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5 Affordable Mother’s Day Gift Ideas That Won’t Blow Your Budget

5 Affordable Mother’s Day Gift Ideas That Won’t Blow Your Budget


Mother’s Day is almost here and if you’re short on cash, I’ve put together 5 affordable Mother’s Day gift ideas that won’t blow your budget!

Mother’s Day is not about buying expensive trinkets. It’s all about family and togetherness. So, I hope these gift ideas inspire you to make Mom feel loved this Mother’s Day!

5 Affordable Gift Ideas for Mother's Day

#1 Edible Arrangements

Make mom feel special this Mother’s Day by getting her a bouquet of edible arrangements. This could include fruits like melons, strawberries, pineapple, or other arrangements of her favorite fruits. You can never go wrong with the chocolate covered strawberries. However, you will need to make this order a couple days in advance. It gets busy around Mother’s Day.

#2 Make it a Movie Night

Gather the family around the living room and watch Mom’s favorite movie. Pop some fresh popcorn on the stove, or make a simple snack tray with crackers, cheeses and fruits for everyone. If you don’t have a copy of Mom’s favorite movie, borrow it from your local library and save money.

#3 Buy Mom flowers 

Mom doesn’t want some big extravagant gift. She just wants to know that you are thinking about her and love her. A bouquet of flowers makes the perfect Mother’s Day gift!

#4 Massage and Spa Packages

Seriously, you don’t even have to go anywhere to get mom a day of luxury. Simply get on Groupon and find massage or spa coupon deal. Then, you can email it to mom like you had it planned out all along. Consider giving her a full hour massage or even just give her a spa gift card so she can decide what she wants to get because, trust me, she needs one.

#5 Offer to Do Chores

Mom is getting older now, so she may not be able to do all the things she used to do. Instead of buying her something, show her that you love her with acts of kindness. Here are a few “grown up” chores you can offer to do for mom:

  • Mow the grass
  • Clean out the attic
  • Clean the basement
  • Sort clothing
  • Take things to Goodwill
  • Clean her house

So how do you show your mom she is loved on Mother’s Day? Share with me in the comments below!

Jocelyn Brown

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  1. 02/11/2021 / 3:13 am

    It will be a wonderful day when my girls are old enough to do chores as gifts! Love that idea!

  2. 05/08/2019 / 7:01 pm

    The flowers are so beautiful! Anyway, a spa deal would be perfect for mom. I already got one booked for her. And also, we’ll be helping out with the chores.

  3. Leela
    05/08/2019 / 3:58 am

    Those floral bouquets are so beautiful! We like to keep it simple on Mother’s Day and have a nice meal and dessert with all. I love spending time with my family.

  4. Amber Cheras
    05/08/2019 / 3:52 am

    I love mothers day! all mothers deserve to have a day to relax and be recognized for all of their hard work over the years.

  5. Shakeia Rieux
    05/08/2019 / 3:32 am

    I haven’t ordered flowers from Teleflora but I do love the beautiful arrangements, and the vases they come in.

    05/08/2019 / 3:20 am

    Even though I’m a mother of 5 adults (3 daughters and 2 sons ) and one 2 yr old grandson, I get more excited doing something to celebrate our daughter’s motherhood for Mother’s Day and I love the #Teleflora Be Happy Bouquet W/ Roses! It’d be a perfect Mother’s Day bouquet for our daughter. It’s bright, playful & cheerful like her & she’d LOVE the smiley face coffee cup afterward!

  7. Eileen Boyce
    05/08/2019 / 3:12 am

    I think it is a good day to honor Mom and spend time with her!

  8. TallulahJane
    05/08/2019 / 3:11 am

    My father passed away on Mother’s Day 10 years ago, so Mother’s Day is hard for my mom and me. She always says she misses him sending her flowers, so I think I would love this to send her the Teleflora’s Mod Mademoiselle Bouquet. It will be a tough weekend so I’ll try to take her shopping to get her mind off her loss. She’s a great mother and loving friend as I’ve grown older.

  9. kelly woods
    05/08/2019 / 3:07 am

    Mother’s Day is great time to recognize moms but it shouldn’t be the only time. Being a mom is such a blessing to me and I don’t take it for granted.

  10. Cassandra D
    05/08/2019 / 3:05 am

    I like the Teleflora’s Liquid Lavender Bouquet on the Teleflora website. Usually for Mother’s Day, I make homemade cards and I put together a great care package that is thoughtful, yet useful.

  11. Quanda Dykstra
    05/08/2019 / 2:54 am

    I love the fact that Teleflora have a wide variety of beautiful arrangements to choose. I would love to ship my Mother a beautiful bouquet for Mother’s Day. Thank you!☺

  12. Kelly Skibbe
    05/08/2019 / 2:13 am

    I have gotten Teleflora for my mothers birthday in the past. I loved the arrangement!!! The delivery was great and my mother said the flowers were very fresh. I would love to send her some for mothers day.

  13. Vikki Billings
    05/08/2019 / 2:05 am

    I really love these flower arrangements. They are inexpensive and beautiful and who doesn’t love flowers!

