Mother’s Day Gifts That Won’t Break the Bank

Mother's Day Gifts That Won't Break the Bank Mom and Kids on Porch

In the 17 years I’ve been married, I’ve learned how to get what I want. Or at least a cheaper version of what I actually want. The key is giving my husband a very clear list, complete with where to find the item. He’s mentioned more than once that I have “champagne tastes on a beer budget.” But I have a talent for sniffing out the cheapest champagne… OR the fanciest beer. (I’m not sure this metaphor is working…) Here’s a list of awesome Mother’s Day gifts that won’t break the bank with both the “real” version and the “cheap” version of each item. Email this to the man in your life, stat.

(This post has some affiliate links, which means if you end up buying the item, I could make enough money to buy a coffee. But not from Starbucks. Only from Dunkin’ Donuts.)

What I Want: A Robot that Vacuums AND Scrubs

What I Might Get: A New Swiffer (Mine was broken by a kid)

What I Want: Some Classy-Ass Earrings

Tiffany Twist Earrings, $850

What I Might Get: Earrings We Can Actually Afford…

What I Want: A Luxurious Day at the Spa

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What I Might Get: A Massage I Can Do Myself as a Mother’s Day Gift That Won’t Break the Bank


What I Want: A Cute Fancy Coach Bag

Coach Saddle Bag 23 $395

What I Might Get: An Older, Yet Cheaper Model (No. I am not referring to myself!)

Coach Crossbody from $124.99

What I Want: A Mediterranean Cruise

Mediterranean Cruise Starting at $2000

What I Might Get: A Dinner Cruise on the Hudson (Mother’s Day Gifts that Won’t Break the Bank)

NYC Dinner Cruise Bateaux NY $149

The Ultimate in Mother’s Day Gifts That Won’t Break the Bank…

WHAT I ALREADY HAVE: Cuddles from this one and her big brother.

Me & My Youngest on Mother’s Day • Emily DeWan Photography (

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You can create flyers and send them to her on mother’s day along with a sweet message to make her feel special.

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