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Here’s how you can make mum’s day for under $30 this Mother’s Day

A guide for the frugal shopper.
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With Mother’s Day fast approaching, knowing what to buy the maternal influences in our lives never gets any easier.

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While wanting to spoil our mums rotten with indulgent gifts, for many of us who need to be frugal – this isn’t possible.

With that in mind, we’ve compiled some perfect Mother’s Day gifts that all fall under $30, so you don’t have to break the bank when shopping for mum.

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Ecoya Mini Reed Diffuser – Sweet Pea and Jasmine

from $23.95 at Bed Bath N’ Table

Everyone loves a nice smelling reed diffuser to make any room smell good. This reed diffuser is a great option to fragrance those small and niche places, offering fragrance for up to three months.

Key features:

  • A floral and elegant fragrance.
  • Also available in French Pear, Lotus Flower, and Guava and Lychee Sorbet.
  • Contemporary glass jar and sealed with a silver collar.

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ASOS DESIGN croc effect cross body bag

$30 from ASOS

Crossbody bags are perfect for the everyday errands that mums have to run most days! This bag from ASOS is sleek and fashionable while also being very useful and practical. 

Key features:

  • Adjustable strap.
  • Available in black or white.
  • Zip-top fastening.
  • Can also be worn as a shoulder bag.

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Revolution Beauty Milky Night-time Ice Globes

from $20 at Revolution Beauty

Allow your mum to be pampered at home with these Ice Globes from Revolution Beauty. After keeping them in the fridge for 20 minutes, all you have to do is massage your face for 10 to 15 minutes from refreshed skin.

Key features:

  • Can be used alone or with skin care.
  • Aims to improve circulation.
  • Designed to create a cooling effect to refresh skin.

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Women’s Silk Kimono Short Robe

$24.98 from Amazon

Perfect for balmy nights in, this soft satin kimono gown is the perfect layering piece. Lightweight and lustrous, it comes in an adjustable fit and cuffed sleeves.

Key features:

  • Soft feel.
  • Lightweight.
  • Machine washable.
  • Adjustable and removable sash tie.

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Forever Florence Wild Peonies & Lily Fragrance 

from $21.99 at Amazon

Because what’s better than a fresh fragrance? This Florentine romance Eau De Parfum is infused with pink and white peonies, lily, jasmine and a hint of musk, creating an aroma your mum won’t be able to get enough of. Not only is it on the lower side of the fragrance price spectrum, but its compact size makes it perfect for a mum on the go.

Key features:

  • Perfect size for a handbag.
  • Long-lasting scent.
  • Suitable for everyday wear and special occasions.
  • Travel size. 

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ASOS DESIGN supersoft scarf with tassels in dusty pink

$13.65 from ASOS

With the colder months drawing nearer, many of us will be looking to revamp our winter wardrobes. Your mum will love this soft scarf guaranteed to boost your winter look. 

Key features:

  • Tassel ends.
  • Plain design.
  • Regular cut.
  • Lightweight.
  • Layer up.

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Coconut & Sea Salt Body Scrub

from $13.99 at Chemist Warehouse

The hustle and the bustle of the nine-to-five means that many of us neglect self-care. Make it easier for mum to indulge in an at-home spa day with Bondi Sands’ Coconut & Sea Salt Body Scrub. Complete with naturally-derived exfoliants to gently buff away dead skin cells and remove impurities.  

Key features:

  • Naturally derived ingredients.
  • Cruelty-free and vegan.
  • Australian made. 
  • Washes away residue and leaves skin feeling smooth.

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Milla Mini Flecked Pot

$29 from Hard to Find

It’s rare that you visit a house with zero plants. We’ve all gone gardening crazy with no hint of slowing down any time soon. This milla mini flecked pot is an aesthetic addition to any room, so your mum can take her plants to the next level.

Key features:

  • Can be used indoors and outdoors.
  • Has a drainage hole.
  • Flecked stone design,
  • Fibre cement base.

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Where The Crawdads Sing – Delia Owens

from $12 at Amazon

There’s nothing like curling up with a good book after a long day. Following the release of the film adaptation, there’s no better time to buy the best-selling book, Where The Crawdads Sing. Written by Delia Owens, the novel follows a young girl, Kya, who is abandoned by her family and raised in the marshlands of the South in the 1950s. When a key townsperson is found dead, the protagonist becomes the prime suspect of murder.

Key features:

  • 384 pages.
  • Paperback.

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Aspen Blush Slippers

$20 from Myer

While many of us revel in updating our pyjama drawers, slippers sometimes can fly under the radar. Treat your mum to some new comfy footwear this Mother’s Day with these fluffy blush slippers.

Key features:

  • Slip-on design.
  • Open toe.
  • Soft.
  • Available in blush, beige and lilac grey.

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Sleep Tight loose leaf icon tin

from $25 at Amazon

You know what would pair perfectly with that book we mentioned earlier? A piping hot cup of tea. This loose-leaf concoction is designed to aid with sleep. With lemon balm, lavender, jasmine and rose, this sweet and delicate tea will help your mum drift off to dreamland.

Key features:

  •  Perfect on its own.
  • Soothing and calming.
  • A lemon balm-based tisane that is the perfect nighttime brew.
  • Sustainably sourced.

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Lindt Prestige Selection Chocolate

from $20 at Amazon

What pairs perfectly with tea? Chocolate, of course. This Lidnt prestige collection chocolates are for the mum who wants an elegant sweet treat, with some unique ingredients to satisfy an indulgent palate.

Key features:

  • A selection of the finest milk, dark and white chocolates. 
  • Gorgeous gift box.
  • Flavours: White Chocolate, Almond, Dark Chocolate, Hazelnut, Praline, Chocolate, and Orange.

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Flower Embroidery Kit For Beginner

$20.79 from Hard to Find

Haven’t you heard? Embroidery is in. If your mum is always itching for a creative outlet, this flower embroidery kit is the perfect starting point for a therapeutic and intricate hobby. 

Key features:

  • Easy pattern to stitch.
  • Includes everything you need to start. 

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