Get home for Mother’s Day with Liftshare – and spend your savings on great gifts!

Mums are great, aren’t they? They deserve their day of luxury once a year – and how better to spend the day than actually with them in person?

Liftsharing can save you heaps of cash compared to public transport. And think of the extra presents you could buy them with the cash you’ve saved! Check out our Mothers Day ideas below…


Gin o’clock – £44

The Highland trip of Mallaig to Edinburgh takes 6.5hrs on the train, and costs £64.10. But the lovely Rafael has spare seats and is only asking for an £18.00 petrol contribution. £46.10 saved! That’ll fund a gin tasting with cream tea for two at a swanky London hotel next time you’re down at the capital. Gin o’clock? We think so!


A cresshead with a difference – £20

London to Bristol is just our a tenner with our Craig on Friday night. His girlfriend lives in Bristol and so he drives down to see her – so you’ll both be travelling to see loved ones! The cheapest standard advance single on the train for this route is £32.50. The £22.50 that you’ve saved can pay for getting your Mum’s face printed onto a plant pot! She’ll be thrilled.

Custom cookies – £29

Luton to Worthing with our Alex is a total bargain at £7.40 – compared to £41.70 and three changes on the train. Celebrate your saving by picking up a large gift tin of personalised cookies from the Custom Cookie Co… but you’ll have to resist the urge to eat them on the way!

From The Custom Cookie Co.
From The Custom Cookie Co.

An evening in, with bubbles – £70

Bolara is driving from Manchester to Norwich, and charging just over £20 for her spare seats. With the train prices currently sitting at £91.70, this is one hell of a saving for the trip! Arrive with a personalised champagne gift set, and spend the rest of the cash on a takeaway… because on this day of all days, your Mum shouldn’t have to cook.

Say it with flowers – £30 

You can pay just under £49 to travel from Devon to Cardiff on the train; or you can ride with our Jeff for £13.70. You can’t go wrong! The same applies for M&S flowers, and the cash you’ve saved on your trip back will buy a limited edition Mothers Day bouquet. Sorted.

Continental chocolates – £10

A £10.70 saving from Birmingham to Sheffield by riding with Pardon is the perfect amount for a big box of chocs from Thorntons for your Mum. Easy and always appreciated, and you can deliver them by hand!

Snuggle up – £79.99


Thetford to Gateshead is a fair old drive, but worth is when you can save a whopping £82.70 compared to the train**, and can ride with great company! Pocketing all that cash means you can invest in a more unusual gift for the day; a luxury blanket knitting kit with extra chunky pure merino wool – super cozy and soft! Of course, if you’re going to be really cheeky, you can claim the blanket after for your journey home… 😉


* based on Anytime Single CBG – NRW, £24.40
** based on train to Newcastle Central, £108.90

Author Lex Barber


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