Creative Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

by Kathy Eide Casas

Mother’s Day 2020 promises to be a Mother’s Day like never before. COVID-19 has changed everything about our lives forcing us to act, think, and feel differently; many times in ways we didn’t even know we were capable of. But one thing that remains the same is that Mother’s Day is still happening on Sunday, May 10!

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Celebrations and memories of this Mother’s Day may be different, but you can still make the day an extra-special one. Whether you are up for a DIY project or need some ideas for online shopping, there are plenty of approaches we can take for a 2020 Mother’s Day to remember!

Let’s explore some ideas to celebrate the Moms and motherly figures in our lives, while practicing appropriate measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Of course, the number one thought that comes to mind for Mother’s Day is always…flowers! Mother’s Day is the largest day of sales for florists everywhere. Whether you prefer to have a beautiful bouquet delivered or prefer to select flowers from your own garden, flowers are always a wonderful way to provide love with a splash of color.

Host a Virtual Family Tribute to Mom. Have your loved ones and friends prepare their own tributes to Mom. Gather for a ZOOM event that includes Mom’s meaningful relatives and friends, and include videos, photos, and fun stories all centered on Mom! A fun way to reminiscence and weave everyone together for their best stories of mom.

What about getting your paints and brushes set up, virtually of course, and everyone paints the same picture, just as you would do for a regular night. The one significant exception would be that you’re all in your own spaces and connected virtually. Check your local community to find a virtual family night painter supply in your area.

What about booking a virtual wine tasting for Mom. Sign up now to book your wine tasting, and everyone can join and enjoy the rich bouquets and delicious samplings of your own personalized virtual wine tasting. Check online for ordering and reservations. For our local readers,Kings River Winery in Sanger is also offering Mother's Day Wine Packages. You can learn more on their website.

Compile a customized playlist. Send a list of favorites to Mom that she can enjoy on her special day and every day beyond.

What about surprising Mom with her own subscription to her favorite magazine or publication. Whether online or print, reading is fun and informative.

Find a membership that mom will enjoy. Whether it’s for a wine club, a meal kit, popcorn or cookies each month, that monthly delivery is something to anticipate and enjoy!

“Invite” Mom for her favorite meal and host a ZOOM meal! You can all join together for a fun and festive Mother’s Day meal, and Mom doesn’t even have to do the cooking! Set your table for a virtual meal, complete with a centerpiece and dessert.

And…don’t forget to check Etsy and Pinterest soon for many other ideas!

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms and mom-like figures in our community!

All photos in this article were taken by Margaret Mendel.

Kathy Eide Casas is a valley native and has been involved in politics, public policy and public relations her entire career. From the U. S. and state capitols to local projects, she has been a guiding force. Most recently, Eide-Casas completed the writing for two U Turns Allowed magazines, benefiting Focus Forward. Additionally, her work has run in several other local publications, including Valley Health Magazine.