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

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Just because that Mother's Day getaway and fancy restaurant meal is off the table, there's no reason that the day can't be all about celebrating Mom! Even though COVID-19 has forced plans to change, we're determined to show you that there are still many 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 this will be the first time that you're spending this special day apart, there are plenty of fun 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? Send the goods to help her create the best Mother's Day, complete with all the fixings for the ultimate self-care Sunday, like a good read and gourmet sweets from Introverts Retreat, or luxurious bath and body goodies from the Bath Blessing Box.

Mother Nature Love

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Luckily for outdoorsy types, Mother Nature has not been cancelled! You’ve seen Mom posting plenty of nature shots on social media, so you know she’s staying safely isolated by heading into the great outdoors to enjoy some solitary day trips on the trails. Since you can’t be there to enjoy the scenery with her, surprise her with a box that will help keep her backpack packed with useful gear and nutritious snacks from Hiker Crate, or send her a mix of glamping swag and camping goodies with Camp Life Crate.

Facing limited outdoor options while sheltering in place? Swap out an afternoon strolling through the botanical gardens with an afternoon spent soaking up the vitamin D together, creating a backyard sanctuary with fun projects from My Garden Box or potting new additions for Mom’s indoor jungle with a wide variety of healthy and vibrant plants brought by The Plant Club.

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 your 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! Sending a DIY baking kit, complete with pre-measured ingredients and an easy-to-follow recipe, 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. Bringing a box filled with double-sided pages, stickers and decorative embellishments, pull out the old photo albums with the whole family and take a trip down memory lane while creating 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 or jewelry crafting with the Bargain Bead Box, the options are endless.

If crafting side-by-side isn't possible, send her a Mother's Day gift that will give her a laugh while keeping her hands busy with Season of the Stitch, a monthly cross-stitch club that brings a witty original pattern and all the necessary materials and supplies.

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 UPBOX, 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.

Cheers to Mom