How to Celebrate Mother’s Day In the Era of Social Distancing

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In a different year than 2020, you might take your mom out for brunch to celebrate Mother’s Day. But for most, that’s not feasible this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Here are some ideas for celebrating Mother’s Day virtually this Sunday, May 10.

Treat your mom to a gift card to one of her favorite small businesses

Many small businesses, especially restaurants, salons, and spas, are suffering. If your mom has a favorite trattoria or nail salon, buy her a gift certificate that she can use when social distancing and stay-at-home rules are lessened. This way, you're treating mom and supporting her community!

If your mom loves fitness, sign the two of you up for a virtual workout class

If you get creative, there are so many social activities you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home, including workouts ranging from pilates to dance parties to kickboxing. If your mom enjoys working out, sign her up for a class or a bundle of classes.

Look into subscription services, which exist for nearly every hobby under the moon

Does your mom love wine? There's a subscription service for that. And for knitting, exotic foods, reading, and so much more. Check out the options online and see if one fits mom's hobbies.

Seize this opportunity to get creative, whether that’s a Zoom family picnic or embarking on a virtual Museum tour

Since we can't meet up in person, take this opportunity to make your virtual celebration special. You can still make brunch, decorate your walls, paint signs, plan activities, and so much more—all virtually.

As a note of caution, if you’re mailing a gift, be wary of delivery delays caused by the coronavirus. Your gift may not arrive on time, but that's okay.

And finally, don’t forget to treat yourself on Mother’s Day. Many companies are offering Mother’s Day sales and discounts.

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