Simple Ideas for a Fun Mother's Day, Together or Apart

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Though more and more people are getting vaccinated every day, there's still a bit of time before "normal life" resumes. But just because that Mother's Day getaway or fancy restaurant brunch might be off the table, there's no reason that the day can't be all about celebrating Mom! There are still tons of fun things to do this Mother's Day.

No matter what Mom loves to do, there's a way to weave her everyday passions into the day and create a Mother's Day she'll remember. Whether you're all under the same roof or you're spending this special day apart, there are plenty of fun, unique ways to make sure your mom spends the day doing what she loves!

Relax and Renew

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Since uncertainty breeds stress, this Mother’s Day, give Mom zero excuses to not take a moment to herself, relaxing and enjoying some good old-fashioned pampering. Whether near or far, create an at-home spa day to remember, and keep the tradition up month after month. If you’re all together, put on a sublime playlist, mix up some mimosas, light some scene-setting candles and spend a relaxing afternoon together enjoying spa essentials, like all-natural foot soaks and face masks from Modern Skyn Apothecary.

If Mom’s game for a makeover, pamper her with skincare staples from the Vegancuts Beauty Box and spruce her up with a new hairstyle, makeup look, manicure and pedicure. Then, pull out her finest evening attire, top it off with dainty jewels from mintMONGOOSE, and treat her to the fanciest dinner you can pull together from the pantry!

Not possible to enjoy the rest and relaxation together? Help her create the best Mother's Day –– and the ultimate self-care Sunday –– with a good read and gourmet sweets from the Read, Relax, and Recharge box by Introverts Retreat or luxurious bath and body goodies from Bath Bevy.

Mother Nature Love

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Luckily for outdoorsy types, Mother Nature has not been cancelled! Help Mom get her garden ready for spring with a subscription to My Garden Box, or send her a mix of houseplants and succulents from House Plant Box to green-ify her space.

Bake Life Better

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If Mom’s the type to fully embrace carbs, now’s as good a time as any to go all-in. While your traditional pastry-heavy Mother's Day brunch may be out this year, there’s nothing stopping you from breaking out the waffle iron, mastering fried eggs, squeezing some fresh OJ and surprising Mom with breakfast in bed.

Don’t have the required baking skills to give Mom a homemade treat? With Whisk Takers, you still can! Send a DIY baking kit, complete with pre-measured ingredients and an easy-to-follow recipe, and you'll get all you need to bake from-scratch desserts with ease. And for moms who love to bake, send dessert in the mail with Mix Box by Homemade Bakers. There’s no need for her to head to the store to enjoy a delicious homemade treat. It's all in the box!

Craftiness is Happiness

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For moms who love a good crafting session, there’s nothing stopping you from getting creative with Mother’s Day crafts. Now is the perfect opportunity to create (or help Mom create) a family scrapbook with a little assistance from Scrapbooking Store. With a box filled with double-sided pages, stickers, and decorative embellishments, you'll be able to pull out the old photo albums with the whole family and create a keepsake you’ll all treasure for years to come. Or take this opportunity to learn together and try your hand at a new craft! From stained glass and wood-burning, to string art and mosaic crafting with the Adults and Crafts Crate, the options are endless.

If crafting side-by-side isn't possible, send her a Mother's Day gift that will let her learn something new while keeping her hands busy with Craft in Style, a monthly craft box that offers customized DIY projects and fun crafts just for Mom.

Peace of Mind

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Whether you're with Mom day in and day out, or you're celebrating from a distance, gift Mom some mental or spiritual stimulation on this special day. If your family loves to prepare warm cups of tea, cozy up on the couch, and enjoy time reading in silence, add a fun layer to this everyday ritual with Once Upon a Book Club. Mom will get a new read to enjoy, and as she makes her way through the story, she'll reach special pages that correspond with surprise gifts, so the whole family can enjoy finding out what's next!

If Mom is feeling down about spending a Mother's Day weekend without the usual family visits, send her HopeBox, a gift that will help her keep anxiety at bay while looking forward to brighter days. Each faith-filled box comes brimming with self-care and soul-care goodies, along with plenty of words of encouragement.