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Mother's Day 2015Treat your mum with the latest restaurant, flower & beauty deals

Last updated: 25 Mar 2014
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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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Courier-delivered flowers

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.

In-store flowers

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.

Free Mother's Day Gift Cheques

Cards & gifts

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...

Picanova logo70% off acrylic and aluminium prints code*Delivery £7.99. Eg, 30cmx20cm aluminium £17ish del

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Aluminium print

New and existing Picanova* customers can get 70% off acrylic and aluminium (pictured) photo prints until Tue 3 Mar. Simply enter the MSE Blagged code 70CODE at the checkout. Standard delivery is £7.99.

Delivery can take up to 10 working days, but as long as you order by Tue 3 Mar, your prints should arrive in time for Mother's Day.

What you can get includes:

  • Acrylic 30cmx20cm £17.56 del (next cheapest £24.98 via Bonusprint 50% code until Sat)
  • Acrylic 40cmx30cm £24.74 del (next cheapest £32.48 via Bonusprint 50% code until Sat)
  • Aluminium 30cmx20cm £17.56 del (next cheapest £21.48 via Bonusprint 50% code until Sat)
  • Aluminium 60cmx40cm £33.48 del (next cheapest £34.98 via Bonusprint 50% code until Sat)

The code also works on canvas prints, but it may work out cheaper if you use our £45 canvas for £16 code and Bonusprint 50% off code - so try these first.

More info

What are acrylic and aluminium prints?

Acrylic - photo is printed directly on a 2mm acrylic 'glass' plate

Aluminium - photo is printed on glossy vinyl film and then mounted on a 2mm thick aluminium plate

 

Tesco logo£15 Andre Carpentier Brut champagne*In stores and online at Tesco

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Andre Carpentier Brut champagne is £15 (was £26.99) at Tesco* until Sun 1 Mar.

Tesco has told us it's available online and in its superstores, but not in Express or Metro stores. If you shop online, delivery starts from £1 and if you spend under £25 you'll have to pay a £4 ‘minimum basket charge’.

Please be Drinkaware.

Cath Kidston logoCath Kidston up to 33% offMid-season sale in stores and online. Incl clothing, bags and homeware

In stores & online

Go online to Cath Kidston or into a store to get up up to 33% off in its mid-season sale. Delivery's £3.95 or free if you spend over £50.

Discounts we found on Mon 26 Mon including bags for £11 (were £16), card holders for £4 (were £6) and shoes for £16 (were £24). Cath Kidston says the sale is due to end on Wed 25 Mar, but could end sooner depending on stock levels.

Bonusprint logo100-page £80 photo book for £19 delivered*MSE Blagged for new & existing Bonusprint customers

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New and existing Bonusprint customers can get a 100-page large (21cm x 21cm) photo book with a hard photo cover for £19 delivered (norm £80). Photo books can work out to be really expensive and this is one of the best deals we've seen, so it could make a good Mother's Day (Sun 15 Mar) present (order by Sun 8 March for delivery in time for Mother's Day). Here's how to get it:

  1. Buy a voucher for £19 online via this special Bonusprint* link by 11.59pm on Sat 28 Feb.
    You'll then get a unique code by email.

  2. Log on to the Bonusprint website and follow the instructions to upload your photos and create your 100-page large photo book by 11.59pm on Tue 31 Mar.

  3. Enter your code at the checkout. Delivery takes seven working days and is free when you use the code.


The basic 24-page book is normally £18.99, but once you factor in 76 additional pages at £50.40, a photo on the cover at £4.99 and £4.99 delivery, the total comes to £79.37 - saving £60.37.

More info

You can buy as many vouchers as you like, but you can only redeem one per transaction. Glossy pages and the 'lay flat' option will cost you more.

Mother's Day (Sun) restaurant vouchers

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!.

Free Days Out

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:

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.

All Boxed Up logo£35 Mother's Day Parks Candle bundle*Items £93ish separately. Incl candle, room spray and diffuser

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If you go online to All Boxed Up* you can find a Parks Candles Mother's Day bundle with £93 of products for £29.99 plus £4.99 delivery (so £34.98 all in). All Boxed Up recommends you order by Thu 5 Mar if you want to make sure it gets there in time for Mother's Day (Sun March 15).

There are 1,000 of the bundles available from the promotional boxes specialist and when they're gone, they're gone.

Boxes contain:

  • Mother's Day rose, camellia and orchid scented candle (300ml) - cheapest eleswhere we found is £22.46 at Amazon
  • Linden Blossom Mimosa aromatherapy diffuser (250ml) - cheapest elsewhere we found is £44 at Amazon
  • Lily of the Valley - fine fragrance room spray (100ml) - cheapest elsewhere we found is £27 at Parks Candles

Although these exact products cost £93 individually, we’ve seen similar items - not necessarily the same quality - for about £45ish in total if bought separately.

We’ve heard mixed feedback about delayed delivery of boxes in the past. All Boxed Up says it has now signed up with a tracked courier service and all boxes should be dispatched no later than Mon 9 Mar and should take 2-4 working days to be delivered.

More info

Boxes are limited to three per household.

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