Exceptional Gifts for a Remarkable Woman!
Celebrations may look different than years past, but we can still make them just as special and Mother’s Day is no exception.
With Mother’s Day quickly approaching, it is important to show the moms in our lives just how much we love and appreciate them. It’s a day that brings up different feelings for everyone. After all, most moms are the first responders and essential workers within the walls of our home. Over the years, Mother’s day became increasingly popular and the current traditions of card and gift-giving increased.
While versions of Mother’s Day are celebrated worldwide, traditions vary depending on the country. Some will be celebrating with the moms and mother figures in their lives, some will be virtually meeting up from a distance, and some have a complicated relationship with the day for any number of reasons. Mother’s Day is still a few weeks out, but it’s never a bad idea to start brainstorming gift ideas early—especially if you’ll be celebrating remote, or are shopping for more than one recipient. Whether you’re shopping for your mom, the mother of your children, a mom-to-be, or another special mother figure in your life, Mother’s Day is a chance to offer a token of gratitude for all of the unseen, unheard labour that goes into motherhood.
Given the still ongoing COVID-19 crisis, many of us are rethinking how to give extra recognition to moms. Some of us are apart from our moms when we’d normally be together. And many of us are worried about our moms, some of whom are in the high-risk age range. Not sure where to start? Check out this list of safe ideas on how you can show Mom just how much she means to you. We’ve rounded up some of our Mother’s Day gift guides below, including virtual options for those who may be spending the day away from family.
Cook for Mom or set up a virtual date. With restaurants closed for in-house dining, you can cook one of her favourite meals right at home. Recreate the dine-out ambience right in your own dining room. Lay a tablecloth, light some candles, and print a menu!
Get creative: Make Mom a video, a music playlist, or a piece of art! Talk to her or video chat and make her laugh. Perhaps throw in some good “mom jokes.” You can also record a video from all of the children. They can each say “Happy Mother’s Day” and why they appreciate her.
Send them their favourite flowers. Of course, flowers and plants are always a delight. They’re simple and elegant. A rosebush or geranium plant is always welcome!
Get outside! Go for a stroll in the park or how about a picnic? As of now, outdoor activities void of social interactions is still considered safe. Why not take Mom on an adventure, social distancing style? Fresh air always lifts the spirit. How about packing a simple picnic? You can plan to drop off a picnic basket on her porch or pack a cooler for a beautiful drive through the countryside.
Make a homemade gift! You don’t need to go out to a store and buy a gift. Mothers love gifts from the heart. You can make some fun crafts projects – with some of the limited stocks from the kitchen and DIY Beauty products! Making a fruit facial or scrub and soap sounds great!
Make your own card! Don’t forget to send a card in advance! Wondering what to write on the card? How about sharing a funny story or happy memory of you and your mom? It will make her smile!
Give Mom The Day Off! Moms are often on the go, go, go, especially if they have young ones. Something as simple as giving her the day off from her usual duties is often all she craves. Maybe offer to let her sleep in. While you can’t book her a spa massage right now, pampering Mom at home is still possible. Let Mother’s Day be a day for her to recharge and reset. After all, she deserves it!
We have also listed some Mother’s Day gift ideas that might help you with your gift-hunting!
It’s true. You may not need a special date on the calendar to encourage you to tell your mother how much you appreciate her. With all she’s done for you, it’s probably all you can do to keep from celebrating her daily. But as Mother’s Day rolls around each year, you’ll likely be grateful for the reminder.
But flowers, greeting cards, and competing for historical narratives aside, there’s something undeniably beautiful about the idea of setting aside an entire day to pay your respects to the woman who made you. The heart of the holiday remains special—no matter how much commercialization swirls around it. And that’s a fact.
This year is certainly testing our creativity as we learn to adjust to this new way of normal. While we are all experiencing this time in history with mixed emotions, it is more important than ever that we take the time to celebrate things, big and small. We can still cut the cake for graduations, birthday parties, weddings, and life’s other milestones even with life coming to a screeching halt. Celebrations after all are a part of life, and life must go on.
To all the amazing women who changed your nappies and wiped your nose for all those years, Happy Mother’s Day from all of us here at LatestBuy!