Mother's Day 2015: best gifts under £10

If you're on a budget for Mothering Sunday on 15 March, try one of these purse-friendly pressies

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This year, we’ve done the hard work for you for and found a selection of gifts that we think your mum will love - without making too much of a dent in your savings.

1. Detox Pamper Pack: £9.95,


If spa days are her thing but you’re a bit strapped for cash this month, bring the spa to her instead with this at-home pamper pack. Containing an aloe vera face mask, revitalising eye pads, a leave-in hair mask and aromatherapy foot cream, the only thing missing is a glass to wine to relax with while she treats herself.
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2. Polaroid photo set: from £3.66,


Since the rise of the camera phone, it’s rare to have photographic memories that you can actually hold. Polabora do sets of 20 of your favourite photos in a polaroid style, printed and sent with a gift pouch to keep them in. You’ll need to think ahead a little for this one though – delivery can take up to five days.
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3. Cath Kidston Rose Mini Hand Care Kit: £10,


This rose-scented set contains all the essentials for soft skin. Hand wash, hand cream, hand balm and a hand soak are all encased in a zip lock travel bag.
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4. Grow Your Own Coffee Plant Kit: £10,


For something a little different, branch out with this innovative kit ideal for coffee lovers. Containing two terracotta coloured small plant pots, one plant pot saucer, a professional grow pellet, wooden label stick and seeds, it has everything needed for a supply of fresh, home-grown coffee. Green fingers not included.
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5. Tea For Mum In A Matchbox: £4.99,


In case coffee isn’t her cup of tea, so to speak, here’s an alternative. This cute box contains two heart-shaped black tea bags and two miniature bottles of sparkling pink sugar – let her put her feet up while you brew her up the perfect cuppa.
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6. Gin & Tonic Bath Salts: £6,


Okay, so these may not have quite the same effect as an actual G&T, but these scented bath salts make an unusual pressie. They come in a pretty metallic box - all she needs to do is add a spoonful to the tub to combine a relaxing soak with a sensory hit of her favourite tipple.
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7. Tiger Cake Stand: £4,


If your mum fancies herself as a Mary Berry in the making, this two-tier porcelain stand with pretty silver detailing gives her somewhere to show off her creations. Coming in at under a fiver, you'll have enough change to treat her to a cake, too.
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8. Baylis & Harding French Lavender and Cassis 2 Piece Gift Set: £7.20,


Smellies might not be an original gift but these ones look much more expensive than they are and they genuinely smell gorgeous. Your mum gets a silky cleansing body wash and a body balm packaged up in a luxe-looking gift pack.
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9. Charbonnel et Walker Marc de Champagne truffles: £4,


If you're going to go for chocs, make them good ones. Charbonnel et Walker's offerings are a cut above others. Their recipe combines rich, creamy milk chocolate with a slug of Marc de Champagne, dusted with a sprinkle of powdered sugar. They're boozy, decadent and delicious. You get three in this little heart-shaped box but there are bigger sizes available, depending on your budget.
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10. I Love You Mum Biscuit Card: £9,


If your mum has told you not to bother with a gift, treat her to a special - edible - card. The Biscuiteers have a number of options for Mother's Day, including this fun design iced onto yummy vanilla biscuits which comes in one of their sweet hand-illustrated gift boxes. You  include your own personalised message and they offer next day delivery (or same-day courier in London) if you've left it to the last minute.
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When it comes to buying for your mum, you can’t go wrong with anything that smells as delicious as the French Lavender and Cassis Baylis & Harding gift set.  The Charbonnel & Walker Milk Marc de Champagne truffles are an absolute treat, but be warned – she won’t want to share. For something a little more practical, Tiger is a firm winner for a range of home and decorative gifts.

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