Family celebrations can be challenging during a pandemic. With Mother’s Day approaching, you may be worried about how you can create meaningful gifts while keeping your loved ones safe. Fortunately, with some creativity, you can find lots of meaningful ways to show you care. Whether you are able to be together in person or are more comfortable remaining distanced, these six fun and creative ways to celebrate your mom this Mother’s Day can help you plan a wonderful gift.
1. Say It With Flowers
Flowers are a beloved way to express how much you care. If you live nearby, you can deliver a bouquet to your mom’s porch. Take things up a notch if you’d like by decorating her door with streamers, balloons, and signs. When living far away, the delivery of a potted plant or floral arrangement will brighten any mother’s day. Be sure to plan in advance, as florists are often overwhelmed on this holiday.
2. Offer Your Services
Moms might appreciate some help around the house. Give her a gift certificate for yard work or garden help. This can be a homemade certificate for your own personal services if you’re local. You can also pay a professional or contractor to perform the job.
3. Have a Virtual Brunch
Mother’s Day brunch is a tradition for many families. You can still continue this time-honored trend this year even if you’re taking precautions due to covid. Families living nearby can enjoy Mother’s Day in Lakeland at an establishment with outdoor dining. If you’d prefer or if you’re not local to each other, set up a virtual brunch date. You can send your mom the ingredients to cook the same dish or have a prepared meal delivered. Then sit down together on Zoom to enjoy it.
4. Schedule a Watch Party
Is watching your favorite show together or going to a movie something you and your mom enjoy? You can still indulge even if you’re apart. Just schedule a watch party through Netflix or a similar service. This allows you to watch the film or show at the same time and also to comment or ask questions during the viewing.
5. Enjoy a Virtual Trip or Event
There are so many online opportunities for virtual trips and tours. You can see beautiful gardens, view museum exhibits, or watch a production all from the comfort of your own homes. It’s even possible to engage in an online learning experience together such as taking a cooking class or listening to a virtual lecture.
6. Get Outdoors
If you live close enough for an in-person visit, you may feel comfortable doing so outside in the fresh air. There are so many options. Go for a stroll in a local park. Have a picnic near a pond. Window shop at an outdoor outlet mall or shopping center.
These are just some unique ways you can celebrate Mother’s Day this year, despite unusual circumstances. Use these ideas to inspire your own special twist. Your mom will appreciate your effort.