Seven thriftable Mother’s Day gift ideas

There is really no gift that demonstrates how much you love your mother. However, we will still spend time and money to find the perfect Mother’s Day gift that shows how much she means to us. Get inspired to find the ideal gift by checking out the history behind Mother’s Day and some thriftable gift ideas. 


Believe it or not, Mother’s Day has not always been celebrated. The start of this day began in the early 1900s. The idea of creating a day to honor mothers was brought up by Anna Jarvis. She started a campaign in 1905 to make this an official holiday. 

Throughout the years, the news of this holiday spread across the U.S. However, It was not until 1914 that this day was declared an official holiday by President Woodrow Wilson. He declared the second Sunday in May to be Mother’s Day. Now it is celebrated worldwide and dedicated to showing mother’s some gratitude with flowers, cards and gifts. 


A special frame

All of our pictures and videos are now stored in phones. You probably have thousands of images, but you never really do much with them. Instead of posting a picture of you and your mom on Facebook this year, frame it and gift it. You can head to your favorite thrift store Omaha spot and buy a frame that matches your mom’s taste. 

Sparkly earrings

Does your mother brighten up your world? Give her a pair of earrings that match her personality. Thrift stores have various vintage earrings in stores and online that are a fraction of the cost. They have all types of earrings from dangling earrings, hooped earrings to diamond studs that will complete anyone’s outfits

Thoughtful watches

Sure, smartwatches are very popular right now. But nothing beats the look and feel of a vintage watch. These watches never go out of style, are durable, functional and make a statement on any wrist. If you want a timeless and vintage watch on a budget, head to a thrift store. These stores carry a wide range of women’s functional watches. 

Designer handbags 

You may not be able to repay your mother for everything she has done, but a designer handbag is a good place to start. Handbags make exceptional gifts for moms on the go because they are functional, stylish and will last for many years. Save some money and head to a thrift store Omaha location to find your mom’s favorite designer bags for a fraction of the cost


Another great gift for the mom on the go is a pair of sunglasses. It is a gift that will get plenty of use no matter where she might live. Plus, there are vintage styles that will transcend decades. Got a budget? No worries, thrift stores carry a lot of designer sunglasses in great conditions for less than retail stores. 


Do you have a mom who’s always trying new recipes? Give her a practical gift for the kitchen that she can use while creating new dishes. There are a variety of gift ideas to choose from, like Pyrex, cast skillet, bowls, dishes and pots. Head to your favorite thrift store to find all these high-quality kitchen items at a reasonable price

A statement necklace

There is one gift idea that you can never go wrong with on Mother’s Day - a necklace. You can make that gift even more special by thrifting one. Thrift stores carry high-quality necklaces that fit any style. Who knows, you might even be able to find a necklace that your mother has always been looking for? 


Head to Thrift World. We have four locations in Omaha and one in Council Bluffs. We have unique thrifting finds in-store and online. Find our nearest store here

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