel like lying in a field at the full height of summer and there is nothing else like it, it gives you such a hit. Find more amazing strawberry perfumes here!

4. A Sleep Well set 👈🏻

Give the gift of a good night’s sleep, with lots of soothing and gorgeous essentials such as a relaxing pillow mistmassage oilbalmy body cream, silky sleep mask and sleep bedtime balm!

5. Gift her a box of delicious smelling wax melts 👈🏻

These make such a wonderful gift and are the perfect way to scent your home – you can even find them scented with her favourite perfume or fragrance! They also come arranged all pretty, in a beautiful box, just like chocolates! They come letterbox sized and are nice and affordable too.

6. Gift her a massage melt 👈🏻

An amazing soothing gel like massage cream that feels incredible and melts beautifully in to the skin. It is the best way to unwind, infused with natural, biodegradable ingredients and dreamy eucalyptus and rosemary essential oils from around the world.

7. Gift her a movie night box

A box containing everything you could ever need for a movie night! You could include items like marshmallows, different flavours of popcorn, glowsticks, cosy blankets, all the fun essentials!

8. A set of fresh face masks 👈🏻

These are perfect to give as they smell incredible, are designed for sensitive skin in mind, make your skin feel baby soft and are so affordable too, the perfect way to pamper your recipient, the best Mother’s Day gifts on a budget! The British Rose scent is incredible and perfect for your mum or mom!

9. A gift from her pet or pets

Always a goodie, there is nothing like a special gift from their pets to delight your recipient! Ideas could include a personalised pet face cushion, a keyring, or cast of their pets’ paws. It’s something they will always treasure!

10. Gift her a CBD gift 👈🏻

Give her the gift of CBD skincare to try! This is the perfect occasion to gift your recipient something new they might never have tried. Gift her a CBD soothing cleansing mask, a CBD restoring facial oil or a replenishing moisture cream!

11. Gift her a blank mini photo album keyring 👈🏻

How cool are these! The perfect way to keep your photos physically with you, wherever you go! She will be sure to adore this thoughtful gift.

12. Gift her a massage tool 👈🏻

This is a wonderful touch sense gift idea for your mom or mum she will love!

13. Give her a mystery jewellery candle

This is such a beautiful gift idea; once the candle is empty of wax, it will reveal a mystery piece of jewellery at the bottom that your recipient can then wear. A gift that keeps on giving!

14. A bluetooth iPhone printer

So your recipient can easily print out the photos on her phone and enjoy holding her memories, the perfect five senses sight gift idea for your mom or mum!

15. A personalised scrapbook or album

This is the perfect gift to keep her favourite photos and memories in! You could even create some special pages just for her as part of the gift. It’s a keepsake to treasure always!

16. Gift her a beautiful set of windchimes

Windchimes make such a pretty multisensory gift, but the most magical thing about them is the way they sound in the breeze!

17. Matching sweaters for her and her pet

Imagine the feeling of going on a walk with your pet, both wearing matching sweaters! This is the cutest ever gift idea and one that she will appreciate always. You could even create a little tradition and buy her matching outfits every mother’s day or birthday.

18. Turn a drawing you did when you were little in to a piece of jewellery 👈🏻

This is a bit of a wildcard item as it is definitely not on a budget, but is too cool not to include. This is such a cool, special and unique twist on the usual mother’s day tradition of gifting jewellery! She’ll be able to treasure your drawing forever in jewellery form.

19. A beautiful painted portrait of her

This is a unique and special gift she can treasure always! You could even create and DIY this with paint or even digitally.

20. A gift of letterbox brownies

There no more delicious way to make your recipient feel ultra special!

21. Gift her a heat transforming mug 

For all the belly laughs!

22. Ultra realistic chocolate biscuits 👈🏻

These are amazing and perfect for the biscuit lover, they will be sure to fool your recipient and give them the best surprise! 

23. Uber realistic chocolate cheese and crackers 👈🏻

These are so cool and look just like the real thing, down to the last detail!

24. A pot of pretty matches 👈🏻

There is no prettier gift and these make for a gorgeous ornament and are practical at the same time! I bought these for myself because they are too gorgeous not to. The perfect fancy Mother’s Day gift on a budget!

Mother’s Day party ideas for her

1. Pretty Mother’s Day cupcake toppers 👈🏻

These are perfect to pop in your cupcakes for the occasion, they are so pretty!

2. A pop open flower filled card 👈🏻

This amazing 3d flower card is incredible, like a real life bouquet flowers within a card! Your recipient will get the best surprise when they open it up! It will look beautiful arranged on a table too.

3. You could even include some pretty confetti to pop inside!

This is such a cute touch for your Mother’s Day card!

4. Adorable Mother’s Day daisy table confetti 👈🏻

An amazing way to dress your table and make it extra pretty for Mother’s Day, these are so cute and cheerful, perfect to put a smile on her face!

5. Mothers Day Heart Fondant Embosser 👈🏻

This is perfect to create pretty icing toppers for your Mother’s Day cupcakes!

6. Mothers Day rose gold balloons 👈🏻

Perfect to make a gorgeous display for your recipient, that adheres to the theme perfectly!

7. Gorgeous rose gold daisy Mother’s Day banners 👈🏻

These are so gorgeous, there are lots of cute designs to choose from to brighten every space for the occasion.

8. Best Mum ever confetti balloons and eco friendly balloons 👈🏻

These are so cute! Confetti balloons always make such a statement – why not opt for the eco friendly balloons as an amazing eco friendly alternative! There are so many gorgeous colours to choose from (including rose gold!) and you could even embellish them with a message afterwards.

9. Edible glitter to make pretty cocktails 👈🏻

This gorgeous edible glitter will make your drinks shimmer for the occasion, the perfect way to make them extra, well, extra!

10. Heart shaped ice cubes 👈🏻

To create adorable ice cubes for your drinks for the occasion! You could even add a tiny amount of food colouring, to turn them pink!

11. Pretty best Mum big gold cake topper 👈🏻

This will look gorgeous on the main cake of the event! It brings luxe, glam vibes to your decor scheme.

12. Love you lots like jelly tots mum card 👈🏻

This card is everything and even includes a complimentary packet of sweets!

13. Mother’s Day wrapping paper 👈🏻

The cutest way to wrap up your presents in style!

14. You Rock Mother’s Day card 👈🏻

The best Mother’s Day card out there, hands down.

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  1. March 19, 2022 / 11:15 pm

    Oh, these ideas are wonderful1 Thank you for all of the suggestions. I am still looking for the perfect Mother’s Day gift, and a few of these definitely stood out.

  2. May 24, 2022 / 9:13 am

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