How to Celebrate Mom While in Quarantine

Creative gift ideas for Mother’s Day.
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Mother’s Day is this weekend, and with social distancing still in place, you’ll have to get creative with your plan. We’re here to help. We’ve curated six gift ideas that’ll not only show your appreciation for mom, but also bring you closer together (while you remain apart).

Have her favorite food delivered …

While you can’t go out together as a family right now, you can still bring the restaurant to mom through food delivery. Many local businesses are offering takeout and you can have food delivered right to her door via delivery services such as Quick Cuisine and Bite Squad.

… Or opt to cook a meal together (remotely).

Some restaurants offer “cook at home” meals that you can pick up and deliver at mom’s doorstep, or, you can assemble your own meal kits by gathering ingredients for you both to cook at your separate homes. Trying out a new recipe can be a great activity that you can do together, while apart. Just launch FaceTime or a video app while you cook and go through the steps one at a time.

Order a gorgeous flower arrangement.

mother's day flower arrangement

Now that florists have the go-ahead to reopen in time for Mother’s Day — taking orders via phone and online — you can do curbside pickup to bring mom her favorite florals.

Create a care package.

Along with some essentials that mom may need — think paper towels, hand sanitizers and face masks — pack up some goodies to show you care, like a bottle of wine, box of chocolates, bath bombs and more of the things she likes.

Gather all together via Zoom or FaceTime.

Host a surprise Mother’s Day gathering with all your loved ones from around the globe to celebrate all the moms in your family. Use FaceTime for smaller gatherings and switch to Zoom — which offers free 40-minute sessions — for larger ones.

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