20 Mar

Written by Kristin on March 20, 2014


Spring is finally here, and that means it’s time to celebrate all of the mums in your life! That’s right, Mother’s Day is 30 March (how is it nearly April already??). If you’re on a budget but want to find an amazing gift to show your mum how much you care, you’re in luck.

I’ve rounded up my top 12 favourite items under £30, and many of them include discount codes or offers to save even more! Whether your mum is into jewellery, bags, chocolate, makeup, books or pamper time, you’re sure to find an option that’ll make her smile this Mothering Sunday.

You’ll save 20% off designer handbags and purses at Debenhams, so why not choose a lovely new bag for your mum? I’m loving this black and white style from Floozie by Frost French (now £28). It features a fun, stripey pattern on the front and a red chain-link charm attached. Another great option is this red J by Jasper Conran crossbody bag (now £28). Perfect for the mum on the go who needs hands free, it also has plenty of zippered pockets for her mobile, keys and more. If you’ve got other shopping to do, keep in mind you’ll also receive a free £5 gift card when you spend £30 or more, and free standard delivery over £30!

For the mum who loves to read, head on over to our The Book People page ASAP for a 15% off all orders code (expires 20 March), then take a look at their Mother’s Day shop, where you’ll receive a free gift bag with any purchase from the selected range. The books are helpfully organised into categories like “For the new mum” or “For the foodie,” so you can quickly find something she’d love. Two of my choices: “Nigellissima” by Nigella Lawson (£9.99) is fab if your mother loves herself a bit of Italian food, and “Made for Baby” (£4.99) is a perfect choice for the crafty mum, with more than 50 DIY projects!

Good old M&S have loads of ideas in their Mother’s Day edit, including this Gustavs Egg Diamanté jewellery box (£19.50). The gorgeous purple colour and gems are perfect to brighten up her bedroom, and for the price, you could slip a pair of earrings inside as well. My choice: the pearl effect and diamanté drops (£9.50). They look quite like a pair the Duchess of Cambridge and the Countess of Wessex both own! If you’ve waited until the last minute, you can order by noon online and collect in store free the next day!

Currently, Laura Ashley are offering up to 50% off home and fashion, so it’s a fantastic opportunity to shop for your Mother’s Day gifts. For the fashion-loving mum, this sheer Dobby spot blouse and cami (now £30) ticks all the boxes for a beautiful spring look. Such a pretty purple colour, too! Another affordable option is the Haberdashery Necklace (£18), full of painted blue, white and silver beads on a blue waxed cord.

You’ll be spoilt for choice at Virgin Experience Days, where you can find a massive selection of experience vouchers and other gifts for Mother’s Day. And, with our exclusive 22% off code, you’ll get a fab deal, too! How about treating your mum to an afternoon tea for two in a castle? Available at six castles throughout the UK, this will be a day out she won’t soon forget – and it’s just £27.30 with our promo code. Or, plan a mother/daughter pamper day with the mini beauty treatment for two experience (also £27.30 with code). Both of you will receive a 15-minute mini treatment such as a manicure, pedicure spray tan or eyebrow shape.

Finally, indulge her sweet tooth with a chocolate gift from Thorntons. Make it personal with a Thorntons photo box (£11-£19) and choose a photo of you and mum from childhood for a special touch! You can select the number of layers and types of sweets inside and the colour of the box as well. If you really want to impress mum, this massive array of sweets in the Best Mum Collection (£30) is sure to make her day! You’ll get eight different varieties of choccies ranging from “Best mum in the world” alphabet truffles to a red milk chocolate tag. Don’t forget to use one of our codes, including 15% off all orders and £1 standard delivery when you spend £30.

Got some affordable gift ideas for Mothering Sunday? Share in the comments or send me a tweet at @KrisShopScoop! Happy Mother’s Day! 

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