Another month, another lockdown extension. Given the current situation, 2020 has become all about celebrating special moments like baby showers, birthdays, and anniversaries at home, or virtually and now Mother’s Day can be added to this list. May 10th is just a couple of days away and if you still haven't figured out what to give your mom, then you're in luck. We've got a few ideas on how you can celebrate Mother's Day during this lockdown.
Due to the ongoing pandemic, you can forget about booking an expensive spa session, and dinner reservations are definitely off the table. But just because you are stuck at home, doesn’t mean it has to be boring. You can take a different route for your Mother’s Day 2020 celebrations. Whether you're at home with your mom or even if you're not living with her, these quarantine Mother’s Day gift ideas will surely make her smile and feel special.
This is where your weeks of #QuarantineCooking come to good use. If you've been cooking since the lockdown began, now's the best time to show off what your culinary skills. Surprise your mom by not only preparing her favourite meals but also creating a fine-dining experience at home.
To recreate a restaurant-like ambiance, here's what you need to do:
- Deck the dining table with a tablecloth and placemats.
- Add fresh flowers (if possible) or place a candle in the centre
- Get out the fancy dishes, cutlery and glassware
- Print out a special menu of what you've cooked
- Create a playlist with your mom’s favourite songs
- Crack open a bottle of wine
...and Voila! Fine dining at home for Mother’s Day 2020.
You're already stuck at home watching TV shows or movies until this lockdown ends, so why not turn it into something special by watching movies with your mom. Create a list of the best mother-daughter movies, and park yourselves on the couch and begin the movie marathon. Even if you aren't quarantined with your mom, there's nothing a simple video call won't fix. Turn on your video call and start the movie at the same time. This way it will seem like she's physically right next to you.
Everyone loves a makeover, including your mother. So, get out your makeup bag and hair styling tools and treat your mom to a makeover session. There are so many new innovative makeup products in the market like face chalks, flavoured makeup and pearlescent roll-ons which she might not even know about, so don’t hesitate to show her the benefits of these products and if she ends up wanting them for herself, you could always shop from MyGlamm.com. Once you’re done, take things up a notch and make her feel extra special by having a mini photoshoot with your mom. After all, you can't let that makeover go to waste.
Let’s face it, due to this coronavirus outbreak, we’re becoming accustomed to celebrating special moments online, so why not do the same for Mother’s Day 2020. Get the rest of your family on board and surprise your mom with a virtual Mother’s Day party. If you aren’t living with her, you might need to put in a bit more effort to make it work, but it’s definitely achievable.
Who said you can’t give her a spa treatment at home? There are plenty of DIY mani-pedi articles online, so read up a bit and give your mom a relaxing Mani/Pedi at home. Give her the full spa experience and make her feel like a queen by shaping her nails, massaging her feet, and painting her nails with her favourite shades. While you're at it, you can also treat her to your special skin care routine. Help her achieve glowing skin along with a few minutes of pampering with your best sheet mask.
If you’re away from your mom, here’s another Mother’s Day gift idea that can be done with the help of a simple video-call. Remove those old photo albums and reminisce the good old days. We’re pretty sure your mom will love to relive those beautiful memories once again with you.