Unless you live with your mom, you’re probably not going to be able to spend the day with her like you normally would. If you’re a mom living in quarantine with your kids, you might be feeling a little stir-crazy and in need of some pampering (like a full five minutes alone for starters).
Mother’s Day in lockdown might not feel like much of a celebration, but you can still treat your mom (or yourself) from a socially responsible distance. If you need some inspiration, check out my list of suggestions.
Mother’s Day in lockdown might not feel like much of a celebration, but you can still treat your mom (or yourself) from a socially responsible distance.
1. Have Brunch via Zoom
I know of a few people who already do a weekly brunch date with family members via Zoom calls in their kitchens, but doing one especially for your mom would be a nice way to share a meal without going to a restaurant.
If you really want to win some points, cook up a meal and deliver some of it to her house, then you guys can all share the same meal later when you’re home again!
2. Call in a Flower or Chocolate Order
This might vary depending on your location, but I know that there are a number of local florists and bakers who are offering either contactless curbside pickup or porch delivery of baked goods and flower arrangements for Mother’s Day. Having a little surprise treat delivered to your mom would be a good way to support local businesses and make your mom happy!
(If you’re a mom and wish someone would do this for you, now’s the time to drop those not-so-subtle hints! Or just order for yourself and act surprised. I support either of these plans.)
3. Give Your Mom (or Yourself) an Allowance
There are lots of ways that you can do this. If you know she has a Sephora wishlist or a million “saved for later” items in her Amazon cart, you can send her a digital gift card to spend on whatever she might want.
If you aren’t sure of what kind of treats your mom might want or you don’t want to choose for her (e.g., if she wants to try CBD bath bombs or needs new summer tops), you can give her a prepaid Visa card or simply tell her that you’ve earmarked some cash for her to spend on a splurge item.
And if you ARE a mom (bless you, if so), you should absolutely give yourself the gift of a quarantine treat. A new eyeshadow palette, a little bit of perfume, a selection of fancy spices—you deserve it!
4. Make Plans for the Future
You can always call or FaceTime your mom on her special day, but if you just don’t feel like that’s enough, why not spend the day making fun plans for the future?
Since we’re probably not going to be taking our usual summer vacations this year, you and your mom could make plans for a post-quarantine trip to a place she’s always wanted to visit or even just a place she knows and loves. Having something to look forward to can be really helpful in stressful and uncertain times like these!
Make plans for a post-quarantine trip to a place she’s always wanted to visit. Having something to look forward to can be really helpful in stressful times like these!
5. Help Her Have Fun During Quarantine
Some moms are totally tech-savvy and can easily navigate social media and the internet, but some need a little extra help. Regardless of which category your mom falls into, there’s definitely an online subscription that she could fall in love with!
It’s 2020. We all know that there’s pretty much a subscription service for anything you can think of. That means that if my suggestions don’t really suit your mom’s tastes, just use them as a jumping-off point to find something she’ll love!
And for all my moms out there, don’t be afraid to let your husband or older kids know that you’d get a lot of enjoyment out of a particular sub box! Trust me, your kids will be so glad to have something really specific to gift you, and your husband will be extra thankful that he has a foolproof present for you.
How Are You Celebrating Mother’s Day?
Tell me how you’ll treat your mom in lockdown this year! I’d love to hear the creative ways you plan to celebrate your mom.