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We've found 9 incredible Mother's Day gifts for under $30

Indulgence doesn't have to break the bank!

By Rebel Wylie
With Mother's Day just around the corner the time has come to start looking for a gift that lets mum know just how much you appreciate everything she does for you.
While spoiling mum with extravagant gifts is a nice idea, it's not always practical. Fortunately there's plenty of great, thoughtful gifts you can find that show mum just how much you care, without making you look like a cheapskate!
Here's our favourite bargain gifts, that mum is sure to adore...

A laugh-out-loud book

Is your mum a reader? She'll love Aussie author Penny Flanagan's hilarious third novel, Surviving Hal rrp $29.95.
In Surviving Hal, the dynamics created between characters Nell, Andy, Hal and their families are ultimately tested in a trip to Thailand for the 'destination wedding' from hell.
Flanagan wrote Surviving Hal after attending a disastrous family wedding in Thailand. "It's not what happened, but it is inspired by things that happened: inspired by a family of survivors who were relentlessly tormented by a defective patriarch."
Your mum will LOVE the laughs from this great Aussie author. Image: PennyFlanagan.com

Underwater camera

Looking for something unique and quirky for your fun loving mum that costs just $20?
How cute is this underwater film camera from Sunnylife?
All you need is a roll of 35mm film that seals safely inside this focus-free, f/90 28mm lens camera.
Just add water (and mum) and say cheese!
Go retro with this Sunnylife Underwater 35mm Camera. Image: Urban Outfitters.

Cute headphones

Whether mum listens to podcasts or music, a new set of headphones are always appreciated.
We love the range at Cotton On for the cute, colourful options - and the great price point of $29.99.
Is there a cuter way to tune into mum's favourite beats? Image: Cotton On.

Personalised bath bomb

Sometimes the written word says it all - and when this is combined with a gorgeous bath bomb, this is love personified.
You can write your own message on a cure little scroll in these specially designed LUSH bath bombs ($8.95 each). She'll discover your note as she takes a well-deserved soak.
Personalised bath bombs that reveal a sweet handwritten note? How cute is that?! Image: LUSH.

Funky wine bag

Your mum should not have to drink wine which is the wrong temperature!
This stylish and functional insulated wine "purse" from Name My Stuff is the perfect gift! Keeps mum's drink cool, and her looking cool. Priced at $28.95, what could be better?
Is mum a wine lover? This Sachi Insulated Wine Purse will surely be a hit. Image: NameMyStuff.

Pamper products

Figures from the latest Census reveal mothers are doing on average 57 hours of unpaid work a week between housework and childcare!
So is there anyone more deserving of a little luxurious me-time? That's why the range of gift packs from LUSH, starting at $19.95, make for the perfect indulgence without breaking the bank.
LUSH has so many cute gift packs that are bound to be a hit. Image: LUSH.

Cool specs

Nothing like a little revamp with some fresh frames! Clearly stocks a great range with many pairs of funky designer frames coming in at under $30, just like these classy Sherbrooke D-frames.
Think outside the box and hook mum up with some fresh designer frames … for cheap! Image: Clearly.
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Water-resistant clutches

These stylish, practical clutch bags from Temples and Markets ($25) are water resistant making them perfect for transporting phones, iPads and important documents like passports.
We love the rich hues of the traditional silk lanterns of Vietnam used on the designs and your mum will too.
Gorgeous water-resistant clutches make for a great gift for a busy mum. Image: Temples and Markets.

Gorgeous skincare, just for mum

Palmer's classic Cocoa Butter Formula Lotion is now available with adorable notes to mum on the bottle including "Super Mum", "#1 Mum" and "I love you Mum" as a lovely surprise and reminder for mum each time she uses it. The rich formula is ultra-moisturising and features that iconic, luxurious cocoa butter scent.
These bottles can be purchased in store at Chemist Warehouse and My Chemist and Star Discount Chemist (RRP $7.39).
Image: Palmers.
Happy Mother's Day!

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