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Treating your mum needn't cost the earth. Whether it's a nice 2for1 meal or some courier-delivered flowers, here are some cheap 'n' cheerful ideas.
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Thoughtful gifts stem from the heart, but it needn't cost you the earth (geddit?). You can get pretty bouquets delivered to your mum/nan etc on Mother's Day for £25. Or in real MoneySaving style, have them delivered a day early for £20 and make it look like you're extra organised.
WARNING! Mother's Day delivery doesn't always happen. Things can also go wrong with the supply and delivery of flowers for Mothering Sunday, as has happened in previous years. There’s always a chance they won’t be delivered in time, so consider the risk.
It's got to bee ee ee ee ee ee ee, perfect, it's got to bee ee ee ee ee ee ee, worth it... so grab a cheap bunch of flowers at your nearest supermarket, add a pretty bow and some lace, and hey presto, you're guaranteed to get a big bunch of hugs and thank-yous in return.
Thoughtfulness melts the heart far more than a pricey pressie. Our free Mother's Day gift cheques let you create vouchers for your mum. When she presents it, you fulfil your pledge. It could be running her a luxurious bath, doing the washing up or letting her watch Breakfast at Tiffany's (or the movie of her choice) in peace.
How about serving up a special afternoon tea at home, complete with finger sandwiches, and scones with clotted cream and jam. Print your own Mother's Day Gift Cheques.
Sending a card to mum on Mother's Day shows her you care/you're sorry/you're thankful (delete as appropriate!), but if you're feeling flush (well, in the MoneySaving sense of the word) then a small gift could be an added surprise to the day. Don't feel pressured to buy pricey pressies...
If your mum's usually top chef in your household, give her the night off and treat her to a meal out or grab a take-away or dine-in deal and stay in. Just make sure you do the washing up too!.
Simply walk into a Harvester any day of the week and you’ll get a selected main, unlimited salad and soft drink, plus a Sunday Best sundae for £9.99.
The unlimited salad is usually free when you buy a main meal but with some of the mains hitting £9 alone, you can save up to £5 with this offer.
Choose between six mains, plus a tea or coffee, or unlimited soft drink. If you fancy something stronger, you can get a pint of Carling (usually around £3) for £1 extra or another alcoholic drink (options depend on the restaurant, some will offer a glass of wine).
Kids can also get in on the action for £5. It includes any children's main meal, unlimited salad and a kids' Sundae Best ice-cream, saving you around 30p - 70p.
Every Sunday, buy an adult carvery (£7.29) at Crown Carveries, and get a kids' smaller one (usually £4.29, for little 'uns under 10) for free. This means a family of two adults and two children get both kids' meals free.
There's no voucher to print, simply walk in to get the offer. Crown says this is an ongoing offer, and it's available at all its restaurants.
Why not go somewhere for free on the day itself – there are many museums, parks and art galleries across the UK with free entrance. Here are a few suggestions:
Chiswick Gardens is free to walk around (you need pay to go into the house). If the weather is iffy, there’s the Wallace Collection art gallery in Marylebone, or the Victoria and Albert Museum.
You could check out the Museum of Scotland or the Royal Botanical Gardens in Edinburgh (entrance to the gardens is free, although you need to pay to go in the Glasshouse). The Kelvingrove Art Gallery in Glasgow is also free.
The National Museum Wales in Cardiff is also free.
As far as parks go, there’s also Lyme Park near the Peak District, Stanwick Lakes in Northampton and Margam Country Park in Port Talbot, although these charge for car parking.
For tons more free and cheap days out, see Free Museums and Cheap Days Out.
While flowers and gifts are bound to make your Mum smile, few things are as priceless as spending time with the people she loves. Below are some days-out offers so you can do just that.
Before spending, use Martin's Mantras. If you answer 'NO' to any, Don't buy!
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