Spring break is over and school is back in session. That means May is just around the corner which means it is time to start planning the Mother’s Day. This is the day to show how much you appreciate your mother, even if she claims that she doesn’t want anything, but let’s be real here, she does.

As a student we are alreadybarely scraping by financially and adding gifting on top of that could really hurt you financially. Fortunately, gifting does not have to be expensive or dreadful task. Instead it can be very joyful, especially after seeing the look on your mothers face on Mother’s Day.

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At this point if my mom is reading this I would like to tell her to stop reading here please because I might take few ideas from here 🙂

So, let’s get started,

Here are 20 Cheap and Best Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for the Student Budget:

1. A Water Bottle

Hydro Flask Double Wall Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel ($44.95)

Nothing better than this most hyped up water bottle over this past year. Environmentally friendly way for her to stay hydrated and keeping her cold drinks up to 24 hours, and hot drinks up to 6 hours.

2. A Phone Case

Case with flowers, LUOLNH Slim Shockproof Clear Floral Pattern ($9.99)

We spend a lot of time on our phones, so why not to gift her a beautiful case that she will get compliments on. This brand have over 35 designs for you to choose from. Check it out, it’s also shock absorbing!

3. Fancy Umbrella

Dryzle Reverse Inverted Auto Open Umbrella ($24.97)

If she lives in rainy environment then there’s nothing better than this fancy umbrella, choose from many different styles. It is durable and wind resistant and I’m sure will get a lot of attention and compliments. Oruse this link to check out some other beautiful designs.

4. A Stone for Many Mixes (Guacamole, drinks, etc…)


IMUSA USA MEXI-2013 Granite Molcajete Spice Grinder ($19.72)

This one is pretty great!! It is used for so many reasons especially and many more things like drink leaves, nuts, guacamole because who doesn’t like guacamole? and much more…  This little gift will make her life so much easier.

5. A Board Game

Reverse Charades Board Game – Fun & Hilarious Family Games – For All Ages ($14.99)

She taught you how to play charades as a kid. So, why don’t you return the favor by  updated version of the classic party game. Perfect gift for the next friends or family gathering. You can also opt in for more expensive option at $45 with 500 words & Phrases.

6. A Book

Back Talk: Stories by Danielle Lazarin ($11)

Does your mom love to read books? Then this is the best book for her to read about stories or mothers, wives, and children that will keep her entertained. It is definitely one of the best books to read in 2018!

7. A Vase

Handmade and Hand-blown Double Ear Stained Bubble Flower and Filler Glass Vase for Home ($20)

Why not to get her a nice vase to hold flowers every time you visit her 🙂

* Note you get one and not all three vases.

8. Phone Grip

PopSockets: Collapsible Grip & Stand for Phones and Tablets ($10)

This little attachment will give here a much better grip to hold her smartphone with some unique design that stands out. They have a large variety of design to choose from as well!

9. A Yoga Mat

THE COMBO YOGA MAT by YOGA DESIGN LAB | Eco Luxury Mat/Towel that Grips the More You Sweat ($68)

If your mom is into yoga then this is a great gift. This will make her stand out from others by her unique mat. Surely it is pricey but if you can afford it then this makes a perfect gift.

10. Reusable Shopping Bags

Planet E Reusable Grocery Shopping Bags ($22)

This is one of the best shopping bags out there and is reusable if your mom into eco-friendly environment. This is a collapsable bag and according to reviews people are very happy with this bag. Choose from different designs and it also comes in a pack of two.

11. Tea Kettle

Ovente Electric Kettle ($22)

Does your mom love tea or just hot water, this tea kettle can boil water with the beautiful lights and in a flash timewise.

12. A Thoughtful Mug

Funny Coffee Mug ($10)

Here’s awesome cup to go along with her kettle I talked above above. Great and thoughtful way to make her laugh every time she looks at it.

13. Apple Watch Band

Apple Watch Stainless Band Steel Mesh ($13)

With so many people I am seeing that have Apple Watch and have “lame” bands that they wear, then this is a great addition if she has Apple Watch and make it look great with her Apple Watch. ONLY if she has the Apple Watch.Buy Apple Watch as a gift if you can really afford it, otherwise skip this option.

14. Smelly Candles 

Way Out West Aroma Candles ($30)

I am myself a big fun of smelly candles. If she loves smells, this is a great gift that will make any place smell great.  They have different aromas to choose from.

15. Oil Diffuser AromaOil Diffuser Aroma Essential Oil Cool Mist Humidifier ($17)

What’s better than the smelly candles? Oil Diffuser. This have the same benefits as smelly candles but with some beautiful colors and any oils she likes to smell can be diffused. According to 28 thousand reviews and at 4.5/5 stars this tells me that it is one of the best gift options!

Bottom Line

It does not have to be any of these gifts I listed and can be anything even costing you nothing. The important thing is for you to make sure that she knows it is her special day and how much you appreciate her 🙂

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