How to Celebrate a Coronavirus Mother’s Day in 2021

It’s a new year, but COVID-19 may disrupt our Mother’s Day plans once again. We saw so many creative, personal approaches to celebrating moms last year! For many people, this may be the second coronavirus Mother’s Day celebration—which just means we’ve got even better ideas about what to do this time around.

Here’s everything you need to know about planning a meaningful Mother’s Day during coronavirus, what activities you can do, and what gifts can complement life during COVID-19.

How COVID-19 Can Make Mother’s Day More Meaningful

It may seem counterintuitive, but COVID-19 and lockdowns can make our Mother’s Day celebrations even more meaningful than in previous years. After 2020, we were reminded of how important it is to stay connected with those we love. That goes double for our mothers.

In addition to the focus we usually give to presents and Mother’s Day activities, we can also focus on improving our relationships with our mothers. That could mean writing a favorite memory on a card, spending some extra time talking on the phone, or sitting around outside for some tea or lunch—something that’s shared between the two of you or with your family.

With that in mind, let’s talk about some ideas for COVID Mother’s Days and how we can still give the women in our life the day of appreciation they deserve.

How to Celebrate Your Mother While Keeping Her Safe

When we can’t give our moms an extravagant dinner or event in their honor, we can give them something even better: our time. 

Families can still do plenty of things together and adequately celebrate mothers. Here are four Mother’s Day ideas during coronavirus we can do that still allow us to appreciate our mothers while not putting their health at risk.

  1. Write Messages on Her Driveway

Grab some chalk, drive to mom’s house, and create a mural on her driveway. You don’t have to be an artist to make this meaningful. In fact, you should invite the kids along so they can add their artistic expression. Along with drawings, feel free to write short and sweet messages to add a dash of love to the chalk drawings. 

  1. Decorate Her Front Door

Like chalk-drawing, decorating mom’s front door with notes and a seasonal wreath can be a fun surprise and remind her of her children’s love every time she comes home. Then she can take those notes and bring them inside or leave them up to show the neighborhood how much her children love her.

  1. Watch a Movie

Though you may not want to gather everyone onto a couple of couches, there are still other ways to watch a movie together this Mother’s Day.

If you have a projector, grab a bed sheet and project your mom’s favorite movie in her backyard. If traveling to her house isn’t an option, Amazon Watch Party lets you watch a movie and interact with your mother in real-time—the next best thing to sitting on the same couch and watching it together. If you’re having trouble picking a movie, here are some mom-themed ones you can watch on Amazon Watch Party:

    • Freaky Friday
    • Baby Boom
    • Terms of Endearment

Of course, you can always let mom pick out her favorite movie to watch on her day.

  1. Set Up a Picnic in Her Backyard

Outdoor activities let you and your mother spend quality time together while maintaining an appropriate distance. If mom has a spacious backyard, or you two have a favorite park, you can sit down on some blankets and serve her fresh fruit, salad, and other finger foods you can all enjoy together.

If a Sunday brunch is usually part of your mother’s day tradition, then you can use the picnic as an opportunity to show off your brunch preparing skills—something that is sure to impress your mother.

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas During Coronavirus

If you’re too far away or health risks remain too high on mom’s big day, gifts are always a fantastic way to show your love when you can’t be there in person. Though there are so many gift ideas we could list (like we did with our Ultimate Mother’s Day Gift Guide), here are just five Mother’s Day gift ideas to give during coronavirus:

  1. Pajamas

If mom fully embraces the indoor lifestyle, get her something that makes lounging around the house even more comfortable. Cozy Earth’s long pajama set will make any mother feel comfortable and stylish as she cozies up to read a book or work on her latest craft project. (She’ll be right in style—while purchases of pants and bras were down 12% in 2020, pajama sales skyrocketed by 143%!)

  1. Personal Spa Kit

The ongoing pandemic, on top of everything else going on in your mother’s life, may put a few knots in her shoulders and back. Help her relax on her special day with a personal spa kit. She’ll have a much easier time unwinding soaking in the tub and surrounded by the fragrance of an amber-scented candle.

  1. Hobby Items

Has your mom picked up any new hobbies since the pandemic started in 2020? If so, you could get her some gifts to support her newfound passion. For example, if she got into knitting, you can get her some specialty stitch markers. Or if she’s getting into sourdough, get her some designer proofing baskets. You can also always talk to your mom to find out what she could use to bring her hobby to the next level.

  1. Homemade Sweets

If you’ve worked on your own baking skills during COVID-19, you can use them to show appreciation for your mother. Bake some cookies, a cake, a pie, or whatever dessert your mother loves most. Then, write up a note and leave it on her doorstep.

If you need an easy cookie recipe, no need to panic—we have seven cookie recipes you can choose from.

  1. Gourmet Food Basket

Gourmet food baskets are where comfort and delicious meals intertwine—and they’re our speciality. Spoonful of Comfort’s Mother’s Day Package offers your mom excellent food that comforts her soul. In this package comes:

    • Four to six generous servings of one of our five decadent soups
    • A half-dozen rolls
    • A half-dozen cookies
    • A shiny new serving ladle
    • A floral, organic lollipop with plantable stick

On top of all of this, you can also include a customized note to add the perfect personal touch to make your mom shed tears of joy. 


Planning the Perfect Mother’s Day During Coronavirus

We can’t let COVID-19 get in the way of showing our mothers the love they deserve. With the right plan and gifts, we can still give our mothers a marvelous Mother’s Day during coronavirus—one she won’t soon forget. 
Make getting a Mother’s Day present a little easier by choosing Spoonful of Comfort’s Mother’s Day Package. Whether it’s your wife, mother, or grandma, the special women in your lives will be ecstatic to have a delicious meal ready for them whenever they need it.


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