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10 Special Things to do for Mom on Mother’s Day

April 15, 2021

It has been a difficult year, especially for moms – whether it has been doing their work from home, helping with remote learning for their kids, or not being able to hug their grandkids during the coronavirus pandemic. Show your mom, wife, or grandma how much you appreciate everything she’s done to make a tough year a little bit brighter. Here are ten ideas beyond the classic flowers to help celebrate your mom this year.

Personalized jewelry: Tiny tags offers customizable jewelry celebrating children and honoring moms and grandmothers. Founded by mom of three, Melissa Clayton, and manufactured in Massachusetts, the Tiny Tags line of jewelry offers precious metal necklaces, bracelets and earrings that can be engraved with children’s names, birth dates or special phrases and comes with a lifetime guarantee. But hurry, May 2 is the last date to order personalized items in time for Mother’s Day.

Photo gifts: Shutterfly offers gifts from the heart that utilize family photos. The Tilted Heart Collage Art Print prints 19 photos in the shape of a heart and comes framed. The To The Moon Collage Fleece Photo Blanket prints 18 photos in the shape of a crescent moon on a cozy fleece blanket. Mom will love wrapping herself in special family memories.

3D Selfie: Have a 3D mini sculpture made of yourself or your kids so mom can always have you nearby. With the help of your photos, the figurines are printed in three dimensions by a special 3D printer, often in full color. There are several artisans on Etsy who offer Custom 3d Figurines & Statues, busts or even custom Bobbleheads made from your photos.

Make a slideshow: Mother’s Day is a great time to reminisce about the good times together, special family vacations, or how quickly the kids and grandkids grow up. Send your mom a slideshow of some of your favorite family photos or videos. There are free online services including, Adobe Spark which helps you make custom slide shows with music and graphics in minutes!

Socially distanced celebration: If you can’t gather in person, make it a virtual celebration and gather the whole family by video conference. To spice things up, hold a virtual bake-off. Agree on a recipe ahead of time and be sure to have all the ingredients on hand. Cook or bake simultaneously and see whose dish comes out best. If the weather is nice, you can meet outdoors and see each other from a safe distance. A garden, a park, a picnic, or a hike can do wonders to lift the spirit and promote family bonding.

Holiday meal delivery: Even if you can’t gather in a restaurant, there are so many options for food delivery these days – from Mother’s Day brunch from Harry and David, to Goldbelly gourmet dinner and desserts to Sendameal prepared Mother’s Day meals, you can send your mom her favorite meal!

Send her preferred beverage: Raise a glass to mom and get her favorite alcoholic drink delivered directly to her. Top Shelf ships a wide variety of spirits and wine straight to her front door. Drizly partners with retailers in the area, so you can support local businesses and the order can be delivered within sixty minutes. Or you could sign mom up for a wine or spirit subscription. Some monthly wine subscriptions include Winc, Bright Cellars and Wine Insiders.

Clear her Honey-do list: Whatever your mom needs done around the house, whether it’s fixing the leaky kitchen sink or painting the bathroom, she will appreciate getting that chore completed. For younger kids, they can help plant flowers in the garden or wash mom’s car with the garden hose. If you need to keep a safe distance, choose an outdoor task or wear a mask indoors to be safe.

Clean her house: Keeping the house clean is the never-ending chore. If you can’t take on the task yourself, you can give her a gift card to a cleaning service, and she can schedule it on her own time. Younger kids can pitch in and clean up their own rooms!

Pamper Her: Whether it’s a day at the spa or a weekend getaway, let mom get pampered with special treatment and schedule a massage, a facial, or a manicure and pedicure for her. Kids can come up with a pamper-mommy-calendar. Write down a few things on a calendar that make mom happy, such as giving her a hug, painting her nails, drawing her a picture, or doing the dishes. It’s a fun way to plan to pamper mommy!

Regardless of the gift you choose to give your mom, the most important thing to do on Mother’s Day is to tell your mom how much you love her and appreciate all she’s done, especially in these taxing times.

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