Moms deserve appreciation every day of the year, but Mother’s Day is an extra special occasion. It’s an opportunity to thank your mom for everything she does and celebrate the fantastic person she is! However, this year’s festivities are going to look a little different.

With social distancing regulations keeping people at home, many of us won’t be able to visit our moms for a while. It’s a good thing there are plenty of ways to send your love from afar! To get some ideas, you can check out our previous blog post.

Even the most thoughtful gift or care package can’t substitute quality time together. If you want to make this Mother’s Day unforgettable, you’re going to need to think outside the box (no pun intended).

A lot of people are using Zoom and Skype to stay connected with their loved ones while sheltering in place. This is a great way to hang out with your mom on her special day. You’ll want to agree on a video chatting application and give it a trial run beforehand. That way, you’ll get all the technical snags out of the way. With a little imagination, you can even plan a fun activity for the two of you to enjoy during the call.

In this post, we’re going to give you some ingenious ways to spend the day with Mom virtually. These amazing ideas will make your Mother’s Day video call even more memorable! Here are our top 11 suggestions for celebrating in quarantine.

Bring Her Breakfast in Bed (Sort Of)

Preparing a special breakfast in bed is one of the most popular things to do on Mother’s Day. If you can’t be there to cook up some bacon and eggs yourself, here’s a simple alternative. Have some treats delivered to her house on Sunday morning, then use your preferred video calling app to enjoy a pajama breakfast together!

If you’re not sure where to order breakfast online, start by checking out local restaurants. Alternatively, you can send Mom a basket filled with baked goods, like this Breakfast in Bed Bagel Basket from NY Bagels and Buns.

Plan an Indoor Scavenger Hunt 

We’re guessing you already plan to send your mom a thoughtful present. What if you could make this part of a fun activity for both of you? This article from the Chicago Tribune suggests organizing a scavenger hunt. 

All you have to do is get your dad or someone else who lives with your mom to hide her packages around the house. Then, arrange a video chat so you can see the look on her face as she finds them! Still not sure what to buy for Mom this year? Check out these adorable gift guides from Country Living and Good Housekeeping.

Get Crafty Together

If you and your mom share a talent for arts and crafts (or even if you don’t), this is an excellent opportunity to try something creative together. Choose a project beforehand and make sure you both have everything you need to complete it. Set up a video call so you can watch each other’s progress and show off your finished product. Not only will you have a great time crafting together, but you’ll each have a lovely memento to keep.

Are you looking for a fun, easy craft tutorial to follow? Watch the above tutorial from April Sarah on recycled paper flowers.

Send Her a Spa Treatment

You won’t be able to take your Mom out for a day at the spa, but you can plan a relaxing self-care experience for her at home! First, have a variety of skincare and manicure products delivered to her door. Next, call her up to enjoy a virtual day of beauty. She’ll love chatting with you over a refreshing face mask and scented candles.

Not sure where to find the best at-home pampering products? This article lists some indulgent spa gift baskets she’s sure to enjoy.

Plan a Garden Walk

If you and your mom both live in neighborhoods with lots of lovely home gardens, why not take a tour? Plan a virtual garden walk down your respective blocks and point out your favorites. You might even take away some inspiration. Don’t forget to keep an eye out for wildlife!

After all that exercise, you might want to finish your conversation over refreshments. Send your mom some delicious ice cream from Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams. You can check out their gift guide for moms here

Enjoy Afternoon Tea 

Planning a Mother’s Day brunch is sweet, but afternoon tea is infinitely more sophisticated. Country Living suggests this is something you can do over the phone or a laptop, and we agree! Get the most out of the experience by dressing up in your Sunday best. Hats and gloves are not required, but they’re encouraged!

Not sure what treats are appropriate for afternoon tea? Do a little research to see if there are any local restaurants near your mom’s house that deliver afternoon tea. Otherwise, you can order this Afternoon Tea Gourmet Gift Basket. It comes with delicious tea biscuits, jams, and scone mix!

Take Her Window Shopping Online

Taking Mom on a shopping spree is a great way to spend time together while ensuring you pick out a present she’ll love. Since heading to the mall is out of the question, why not try “window shopping” online instead? Let’s be honest: most of us were already doing it before the stay-at-home mandates kicked in, anyway. Spend the afternoon browsing through web catalogs with your mom. Visit her favorite stores and discuss the latest trends. Make sure she picks out a present! 

Curate a Chocolate Tasting

It wouldn’t be right to celebrate Mother’s Day without involving chocolate in some form. This article from House Beautiful recommends organizing a chocolate tasting. This is a fun, indulgent experience both you and your mom are sure to enjoy. You can easily find chocolatiers offering guided tastings online.

You can also put together a tasting of your own. If you need a place to start, you can find unique truffles and chocolate bars at Vosges.

Provide an Evening of Culture

After weeks of being quarantined at home and wearing nothing but sweatpants, you must be longing for an evening of refinement. Luckily, you can enjoy a breathtaking cultural experience in your living rooms. Take Mom on a virtual trip to one of these ten museums or stream a performance from the Metropolitan Opera for free. Don’t forget to dress for the occasion!

Nothing gets you in the mood to appreciate art like a cheese plate. Send your mom this delicious gift basket from Harry & David. It comes complete with a variety of cheeses and fruit spreads.

Host a Paint Night

Maybe instead of looking at art, you and Mom would rather make some of your own. Luckily, Yaymaker is now helping customers host sip and paint nights in their own homes! They’ll provide a list of the supplies you need and connect you with an instructor.

You may need a little wine to get those creative juices flowing. Here are the top places you can order a bottle of wine for Mom online.

Organize a Movie Night

When it comes to a cozy evening in, nothing beats a good, old-fashioned movie night. Have your mom download Netflix Party so the two of you can enjoy a film together. You can set up a video call at the same time, or use the chat feature in the app to get each others’ reactions. If you need some help picking a movie, check out this excellent selection for moms on Popsugar.

If you want to do movie night right, you’re going to need some snacks. Send your mom this delicious Moose Munch from Harry & David. Now that you have some ideas on how to celebrate Mother’s Day with your mom in quarantine, you’ll need to pick out the perfect gift. Want to turn her favorite photo into personalized luxury keepsake she’s sure to love? Visit our shop to get started and order an ideal 3D photo crystal to impress her even more!