Mother's Day is fast approaching and although we should always be grateful for how much they have done for us, this day is meant to show our appreciation to them. And while it's highly unlikely that we'll be able to celebrate with the maternal figures in our life as close as we'd want to, that doesn't mean we can't give her a little something to brighten their day.
Social distancing may be a new norm for quite some time but there are still a number of things you can do and give your mother to make sure she has the best day possible.
Make Her Breakfast in Bed
Remember all those years ago when Mom would wake up very early to make you breakfast before school? Here's your chance to surprise her with a tray-served breakfast, complete with a hot cup of coffee, eggs, bacon, and everything she loves to eat in the. morning. Maybe even include a freshly-squeezed juice.
Have a Movie Night
If it's your tradition to take Mom out to the movies on Mother's Day, then why not set up a theater in the comforts of your own home? Dim the lights, prepare the buttery popcorn, and stream her favorite movie or a new release she'll enjoy.
If you don't live with your mother, hold a virtual watch party. After all, that's one of the best ways to keep in touch with your loved ones during this time.
A Homemade Gift She'll Love
If you're looking for ways to keep your kids entertained during this time, take out the art supplies and have them make crafty cards for their grandmother. Maybe even give her a handwritten letter. Look back and think of the last time you received a letter or a card. Doesn't it give you the best feeling and a happy surprise?
A Spa Day at Home
A good old-fashioned pampering never goes out of style. Indulge in some at-home facial, maybe include a peel, a hydrating mask, and a face massage. Throw in at-home mani-pedi, and your mom is definitely going to love how relaxing she'll feel.
Is Mom's favorite activity to go out and have a glass of champagne? Be the thoughtful son or daughter and gather a few of your relatives (maybe some of Mom's closest friends), get everyone to go on Zoom or FaceTime, and let the good times roll.
Work on that Puzzle
A shared task is always a great way to bond. Why not get her a beautiful artsy jigsaw puzzle and have the entire family work on completing it? When it's all done, you can frame it and hang it up on the wall. That way, every time Mom sees it, she'll remember the experience she shared with you.
Bake with Love
No need to be a master baker—there are plenty of videos available online for amateurs. Of course, you can always stick with Mom's tried-and-tested recipe of your favorite cookies. You don't even have to be in the same place. Go on a video call with her and bake together while you're in your own kitchens.
A virtual Museum Tour
Maybe Mom's the type who loves going to museums. Well, going out may not be possible, but with a little imagination—and maybe a bottle of wine for the whole day—you can take a tour of the many museums around the world from the comfort of your couch.