Mother’s Day Celebrations and Last Minute Gifts During COVID-19 and Social Distancing

Celebrate Mothers, Mentors, and those special people in your life that have made a positive difference. We can still celebrate Mother’s Day during quarantine, social distancing, and COVID-19. Below are some last-minute Mother’s Day gift ideas that will come just in time for the weekend. Celebrate that special person in your life while still practicing social distancing.

Flower Lover

Pro Flowers and Faux Flowers

Mother's Day Gifts Pro Flowers Simple Charm™ Bouquet

The gift of flowers can add beauty, life, and joy! Although you can’t pick out flowers in person, you can send them to your mom or maternal figures in your life!
ProFlowers is an FTD company that is now doing contactless delivery to the front door with no signature required. Choose from the different bouquets at varying price points to find what represents your mom the best. During the checkout process, you can choose to add a greeting card for an additional cost or just decide to enter an optional gift message for free. Below are some options.

Other options include calling and support your local florist to see if they do delivery or checking out The Bouqs Co.

Book Lover

Book Lover Gifts
Audible Subscription

Audible Subscription Gift for Mother's Day

Your Audible gift recipient will enjoy:

  • An unmatched selection of audiobooks performed by world-class talent.
  • Three titles for each month of their gift membership: 1 audiobook + 2 Audible Originals.
  • 30% off any additional audiobooks.
  • Anywhere, anytime listening with the free Audible app.
  • Free and easy audiobook exchanges.
  • An Audible book library they’ll own forever.

Audible will send your gift recipient an email on the day you choose along with redemption instructions or allow you to print and give it directly based on the option you select. The gift recipient can start their Audible membership right away. If the recipient is already an Audible member, they will get their credits all at once.

Pricing: 1 month is $15, 3 months is $45, 6 months is $90, 12 months is $150

Broadway Enthusiast

Broadway Does Mother's Day

Broadway Does Mother's Day 2020

What: Invite your mom to view a digital sketch, Broadway Does Mother’s Day, a show showcasing Broadway stars and cast members, their children, and their mothers with musical numbers, comedy, and special guests planned. This digital variety show benefits Broadway Cares’ COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund.

Participating Shows include Broadway’s Moulin Rouge! The Musical, Jagged Little Pill, Company, Tina: The Tina Turner Musical, Chicago, Diana, Mean Girls, Girl and Mrs. Doubtfire. Some of the scheduled guests to appear are Laura Benanti, Eden Espinosa, Mandy Gonzalez, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Lesli Margherita, Vanessa Willams, and Betsy Wolfe, to name a few.

“We’re raising money, we’re raising spirits, and we’re thanking our moms for raising us!”

When: Sunday, May 10 at noon PDT. Since this event is at noon, you can invite your mom to a virtual lunch! Watch on one device and chat on another or share screen through zoom to comment, watch, and react together.

Where: Online at BroadwayDoesMothersDay.com

Don’t miss out on The Disney Family Singalong Part II on ABC (Mother’s Day 5/10/20) 4 pm PTD (7 pm EDT). The show will also be available to stream on Disney+ in the days that follow (date to be confirmed soon). You can look forward to some of the below performances.

  • “A Whole New World” – Idina Menzel and Ben Platt
  • “Step in Time” and “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” – Derek Hough, Julianne Hough, and Hayley Erbert
  • “You’ll Be in My Heart” – Disney on Broadway stars Merle Dandridge, Heather Headley, Adam Jacobs, Caissie Levy, Kara Lindsay, Kevin Massey, and Josh Strickland

Tech Savvy

If you are going to invite your mom to more Facetimes, virtual meetings, and hangouts, then you can also gift her some fashionable and affordable blue light blocking glasses! I like how these glasses help minimize eye-strain and are so lightweight. Click on the varying styles to see what you think fits your mom best. Some styles will not arrive before Mother’s Day, so check the prime shipping dates. You might even want to get yourself a pair too so both you and your mom can wear them in your homes while chatting with each other.

Tech Gifts
Tablet/Phone Stand

Tablet and Phone Stands Sold Separately, Image Proportions are not to Size

Tryone Gooseneck Tablet Stand
Tablet Mount Holder Compatible with iPad iPhone Series/Nintendo Switch/Samsung Galaxy Tabs/Amazon Kindle Fire HD and More
30in Overall Length(White)
Watch videos comfortably, free your hands, and improve efficiency! Instead of having your mom hold up her tablet during a call, she can easily use the tablet mount to keep her tablet at an appropriate height to be on camera or even as a secondary screen. This tablet mount might also be useful in the kitchen so your hands can chop, mix, or pick up ingredients while she joins a zoom baking session with you. Below are some phone stand options too.

PCRF Mother's Day E-Card and Gift Donation 2020
PCRF Mother's Day E-Card and Gift Donation 2020

“This Mother’s Day,
Celebrate Mom with an e-card from Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation!
Your mom has always believed in you. She’s been your number one fan – not to mention your caregiver, your cheerleader, and your confidant.

This Mother’s Day, celebrate the resiliency of your mom’s love with a Mother’s Day e-card from the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation (PCRF). Tell her you love her and appreciate her all the more because you know you can always count on her to believe in you!
It’s easy to do!” – Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation

  • Choose a card design.
  • Personalize your message to your loved one
  • Fill in the information ($5 minimum donation)
  • Your e-card immediately sent
Mother’s Day Ideas

Host A Family Tribute Night
Contact family members to celebrate Mom together online with a “Tribute to Mom” night. Wear her favorite color if possible! Ask each person to find favorite photos or videos and think about some of their favorite memories to share. You can use the share screen option on zoom or just hold things up to the camera. Find a personal item from your home that reminds you of mom – a gift she gave you, an object that sparks a memory, a handwritten card, etc. and share why it reminds you of mom and why you chose it.

If a virtual meeting is not possible or if someone is tech-challenged- create a slideshow to play and send or pre-record video/audio messages and have someone edit it.  All they have to do is open and press play.

Zoom offers 40 minutes free. It is not about the length of time but the thought and meaning in choosing to celebrate together!

Breakfast in Bed, Baking Together and Recipe Sharing
Use Zoom to connect with your mom virtually and bake a recipe together. Earlier in the week, set up an instacart or grocery delivery to be sent to her house, so she doesn’t need to do the shopping. While you are waiting for the treats you made to bake, you can sit down and share stories about favorite life moments or play an online game. When the food is ready, take the first bite at the same time as your mom.

You can involve the entire family by jumping on video chat to share what new recipes you are discovering during quarantine or discuss how mom’s cooking is the best.

You can also start a themed food/snack friendly competition challenge on what family member can make something out of certain chosen ingredients ala “Chopped” from the Food Network. Make it as silly, simple, and fun as you like!

Think about sending words of appreciation and love written from the heart!

I am so thankful for the loving-kindness my mom always gives and the example she sets by leading with strength and joy.  I am looking forward to not only celebrating her this weekend but in small moments of each day with a text, phone call, or a picture that reminds us of our blessed relationship. This week is also a time to celebrate all maternal figures, teachers, mentors, etc. May our hearts be bursting with joy and be sensitive to others.

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