Mother’s Day is just a few days away, and whether you’ve forgotten the occasion or simply procrastinated, you may immediately be thinking about shelling out hundreds for a ready-made gift. However, consider saving your hard-earned dollars and be smart about what to buy, even if it is last minute.


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We put together a compilation of gifts that can help you convey just how loved the mother in your life really is, without breaking the bank. Many of these gifts you can make yourself, or go the extra mile to order them using the affordable, professional website recommendations we list.

Remember, before you click “purchase” at the online checkout cart, check first with your bank to see if they have a cash back shopping portal you can click through to take you to your merchant of choice. This way, when you make your purchase, you can receive a percentage of the money you spend.

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Katherine Muniz

Katherine Muniz

Katherine is a staff writer at Her columns focus on college finances, student debt and consumer spending.
Katherine Muniz