Mother's Day is getting closer. And many of us scratch our heads, because let's face it: Mother's Day 2020 will be different than in previous years. Social distance and order to stay at home significantly reduce the number of ways we can celebrate the matriarch in our lives. No, this year many of us cannot make reservations for their mothers in their favorite restaurant. We also cannot book a trip and fly to the country they have always wanted to visit. But don't worry, we're here to help you find creative ways to celebrate. Scroll down to find out what you can buy for Mother's Day 2020.
Some of our favorite picks are:
- A dessert bar
- breakfast in bed
- Hosting a Surprise Digital Gathering
- Curate a Spotify playlist
Okay, we know what you think. Mother's Day is practically synonymous with flowers. But if you ask us, houseplants deserve a little more love. At least in the gift arena. This is because they make great gifts.
While flowers always have a special place in our hearts, houseplants last longer. They also give us clean, healthy air. Do research online to find the right plant for the mother in your life. Consider whether she has a green thumb, as certain houseplants require more attention and skill than others. Just like picking flowers, you should consider which type of plant best suits your personality. Maybe it's a prickly and unique cactus or a tropical and eye-catching monstera.
When it's time to make a purchase, you can stick to the home stay measures by ordering your plants from an online store. Here are some popular retailers to choose from:
You can also check with your local nurseries to see if they offer online orders or have a delivery service available.
When the plant arrives, try adding a personal touch by painting the plant's pot with some of your mother's favorite colors. Or write a message somewhere on the pot so she can find it.
A dessert bar
This idea is perfect for mothers with a sweet tooth. Essentially, you devote part of your home to spreading some of your mother's favorite treats.
You can do this by setting up and dressing up a folding table in an easily accessible place in your house. Give the bar charm and elegance with a tablecloth, a few potted plants (or flowers) and fun serving plates. If you don't have enough space for a folding table, make room for the dessert bar on the kitchen table or counter.
Next, make a list of the sweet treats mom is enjoying. Is she a candy eater or are baked goods more her thing?
After ordering or baking your goodies, it's time to arrange them at the bar. Dessert bars that offer wine and cocktails receive bonus points.
breakfast in bed
Show your mother that you appreciate everything she does by serving her favorite breakfast items in bed. Similar to the dessert bar, you should take some time to list the various breakfast foods she enjoys. When Mother's Day comes, it's time to cook and arrange the food properly on a tray.
If mom has a TV in the bedroom, you can go the extra mile by adding her favorite movies or TV shows to "My List" on Netflix. This makes it easier for her to relax and finally see the end of the film. Last but not least, you should close the door on the way out after breakfast so your mother can really enjoy some rest that can be hard to find if she is quarantined with a house.
Keep in mind that the only downside to this gift is that mom wants to turn this surprise into everyday life.
Organize a Surprise Digital Gathering
In these strange and unprecedented times, many of us spend time outside of friends and family. Bring mom's favorite people together on Mother's Day with a surprising digital gathering. Video chat platforms such as FaceTime, Google Hangout and Skype not only enable communication with relatives from afar, but also comfortably.
While FaceTime only works for users with an iOS device, other services like Google Hangout and Skype are efficient alternatives. For both Google Hangout and Skype, all you need to do is set up an account to use the video services. You must also download the application to your smartphone if you want to interact with your mobile device.
For smooth sailing, make sure the platform you are using is up to date and has the latest software. We also recommend using these services with a strong and secure internet connection. For organizational reasons, invite all participants in advance so that everyone can prepare and adapt their plans accordingly. Finally, make sure that everyone involved keeps the meeting secret!
If mom is a big music fan, a curated playlist on a platform like Spotify with all her favorite songs will surely make her happy on Mother's Day.
Perhaps her plans to see a particular artist have been canceled due to the corona virus. Add this band to the playlist to create an alternative music experience. Or you can create a playlist that consists entirely of all songs that have special meaning between the two of you.
To use Spotify, you must first create an account. You can choose the free plan that comes with ads, or pay extra for a premium account to enjoy uninterrupted music.
How to create a Spotify playlist from your computer
Once you're in the desktop application, you can create a new playlist by clicking "+ New Playlist" in the lower left. Also, don't forget to give the playlist a special name for mom. After that it's time to add music.
When you've found the perfect song, just right-click on the title and choose "Add to Playlist" and then your mother's playlist.
How to share a Spotify playlist from your computer
If you want to share your playlist, choose the triple dot button below your playlist name. Then click "Share" and you will be presented with several different options for sharing your creation. Choose the option that best suits your needs.
How to create a Spotify playlist in your mobile app
Don't worry if you'd rather enjoy Spotify on your smartphone. Creating a playlist is as easy as doing it on a desktop computer.
First click on "Your Library" at the bottom of the application. Next, select the "Playlists" tab at the top of the screen and then tap "Create Playlist". After giving your playlist a name, you can add some tracks.
When you've found the right title, click the triple dot button to the right of the title of the title. Then tap "Add to playlist" and select the name of your playlist.
How to share a Spotify playlist from your phone
Are you ready to give your mother jams? Select the well-known trip dot button that is below your playlist. Then click "Share" and you will be presented with several different options for sharing your creation. Choose the option that best suits your needs.
Now that you know what to buy for Mother's Day, it's time to celebrate!
The moral of the story is that you don't have to spend a fortune or leave home to show your mother how important she is to your family. We hope these ideas will help you find what you can buy for Mother's Day. We also hope that they can provide you and your loved ones with the much-needed distraction in these strange times.
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