Mother’s Day will naturally be a little different this year. In the middle of a global pandemic, it can be difficult for anything to feel normal. Instead of looking at this year’s challenges as a rain cloud, maybe you can use this unconventional year as a way to inspire some creative gift-giving. If you’re looking for ideas for unique gifts for Mom during the pandemic, read on.
1. Flower Delivery, Social Distance Style
The classic Mother’s Day gift, many people will send Mother’s Day flowers as usual this year. For some, concerns about Mother’s Day flower delivery and whether it can be done safely during the pandemic have arisen. The short answer is ‘yes.’ Florists have come up with different ways to offer contactless delivery in most cities and towns. If this is a worry for you, don’t let it stop you from ordering up that perfect Mother’s Day delivery.
Instead, give your florist a call, and ask about their policies. While you’re there, ask about alternative arrangements like succulents and floral arrangements that come with gift baskets or more. The best way to keep your Mother’s Day bouquet unique is to find out about customizations and add-ons, and this can be easily arranged with a simple phone call.
2. Unconventional Technology and Apps for Entertainment
Whether your mom is an amateur sleuth who enjoys tinkering around with apps for unconventional ways to find people who are in hiding or a person who likes to pass the time doodling on a tablet or altering images, a great gift this year could be a favorite app or tech subscription. Where more people are home because of the pandemic, fresh gifts to provide entertainment can go a long way in passing the time. Think about any apps you think she might like, and add them to your Mother’s Day shopping list.
3. Gifts for the Creative Genius
Maybe your mom’s into arts and crafts. A thoughtful gift could include a new set of paints, canvas, or an easel. Sketch pads, colored pencils, and anything to encourage her to create could be a fabulous way to celebrate Mom on her special day. Even better, a great way to spend Mother’s Day together from a distance could be a virtual paint party or other crafting event over a video call. The same way you’d make something together in person, you could spend time together on the virtual level.
4. Quality Time and Virtual Celebrations through Social Media
Perhaps your mom is the type who likes a fuss. If this is the case, check out a free design app like Canva and get to work creating images to tell Mom how much you love her. Post them to her social media, and coordinate a live event with siblings or other family members to celebrate Mom in big ways. Whether it’s having everyone write down three reasons why Mom is the best, or sharing memories or funny stories about that time she fell in the lake, virtual events and the use of social media could go a long way in making her feel appreciated.
5. Handmade Gifts for Mom
Few moms don’t love a homemade gift. If your mom is like most, and you have some time on your hands before May, think about creating an original gift. For ideas, look to Pinterest and crafting blogs and vlogs. Platforms like YouTube will even offer full tutorials for creators at any level.
At the end of the day, you can make Mother’s Day unique and special with a little planning and creative thinking. Whether you go for the classics or celebrate virtually, sending your mom a special message and making time for her will make Mother’s Day 2021 a special day to remember.