The Best Virtual Gifts + Activities to Celebrate Mother’s DayMay 1st, 2020
Mother’s Day may look a bit different this year—but if there’s one thing we can learn from social distancing, it’s that our ability to connect doesn’t go away just because we’re unable to share physical space. You can show the mother figure in your life just how much you love her in simple, heartfelt ways. We’ve rounded up ideas on how we’re celebrating Mother’s Day this year—from easy gifts, if that’s accessible to you, to virtual parties—all based on your mom’s unique interests.
We will be referring to, and using the phrase, “your mom” throughout this blog post. We understand that the term “mom” means something different to each of us—and we honor and celebrate anyone whom you consider a mother figure in your life!
If your mom loves music and art
Create a custom playlist of songs that remind you of your mom. These could be songs from your childhood, that you hear her listen to all the time, or songs that you think she would like. Be sure to include a note or anecdote about why you chose each song in the playlist.
Create a collection of custom-designed messages and photos from friends and family with Boombox. Simply invite collaborators to your custom Boombox, design a card layout or use a template, and your gift will be shipped directly to your mom. If your mom is really missing her friends and family, this is the perfect gift.
Take your mom on a stroll through The Louvre in Paris, The Vatican Museum in Rome, and Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Many museums across the world are opening up their virtual doors for free tours.
If your mom loves the spa
Do virtual at-home manicures and pedicures—pick your colors, grab some wine, and have a good time! If you’re able to plan ahead, you might also consider sending your mom matching nail polish.
At-Home Face Mask + Facial
No, not that kind of face mask. We’re talking about spa-style face masks that promote skin hydration, wound healing, and an overall glowy complexion. Whether you have a face mask you already love at home or want to try a DIY recipe, having a good laugh with your mom while wearing a face mask is always a good idea. Looking for an easy face mask recipe? Try mixing two teaspoons of Manuka honey with one teaspoon of cacao powder for a hydrating and gentle exfoliating face mask.
If your mom loves fitness
Have a yoga flow you love? A pilates routine you swear by? A walk outside that’s been making you happy? Share it with mom! Take her through your go-to workout to incorporate some gentle movement into your Mother’s Day celebration.
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If your mom loves creating in the kitchen
Send Her Your Go-To Cookbook
Sending your mom your favorite cookbook is a great way to inspire her in the kitchen, while also supporting your favorite chefs, cooks, and small restaurants. For a personal touch, you could even send her your own copy with specific recipes and handwritten notes.
Virtual Cooking Lesson
If you would normally cook a special family recipe on Mother’s Day, you still can! Teach your mom a new recipe virtually and enjoy eating it “together” to celebrate.
Virtual Cooking Challenge
If your mom loves learning
Explore a new city together on a virtual walking tour. Read about the history of your chosen destination ahead of time and check out the monuments, parks, and sights.
Develop New Skills
Give your mom the gift of education. Now is the perfect time for your mom to learn a new skill, since she may have more time available. Skillshare offers classes for all hobbies and interests.