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45 ways to celebrate Mothers Day (at home)

Great Mother’s Day ideas (at home)

We deserve all the love in the world! So if any family members ask you for ideas, just send them a link to this post, or if you need inspiration for your Mom, we have ideas for you right here.

Mothers Day Ideas

But this year, how are we going to celebrate Mother’s Day with social distancing in place? We have some great ideas to share with your loved ones.

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All the usual ways of celebration like a meal with family at the restaurant, a weekend getaway with friends and family, or even some pampering a favorite spa or salon (I know… we all need a manicure and hairstyling!). 

We shouldn’t miss this special day just because of what is going on, it is time to be extra creative! Never more true have the words being, “It’s the effort that counts!”

Gift Ideas

It’s Mother’s Day, of course, you are giving a gift to your Mom. It is a way of showing you care or reflecting on the care she has shown you. Looking for a perfect gift can be so hard, but it shouldn’t be. Just think of something your Mom has been wanting or needing to get (maybe she dropped hints lately) or something fun for her and for the whole family to participate. 

Here are a few ideas:

Subscription Boxes

An online site that gives you all the top-rated boxes to choose from, from geek & gaming, food & beverage, family & kids and fitness & outdoors, your Mom will surely love your gift. They offer quality products and some discounts for Mother’s Day.

We have more Subscription ideas for you to try! 

Fresh Flowers

Flowers are easy to get and make a sweet and thoughtful gift. Greet your Mom with a beautiful hand-crafted flower arrangement! You can get it at any supermarket, but if you don’t want to go out and take a risk, then online flower shops make it convenient, and it is not as expensive as you think. Many of them may even have some exclusive deals for Mother’s Day and can accommodate same-day delivery for the last-minute shoppers.

Plants for the Garden

As gardening is a perfect recreational activity to do during these times, it is an excellent opportunity for the whole family to bond together. Get out and do gardening together. Many garden centers are open if you are going to pick the plants, and most of them are offering curbside pickup and home delivery. 

Shop Local

Local businesses are asking for all our support these challenging times more than ever. And, this is our opportunity to show our support.  Please keep them in mind. 


Since most of us recently have some free time in the past weeks, doing crafts maybe a perfect way to past time. Skip giving a store-bought gift this year, and make something special for Mother’s Day instead. It is going to be fun, and some are very useful for your home or backyard.

Here are some ideas:

  • Herb Garden Planter Perfect for Moms who loves to cook. This is easy to make and a lot of inspiration from Wayfair.
  • Door Monogram 
  • Photo Frame Kids can pick up their favorite picture of Mom and add it on the frame

Finally, a more personalized gift from your kids for $10.99: 

With fun yet meaningful prompts for you to complete (in under an hour!), Mom, I Wrote a Book About You lets you create a heartfelt gift as unique as your mother. Fill this lighthearted gift book with your favorite moments and shared experiences to remind Mom what she means to you.
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How to celebrate Mothers Day

We all need to come together and be socially responsible during these difficult times, which means celebrating Mother’s Day can be a bit tasking and challenging this year. But we don’t have to cancel the celebration; we are just going to need to change plans to make sure everyone stays happy, healthy, and safe.

Mother’s Day Brunch: Takeout and Curbside Pickup 

Ordering takeout food is the best way to support our local restaurants amid Covid-19. Most of the restaurants are stepping up with takeout, delivery options, and curbside pickup for everyone in the community.

A Backyard Picnic 

A family picnic is always a great idea! It’s easy to prepare the food, and it’s casual, so no need to get dress up fancy. Weather permitting, you can all soak up in the sunshine and have memorable family time. You can even call other family members and have a virtual gathering at the same time.

And a Movie Night

To most families, they celebrate Mother’s Day heading to the movies after lunch or having dinner out. This time you can set up a theater in your house. Prepare popcorn or food that Mom loves to munch and her favorite drink, and dim the lights. 

And an Afternoon High Tea

Treat your Mom for an afternoon high tea at home and begin a new tradition for the whole family. Here is some inspiration on Pinterest to start planning and other gift ideas for her, or from local etsy sellers, who you can support too!

What are you planning? We would love to hear your ideas! 

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