Money Saving Expert’s best deals and ideas for Mother’s Day
We all want to spoil our moms to make Mother’s Day extra special this year, but even the most thoughtful and beautiful gifts don’t need to break the bank. While she’d probably appreciate a simple gesture like breakfast in bed or a homemade cake, you can always give her a little something extra while staying within your budget.
We checked the MoneySavingExpert website founded by financial expert Martin Lewis, who has since sold the business, for the best deals to get your hands on before Mother’s Day on Sunday March 27. From flowers and cards to champagne and beauty treats, this list has something guaranteed to put a smile on your mum’s face.
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Waitrose flowers delivered from £18
If you go online to Waitrose Florist you can gift your mum a bouquet from £18. Delivery is usually £4.95, but some bouquets may have a free delivery offer. For delivery in time for Mother’s Day, you will need to order by 2pm on Saturday March 26th. You can select any day for them to arrive between March 21-27 if you are ordering flowers specifically from the Mother’s Day range. All other flowers can be delivered on any date. Deliveries take place between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. Monday to Saturday, or between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Sunday.
Here are some of the best deals on the site:
British Daffodil Surprise Mailbox – £18 (this bouquet also has free delivery)
British Tulips – £20
Mixed Sweetheart Roses – £21
Moonpig Bouquets From £22 Delivered
You can gift your mum a bouquet from £18 online at Moonpig.com. Standard courier delivery is £3.99 and Moonpig says it will arrive the next working day if ordered by 9pm, or you can select a day for it to arrive.
If you want your bouquet to arrive on Mother’s Day, it costs an additional £1 at £4.99 and must be ordered by 9pm on Saturday March 26. Orders are delivered between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m. Flowers ordered from the Mother’s Day range can be delivered from Monday 21 March. Some of the best deals include:
The Gypsophila Candy Letterbox – £18
The Mailbox Spray Carnations – £20
The Mailbox Spring Tulips – £25
Marks and Spencer Bouquets for Mother’s Day from £20
Online at M&S you can gift your mum a bouquet with free courier delivery from £20. Selected bouquets are currently discounted by £5 – but this only lasts until 11.59pm on Sunday March 20. You can get free named or next day delivery on all flowers.
If you order from the range of Mother’s Day bouquets, delivery takes place on the day of your choice between March 22 and 27, subject to availability. All flowers will be delivered between 7am and 7pm, but you cannot choose a specific time slot. The best offers found by MoneySavingExpert include:
Bunch of 100 stem daffodils – £20 (normally £25)
Rainbow Alstromeria Bouquet – £20 (normally £25)
Seasonal Bouquet – £25
Latest Beauty –28% off all boxes
If your mom loves beauty, you can go online at Latest in Beauty. Using the MoneySavingExpert code MSE28 you can get 28% off your choice of any of her beauty boxes currently available until 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, March 27. Delivery is £3.95. However, if you’re getting it as a Mother’s Day gift, you’ll ideally need to order it before Sunday, March 20 to ensure it arrives in time.
You could get around £260 worth of makeup and skincare from Benefit, NARS, Rimmel and more for £31.31 delivered using the code. Latest in Beauty specializes in customizable monthly beauty box deliveries, but with the code, you’d make a one-time payment for your beauty box – there’s no subscription.
Nails Inc nail polish set for £28 – usually £109
If you go online via this MoneySavingExpert Nails Inc link, you can get an eight-piece polish set for £27.95 delivered (£25 plus £2.95 delivery). It’s normally £120 from Nails Inc, but MoneySavingExpert suggests the contents would cost upwards of £109 if purchased separately from the cheapest retailers.
The deal will end at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, March 28 or until all 1,800 sets are sold out. Nails Inc says delivery usually takes two to five business days. What’s included in the set, along with the cheapest price MoneySavingExpert could find for each item purchased separately:
Womanger NailPure Nail Polish (14ml) – £15 at Nails Inc and Lookfantastic
West End Gel Effect Nail Polish (14ml) – £13.45 at Allbeauty
NailPure London Court Nail Polish (14ml) – £15 at Nails Inc
Mayfair Lane Gel Effect Nail Polish (14ml) – £10.50 at Lookfantastic
Covent Garden Place Gel Effect Nail Polish (14ml) – £10.95 at Amazon
Regents Place NailPure Nail Polish (14ml) – £15 at Nails Inc
Baker Street Gel Effect Polish (14ml) – £14.55 at Amazon
Wetherby Gardens Gel Effect Nail Polish (14ml) – £15 at Nails Inc
Grüum six mini heart-shaped bath fizzies for £2
This offer includes delivery and would normally cost you around £8. If you go online via MoneySavingExpert’s Grüum link, you can get a pack of six mini bath bombs for £1.95, just the cost of delivery – they’re normally £6, plus £1.95 delivery. You will also receive a free £5 voucher for your next Grüum purchase automatically added at checkout.
