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10 Gifts for Mum under $20 – Mother’s Day on a Budget

Mother’s Day isn’t too far away. Do you want to spoil your mum, but you’re on a tight a budget? We can help. Here are our top 10 gift ideas, all under $20.

  1. Flowers are simple and loving. You could pick some from your own garden, supplement a small bunch of blooms from the supermarket with greenery from home or, like those pictured here, make your own forever flowers from felt.
  2. A house plant is another way to show your mum that your love for her grows. Succulents are especially on-trend.
  3. What better way to tell Mum she’s the light of your life than with a scented candle. This one includes a dainty pink jar that can be re-used later. Check out retailers such as Spotlight, Pillow Talk and Target.
  4. As well as candles, wax warmers are also the rage. These soy wax melts are made in Australia and cost $7.95 for six cubes. Markets are a great place to find these sorts of local, artisan gifts.
  5. With the weather getting chilly, now is the perfect time to give mum a scarf in her favourite colours. The one pictured here comes from H&M. (They also have new-season cardigans for $19.95.)
  6. Mums and grandmas love keepsakes and a framed photograph is the perfect way to keep her special memories alive. This frame comes from K-Mart; the photo was printed at Big W.
  7. Would you like to take your mum out for a meal but you’re worried about the cost? A cheaper option is coffee and cake or a Devonshire tea.
  8. For mums who love to read, retailers such as Big W, Target and K-Mart offer a wide range of top-selling titles, including the very popular Australian chick-lit author Liane Moriarty.
  9. How about trip to the flicks? Sign up for cinema discount tickets by joining the rewards program for your nearest cinema chain. Save even more money by bringing your movie snacks from home.
  10. Still stumped for ideas? What treats does your Mum love? Chocolates? Cake? Nuts? Dried fruit? Cheese? Spoil your mum with her favourite fare!
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