5 Ways to Celebrate Mom While on Lockdown

Caitlin Lamb

Just like Easter, Ramadan, and every other holiday we've celebrated since COVID-19 began its worldwide sweep, this Mother's Day is sure to be unique.

But just because you can't be with Mom in person today doesn't mean you can't show her how much you care. Keep reading to learn 5 ways to celebrate your mom this year.

1. Plan a Virtual Date with Mom

Video calls have been bringing us closer to those we can't physically visit for months now. While you might already be planning to check-in with Mom for the holiday, spice up your normal call by planning something special.

Whip up some of your family recipes together. Enjoy a virtual spa day. Go through old photo albums and share some of your favorite memories of time spent with your mom. For those who live close enough to their parents, you can even drop off a basket of goodies for your virtual date ahead of time, like supplies for DIY mani pedis or maybe some art supplies.

If your family is spread out this Mother's Day, make sure that everyone gets in on the call, and give Mom a virtual holiday that she won't soon forget.

2. Decorate Her Door

If you're lucky enough to live in the same city as your Mom and you aren't under a quarantine order, why not brighten up her day by adding some color and a touch of spring to her front door or porch?

Hang a new wreath, add a pretty potted plant, or buy a quirky new welcome mat. Drop them off for a fun surprise that's perfect for showing your mother just how much you care. You can even enjoy a porch-party get-together with Mom and other family members, just as long as you practice safe social-distancing guidelines!

3. Send an eCard

If you can't stop by in person, send your Mom some love in the form of an eCard. With so many companies now offering virtual mail, you'll have no shortage of options to choose from. Pick a Hallmark classic, something to make her laugh, or even one that you can personalize with pictures or videos.

4. Host a Throwback Movie Night

From a mother daughter classic like Mamma Mia or Freaky Friday to a favorite flick from your childhood or teenage years, watching a movie together while on the phone, a video call, or even over chat is a great way to connect on Mother's Day, even if there's hundreds of miles between you.

5. Ship a Last-Minute Gift She'll Love

Forgot to send Mom a gift ahead of time? Don't fret. There's still time to send her something she'll love.

Gift cards are an easy option that are always a hit. Pick an instant download that you can send via email and she can spend her Mother's Day browsing for some new quarantine comfy clothes. Or, give her something to look forward to by buying her tickets to a show, the zoo, or maybe a gift card to her favorite restaurant that she can use when shelter-in-place orders are finally lifted. If Mom's going stir-crazy at home, you can even buy her a pass for virtual classes.