Just like many other occasions, Mother's Day doesn't have to break the bank- if you put your thinking cap on- you can come up with gifts that have much more meaning than something you have picked out that the shopping mall, according to promotionalcodes.org.uk.

What are you doing for your mum this Mother's Day?

What are you doing for your mum this Mother's Day?

Money saving expert Darren Williams from PromotionalCodes.org.uk said: "You don't need to buy your mum an expensive gift to tell her how much you love her. However it is nice to treat mum to something special on Mother's Day.

"There are lots of ways you can show how much you care and the fact you've put time and effort into making the day so unique means mum will adore it even more."

Here are ten ways to spoil mum without it costing the earth on Mother's Day:

Homemade gift and card

If you are a talented artist- why not give her a one off piece by you? Or if you have the gift of being a good writer, why not write her a poem or story? If you are a keen gardener, make her a unique arrangement- play to your strengths.

Cook a meal

There really is no need to traipse to a fancy restaurant when you can come up with something magnificent at home. Plan it carefully, get all the ingredients you need, give yourself plenty of time and if you put your mind to it you can cook something equally as good as what you would pay for at your local eatery.

IOU's

Print or write your own set of vouchers to promise your mum some days out- a shopping day, a movie night or an afternoon tea; it's a gift that keeps on giving.

A family day out

What does your mum like to do best when the family are around? A picnic in the woods? A walk? A day at the beach? Drive her there, spoil her with some well-planned snacks and let her enjoy the time with all the people she loves.

Shop with voucher codes

Shop around before you buy- the cooking book she's had her eye on might be on offer in one shop, when it's not in another- check out what you can print off online first- you never know it may give you some good ideas too.

Second hand

You may think that second hand is not appropriate for a gift; however you can get some one off pieces at car boots, eBay and charity shops. Whether it's an item of clothing, a book, or a piece of jewellery- you never know what you might find.

A Spa Day

Treat your mum to a pedicure, manicure, do her hair, break out the foot spa, or pop on a face mask. If you do it together- all the better as you can chat and use the mother daughter time to bond. Why not buy her a few little treats to try out? Somthing like the new fruity Blistex Happy Lips in Strawberry and Mango, only cost £2.49 from your local Boots or Tescos and are great for helping your mum get in the mood for summer!

Blistex Happy Lips Strawberry
Blistex Happy Lips Strawberry
Blistex Happy Lips Mango
Blistex Happy Lips Mango

Family share

If you want to push the boat out, but can't afford it on your own- then get your family on board. If they are struggling for gift ideas too this will keep everyone happy.

Bake

Find out what her favourite cake is and bake it or some mini versions for her- you can even ice it personally for her. Serve it up with some tea and some sandwiches cut into triangles and have your very own little afternoon tea at home. Or it you are feeling really advenutrous- you could make her a Mother's Day Bouquet made out of cakes! (www.groupon.co.uk

As a special gift this Mother’s Day, Groupon is giving one lucky customer the chance to win the tasty edible bouquet creation for their mum – visit www.gr.pn/bouquet where you can enter as well as download a free recipe guide to make a Cupcake Gerbera at home.

Lie in

Mums very rarely get a rest- so let her sleep in and when she is awake, take her breakfast in bed for the perfect start to the day.


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