With many families sheltering at home due to the COVID-19 virus, this year’s Mother’s Day is sure to be a different kind of celebration. But even if you can’t take your mom to her favorite brunch spot, or if you can only celebrate virtually this year, there are still ways you can treat your mom to a celebrity-status Mother’s Day in 2020. Read on for seven of our favorite ways to celebrate Mother’s Day at home.
Make Her Favorite Meal
With so many families being confined indoors together, moms around the globe are serving up more home-cooked meals than usual. Give your mom a break from kitchen duty by serving her a delicious meal she didn’t have to prepare! Make her favorite family recipe or dessert and present it to her VIP-style (that means no clean-up when she’s done). Bonus points if you serve her breakfast in bed like the queen she is!
Isolated apart? No problem! Order her favorite meal and have it delivered to her door with a note promising to take her to that favorite restaurant as soon as you can. You’ll put a smile on her face and get to support a local business at the same time. Truly a win for everyone.
Turn Your Backyard into a Mother’s Retreat
Since you can’t send your mom to a secluded retreat this year, make one instead. Order a cozy hammock and set it in a shaded spot where mom can lounge. Mix up her favorite cocktail and scour the bestseller’s list for a juicy new read in her favorite genre. A few distraction-free hours in her new backyard paradise and mom will forget she’s not relaxing in a tropical oasis or mountainside paradise.
Order a Personalized Puzzle
Mothers fawn over personalized gifts, and puzzles are an easy and fun way to pass a long afternoon indoors. Order a puzzle made from a cherished family photo for a sweet keepsake gift that’s practical and priceless. With so many stores closed, Etsy is a great place for unique, personalized gifts. Include a picture frame so mom can hang it on the wall when she’s done.
Give Her an At-Home Spa Day
Nothing says I appreciate you like a day of pampered relaxation. Since you can’t book a day in the spa right now, gift your mom everything she needs to make her own spa day at home! Send a pre-made gift basket, bundle her favorite products in a homemade gift, or go DIY-style by making fun, at-home facial scrubs you can use together. Don’t forget to throw in a candle and add some soothing music to her playlist for at-home ambiance!
Send Her Flowers
It may seem obvious, but the quintessential Mother’s Day gift is tailor-made for a separated celebration. If mom is spending a lot of time at home right now, brightening up her space with a cheery bouquet is a great way to show you care. Many local florists have turned to no-contact deliveries to stay open, and online flower shops like 1-800-Flowers have tons of options to choose from that can be delivered to any physical address.
Enjoy a Virtual Experience
If your mom treasures new experiences over physical gifts, a virtual experience is a great way to speak her love language from afar. Since we can’t travel, companies in almost every industry have crafted fun virtual experiences you can do from home! From cooking classes to painting parties to 360° tours of iconic places like The Vatican, you can gift your mom a unique experience she can enjoy without ever leaving her couch. If you’re game, jump on a video call and enjoy it together for some memory-making magic!
Give Her an I-O-U
With no clear end-date insight, it can be easy to forget that the current situation is temporary. Give your mom something to look forward to with a homemade coupon she can redeem down the road. From a future shopping sesh to a fun weekend getaway to her favorite destination, the promise of some quality time outside of the home down the road will keep her smiling through the days to come.