7 last minute Mother’s Day gifts under $20 | Shopping on a budget

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When shopping last minute, it’s easy to splurge and unintentionally overspend… When buying a gift, it can be difficult to find something meaningful if you’re shopping on a budget. But, don’t break the bank by overspending on items that aren’t necessary. If you haven’t included gifts in your budget in the lead up to Mother’s Day – don’t stress. We’ve come up with 7 Mother’s Day gifts under $20 that can assist you when shopping on a budget. Check them out below…

1. Photo Calendar

Grab some family photos and get online! Personalised photo calendars are not only useful, but they also allow Mum to show off some great family photos. A simple, but meaningful gift that any Mum will love, you can pick up an A5 Photo Calendar from Big W for under $20.

2. Make Mum a Delicious Meal

Sometimes the best gifts are those from the heart. Getting the kids together to make a nice meal for Mum not only gives her quality time spent with the family, but it also means Mum doesn’t have to cook for a change. Spoil Mum by making her favourite meal (or finding a new exciting recipe online!). The great thing about this idea is, you really can stick to your own budget and also, use things already in the fridge and pantry… What Mum will appreciate the most is the time and effort put in to making her feel special. Just don’t forget to do the washing up!

Shopping on a budget3. A Scented Candle

The great thing about this gift is, you can get them almost anywhere. There are so many options! Many people own small candle businesses where you can buy homemade candles that not only look and smell great, but they’re also affordable (and, it’s helping a small business to grow!) Candles are also great for those seriously-last-minute shoppers, because they’re so common that you can pick them up almost anywhere.

4. A Plant

Real plants add a lovely natural touch to any home. If you’re looking to grab something different for Mum, swing past Bunnings Warehouse or your local gardening store and grab a potted plant. There are so many different plants to choose from and of course, something to suit every budget.

Shopping on a budget5. Homemade Bath Salts

This is a great one for kids, because we all know how much they love getting their hands dirty! There are a range of different recipes for homemade bath salts that can be neatly packaged and decorated in glass jars, which you can pick up easily from a $2 store. These are great if you’re shopping on a budget, because most of the ingredients are easily affordable or found in the pantry! Check out these instructions from:

Dream A Little Bigger

Bitz N Giggles

Natural Beauty Workshop

6. Pyjamas

A wonderful gift with the colder months approaching. Warm Pyjamas are the perfect way to say a special thanks to Mum. Pick them up from your local Target or Kmart and make Mum’s day!

7. Tea Leaves

For a Mum that loves a warm cup of tea, there is nothing more exciting than trialling new and exciting tea combinations. For under $20 you can easily grab Mum a bargain (often with stores having Mother’s Day sales that will allow your budget to stretch further!) Check out T2, or companies like Love Tea or Tea Tonic who deliver straight to your door.


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