Mother's day is just around the corner and yet again we're stuck in our homes because of the coronavirus. Generally, a mother's day plan would include cafes, bars, and trips to show how much we love and appreciate them, but this time you can use your creativity and just a little bit of effort to make this day special for her! Below we have a curated list of last-minute, thoughtful, and pocket-friendly mother's day gift ideas. This the perfect chance for you to think outside the box and be more thoughtful; get sucked out of the commercial and materialistic gifts.
Mother’s Day gift ideas that require nothing by time.
1. Breakfast in bed
Bring your mom breakfast in bed and start her day off on a great note! Show that you love and care for her by preparing her favorite breakfast. You'd be surprised at how a cup of coffee or tea and delicious breakfast can make your mom's day that much brighter.
If your mom or family is in quarantine this the perfect gift idea for you. You can leave a tray of food outside her door with some thoughtful notes to make her day!
To make it a little more special you could make a handwritten menu, decorate your houses like a ‘café' with homemade decorations and flowers, and leave a note telling her how much you love her on Mother's Day. If you can't be with your mother this Mother's Day, get breakfast served to her from a nearby cafe!
2. DIY gifts and decorations
DIY gifts and decorations are absolutely loved by moms and can really show that you care. You can decorate your living space with pictures and other homemade arts and crafts for the occasion. For some inspiration, you can browse through Pinterest find decorations that are relatively easy to make. You can make your mom a one-of-a-kind and personalized mother's day gift which she will love for sure!
3. Scrapbooks and montages
Pick up any notebook a scrapbook and take a trip down memory lane. Scrapbooks can be the most precious things ever and can prove to be an extremely thoughtful gift for your mom. You can see your journey with your mom over the years in the form of pictures! this is the perfect mother's day gift idea and is definitely going to make your mom shed a tear(of joy) or two. Editing a short video full of clips of memories you and your mom share together would also be a great gift. This is something you could also do when you are apart from each other and cannot be together on Mother’s Day.
4. Spa Day-in
If your mom loves to relax or has been going through a rough time you would probably gift her a coupon to her favorite spa but now you can bring the spa home! get out the face masks, nail polish and essential oil. Go all out in creating the experience of a spa by fixing the lighting, scented candle, and a plush robe. This unique gift is sure to make her mother's day memorable. You can even plan something special with your dad.
5. Movie night
The absolute perfect way to kick back and relax. Put in her favorite movie and put on some pajamas. Throwing in some popcorn and a wine glass would make your evening beyond perfect! You can even have a great movie night if you are not together by simply watching the same thing while you're on a video call. A movie night could end up being the most amazing gift for her and you can also get to spend some time with each other.
6. Do the Chores for her
If there any day-to-day chores or activities that your mother does not particularly enjoy doing let her have the day off and finish them for her. Whether it be cleaning shopping or cooking lighten the load for her this Mother’s Day. This can be the perfect present for her and help her relax for a change.
7. Do your mother's favorite hobbies together
Allow your mother to choose what you do for the day, and let her prepare (or, if you know her well enough, you might plan) an entire day of activities just for her. From going for a run together to reading a book together to listening to a podcast together, there are plenty of ways to spend time together. Perhaps arts and crafts are one of your mother's favorite pastimes, or perhaps you're both looking for a creative outlet. Spend some time together this Mother's Day to get the creative juices going.
8. Bake together
Without something sweet, Mother's Day would be incomplete. Make something for your mother if she enjoys baking. Get the ingredients together in your kitchen or on Zoom and have some fun. If your mother isn't a fan of the lengthy baking process, you could bake some treats ahead of time and give them to her as a gift.
9. Plan a games night
If you and your mother enjoy playing games together, then spending some quality time together while competing is the ideal Mother's Day at home! There are several games to choose from, whether you prefer board games like Monopoly or card games like UNO. If your family isn't together, Mother's Day is the ideal time to bring everyone together for a video call to honor your special lady.
10. Cook together
Spending time with your mother on Mother's Day is one way to express your affection. You could get everything you need to make homemade pizzas, tacos, or anything else you want! You might prepare the same thing over Zoom, share recipe ideas, and then eat together if you're celebrating Mother's Day from afar. Another choice is to enroll in a cooking class together!
11. Karaoke Night
Let out your inner singer and put on your favorite tunes. If you don't have a karaoke system at home you can definitely use hairbrushes for your performance! This is bound to be a lot of fun and keep everyone entertained for a while.
12. Plan a photoshoot
A photoshoot is the best way to keep your mother's day memory alive. You don't need to hire a professional at all, your phone's camera timer is good enough! you can get your mom to get dressed up and do a solo shoot for her or even get the family involved! Take countless pictures because you'll enjoy them for years to come.
Mother day gift ideas to buy her something Special
13. Assemble a care box filled with her favorite products.
This Pandemic Mother's Day is a great opportunity to put together a DIY self-care basket for your mother's special day. Gather a bottle of champagne, a beauty regimen kit, her favorite snack, maybe a book, and her favorite scented candle to make a lovely basket for her. If you are not with your mother this year, you can customize your care package online and have it sent to her!
14. Buy her Flowers
I know it’s quite obvious but most people love receiving flowers. Go to the florist and pick up your mom's favorite combination of fresh flowers and make her a beautiful bouquet to brighten up her day and living space. If your city is in a state of lockdown you can even make her your own flower arrangement by plucking some flowers from bushes around your house. For a more permanent gift idea, you can consider buying a house plant of her favorite flowers.
15. Buy her a gardening essential
Mother's Day is a great time to start planting seeds. Give your mother gardening equipment, pots, and, if she's new to it, some plants to get her started. Gardening is a wonderful form of mental and spiritual therapy and will definitely keep her busy during this lockdown! You can get seeds online or there must a nursery down the corner