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If you are looking for Mother’s Day Ideas, without spending a fortune, you have come to the right place!  I am going to share my 18 favorite ideas today (some have affiliate links),  that I think you will love!
Happy Mother’s Day!

Most of these costs less than $5!
$5 OR LESS!  AWESOME list of Mother's Day gifts!

1. Custom Photo Travel Mug – Just $3!

 Use Code: TRAVELFAST  (New Customers Only ~ We opened an account in my husband’s name, with his e-mail, to get one for each Grandma!  Limit 1). Exp. 04-27-2014.

Travel mug $3

2. (This one is time sensitive)  Happy Mother’s Day – Premium Plush Custom Fleece Blanket – Only $30 – Save $32.99!

 Use Code: MOMHUGS. S&H Not Included. New Customers Only. Limit 1.Exp. 04-30-2014.

52% off blanket

3.  4X6 Custom Softcover Photo Book – Only $1 – Save $6.99!
 Use Code: BRAGBOOK  New Customers Only. Does Not Include Extra Pages. Limit 1.  Exp. 05-07-2014.

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4.  Custom Photo Canvas (Gallery Wrapped) – Save $32.99!
Use Code: WONDERWALL. Sizes 11X14 or 12X12. New Customers Only. Exp. 04-30-2014.


5. diy-flower-pen
A vase of flowers on a table with text above them.

6.     L.O.V.E print  (or you could do M.O.M  or J.O.Y  or  anything that works with the number of kids that you have.)   The prints are very cheap and the frame was only $5 at Walmart, so it is definitely affordable.
Here are some tips to take great pictures of your kids: 
And here is a FREE video with a mini photography lesson on photographing kids
creative cheap gift for grandparents

7.  This is a no-gift ‘gift’  – this is for those children that love to give through acts of service

9.   A great gift for a neighbor, friend or family member is to make something and put it in a jar.  I love this Potato Soup in a Jar because it is personal, pretty & very practical.

Dried ingredients in a mason jar with decorations on it and text above it.

10.   DIY PHOTO Scrap Book – find out how to make this (easily!!) at Beauty through imperfection.   She also has a list of gifts for new moms here.

11. DIY Creativity Box – I would do this for anyone that has kids.   Our kids love this and it is a gift of time for me because our kids spend hours with this!
gift for creative child

12.  This is the BEST Gift that I ever bought myself.  (It is expensive, but I would buy it again & again because of the time that it has saved me… I think every mom should have one of these!)  This is the exact one that I have. 
robot vacuum

13.  This is the best book that we ever received (you can read my post about it here):   It is called LET ME HOLD YOU LONGER.  This is a MUST for any Mom!!

Let me hold you longer



best mothers day gifts for new moms

14. FREE baby sling from  Use the code YMF4 to get this for FREE.  (savings of $40)


15. FREE carseat canopy.   This is MY FAVORITE because I have it and I LOVE IT!   Just go to and enter the code YMF4 to get it for FREE ($50 savings)

carseat canopy

10.  FREE nursing pillow:  You can get this for free ($40 value) right now at  with the code YOURMODERNFAMILY1
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11.  FREE nursing cover:   I had the purple one, too (the one shown below).  You can see your baby when they are nursing and it still covers you completely.  This is free right now at     with the code YMF4 (save $35)


12.   FREE Baby Leggings (5 pairs)  – go to and enter the code YMF5
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13.   FREE BELLY BAND  (Actually, you get 2 FREE when you visit & use the code YMF4
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If you have any great Mother’s Day Gift Ideas, please share a link or comment in the comments section!  I’d love to hear them!

Hi there!

I’m Becky, a former elementary school teacher turned certified child development therapist and blogger. I work at home with my husband and together we are raising (and partially homeschooling) our four children in the Carolinas. I love diet coke, ice cream, and spending time with my family.

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