Lockdown Mother’s Day ideas: How to celebrate at a distance
Posted on February 23 2021
We don't really need an excuse to do something nice for the mother-figures in our life, but of course Mother’s Day is when we can all go the extra mile.
Unfortunately, many of us won’t be able to see our mums in person on March 14. With this in mind, we’ve put together a list of Mother’s Day ideas and inspiration for ways to treat your mum when you can’t see each other…
Mother's Day cocktails
If your mum enjoys a cocktail, why not send her some pre-mixed drinks? Tayer + Elementary, in Old Street, London, was named one of the world’s 50 best bars in 2020. Their delicious cocktails put a spin on traditional mixes (how about a Sandalwood Old Fashioned or Vetiver Negroni?) and can be ordered online. If you’ve got siblings, why not send them each a bottle and organise a video call, so you can all raise a toast to your mum together?
Breakfast in bed
One of the traditional treats on Mother’s Day is breakfast in bed, so why not order a delicious breakfast or brunch to be delivered to her house? If there’s someone in your mum’s household who can help you out, they can get it prepped and take it to her then you’ll both be in her good books! The best thing to do is check in with her favourite local cafes, delis and restaurants to see what they’re offering for Mother’s Day, or pop her postcode into Deliveroo to check what the options are.
Mother's Day Balloons
We think personalised presents are a great way to really raise people’s spirits when they can’t be with you in person. So this Mother’s Day, why not pick out a personalised gift or two from our extensive range? Hot tip: if you order a gorgeous ‘bubble balloon in a box’, it can be printed with your own message and sent directly to your mum’s front door. We also have personalised cakes and banners, and – while you’re browsing – have a look at our decorations for her to hang in her background on a video call on the day.
Has your mum, like the rest of us, become obsessed with The Great Pottery Throwdown on Channel 4? If so, then get her started on making her own clay creation with a gift from Kana pottery studio – its website offers a ‘stay at home club’ with lots of options for beginners. The home pottery kits include blocks of stoneware and tools, and some packs come with wine for an extra treat. There is also a whole array of video masterclasses to give novice potters all the advice they knead (sorry!).
Pamper your mum
Your spa day might be on hold, but that doesn’t mean you can’t encourage your mum to pamper herself. Natural skincare products are proving popular, with brands such as Evolve offering organic, artisanal beauty treatments which also look good on a bathroom shelf.
If your mother is also a grandmother, then why not set a video call up so she can spend some time with the kids on the day? You might find it hard to get your children to join in with a simple chat, so set up an activity for you all to do together. A baking session is a lovely way of whiling away a couple of hours together. Go for a simple recipe like scones or basic biscuits, which you can enjoy with a cup of tea together once they’re baked. Our flower bouquet cupcake kit is a popular choice and you could send your mum a box as well as get one for your household. For an activity that’s extra sweet, try a chocolate kit such as Melt and Make for everyone to have a go at.
If you don’t fancy baking but want to get the kids and grandma together virtually, try doing an art session together. You could challenge everyone to draw or paint portraits of each other. Get matching craft kits such as these 'Make Your Own Cardboard Bugs' from our Party Pieces arts and crafts range to do on either ends of a video call or, for more organised fun, try one of Emma Scott-Child’s art workshops on Instagram TV, or one of the Collage Club’s fun sessions.
To explore our full range of Mother's Day decorations, tableware and personalised gifts, go here