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Treating your mum needn’t cost a lot this Mother's Day (Sun 11 Mar 2018). We’re sure she'd appreciate a simple gesture like breakfast in bed or a homemade cake. But if you're going to spend money, here are some cheap Mother's Day gift ideas. 

Even better, ditch presents completely and use our DIY Mother's Day Gift Cheques.

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In-store & couriered flowers

You can get pretty bouquets for £5 or under in supermarkets, or couriered to your mum from £20. Remember though, things can go wrong with the delivery of flowers for Mother's Day, so consider the risk. Unfortunately we can't compare prices for all independent stores, so check the prices at local florists to ensure you're getting the best deal.

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Restaurant deals

If your mum's usually top chef in your household, give her the night off and return the favour with a dine-in or takeaway deal – just make sure you do the washing up too! Or treat her to a meal out instead.

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Champagne & prosecco deals

If your mum loves a bit of bubbly, here are the best deals we've found for champagne and prosecco.

Sainsbury's logo£6 Sainsbury's Prosecco Frizzante*Cheapest prosecco in stores and online at Sainsbury's


Sainsbury's Prosecco Frizzante is £6 in store and online at Sainsbury's*. It has confirmed this is the standard price for this bottle.

If you shop online, delivery can cost between £1-£7, or you can collect from selected stores for free. There's a minimum spend of £25 online, so if you just want one bottle you might be better off getting this deal in a store.

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Aldi logo£7.99 Valdobbiadene Prosecco SuperioreCheap prosecco in stores and online at Aldi

Online & in stores

Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore is currently £7.99 a bottle in store (find your nearest) and online at Aldi.

We've seen a similar bottle for £11.90, so we reckon now's the time to buy in case the price goes up.

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Aldi logo£10.99 Veuve Monsigny Champagne BrutCheap champagne in stores and online at Aldi


Veuve Monsigny Champagne Brut is currently £10.99 a bottle in store and online at Aldi. If you're shopping online you'll need to buy a case of six bottles (you can mix and match different bottles), so if you just want one, you'd be better off visiting a store (find your nearest).

We've seen this bottle go down to £9.99 before, we'll update you here if it goes back down.

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Free Mother's Day gift cheques

Thoughtfulness melts the heart far more than a pricey gift. Our free Mother's Day gift cheques let you create unique vouchers for your mum. You could offer to do the washing up for a week, cook her dinner, bake a cake, or even take her out for the day.


Don't feel pressured to buy pricey presents for your mum, but if you're feeling flush (in the MoneySaving sense), then a small gift could be a nice surprise. And buying something at a discount will please your mum more than seeing you waste your hard-earned cash.

Lidl logo£3.99 Suddenly Madame Glamour perfumeTop Chanel smell-alike. 50ml bottle, at Lidl


If you're looking for a Chanel smell-alike, Suddenly Madame Glamour perfume is £3.99 for a 50ml bottle in Lidl stores nationwide (find your nearest). 

Forumites swear it smells just like Chanel Coco Mademoiselle, which is normally £61ish for 50ml. We've also done some in-house testing at MSE Towers, and it scored highly against the more expensive brand. 

Obviously we can't guarantee you'll scents the similarity, but it's worth a nosey.  

See the Cheap smell-alikes forum post to see what forumites think.

Max Factor logo'Free' £31ish Max Factor make-up set*With a £15+ purchase, incl full-size mascara, lip colour & bronzer


If you go online to Boots* or in store (find your nearest*), you can get a free Max Factor set, including full-size mascara, when you spend £15 or more on most Max Factor products, subject to stock. The total value of the items in the set if bought separately at Boots would be £31ish.

The cheapest items we found to get the offer in our local Boots were two eye liner pencils (£9.98) and one liquid eye shadow (£5.99) - so a total spend of £15.97. If you'd usually buy Max Factor items anyway, it might be worth stocking up now to get the freebie.

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All qualifying items online have a red text banner stating 'Free gift when you spend...', but it may be worth double checking at the checkout when shopping in-store if you're after a specific item just to be sure it's included.

The free Max Factor set will be automatically added to your basket online, but you'll need to pick it up from the shelf and take it to the till in store. Here's what you'll get:

  • 'Masterpiece MAX' mascara in black, 7.2ml - norm £9.99
  • 'Lipfinity Nudes' lipstick in 'Pearly Nude', 4.2ml - norm £10.99 
  • 'Creme Bronzer' in 'Light Gold' - norm £9.99
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Lancome logo£85 of Lancôme make-up for £27ish*Online at Debenhams. Incl lipstick, mascara, face cream


If you go online to Debenhams*, you can get a free gift set containing mascara, base mascara, lipstick, face cream and eye cream, subject to stock. Delivery's £3.49 or you can click and collect for free.

