5 ways to celebrate Mother's Day from a distance this year

Apr 30 2020, 6:34 pm

The world around us has changed as we know it, but if there’s one thing that hasn’t, it’s our appreciation for our moms. If anything, this time has shown us not to take anything for granted and to be extra grateful for our family. And if there’s one thing that will get us through this, it’s staying connected to our loved ones.

Just because we’re physically distancing, though, doesn’t mean we can’t show our thanks for our moms in other ways. We just have to get creative this year in anticipation of Mother’s Day on May 10.

From baking a cake together via video chat, to sending flowers online, to giving one of the best gifts of all (sleep), here are some of the ways you can spend time with your mom this year to show her how much you care, from afar.

Send flowers

Just because you can’t physically hand your mom a bouquet of her favourite peonies this year, doesn’t mean you can’t send her a bunch of beautiful flowers via a delivery service instead. I mean, it’s hard to go wrong with flowers. Order your mom’s fave ones from a local vendor to give back to the community right now. Do book ahead though, as flower delivery services are bound to be busy leading up to this Mother’s Day this year.

Virtual happy hour

While we’re sad that we can’t take mom out for brunch this year like we usually do, who said we can’t still cheers a mimosa together? We’ll just have to do it via video chat. But having a special virtual happy hour just for mom doesn’t need to be all about alcohol. Cheers your mom with her fave tea, cocktail, or cupcake. Make it extra fun for both of you (and the rest of the fam) by actually making the recipe together at the same time, too.

Give the gift of sleep

Ask any mom what they could have if they had one wish, and it’s likely the majority will say a good night’s sleep. Throw in the current demands of today’s world where moms are having to teach their kids from home, cook for everyone, and deal with the stress of keeping it together for the fam, catching a good night’s sleep can feel like a distant memory.

So this Mother’s Day, treat your mom by giving her the gift of sleep. Refreshing your mom’s bed with a new microgel pillow, sheet set, or mattress protector can make all the difference in the world. Why not take advantage of Dormez-Vous’ current 15% off site-wide sale or BOGO offer on select pillows to find the perfect gift for mom? The site has a range of affordable gift ideas that can be delivered to your mom’s doorstep through free contactless delivery.

Put on a show

Being forced to connect virtually is a great opportunity to get creative and entertaining mom is no exception. Make the most of Mother’s Day by having the little ones put on performance via video, or get together on one of the apps that let you video chat while you play games. If virtual karaoke and pictionary doesn’t sound like a Mother’s Day to remember, we don’t know what does.

Drop something off


We know that we’re not allowed to visit loved ones right now, especially the elderly. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t drop something off on your mom’s doorstep this Mother’s Day. Delivering something in-person means you don’t have to stress about delivery timeframes, and the extra effort can add a personal touch and really show your appreciation for mom. Whether it’s a home-cooked meal, something you found online, or a photo album you made for her, the options are endless.

Just because connecting with mom is different this Mother’s Day, doesn’t mean it can’t be just as meaningful. After all, going the extra mile to do something out of the box this year for mom can really show your gratitude for her more than ever — even if that means lots of virtual hugs and breakfast in bed via video chat.

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