During this time of isolation, everyday can feel the same. For some of us, we wake up in the mornings not really knowing what day it is. Today feels like yesterday and tomorrow will feel like today. But life doesn’t stop and as mundane as our daily life can seem right now, life goes on. It’s easy to get buried away in our homes during isolation, but despite the fact that social distancing was the name given to what is happening right now (which was later changed to physical distancing), this lock down doesn't actually mean socially distancing ourselves. It doesn’t mean that we stop celebrating what’s important to us - birthdays, holidays, Mother’s Day and other important events.
Mother’s Day is COMING UP and this year, it will be a Mother’s Day that moms will remember for the rest of their lives. When else can moms say that they celebrated Mother's Day during lockdown and isolation? Only in 2020!
Don’t let being in lockdown stop you from celebrating your mom and other mother figures in your life. These days, softwares like Zoom plays a very important role in various event celebrations. Zoom makes it possible to celebrate Mother’s Day with the entire family virtually.
Here at The Shopping Unicorn, we’ve curated the top 15 Mother’s Day gifts that are perfect for being in isolation for every budget, big and small. The list is in no particular order. They are all wonderful gifts for Mother's Day.
1. Mother's Day Pamper Box
Give mom the gift of self care this year. This gift box includes professional titanium hair straightener, a luxurious nourishing chia seed hair mask and an iconic queen bee knotted headband, everything that your mom needs to feel like the Queen that she is.
Use code DROPOFF to get free shipping in Canada and U.S. Get this gift box from The Blush Parlour. 10% of proceeds will be going to red door shelter.
2. Mommin’ Ain’t Easy Wine Glass
3. Mother Daughters Keychain Set
Okay, so I melted over this one because I have 2 girls myself, so this gift is perfect for moms who have 2 daughters. It’s like one of those friendship necklaces but this is between a mom and her daughters. Can it get any sweeter?
My daughters are obsessed with keychains. They hang them on their backpacks (when they actually go to school physically, not during isolation). This may seem like a small gift, but it's a perfect one for moms like me.
4. The Mama Box
Check out this gift box from Accessories by Talia!
It’s filled with gifts moms will love including a custom hand stamped necklace, a scrunchy (if your mom is anything like me, she likely has her hair up all day long), hand illustrated buttons, a mom monogram coaster and a rose gold rhinestone hair comb.
You can tell there has been a lot of thought put into this Mama box. It's absolutely perfect!
5. Massage Therapy
Mom may not be able to take advantage of this gift now during COVID, but why not give her something to look forward to when we are finally out of this lockdown and no longer in isolation? There are so many benefits to massages and trust me, this isolation has not been easy for anyone, including your mom. She will appreciate a massage when isolation is finally over.
6. Socks for Gamer Moms
Do you have a gamer mom who just loves to game in her spare time (or at least her fantasy of spare time)? Check out these “I’m gaming, do not disturb” socks. How cute and cozy are they?
Tell mom it’s okay to take time for herself and get a few gaming sessions in! Maybe throw in a video game or two to go along with the socks.
7. Virtual Coworking Membership
It’s hard working in isolation. You don’t see anyone but your family, day in and day out. Nothing wrong with seeing your family, but if the mom in your life has little kids, it’s hard to work while tending to the littles. A virtual coworking membership from Working Ensemble could be the perfect gift for her.
8. Flourish Magazine
Flourish Magazine is a magazine for every mom at every stage. Moms can feel connected by reading about the real-life experiences and stories from other moms everywhere.
Buy an issue or two as a gift for the mom in your life.
9. I’ll Love You Forever Mug
Who doesn’t love the Robert Munsch I’ll Love You Forever story? When I became a mom, I bawled my eyes out reading the book for the first time to my then newborn baby girl. Every time your mom drinks her tea, coffee or drink of choice out of this mug, she’ll be constantly reminded of the love you have for her.
10. Colouring Book
Colouring books are not just for kids. The activity of colouring can be such a huge stress reliever, for adults and kids alike. Don't underestimate a gift like this one.
Give your mum the gift of relaxation with an inspiring anti-stress adult colouring book.
11. Dynamic Hair Trio
Just because we're in isolation and don't go out anywhere but the grocery store doesn't mean that moms shouldn't take care of their hair.
Moms may not be able to get pampered at the salon and get that much needed trim and blow dry, but they can still indulge in luxurious hair products like this dynamic hair trio from NIUCOCO to keep their hair soft and shiny.
All products from NIUCOCO are made from cold-ressed extra virgin coconut oil and are free from parabens, phthalates, sulfates, artificial fragrance and colour.
12. I Love You Grandma book
What a lovely gift for grandma. Grandmas are special and they deserve a thoughtful Mother’s Day gift too. When my dad was sick, my grandma took care of my siblings and me for many years, so she will always have a special place in my heart.
This simple necklace represents the ties between generations. There is an infinite bond between grandma, daughter and granddaughter. Let her know she's always connected to you just like these interlocking circles.
13. Meal Kits from Epicure
Moms are super women. After a long day of work, they still make time to cook for the family. If I didn’t have any kids I wouldn’t bother cooking. One of the biggest challenges moms face is time.
Epicure makes it easy to make healthy, home cooked meals in under 20 minutes! What mom wouldn’t love a gift like that?
14. All You Are Robe
The All You Are Robe is the ultimate COVID isolation loungewear. It was thoughtfully designed to be feminine, flattering and functional, and oh super cozy thanks to its 100% French terry material.
Now that your mom is likely spending her days at home thanks to the lockdown, I bet she'd appreciate having this awesome robe to lounge around in all day.
15. I Love You Mom Jewellery Tray
A beautiful and elegant jewellery tray could be the perfect addition to the your mom’s dressing table. When she takes off her everyday jewellery at the end of the day, she'll have a lovely and elegant tray to safely leave them on.
And the message to remind her how much you love her is sure to make her smile every time.
Celebrating Mother’s Day with Your Mom
That takes us to the end of the Mother's Day gift list. Now it's time to celebrate our moms.
If your mom lives far away from you, you can order any of these gifts online and have the gift delivered right to her door. And if your mom lives close by, you can drop by and tell her how much you love her from 6ft away (gotta keep physical distancing!), and drop off the gift on her porch. If that isn’t possible, you can always have a get together over Facetime, Whatsapp video, Google Hangouts or Zoom. Isolation can’t keep us from celebrating Mother’s Day with our moms!
To all the moms out there, Happy Mother’s Day! Thank you for being our heroes.