Mother’s Day on a Student Budget

Posted on March 14, 2012


It’s almost Mother’s Day and with being at University we sometimes forget about our parents back home. My sisters and I used to make my mom breakfast in bed and bring her flowers on Mother’s Day. But last year I didn’t have chance to go home. This is where sites like Moon Pig, Funky Pigeon and the thousands of online flower shops come in handy. Sending flowers, cards and chocolates, cliché as they may be, will remind your mother that you haven’t forgotten about her. For example…

moonpig card

This year my mom had Mother’s Day a week early, and I found the cutest present at Lush.

lush fairy

Washing Up Fairy.. for the dishes 🙂

I hate looking round shops and seeing a Mother’s Day tag on everything, even things you wouldn’t dream of getting your mom. Tesco even has an advert about ready meals for Mother’s Day. We may not have the biggest budgets, but I’m sure we can do better than that.

On websites like Wowcher, kgb Deals and Living Social you can get discount manicures, days out, nights away and loads more. Lush also has a whole Mother’s Day selection, which all smell so good.

If your mom has a sweet tooth cupcake stands seem to be popping up all over the place at the moment too, and who doesn’t like cupcakes? Also, as well as cookie cupcakes, Millie’s Cookies also do giant cookies for any occasion, which you can have any message you want on.

Chiquitos are doing a ‘mums eat free’ deal on Mother’s Day. When you order a meal, your mom gets hers for free. They will not be the only restaurant doing this, so look around. I suggest you book in advance as places for things like this usually go fast.

Here’s a list of deals on flowers in store and online from Money Saving Expert.

So whatever you are doing, don’t forget your mom this Mother’s Day. 🙂