While it’s important to remind your mom how much you love and appreciate her on Mother’s Day, that reminder doesn’t have to break the bank. There are plenty of affordable Mother’s Day gifts under $25 that look anything but cheap and, if you’re crafty, you can always make a DIY Mother’s Day present for that special lady in your life. However, if the ongoing Covid-19 crisis has put you on a very tight budget, then these free and frugal Mother’s Day gifts can be used to tell your mom, grandma, stepmom, mother-in-law, or any other maternal figure you know and love just how much you care. The best part? They won’t require you to spend more than a few bucks (or no money at all!).
Saying “I love you” on Mother’s Day doesn’t have to entail an actual gift. You can show your appreciation by making a special Mother’s Day brunch, helping her around the house, or planning a Mother’s Day activity for the two of you to enjoy. A thoughtful Mother’s Day card is also a great way to express your gratitude. But if you’re looking for a small memento to give your mom on May 9, and after a particularly difficult year, then these free (or basically free) gifts are the way to go.
Your love doesn’t have to cost a thing, and these free Mother’s Day gifts prove it. The best part: These gift ideas all make perfect last-minute Mother’s Day presents if you accidentally procrastinated this year.
Mother’s Day Coupon Book
Give your mom the freedom to choose how she spends her special day with a free download of an adorable book of coupons.
Get the printable from Skip to My Lou.
A Printable Card
Forget expensive store-bought cards. There are plenty of free printable Mother’s Day cards available, which you can fill with your own heartfelt message.
Get the printable from Alice & Lois.
A Custom Mason Jar Succulent
Make a mini succulent even sweeter with a printable flag label, which reads, “Mom, thank you for helping me grow.” You can also decorate a mason jar plant holder if you’re feeling creative.
Get the printable from Lolly Jane.
A Custom Bottle of Wine
To give your mom her own custom wine bottle, all you need is an inexpensive bottle of wine and a free printable Mother’s Day label.
Get the printable from Online Labels.
A Custom Candle
If your mother would prefer a candle to wine, then pick up a cheap candle and make it special with your own printable label.
Get the printable from Down Redbud Drive.
Breakfast in Bed
Nothing says Mother’s Day like breakfast in bed — and you can really make your mom’s day by having her fill out her own free printable “room service” door hanger.
Get the printable from Somewhat Simple.
A Photo Display
With the help of a pinewood board, wood stain, and a printable label, you can create a photo display that your mom is sure to treasure forever.
Get the printable from Shanty 2 Chic.
A Custom Candy Mason Jar
A mom with a sweet tooth is sure to enjoy her own personalized mason jar, which you can fill with her favorite small candies.
Get the printable from Uncommon Designs.
A Custom Bookmark
If your mom loves to read, then she’s sure to appreciate a custom bookmark, which you can gift to her alone or alongside a new book.
Get the printable from The 36th Avenue.
A “10 Things I Love about You” Flip Book
This pocket-sized flip book can serve as a sweet reminder of how much you love your mom, and you can customize it however you’d like.
Get the printable from The Creative Place.
A Framed Quote
If you have frame lying around, then you can create a beautiful piece of art with a printable quote, which can be printed in any size you like.
Get the printable from Gluesticks & Gumdrops.
A Canvas Print
Though this custom canvas requires a bit more work than simply printing and framing, you can easily create a professional-looking canvas with a few tools and a printable template.
Get the printable from Craftaholics Anonymous.
A Word Search
Puzzle-loving moms will definitely get a kick out of this Mother’s Day-themed word search, which you can give to her along with some cute pens.
Get the printable from Hey, Let’s Make Stuff!
A Compliments Jar
Want to remind your mom of all her best qualities? Then fill a mason jar with slips of paper containing sweet compliments, either by themselves or affixed to small pieces of candy.
Get the printable from Positively Splendid.
A Custom Tea Bag Cover
If you’ve got a tea aficionado in your life, then you can gift her a tea bag (or a few) inside these custom tea bag covers.
Get the printable from The Thrifty Couple.
A Custom Seed Packet
Rather than giving your mom flowers, let her grow her own with seeds tucked inside these cute packet cards.
Get the printable from Mom Brite.
A Mini Album
Make a mini scrapbook of your mom’s life with this digital template, which you can fill with facts about your mama and customize however you’d like.
Get the printable from Simple As That.
A Custom Candy Bar
A simple candy bar can be transformed into a personalized Mother’s Day gift with one of these brightly-colored labels.
Get the printable from Lil’ Luna.
A Custom “Super Mom” Notepad
Give your mom her own custom “super mom” notepad for jotting down reminders (and you can stick them inside a cheap pencil box to make this gift extra thoughtful).
Get the printable from Living Locurto.
A Candy Stash Box
Every mom could use an emergency stash of candy, and with the help of an inexpensive plastic organizer and some treats, you can make a customized candy box.
Get the printable from Eighteen 25.