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Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for 2020: Virtual and Quarantine-Friendly Gifts

Mother’s Day gift ideas for 2020 could look a bit different than what you’re used to. If you’re accustomed to spoiling Mom with concert tickets, a spa day, or a night out on the town, you may be racking your brain for ideas that are quarantine-friendly.

If you’ve suffered a COVID-19-related job loss or are budgeting in an effort to prepare for what could become an uncertain economic period, you may be even more unsure how to pamper the moms in your life.

Perhaps most unusual of all is this year’s unique and far-from-ideal social distancing requirement, which renders it impossible to celebrate Mother’s Day with those you love. If you’re wondering how to make the most of the holiday and pamper Mom from afar, read on for ideas.

Consider Shopping Local

Many local businesses are offering to-go and delivery options, including wineries and coffee shops. Check the websites of your mom’s favorite shops and eateries and see what you can order to have delivered right to her door. Nothing like a bottle of Riesling to wash your worries away!

For the ultimate celebration, order two treats — one for Mom, and one for you. Then, indulge together over Zoom or FaceTime. Relaxing and chatting is worth so much to moms.

Choose Household Goods

As long as we are quarantined, we might as well make the most of the creature comforts we can enjoy at home.

Here are some favorites Mom is sure to love:

A Keurig K-Mini Single Serve K-Cup Pod Coffee Maker

Her very own urBeats headphones for the ultimate in relaxation

The Casper Original Pillow for a better night's sleep

Heavenly scented Relax + Restore Chesapeake Bay candles

Fluffy slippers from Stars Above

A fresh floral robe for springtime

Help Mom Get Moving

By now, your mom is probably feeling the effects of quarantine. Help her release some stress with exercise gear.

From these pretty pink kicks to a colorful yoga mat, Mom is bound to love anything that makes exercise (and life in quarantine) exciting.

If she’s already super into fitness, try a new water bottle, blender for her favorite green smoothies, or fun workout shirt to keep Mom excited about her daily workouts.

Give Virtual Gifts

For as long as social distancing remains, virtual hangouts are the way to go, and they are certainly better than nothing. Celebrate Mom in a creative way from a distance. Hold a virtual paint and sip by ordering twin canvas, paints and brushes, and wines. Play your favorite music and paint together over Zoom.

Not feeling creative these days? Pick a book you think your mom would love and have it delivered to her house. Buy yourself a copy and hold a weekly virtual book club. This is a great, inexpensive way to connect that moms are sure to love.

Plan for the Future

If you had your heart set on a particular activity, you could write your mom an IOU for the future. Let her know that you’ll take her to her favorite restaurant and to a movie as soon as you’re able.

This is also a good plan if you’d been considering tickets to a specific concert or show. Depending on how far out the event is, let Mom know you intend to take her, but hold off on purchasing tickets for the time being.

Get Crafty

Does your mom love all things homemade? Gift her a bouquet of these stunning tissue paper flowers and a handmade card. Does she need something new to set her wine glass on? How about some personalized coasters?

Do you both love to cook? Put together a book of your favorite recipes and present it as a Mother’s Day gift. Not sure which recipes to add? Give these favorites a try:

Farro Side Salad

Best Guacamole

Homestyle Macaroni and Cheese

Potato Leek Soup

Chicken Enchilada Casserole

Lighter Chicken Diane and Rice

No matter what you decide to do for Mom this Mother's Day, remember that time spent together, even virtually, is the best gift of all!

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