  14. Angela Saver
    05/08/2019 / 1:32 am

    I would love a movie night at home with my family for Mother’s Day! Teleflora has beautiful arrangements that would brighten up any home.

  15. LeAnn Harbert
    05/08/2019 / 12:41 am

    My Mother would love the Liquid Lavender Bouquet from Teleflora. She would also enjoy getting the fruit Edible Arrangements.

  16. Donna L
    05/08/2019 / 12:16 am

    I have ordered flowers from Teleflora before. They have the most beautiful flower arrangements. Thanks for the chance to win this prize!

  17. Kat Emerick
    05/08/2019 / 12:10 am

    I think Mothers Day is perfect .We all love our mom . They alway are there when you need them.

  18. Margaret Porter
    05/08/2019 / 12:06 am

    I always bought my Mother flowers. This will be my first without her. I am starting a new tradition of buying my daughter flowers for Mothers Day this year

  19. Angelica Dimeo
    05/07/2019 / 11:34 pm

    I think mother’s day is a good holiday that helps honor all the hard work mom’s do

  20. Donna Porter
    05/07/2019 / 9:36 pm

    I always get my mom a card, flowers and a nice dinner out. My mom is such a wonderful lady and I like to make this day special. I think Teleflora has the most beautiful bouquets.

  21. Chrissy
    05/07/2019 / 9:30 pm

    I’m not a huge flower person but my mom is so I try to get her a live plant each year! I think it’s important to try to customize the gift to the person receiving it so that they get something they enjoy not just the “usual” gift. I’ve never tried teleflora flowers but I’m interested in seeing what they have available that my mom might like!

  22. Stephanie
    05/07/2019 / 9:29 pm

    I think the movie night idea is wonderful and I have done that in the past. You can find cheap DVD’s or Blu-Rays at the Dollar tree and put together a little gift basket with popcorn, throw blankets and some of your mom’s favorite movies. It is also a great way to spend some quality time together!

  23. Annmarie Weeks
    05/07/2019 / 9:18 pm

    I have to admit that I’m not a big fan of Mother’s Day (or other “Hallmark holidays”). But I love my mom immensely! So each year I do send her flowers (since we don’t live in the same state). The suggestions here are lovely!

  24. Tabathia B
    05/07/2019 / 6:21 pm

    I love the idea of mothers day. I think parents (whoever raises their kids) deserve a day of celebration. I think a massage/spa day is a great gift if you can get it for a great price or special. But there are other ideas for mothers that can include gift cards or something that they wanted that is affordable. Love the offer and chores list.

  25. wen budro
    05/07/2019 / 6:15 pm

    Those are some great free gifts for Mother’s Day. Mom can always use the extra help around the house. Flowers are always a wonderful gift to get and Teleflora has a nice selection.

  26. Kathy
    05/07/2019 / 5:50 pm

    I would love to take my mom to a movie and just have a movie night for the 2 of us. She is out of town for mothers day this year. I think it would be great to see Aladdin together

  27. Liz N.
    05/07/2019 / 5:47 pm

    I always struggle to think of a gift for my mom-in-law. I know flowers and chocolates – but those seem cliche. Plus, who knows if she’s watching her weight or going out of town – rendering those gifts not as good? So she usually gets a card (we live in separate states). My husband doesn’t even know when most holidays are, so the gift-giving definitely falls to me.

  28. Tara Richardson
    05/07/2019 / 5:26 pm

    We are a military family and I always use Telefloral for special occasions that involve flowers such as Mother’s Day, birthday’s and Valentine’s Days. Our moms have always loved the beautiful bouqets they have been sent, and their customer service is excellent.

  29. Sandra Preti
    05/07/2019 / 4:18 pm

    I feel like all moms love a massage or spa certificate! A luxurious treatment is always appreciated and enjoyed. A Teleflora bouquet would be a great additional gift or gift on its own–they are always fresh and beautiful.

  30. Peggy Johnson
    05/07/2019 / 3:34 pm

    There are a lot of options to honor our mothers on Mother’s Day. Besides flowers, there are candies, fruit arrangements, a day out of shopping and lunch and the list goes on. I love to order Teleflora flowers because they are always arranged beautifully , fresh and last a long time.

  31. monique s
    05/07/2019 / 3:18 pm

    I love teleflora flowers. They are so fresh and last. The keepsake vases are wonderful too. Such a great treat for moms.

  32. Abigail
    05/07/2019 / 2:20 pm

    My mom lives far away so I always try to send flowers for mothers day to brighten up her day! I love the beautiful vases the Teleflora arrangements come in!

  33. Jessica Gipson
    05/07/2019 / 1:54 pm

    Mother’s Day is a special day that I cherish each year that I get the opportunity to spend with my mom. I try to make it extra special each year but most of all I just enjoy and love her company. We spend hours talking and laughing and making new memories. She’s my mother’s day gift.

  34. Tina
    05/07/2019 / 1:28 pm

    Mother’s Day will be a little tough this year. My mom passed May 31 2018. It is really hitting my older sister hard and I am thinking of sending her flowers. They make such beautiful arrangements

  35. 05/07/2019 / 1:26 pm

    I’ve seen their flowers online. They always look so beautiful.

