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30 Cheap Mother’s Day gifts under $30 from Kmart, Target and Big W

Looking for the perfect gift for Mum on Mother’s Day? We risked papercuts and eye strain by diving deep into the Kmart, Target and Big W catalogues and websites so you don’t have to. The result is a shortlist of our 30 favourite cheap Mother’s Day gifts and—the best part—they are all under $30. (You might want to stash some of these gifts away for Christmas and birthdays, too!)

When is Mother’s Day 2023?

This year, Mother’s Day in Australia is on 14 May, 2023. Mother’s Day always falls on a Sunday, so hopefully everyone has the day off to spoil mum on her special day.

Mums are notorious for putting everyone’s needs before their own. That’s why the inventor of Mother’s Day, a little known American woman called Anna Jarvis, began the Mother’s Day movement more than 100 years ago. Anna was one of 13 children, so it’s little wonder her dear mum deserved an annual day of honour!

In that spirit, these budget Mother’s Day gift ideas are sure to make the mums, step-mums, grandmas or aunties in your life feel appreciated and loved.

Editorial note: Prices were accurate at the time of publishing.

Cheap Mother’s Day gifts from Kmart

Slouchy button front pyjama set (Kmart from $15.00)

We all love a good day spent at home in our pyjamas, right? Mum will be all nice and comfy working from home (or lounging around her clean house *hint*) in this slouchy button front pyjama set.

Hair dryer (Kmart $19.00)

Help mum to feel as if she has just stepped out of a salon with this two-speed hair dryer. It also comes with a diffuser attachment if your mum is a curly girl.

30 cheap mother’s day gifts under  from kmart, target and big w

Double tier beauty case (Kmart $14.00)

Why aren’t makeup cases ever big enough?! Give your mum the gift of space in this double tier beauty case.

USB aroma diffuser & humidifier (Kmart $17.00)

This USB aroma diffuser & humidifier has it all. Four different time settings, a mist option and a diffuse light that provides soft illumination and is safer than a candle. Just add oil!

30 cheap mother’s day gifts under  from kmart, target and big w

Straightening brush (Kmart $23.00)

Soft, shiny, straight tresses? Help your Mum create sophisticated, sleek hairstyles with this easy-to-use straightening brush. 

The Best Ever Air Fryer Cookbook (Kmart $7.00)

How good are air fryers! The Best Ever Air Fryer Cookbook delivers on exactly what it promises, with a perfect 5-star review at the time of this article.

30 cheap mother’s day gifts under  from kmart, target and big w

Moon tide reed diffuser 150ml (Kmart $12.00)

After a long day, nothing will de-stress mum quite like a nice bath and lighting this moon tide reed diffuser to set that chill-out mood.

Bamboo LED beauty mirror (Kmart $29.00)

Allow Mum to get up close and personal with… herself! This bamboo LED beauty mirror provides light and magnification for tasks such as makeup and eyelash application, and putting in contact lenses.

Sleep bath salts – lavender & aloe vera (Kmart $4.00)

Speaking of baths, you’re going to need some bath salts in that tub. Guide to a happy mum: Run bath. Add lavender and aloe vera bath salts. Leave Mum alone for an hour to unwind while you clean the house (hint).

5 pack super fruits face sheet mask (Kmart $8.00)

Spa treatments are expensive. So this 5 pack face sheet mask which, coupled with a USB Aroma Diffuser (Gift 4) will provide a multi-sensory experience that will leave Mum feeling relaxed and revitalised.

30 cheap mother’s day gifts under  from kmart, target and big w

Cheap Mother’s Day gifts from Target

Women’s libby faux fur crossover scuff slippers (Target $15.00)

Put a hop in Mum’s step with these cute and cosy faux fur crossover scuff slippers. They would look perfect paired with the long sleeve and pant pyjama set (See Gift 1).

Fraser photo frame (Target $6.00)

Does your mum love the Boho chic look? Give her TWO things she loves by adding a photo of your gorgeous self to this fraser photo frame.

30 cheap mother’s day gifts under  from kmart, target and big w

Chain Necklace (Target $12.00)

This chain necklace is a perfect way for busy mums to add a little sparkle to their look. 

HoMedics portable vibration massager (Target $19.00)

Save your fingers and Mum’s shoulders with this battery operated, hand held massage device. With different attachments, it can tackle specific spots or larger areas that need attention.

Clio sculpture (Target $12.00)

With a beautiful minimalist design, the Clio sculpture will look wonderful on any shelf in the house. At 20cm high, it’s a sweet reminder of how much love you have for your mum each and every day.

Eye masks (Target from $5.00)

Is your mum still using the free eye mask she got on an international flight 10 years ago? Upgrade her eye mask to first class with a beautiful eye mask.

30 cheap mother’s day gifts under  from kmart, target and big w

Body butter (Target $5.00)

Known for their calming qualities in a range of scents, mum can use these body butters before bed to create the perfect wind-down routine.

Bamboo lazy Susan (Target $10.00)

This is a perfect gift for mums who love to entertain in style. ​No more reaching over the table to grab the guacamole for your taco!

30 cheap mother’s day gifts under  from kmart, target and big w

Renew & Restore hand & body lotion (Target from $5.00)

The zing of citrus scents in this hand lotion will pep up Mum each time she applies it. Plus she’ll have hydrated, healthy hands—all the better to cuddle you with.

Pots and plants (Target from $5.00)

Fake plants are the perfect way to give mum the gift of greenery without giving her another thing to look after. Put one in a beautiful pot and mum will be swooning all May.

Cheap Mother’s Day gifts from Big W

Beauty gift packs (Big W from $10.00)

Give Mum the gift of age-defying skin care with one of many beauty gift packs from Big W. ​

30 cheap mother’s day gifts under  from kmart, target and big w

Design House collage frame (Big W $13.00)

This charming collage frame allows Mum to easily change out the photos. Kickstart the collage by including some of Mum’s fave photos. 

Design House Isabella 200 pocket photo album (Big W $16.00)

This elegant album is the perfect place to store those cherished images that your mum has saved to her phone.

30 cheap mother’s day gifts under  from kmart, target and big w

&me stud earrings 9 pack (Big W $9.00)

These cheap and cheerful earrings are an easy way to add some fun to Mum’s day and look. 

Diamond Fleece Throw (Big W $12.00)

Fluffy, cosy and generously sized, this throw is great for mums who love to snuggle on the couch. Pairs well with the Lindt chocolates (Gift 28)!​

30 cheap mother’s day gifts under  from kmart, target and big w

Emporium jade plant in cement pot 21cm (Big W $16.00)

Fake plants are the perfect solution to having indoor greenery without the time and effort required to, well, keep them alive!

&me women’s nit scarf & beanie set (Big W $22.00)

With winter approaching, a patterned scarf is a practical and stylish gift (and it’s impossible to buy the wrong size!)​

30 cheap mother’s day gifts under  from kmart, target and big w

Lindt Lindor Assorted (Big W from $9.00)

Does your mum have a sweet tooth? Then she’ll enjoy the gift of Swiss chocolate with this selection of Lindt balls.

Sunglasses (Big W from $8.00)

For mothers who are classic but contemporary, these sunnies feature a classic shape, but with a modern twist.

30 cheap mother’s day gifts under  from kmart, target and big w

A good book

If mum is hoping looking for a brand new book to relax with this May, then Big W has a wide range of new releases at absolutely bargain prices.

What do you think of these cheap Mother’s Day gifts for mum this May? Also, why not give yourself the gift of financial fitness?

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