This year, the second Sunday in May will be notable. Not just because we highlight the special women in our lives on Mother’s Day but because the majority of families won’t be able to physically celebrate together and ultimately give their mum a hug. If anything, we should make an extra effort to shower mothers everywhere with gifts. So let’s celebrate our mothers, grandmothers, great-grandmothers, fur-mums, and mother figures by spoiling them with gifts dropped at their front doors, goodies posted, and contactless deliveries.
If your tradition is a delicious lunch, surprise her with her favourite takeaway and have it delivered to her door. Or jump on a video chat as you both enjoy a cup of tea. Why not surprise Mum with a sneaky drive-by to drop off some groceries for her Mother’s Day lunch at home? While you’re there, hide an at-home beauty pamper pack by her door. You could also get the children to embrace their crafty side and make a sign for Grandma and hang it out the car window as you drive by and wave. We can make this Mother’s Day a day that she won’t forget – for all the good reasons.
Flowers also never go astray, and with everyone housebound, a colourful bunch of fresh flowers will brighten anyone’s home. A food hamper of goodies would also be a fine choice, and also a chance for you to order two and set up a virtual dinner party as you both dine on the same cheese platter and wine over a video chat. Or buy the fur-mum in your life a set of luxury grooming products so she can pamper her pooch. Giving Mum something to look forward to would be lovely, whether it be a voucher for her regular hair treatment, a massage, nail treatment or facial to use when all this is over. You’ll be supporting a small business and spoiling Mum.
We’re all in it together. We’ve got to keep Mum safe by staying away, and if that means waiting a few months for Mum’s famous hug, then I think that’s the least we can do.