  36. Karen Behrman
    05/07/2019 / 12:09 pm

    I still love Mother’s day because I still have my Mother who is 82. I do miss all the other Mom’s in my life all my dear aunts have passed they were just like Mom’s to me

  37. angie w
    05/07/2019 / 12:04 pm

    I love the different ideas that you have! The Teleflora arrangements are all very beautiful as well. Thank you!

  38. Heather Dawn
    05/07/2019 / 11:52 am

    Besides flowers, Edible arrangement is a good choice. They are always beautiful and delicious! Thanks!

  39. Dorothy Justine Reynolds
    05/07/2019 / 5:56 am

    I have purchased from Teleflora a few times for my mother-in-law. They really put thought behind their work and always comes with a cute vase or other item to hold the flowers that can be used well after the flowers are gone.

  40. Erin
    05/06/2019 / 9:51 pm

    I would love to surprise my mother-in-law with flowers. Her garden is amazing and her middle name is even Amaryliss.

  41. Wehaf
    05/06/2019 / 8:24 pm

    In my family we don’t like Mother’s Day as a holiday as it is always so focused on consumerism. We prefer to be mindful and appreciative of the love in our lives all year round. That being said, I do like to give and get flowers and plants, and Teleflora has lots of live plants available. If I won this I would likely get some daisy plants for some friends.

  42. Bryan Vice
    05/06/2019 / 6:33 pm

    These are some beautiful flower arrangements any mother would love

  43. mami2jcn
    05/06/2019 / 6:01 pm

    I have my eye on Teleflora’s LIquid Lavender Bouquet. It’s so pretty! I always appreciate any kind of personalized gifts, like handmade cards and pictures.

  44. shelly peterson
    05/06/2019 / 4:23 pm

    My Mom doesn’t live close by so I love sending her a nice bouquet. Teleflora always has so many beautiful ones to choose from.

  45. Diana C
    05/06/2019 / 3:46 pm

    I love gifting my mom flowers. I do it for my birthday as well, give my mom flowers. Most Mother’s day, my siblings band I plant flowers in my mom’s garden too, so that she has flowers all spring and summer. She loves it because she can see her garden from her kitchen window.

  46. Brittany
    05/06/2019 / 2:44 pm

    I love Teleflora flowers. They are always pretty bouqets and reasonable prices as well. I personally love home made gifts from my kids and I always enjoyed making my mom gifts. She enjoyed that as well. Every now and then I like to get flowers because they are so pretty. My mom loves flowers too. It would be neat to send her some as a surprise.

  47. Mya Murphy
    05/06/2019 / 2:39 pm

    How I usually celebrate Mother’s Day is volunteering for the homeless. I try to give some blessing and pampering to those who never see any. I am so in love with all the bouquets, and would love to put on my desk to brighten up the dreary space.

  48. Anne Perry
    05/05/2019 / 12:23 pm

    Every day is Mother’s Day. I am a huge fan of Birkenstock sandals. They make a great Mother’s day present.

  49. Laurajj
    05/03/2019 / 1:32 am

    Oh such great ideas! I love the idea of doing chores….just being there to help with things around the house that may be more difficult for them as they age. I always love the idea of sending flowers….so special for them! I love their Monarch Garden Bouquet! We help raise monarchs in the summer months…so the monarch butterfly is always special for us.

  50. Donna
    05/02/2019 / 11:26 pm

    These are great ideas! I’m always happy to get gifts for Mother’s Day, but I’m equally happy to spend quality time with my family. My daughter and I usually make snacks and watch a movie together. We have a lot of fun!

  51. Natalie
    05/02/2019 / 1:08 pm

    I bought a bouquet of flowers from Teleflora for my mom a couple years ago and they were absolutely gorgeous. Her favorite gift to receive is flowers and she loved the lavender roses I gave her from Teleflora!

  52. Lisa Lineberger
    05/02/2019 / 2:21 am

    Great ideas! I hope my daughters get me an Edible Arrangement or fruit basket!

  53. 05/01/2019 / 6:23 pm

    As a mom of 4 girls a massage and spa day would be AHHMAZING.. but that’s not gonna happen so home made gifts from my kids are the second best. I always have my kids make a handmade craft and we deliver it to their grandma my mom in Annapolis, MD

  54. stephanie curtis
    05/01/2019 / 6:22 pm

    I always do flowers & something heartfelt

  55. Katherine S
    05/01/2019 / 1:48 pm

    I like the regal blossoms bouquet. I like how teleflora has something for everyone like plain vases or decorated vases. Mothers day is a fun day. I enjoy spending it with my kids, my mom and my grandma and the rest of our family.

  56. rana durham
    04/30/2019 / 10:13 pm


  57. Jeanna
    04/30/2019 / 6:13 pm

    People make mother’s day out to be a big huge deal. I enjoy just spending the day with my family. I love #5 on your list! I would be happy with any of that and of course a homemade card from my kids is a must!

  58. Dana Rodriguez
    04/30/2019 / 4:20 pm

    I really like these ideas. Teleflora has so many beautiful arrangements to choose from.

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