The offer is valid until 11:59 p.m. on Monday April 4 – or when the 10,000 available packs are exhausted. No code is needed as the discount should already be applied. Grüum says delivery should take between three and five working days.
Each set of bath fizzies contains:
Two scented Snowmusks
Perfume Two Roses
Two scents of Jasmine
Hot Diamonds 40% Off All Code
You can get 40% off everything at Hot Diamonds online jewelry store when you enter the code MoneySavingExpert MSE40 at the register, until 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, March 22. The code is valid on all items such as necklaces, earrings, rings and bracelets. Even better, it includes those in its already small outlet. There are no exclusions to this discount.
Standard delivery is free (usually £4.90) using another JEWELS discount code, which can be used with the 40% discount code. Delivery usually takes three to five business days. If ordering as a Mother’s Day gift, Hot Diamonds recommends ordering by Wednesday, March 23. As this is an outlet, items could sell out quickly.
Here are examples of elements identified using the code:
Vine Earrings – £18 (£30 before code, down from £60)
Luminoso Wristband – £33 (£55 before code)
Diamond Amulet Star Pendant – £24 (£40 before code)
Unity Ring – £27 (£45 before code)
Prosecco and champagne
Prosecco – online and in store
Morrisons – Coppoere Prosecco Frizzante – 5,50 €
Asda – Extra Dry Prosecco – €5.99
Lidl – Allini Prosecco Spumante – 5,99 €
Sainsbury’s – Edizione 789 Di Mondelli Prosecco – £6.25
Champagne – online and in store
Lidl – Champagne Brut Comte de Senneval – €13.99
Asda – Champagne Henri Cachet Brut – £14
Tesco – Louis Delaunay Brut Champagne – £14
Sainsbury’s – Etienne Dumont Brut Champagne – £16
Personalized A5 photo, text or square card for £1.99
If you go online to Card Factory and enter the code MoneySavingExpert MSEDEARMUM , you can get any personalized A5 or square card (photo or text) for £1.99 delivered (normally £2.79-£3.29), until 11.59pm on Sunday 20th March. Royal Mail first class delivery is included, just make sure you select this at checkout.
Although the offer is only valid on A5 (148 x 210 mm) or square cards, you will find that almost all of the personalized options are available in A5 format. If you want to increase the unique factor by uploading a photo to appear on the map, look for the camera icon next to the design.
If you’re buying multiple cards, the discount and free shipping only applies to the first – additional items will incur additional charges, according to MoneySavingExpert.
Scribbler – 33% off all cards
You can get 33% off all cards if you log in to greeting card retailer Scribbler when you enter the code MoneySavingExpert SCRMARCH33 at the register. It is valid until 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, March 23. . Delivery is just 85p for a standard size card sent first class and 95p for a large card sent first class, then an additional 30p for each additional card if you order more than one.
If you’re planning to send a Mother’s Day card and want it delivered on time, Scribbler recommends ordering by 2pm on Wednesday, March 23 for standard delivery. The code is valid on all cards but will not work on any gifts or alongside other offers, according to MoneySavingExpert.
Send a totally free personalized photo postcard via FreePrints
This offer works if you are a beginner on FreePrints. If you’re signing up for the app for the first time through MoneySavingExpert’s special FreePrints link, you can send a standard seven-by-five inch personalized photo postcard (normally £2.15 with delivery) up to 11.59pm on Sunday 27 March. First class postage is included and if you are planning on ordering one for Mother’s Day, the last order date for a card to arrive in time would be 7pm on Wednesday March 23rd.
But it’s not just the Mother’s Day designs that are available – you can choose any of them. You’ll find all the usual themes like congratulations, birthdays, anniversaries, and more, according to MoneySavingExpert.
Free gift vouchers for Mother’s Day
How about a thoughtful free gift for Mother’s Day? On the MoneySaving Expert site, you can download Mother’s Day gift vouchers that allow you to create vouchers for your mom. You can offer to do the dishes for a week, cook her dinner, or take her out all day. When she presents it, you fulfill your promise. You can download the checks to print here.
Donate for a good cause
You can also consider donating to a charity or good cause in your mother’s name, the MoneySavingExpert website suggests. For example, we have ways to donate money or items needed to support the Ukrainian people. For the latest email updates from WalesOnline, click here.