Mother’s Day is an annual reminder to cherish the relationship you have with your mom. Given that most of the world is under quarantine this year during this time, many of us are celebrating the holiday at home or not even in the presence of the women that we love. However, Mother’s Day isn’t canceled; we just have to think outside the box in order to celebrate it this year.
This is the time in which you should put some thought, creativity and preparation into giving your mom the Mother’s Day gifts she deserves. This list is chock full of ideas that don’t require you or your mom to leave the house. Continuing to practice social distancing and staying safe is the way to go this year. However, if you’re currently holed up within your own house away from your mom, we have included a few virtual activities which you can enjoy together even when you are miles apart.
Breakfast in Bed
Every mom deserves one morning meal that she doesn’t have to cook, clean up after, or even leave the bed to enjoy. Start her day off on the right foot by getting the kids to help with the prep so that she could wake up to her favorite breakfast in bed.
Along the same lines…do one or both. Either way, it will be very much appreciated!
Make Dinner For Her
Cook her one of her favorite meals right at home. Get the kids involved, letting them help lend a hand in the kitchen or decorate the dining room. The family may even wish to dress up for this occasion. (There aren’t too many events which require dressing up in our finest nowadays!)
Give her a Home Spa Day
Although spas and salons are closed, you can still treat the mom you love to a little pampering at home. Chances are that she’s in desperate need of some rest and relaxation. Create your own at-home spa for a Mother’s Day gift! Allow your mom to soak in a tub of epsom salts or bubble bath, complete with candles and soothing music. Follow it with a foot massage or facial mask. Get the kids involved as well, to make it a fun family gathering.
Make Her A Card
Moms love homemade cards. Here’s how I know: While Marie Kondo-ing our parents’ place a few years back, my sister and I found every card we ever made for our mom. Store-bought cards may be prettier, but they are not by you which is what mom’s treasure the most. Whatever stickers, stencils, or watercolor sets you have on hand is all you need to let the creativity within you flow. However, even if you have nothing but a pencil, a scrap of paper, and the love in your heart, you will still be able to make a card your mom will appreciate to the utmost. It was made by you afterall!
Clean the House
With most of us quarantining ourselves at home, the act of cleaning the home makes for a wonderfully thoughtful Mother’s Day gift. Here are a few ideas to keep you busy on this score! Sweep and mop the floors until they shine. Wipe the windows until they are clear. Vacuum the carpets to the point you can eat right off the floor.
Check places off your bucket list (virtually)
Even if you can’t hop on a plane to go sightsee in-person, you and your mom can still bask in the world’s beauty with virtual tours of museums, gardens, mansions, and national parks. Check out this list of 12 Famous Museums Offering Virtual Tours or 35 FREE VIRTUAL FIELD TRIPS TO EXPLORE WITH YOUR KIDS. The latter is not just for kids! Anyone can enjoy those tours and have a fun escape from life as we know it while doing so!
Host a virtual happy hour
Raise a glass to the woman who raised you virtually. It is literally your call! Once you sign onto the video conferencing app of your choice, you can play games, tune into a virtual concert, or simply chat the night away with a cocktail in hand. Make it a Family Day and get the whole extended family involved as well.
Send a personalized message from her favorite celebrity
Cameo is a digital company which allows fans to book a personalized video message from a range of talent of their choosing. From professional athletes, to musicians, to actors to reality TV stars, you can purchase a customized video from someone famous to wish your mom a Happy Mother’s Day. It has also launched a COVID-19 Relief Campaign whereby proceeds from select video requests will go towards coronavirus relief efforts. A win-win proposition for all involved!
Create a Gratitude Jar
This is a simple activity that can be very rewarding. Have your family take a moment to list out everything they are grateful for. You can do this by yourself or include the entire family. You can also reach out to the extended family who are not living with you. Add each written “grateful” item into a mason jar and fill it up. It can be a visual reminder that there are still things to be grateful for even though times are tough right now. Go a step further, pick one out of the jar and share it with your family each day.
Give Mom The Day Off
Moms are often on the go all the time, especially if they have little ones underfoot. Something as simple as giving her the day off from her usual routine is often all she craves. Perhaps you can offer to let her sleep in. Let Mother’s Day be a day for her to recharge and reset. After all, she deserves it!