Mother’s Day, it’s one of those days that tends to sneak up on us every year without fail. Every year, we push gift-buying back to ‘tomorrow’ and then suddenly it’s Mother’s Day eve and we’re scrambling for the perfect gift for mum.
This year, Mother’s Day is going to look a little different, with social distancing measures and travel bans limiting our ability to be physically close, making it more important than ever to find the perfect gift. Which is why we’ve put together a list of our top five isolation friendly Mother’s Day gifts to give your mum this Mother’s day.
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Top 5 Isolation Friendly Mother’s Day Gifts
1. Host a virtual family lunch with Uber Eats!
There is nothing mum will love more than a family lunch on Mother’s Day. Unfortunately, social distancing measures mean most physical family lunches will be impossible. A virtual lunch is the answer.
If you’re only streaming between two devices, simply use Skype or FaceTime. However, if you have a larger family, try the popular video platform Discord. If you’re looking to spice up the family lunch with a game or two, try the popular Houseparty app.
Houseparty allows users to video chat whilst playing multiplayer games, such as Heads Up and trivia. Just ensure to ‘lock the room’ once all your players have joined to avoid any uninvited guests.
But what about lunch? Don’t worry, we have a solution for that too! Simply jump onto Uber Eats and change your delivery address to mum’s. Pick her favourite take-out and have it delivered directly to her door to enjoy during your virtual family lunch.
Who doesn’t love flowers! If you don’t want to give ‘just flowers’ this Mother’s day, get in contact with your local florist and see if they do any add-ons to their deliveries. Sometimes for a little extra, florists will give you the option of adding chocolates, a balloon or even a bottle of bubbly.
Are florists open for Mother Day?
While many florists are still operating during the COVID-19 crisis, it’s recommended you get in contact with your local store to check for any changes in their operations. If possible, order your flowers online though local florists, or over the phone to avoid any unnecessary travel during this time.
3. Gift cards.
If you’re looking to do something different for mum this Mother’s Day, jump online to see if her favourite small local business has gift cards available to purchase. You’ll be supporting small business and giving mum the perfect gift!
If your mum is an avid coffee drinker, like mine, consider a gift card for her local café. Many small cafés and food outlets are still operating as ‘take-away only’ venues during this time, so mum won’t have to wait to use her gift!
4. Sweets gift box.
A sweets gift box is the perfect gift if your Mum has a bit of a sweet tooth. These boxes were all the range on Instagram last year and make a great gift, especially for the Mother’s Day in isolation we’re all facing.
Sweets gift boxes are basically a gift box creatively filled with lollies, chocolates or sometimes even donuts. These boxes include a small note, which you supply when you order online, and are delivered to homes and businesses alike. Delivery is available for most metro areas in Australia and prices start at around $50, plus delivery.
5. Charity donation.
A charity donation is the perfect gift for the Mum who insists she doesn’t want anything this year. Many charities across Australia offer the option to donate as a gift. A popular charity to donate to for Mother’s Day is the National Breast Cancer Foundation. The money donated to this foundation goes towards breast cancer research in hope of finding a cure.
When you donate to a charity on behalf of someone, or as a gift, most organisations will provide you with a certificate so you have a tangible gift for your loved one. If you want to go one step further, some charities have the option to add something like a small teddy or frame to your donation for you to give to the person you’re donating on behalf of.