Mother's Day this year is even more special than normal, no thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic, but don't let lockdown spoil the fun and your opportunity to tell your mum how much you love her.
From March 8 restrictions do allow for us to meet one other person in outside spaces, so a lovely social-distanced walk in the park is a lovely way to spend an hour or so with your mum.
If you do meet for a one-to-one, try not to make a big meal of it and risk spreading infection. Maybe just enjoy a coffee on a picnic bench after your stroll.
If it's not safe to visit your mother at the moment, especially if she is elderly or not well, you're going to have to find other ways to shower her with love and affection.
A virtual Mother's Day is the second best thing to actually being there in person so be sure to arrange a WhatsApp, Skype or Facetime video call and make it more than just a video call by enjoying a nice virtual cup of tea and biscuits during the call.
Doing Jigsaw puzzles are an excellent cognitive leisure activity that one can do on their own or with others. makes for a really useful Mother's Day present. Try and get a picture that you know she will like. There are 1000s to choose form.
Is sending flowers covid safe?
If you buy them from Interflora, they are currently offering non-contact deliveries, so you can be sure that every care is taken to deliver a lovely bouquet to your mums door in the safest possible way.
What about sending presents in covid times?
There has been lots of talk about covid being able to live on paper, cardboard and plastics for a few days but Public Health England has advised that receiving parcels does not put you at risk of contracting the coronavirus, so no excuse to not buy mum something nice, delivered directly to her door.
Mother's Day gift ideas
The best way to treat the best mum in the world is to take her out for a slap-up meal and drinks, but alas that can't happen this year so simple but thoughtful gifting will have to do.
Don't over-complicate things, keep it simple and thoughtful. Stuff you know she will use is always the best idea for a gift, so consider some of these items below.
The comfier the better.
- Scented Candles
Fill her home with scents you know she likes.
A lady can never have enough scarfs.
- Mother's Day Mug
A bit predictable but always welcomed and will always be used, nonetheless.
- Food Hamper
Any kind of hamper will go down well, but you might not get a look in.
- Picture Frame
You can mail her a nice picture of her to pop into the frame.
- Comfy personalised cushion
Every time she sits, she will remember you.
Spalsh out on a posh pair because she probably wouldn't for herself.
- Bath robe
make bath time bliss.
Who doesn't love a pair of cosy socks?
- Novel Board Game
You can enjoy playing with her when restrictions are removed.
- Jigsaw Puzzles
Amazing thing for her to do on her own for her mental health and cognitive function.