Monday, February 29, 2016

Mothers Day Budget Gift Guide - €2 to €20

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I know that Mothers Day and Fathers Day can evoke a lot of different reactions from people, but in general I'm of the opinion that if you don't want to celebrate a holiday, don't. That doesn't mean others can't.

I like to use these days to say thanks to people other than my own Mother too - someone I appreciate for the inspiration they give me, or someone close to me who may not be a blood relation but deserves a little acknowledgment every now and then.

It's also nice if you're a parent to get your other half something small from the kids, or for older children to buy their Mum something small. If you're a Single Mother, I think you should go and treat yourself to something lovely as a big thank you to yourself for another year of being a Mum!

Dealz kindly sent me a selection of the gifts they have available for Mothers Day, so I thought I'd let you know what's in store at the moment. Along with the range at Dealz, I have a few ideas for those on a small budget.

If you have €2, go to Dealz

All of the above cost €1.49 each at Dealz. They've also got a huge gardening range if your Mum is interested in that - I saw mini Mushroom Growing Kits in Dealz in Longford yesterday, along with Seed Potatoes, Onion Sets, and Strawberry Seeds, all €1.49 each. They have cards too.

If you have €3 - €10, go to Penneys

Clockwise from top left: Striped Tote, €10 | Bracelet Stack, €4 | Sunglasses, €3 | Catrice Blush Artist Palette, €4.95 | Coral Scarf, €5 | Cotton Dressing Gown, €10 | Harry Potter Pyjamas, €10 | Pendant, €4 | Camel Slippers, €5.

If you have €10-€20, go to Tesco

Clockwise from top left: Deliciously Ella by Ella Woodward, Price TBC | Mrs Browns Boys DVD Boxset, €19.99 | Brooklyn DVD, Price TBC | Yankee Simply Home White Linen and Lace Candle, €13.50 | L'Oréal Elvive Extraordinary Hair Oil, €11.99 | Professional Granite Mortar & Pestle, €19 | Ferrero Collection, €10 | Joe Wicks 'Lean in 15' Cookbook Price TBC | Adele '25' - €13.99 | L'Oréal Age Perfect Cell Renew Night Cream 50ml, €19.15

I love practical presents, like kitchen gadgets or cookbooks, but I know people who would happily clock me over the head if I gave them a useful present. You know your recipient better than I do! Hopefully if you're stuck for inspiration, this might help.

If your Mother is hard to buy for, you could treat her to dinner or give her a pampering pack (face mask, hand cream, shower cream, foot cream). Flowers are always a great option too!

Here's my all time favourite present to give someone who lives far away - it's an idea I saw on Pinterest and I think it's just really sweet for a Grandmother who doesn't see her Grandchildren very often, or for a family member you want to cheer up. Just replace Valentine's Day with Birthday or in this case, Mothers Day.

Directions here at


  1. Some nice gift ideas for Mother's Day!

  2. Love the bag from Penneys!


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