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Don’t break the bank this Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is a tricky one. If you’re looking to get your mum something special but you’re watching the pennies it’s often hard to find something that’s of good quality that won’t take up too much of your monthly budget.

Here are a few last minute ideas that won’t break the bank this Mother’s Day.

Check out the 99p stores

I love the 99p store. All named brand toiletries along with useful home items such as kitchenware, food, crisps and sweets. They’re also great for seasonal events such as Easter and of course, Mother’s Day. Just this weekend I purchased a beautiful mug for just 99p and a really nice Mother’s Day card, again for just 99p.  A lovely gift that will be appreciated by any mum who loves a cuppa.

Use your phone to get free gifts

If you have a mobile phone with 02, make sure you sign up to O2 priority moments. They offer freebies to their customers every week from food, drinks to Mother’s Day gifts. See below for some examples.

Free Mother’s Day card from WhSmith on O2 priority moments

Free chocolate from Hotel Chocolat @ O2 Priority

Get out for the day (with mums going free!)

There are freebies available for you to take advantage every day – you just need to know where to find them. Deal sharing website HotUKDeals has a section dedicated to freebies, which are found by its users, so there is no need for you to scour the internet or the high street for the best deals. Their users have found some great offers on days out this weekend with mums going free. Here are a few ideas for you to use:

Mums go FREE at Longleat Safari with a full paying child on 14th and 15th March (with voucher)

Mums go FREE on Mothers Day weekend @ Gullivers World

Mums go FREE at Knowsley Safari Park on Mothers Day – Sunday 15th March 2015

Check out your local supermarkets

Supermarkets are a great place to pick up gifts without having to scour other stores on the high street. You can pick up your essentials for dinner, as well as the best presents for your loved ones. Here are some of the best deals available in time for this Mothering Sunday.

Make your mum breakfast in bed with offers from Lidl this weekend

Mother’s Day offers at Asda

Mother’s Day Family Roast Meal Deal £20 @ Marks & Spencer in store from 11th March

Get creative

This year I made my mum a Mother’s Day card with a cross-stitch set from Hobbycraft, which was on sale for £3 in December. Not only did I have fun making it (albeit frustrating at times!) I know my  mum will appreciate the effort I made, especially as she was the one who taught me to cross-stitch when I was young.

Have a great Mother’s Day!

 

 

 

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