Mother’s day is such a nice opportunity to thank the women in your life for being strong and inspiring influences in your life. You likely have a mom, mom-like figure, grandmother, daughter, or friend who you would like to show your appreciation for. Appreciation can be unique and special but doesn’t have to be expensive!
Below, check out unique cost-effective ways to save on Mother’s Day gifts. The ideas would be great for anyone but are coming from the perspective of being given from an adult to an adult.
1. Shipt – give the gift of grocery delivery
Shipt is a grocery-delivery service that allows you to order online, choose a delivery time, and voila, groceries are delivered! It would be an awesome gift for any mom.
For $99 annually ($12.50/mo!) you (or a special mom in your life) can have groceries delivered right to your door from your favorite local store. Use my affiliate link to get the membership for only $49!
Stores vary based on geographic region. My local options are Meijer or Target. Depending on where you are your stores may vary.
Shipt is so easy and convenient. You can easily buy an annual membership on behalf of someone else. They would simply create an account and log in.
Once logged in, they can easily browse available products and add grocery items (and alcohol in some regions) to their cart. You then check out and pay through the app. During the checkout process, you have the option to select when you want your groceries delivered, based on various open time slots.
Delivery times vary based on how busy Ship is, or how many other orders being placed locally, but usually you can get it delivered as early as an hour or two after you place the order. I don’t do all my grocery shopping through Shipt, but it is super convenient when you’re tight on time and simply can’t make it to the store.
Or if you’re traveling to an area that offers Shipt, you can use it in other locations. For example, have groceries delivered to your hotel room or rental when you’re on vacation. Use my affiliate link to get the membership for only $49! It’s an awesome way to save on Mother’s Day gifts AND give something a mom in your life could really use.
Check out my Shipt Review to get more details and to see if this would make sense for a mom in your life.
Moms I know who use Shipt:
- Our in-home daycare provider; they swear by it as they can never leave the house Monday-Friday and by the time the weekend comes, that’s the last thing they want to do.
- Working moms who can’t make it to the store during the day
- Teachers – makes a really nice gift for someone who has a job where they can’t run errands during the day
- Anyone who loathes the grocery store
- Large families – they typically buy a lot of groceries. Why not efficiently purchase online and have someone else do the time-consuming shopping for you?
2. Stockpile – Let mom in invest in herself
Stockpile is an investment app that is perfect for gifting stock. It’s geared toward new investors who aren’t overly familiar with the stock market. Stockpile allows you to buy fractional shares of stock.
What in the heck are fractional shares of stock? It’s when you want to purchase a specific stock, but don’t want to invest the minimum of what a share costs.
For example, right now Amazon costs $1764 for one share of stock. If you wanted to buy into Amazon but did not want to spend $1700+to do so, Stockpile allows you to invest what you want, for example, $50, and purchase a fractional share.
One of Stockpile’s key features is their gifting. They encourage the gifting of stock to anyone via physical gift cards or e-gift cards. It’s a great option to give someone a financial gift other than actual cash, and a gift that will keep on giving long after the gift has been exchanged.
Check out my Stockpile review for more information, or open an account today!
3. Bath & Body Works – Unbelievable deals for moms!
What woman doesn’t love to receive new yummy smelling gifts! Bath and Body Works always has epic sales around Mother’s day. Whether it’s shower gel, bubble bath, lotion, aromatherapy, candles, etc. get ready to save around Mother’s day!
Sales are known to be huge during this time of year. They get as aggressive as buy 4, get 3 free on lotions/body gels. In addition, you can combine buy/get offers with offers like “$10 off a $30 purchase.”
If you know you want to purchase Bath & Body Works items, start by creating an account. They like to reward their app users with free gifts and extra coupons. So at a bare minimum, download the app to stay on top of all offers. Frequently they’ll offer a free travel item up to a $5.50 value with no purchase required. Or a free item valued at up to $16.50 with a $10 purchase.
>If you really want to up your game and know you were going to be shopping at Bath & Body Works, purchase a discounted gift card in advance of shopping. Leverage gift card sites like Gift Card Granny to purchase discounted store credit. An example would be a $40 gift card for $32.00.
4. Shutterfly – save on a custom photo gift
Shutterfly is my absolute favorite secret weapon for the grandmas. As often as I can I’ll create custom cards featuring photos of them with my daughter for mother’s day, their birthdays, etc. all for the cost of less than a card in the store.
Seriously, aside from The Dollar Store where you can find $.50 – $1.00 cards, why the heck are cards so expensive? Go to any grocery store and buy a card and they are usually like $2.99 minimum but could go upwards of $4.99 just for paper. Add in music or special element and they’re basically the cost of a gift!
With Shutterfly, I’ll leverage sales/specials they have and or free credit they willingly give out to get free or significantly reduced Shutterfly.
5. Use GiftCardGranny and Save Almost Anywhere
Using discounted gift cards is one of my favorite ways to save at a store I’m already planning to shop. GiftCardGranny is a gift card reseller. Individuals post gift cards for sale, below what the actual value of the card is. Meaning, you save instantly on any purchase you make use the card you have.
A recent example of how I’ve used giftcardgranny.com
- I needed a few 8 x 10 picture frames for our bedroom wall and was eyeing up 3 and Michaels.
- The frames are $34 each but are on sale online for $17 each (probably in store too). So my total is $51 for 3 frames.
- Michaels offered an additional 20% off your order (including sale prices) online, bringing my total to $40.80 plus tax.
- I purchased a digital gift card from giftcardgranny.com for Michaels at a 20% discount. Below is the actual email I received after I purchased. I paid $30.98 for the Michaels credit, but the value is $39.22, so I instantly saved $8.24.
- I also used Ebates to save 6%. So all in with taxes I spent around $33 for 3 picture frames valued at $102.
We all know you never pay retail at Michaels, but that’s still a great deal!
It really is a win-win situation.
Find my review of GiftCardGranny here.
Popular places to use GiftCardGranny for Mother’s Day:
- Bath and Body Works
- Gap/Old Navy/Banana Republic
- Any online floral company (1-800-FLOWERS)
There are so many easy ways to save on gifts for Mother’s day. Whether it is for your mom, a mom-like figure, a grandmother, your kids’ teachers or daycare providers, or the school bus driver, I’m sure there are lots of moms in your life who would feel special with any type of acknowledgment. You might as well give something not only thoughtful and unique but also cost-effective. Use one of these ideas to save on Mother’s Day gifts!