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5 Mother’s Day gift ideas for students on a budget

Finding a Mother’s Day gift that truly says thank you for the late-night phone calls and last-minute RamCash requests can be difficult, especially if you’re on a budget. Moms are special and deserve a killer Mother’s Day gift. Here are five great gifts under $50 that will show your mom that you really care.

1. Make Something 

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There’s nothing parents love more than something that you put time and effort into making. It can be as simple as a card or as extravagant as a painting or other craft. Either way, it’s guaranteed a spot on the refrigerator and a smile on your mom’s face.

2. Team Up

If you really want to surprise your mom with a special treat, reach out to other family members and all pitch in for a big gift. This could be anything from a relaxing spa day to a nice piece of jewelry. Websites like Groupon offer excellent deals on small weekend trips, day-long activities and everything your mom could want to have a relaxing “personal day.”

3. Edible Arrangements (or other fruit and/or candy delivery)

Your mom deserves a treat! Why not have a beautiful bouquet of fresh fruit and chocolate delivered straight to her door or office? Edible Arrangements has Mother’s Day boxes starting at $30 and bouquets starting at around $50.

4. An Adult Coloring Book 

For the little time your mother has off after working or talking you down from withdrawing from fall 2019 courses, adult coloring books are a great way to relax after long and stressful days. They come in all kinds of themes and sizes, and for a little extra humor, some even include books with “swear words” that will help your mom unwind.

5. Gift Cards 

If you’re a little pressed for time, a thoughtful card and a gift card to your mom’s favorite shop or restaurant can do wonders! It’s an easy, relatively cheap and still thoughtful way of telling your mom you’re thinking of her.

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Matt Campbell can be reached at entertainment@collegian.com or on Twitter @mcampnh. 

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