Low-Cost Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

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With Mother’s Day around the corner, here are some gift ideas and some low-cost alternatives for you to show some appreciation to your mom! Whether you live with your mom or if you’re not in the same household, this gift guide will cover all the bases!


1. Flowers

Flowers are a great gift for any special person in your life. Flowers help freshen the air of your home and spruce up its atmosphere! After all, flower bouquets have been common gifts since the beginning of time for a reason. 

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Alternative: Although cut flowers are great, your recipient might be allergic to certain flowers and the flowers will only last a certain amount of time. Origami flowers last longer than flowers and can be customizable to your heart’s desire. There are plenty of tutorials online that you could follow, if you have the time.


2. Head/Scalp massager

After all the headaches you or your family have caused for your mom, she deserves a scalp massager for all the work that she’s done. There are products start at $12 and last a while. Not only can these be used for stress and physical relief, but they can also be used in the shower to massage the shampoo into your hair! 

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Alternative: Head rubs! You could always give your mom a nice head massage from time to time instead of purchasing a tool to do it for you. Doing so saves money and allows for you and your mother to spend some quality time together!


3. Spa Day

If you can’t get your mom to the spa, bring the spa to your mom! There are multiple ways to go about this, but if your creative juices aren’t flowing, here are some suggestions:

  • Relaxing bath with candles
  • Manicure/Pedicure
  • DIY Face and eye masks
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4. Tea or Coffee Gifts!

Caffeine is the fuel that runs this world, and is consumed in many different ways. Consider getting a pack of your mom’s favourite coffee beans or tea packs. If you’re not sure what your mom’s favourite types of coffee or tea are? A lot of large companies and local cafes or tea shops have boxes or packages that contain flavour samples and other goodies for you to explore!

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5. A Movie Party

Rewatch a favourite movie or check out a new release! This is one that can be done whether you’re in separate households or if you’re with your mom! To perform a watch party socially distanced options, you can use Teleparty (formerly known as Netflix Party) which allows you to synchronize playback of whatever you’re watching to other devices. For those with Disney Plus, you can use the Groupwatch function and for those with Amazon Prime, you can set up an Amazon Prime Watch Party. 

To add to the experience, you can create some DIY movie tickets or invites online and have your mom’s favourite drinks and snacks delivered!

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That’s all for now folks! While all our moms are superheroes, not all moms have the same preferences. Remember to put your own twists and spices into your gift ideas.

Don’t forget to stay active and care for yourself, especially after the post exam celebrations! You can check out our Instagram, @ubcrec, for quick movement breaks, and other wellbeing resources! Although school is over, remember that the recommended amount of movement per week is 150 minutes and that stays true throughout the whole year!

Wishing everyone the best and a great start to their summer!