07 May Love in the Time of Coronavirus: Mother’s Day Gift Ideas
With the effect of the global pandemic, celebrating Mother’s day will be a little bit different this year.
The worldwide coronavirus outbreak restricts us from physically being together with some of our loved ones. Taking out mum for a special dinner isn’t feasible this year—but it doesn’t mean Mother’s Day is going to be cancelled. There are a lot of ways we can show our mums how much we love and appreciate them, especially in the middle of this crisis.
A lot of us are probably practicing frugality at this time so we’ve rounded up some gift ideas you can give your mum this coming May 10th. What’s great about this list is that you don’t have to break the bank and you will also be supporting small businesses in your community.
Send her flowers.
This proves to be classic but it never gets old. If you’re on lockdown and can’t visit your mum, consider getting in touch with local flower shop in her area and send her a bouquet of her favourite flowers. Add a personal message on a card to make it more heartfelt.
Or consider some house plants.
If mum isn’t a “flower person,” buy her some house plants instead. They last much longer and are proven to be good for the health.
Breakfast in bed.
Wake up earlier than usual and prepare a delicious meal for breakfast. What mum doesn’t want a fresh coffee, avocado toast, and pancakes as her first meal on Mother’s Day?
Get her favourite food delivered.
A lot of local restaurants are offering takeout, pickup, and delivery now so make sure to check their social media accounts and be on the lookout for some Mother’s day special deals.
Surprise her with a gift box.
Because of social distancing, a lot of small businesses are offering free deliveries so take advantage of this. Search for local gifting shop and inquire about their Mother’s day gift bundles.
Prepare a picnic meal.
Prepare a charcuterie with all her favourite deli meats and cheeses, fruits and nuts, and some refreshments and set it up outside and enjoy the fresh air!
Make it virtual!
It’s the thought that counts so make time for your mum and arrange a video call via Zoom or Hangout. Host an “online party” with lots of singing, laughter, and food.
The takeaway: Seize each opportunity
Whether you have enough budget or none at all to celebrate Mother’s day this year, what really matters is how you show mum you appreciate her. Who knows, maybe your words is all she needs in this time of crisis? Our mums will appreciate just any gesture. The coronavirus might have us modifying our plans and traditions, but it won’t take away the love we eternally have for our loved ones.
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