The best Mother’s Day gift ideas, for quarantine and beyond
Mom’s done a lot for you over the years, and it’s likely she hasn’t gotten enough thanks for it. Mother’s Day, which falls on Sunday, May 10th this year, is the perfect occasion to show your mom how much she means to you. But you may have to celebrate this Mother’s Day differently, due to social distancing measures and the COVID-19 pandemic. Maybe you can’t go out for breakfast like you always do, or take the train home for the weekend to spend time with her. Maybe you’re quarantining together, and you’re spending more time with your mom than you have in a while.
Whatever your situation may be, Mother’s Day can still be a beautiful time for celebration and connection. Here are some thoughtful, fun Mother’s Day gift ideas, plus ways to send them remotely, so you can show your mom (or stepmom, or grandma, or mother-in-law) how much you care. Plus, SmartGift’s instant digital delivery makes gifting a breeze.
As a tried and true gift, flowers are a classic Mother's Day item. Plus, your mother figure is getting a gift that will add sweetness to their home for days to come! Go big and colorful with a overflowing arrangement, or give something delicate and simple with collection of soft blooms.
If bouquets aren't her thing, treat Mom to something she can take up during the stay at home order. This seed kit will let her explore gardening with sunflower and strawberry seeds, and she can send you progress updates every week. Or send her something that will bloom forever with a lasting pink rose.
Moms work hard, and now even harder with the children at home with online school and work being from home as well. Add a bit of luxury to her routine with some wellness or spa products. Whether it is everything she needs for a relaxing afternoon or just some nice perfume to have her feeling glamorous, gift a bit of pampering and selfcare.
When mom gets her gifts, find a time to get share some R&R and get dolled up together—either at home or over video chat.
Though it’ll still be a while before anyone can have a night out at restaurants or enjoying live music, your mom will still appreciate a thoughtful accessory for her favorite outfit or to dress up her cozy leisurewear. She can still dress up and feel fabulous for family zoom calls or for running to the grocery store for the essentials.
Send Mom your gift link with a fun iMessage effect, and ask her to take a picture when she wears her new gift.
And of course with mom being home, she might enjoy being able to try some new recipes and make some comforting treats. Mom might show you these gifts, but she probably won’t share!
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