Everything looks different now with the pandemic, and Mother’s Day is no exception. While you might not be able to take the family out for pizza or treat mom to a meal at her favorite restaurant, but you can still celebrate. Here are some ways you can make this day special for mom, no matter how far apart you may be.
Take a virtual trip together
Airbnb is now offering virtual experiences from around the world. Take a trip with mom and learn all about a new city, as well as its culture, from the comfort of your home. If your mom is an art aficionado, you can also check out virtual tours of famous museums like the Guggenheim in NYC and Musée d’Orsay in Paris. FaceTime with mom while you tour to make it a trip you take together.
Make a craft together
The nationwide lockdown sparked a trend in old-fashioned crafting, like quilting, pottery and jewelry-making. Order matching craft kits from sites like Etsy and spend some quality virtual time with Mom working on your masterpieces together.
Dine out at home
Dining inside restaurants may be difficult right now, but you can always order it. Pick up mom’s favorite dinner for the family. If you’re celebrating with your mom remotely, have her favorite meal delivered for both of you to enjoy in your own homes. Deck out your table in its finest and make it a joint experience by setting up a videoconference while you eat.
Say it with flowers
Brighten up mom’s day with a fresh flower delivery! There are a plenty of local and online floral shops that are happy to deliver a gorgeous bouquet to help you celebrate.
Enjoy a custom photo album together
Sort through your old pictures and create a custom photo album on a site like Shutterfly. Make one copy for you and one for mom. Flip through the albums together while chatting on the phone or FaceTiming to relive some of the year’s best moments.
Send a spa kit
Let mom enjoy some pampering at home this year with a DIY spa kit. You can order a premade kit online, or create your own basket of specialty soaps, bath bombs, scented candles, a loofah, body brush, moisturizer, bath salts, massage tools, facial mask, scented oils, shampoo and conditioner. Throw in her favorite magazine and a CD with soothing music for the ultimate in relaxation.
Watch a movie together
Is there a movie you and your mom both adore? Watch it together on Mother’s Day, even if you can't be together. Start the movie at the same time in your own homes, and keep up a steady stream of text messages about the movie instead of the live chit-chat you’d enjoy if you were really watching together. Some streaming services even offer group viewing options. Make it extra-special by sending mom a homemade “ticket” to your movie, including the title and the official start time, and throw in some of mom’s favorite snacks, too.
Mother’s Day may still be a little different from what you’re used to this year, but you can still make it an extra-special day for mom. She deserves the best!