To get the offer, add two Lancôme products to your bag – The cheapest product we found was the ‘Monsieur Big’ brow highlighter* on offer for £13.60 (norm £16), so the minimum spend to get the ‘freebie’ is £27.20. The ‘free’ gift set will be added to your order automatically. Of course, if you normally buy Lancôme it's worth stocking up on what you normally buy to get the freebie as a bonus.

The ‘free’ set, which we’ve valued at £57.33 based on the full-size equivalents, includes:

  • L'Absolu Sheer 202 lipstick, 1.65ml - worth £10 based on full-sized 4.2ml version at Boots.
  • Monsieur Big mascara, 1.5ml - worth £3.94 based on full-sized 8ml version at John Lewis.
  • Cils Booster mascara, 5.5ml - normally £23.50 at Feel Unique.
  • Hydra Zen day cream, 15ml - worth £8.89 based on full-sized 50ml version at John Lewis.
  • Hydra Zen eye cream, 5ml - worth £11 based on full-sized 15ml version at John Lewis.

The offer began on Mon 29 Jan and there’s no set end date – just while stock lasts. You can only get one ‘free’ gift set per person and the offer isn’t valid with other discounts.

Big thanks to forumite Sarah1972 for the original spot, see her post on the MSE Forum.

Powder beauty box logo£33.50 beauty box (with £101ish of products)*Via Blagged 20% off code. Incl Murad eye serum & Balance Me face cream

4,000 avail

You can get a beauty box for £33.50 delivered filled with £101ish of full-size and mini products from big brands such as Murad and Balance Me when you enter the MSE Blagged code DETOXBOX online at beauty box service Powder*. There's no end date - the offer will end when all 4,000 of its 'Detox Box' boxes, which normally cost £53.50 (incl delivery), are snapped up.

You'll pay for your box with a one-off payment, there's no subscription. 

What comes in the box?

Unlike with previous boxes, you can't tailor this one to suit your skin tone/type, so everyone will get the same thing. 

Our calculations show the contents of the box would normally cost at least £101ish if you bought the same quantities of each item individually, based on the cheapest prices we could find not including delivery – so to get the lot for £33.50 all-in makes this deal a beauty.

Here's what's included (see image below), though as we've explained a few items have different options:

  • Organic Pharmacy lip balm, 7ml (full-size) - norm £13 at Naturismo. 
  • Nip+Fap 'Dragon's Blood' fix serum, 20ml (mini) - worth £5.59 based on full-sized 50ml version at Lookfantastic.
  • Lottie London 'Glossip Girl' lip gloss, 8ml (full-size) - norm £4.46 at Superdrug.
  • Murad 'Retinol Youth' renewal eye serum, 5ml (mini) - worth £21.65 based on full-sized 15ml version at House of Fraser.
  • Sleek MakeUp i_Divine eyeshadow palette, 2.4g (mini) - worth £1.64 based on full-sized 13.2g version at Superdrug.
  • Tropic super greens nutrient boost serum, 5ml (mini) - worth £7 based on full-size 15ml version at Tropic.
  • HASK charcoal purifying deep conditioner, 50ml (sachet) - norm £2.99 at Boots.
  • Balance Me pure skin face wash, 40ml (travel size) - norm £10 at Balance Me.
  • Cougar hyaluronic acid oil, 30ml (full size) - norm £8.49 at Fragrance Direct.
  • Skin Chemists essential hydrating day moisturiser OR essential hydrating night moisturiser, 50ml (full size) - norm £14.99/£24.99 from Skin Chemists.
  • Darphin Vetiver aromatic care stress relief detox oil mask, 5ml (mini) - worth £4.50 based on full-size 50ml version at Space NK.
  • Blaq hydrogel eye mask, one use - worth £4.40 based on full-size five-pack version at Blaq.
  • Crabtree & Evelyn Old World jasmine hand cream, 10ml - worth £1.80 based on full-size 100ml version at Crabtree & Evelyn.
  • Four Pukka tea bags - worth 13p each based on full-sized 20 bag versions at Waitrose.

What is Powder?

Powder is part of Time Inc, the same company as fashion and beauty magazines InStyle and Marie Claire.

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