Now more than ever we need to stick together. Now more than ever we need to reach out. Not being able to see or spend time with loved ones like we used to is hurting us all which makes this blog post more meaningful now. Today I wanted to share a few Mother’s Day gift ideas that you don’t need to buy.
These ideas are all ones that cater towards our current quarantine situation.
Make a call.
Take the time to make a phone call, send a text, video chat in whatever method works best for you and take time to just talk. An even more meaningful gesture would be to make it a scheduled thing. Monthly if that’s your way, weekly is better and daily maybe just to send a quick note of ‘I love you.’
Play a game.
Set up a time to play games over video. There are so many out there now too. Dice games are great to play. If you have an Alexa or Google Home then play games! Here are great games to play with Alexa. I pulled this from my Quarantine Survival Guide, linked at the bottom of this post. This site here lets you play card games online by inviting up to 5 others to join through a link.
Make a card.
Remember when we were kids and we would make cards for our parents with computer paper and markers. I do. Go back to those days and use crayons, markers, whatever you have to write a special note and read it to them or send it to them. That will cost you .55 cents, haha.
Draw her a picture, paint a picture or use something from nature . Create art that mom can hang somewhere like she used to when you brought home all those finger paintings from kindergarten. Hopefully your skill have improved that she might actually like it, ha!
If you live close enough to your parents then drive by. Deliver that card, honk the horn and wish them a happy day. They’ll be home so surprise them!
Make a day.
Depending on where you live, make a day. You can still social distance outside (in Wisconsin you can) so go out for a picnic, sit by the water, go on the water, golf, go for a hike or go for a walk. Do something outside where you can be together yet 6 feet apart.
Make a night.
Nothing gets people closer than a fire. Sitting around a fire reminds me of my childhood and camping. I love the smell, the sound and the memories that they bring up for me. So, have a fire and social distance with plenty of cocktails. : )
Acts of service.
Take an errand or chore off your mom’s list. Take that grocery list and go for her. Mow the lawn, plant the flowers, clean the car etc. Do something for her so she doesn’t have to or doesn’t want to do. For those with young kids, dads, take the kids and give mom time alone.
Quarantine Survival Guide
Thank you all so much for reading. Until next time,