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Mother’s Day — it’s the one day of the year where mums can just relax. Unlike other holidays — where they turn into multitasking wizards — May 10th is a day dedicated to treating mum and reminding her to (or forcing her to if your mum is anything like mine) put her feet up! With lockdown restrictions still in place this year, sadly many of us won’t be able to be with our mums. But that doesn’t need to stop you from making Mother’s Day just as special!

Here are 5 ways to spoil mum (even if you’re stuck at home):

Take An Online Class Together

Unfortunately, heading to a winery (or anywhere for that matter) is off the cards this weekend. But that doesn’t mean you have to spend your Sunday binge-watching Netflix. Airbnb is currently offering ‘online experiences’ that range from cooking classes, advice from Olympic athletes and every type of craft activity you can think of. What better way to spend time with mum than learning how to make sourdough or meditating with a Buddhist monk? An experience gift will make you and your mum feel like you’re together, even if you can’t be.

Have Brunch Over Zoom

As much as I love a Mother’s Day brunch, I am slightly grateful this year that I don’t have to wake up early and head to a busy cafe. This year it’s time to embrace self-isolation, pop the kettle on (or make a cheeky mimosa) and catch up with your family over Zoom while mum opens her gifts. If you’re lucky, your partner will make you breakfast whilst you sip your way through multiple coffees and/or alcoholic beverages without judgment. It’s win-win for everyone!

Send Her A Gift Pack

The lovely ladies over at Stellar Gifting have put together a beautiful range of curated gift boxes that will totally make your mum forget she’s stuck in iso. Choose from Wellness Junkie, Beauty Lover, Design Devotee or create your own box — there’s something that every mum will love! And if you’re in Melbourne, you can still arrange for delivery on Mother’s Day. You’re welcome!

At the end of the day, the best way to make your mum feel special this Mother’s Day is to just tell her how you feel

Organise A Flower Delivery

Mother’s Day is notorious for being one of the busiest days of the year for florists (right after Valentine’s Day of course). But if you’ve left your order to the last minute, it’s not too late!

For Melbourne locals, I highly recommend Hattie Molloy or Flowers Vasette who offer the most incredible arrangements, gift cards and ceramics.

Sydneysiders can still order from My Flower Man for Sunday delivery and the team at LVLY offer affordable delivery Australia-wide. And if all else fails, you can always send mum a bouquet a few days late. After all, who doesn’t love a surprise flower delivery?

Tell Her You Love Her

At the end of the day, the best way to make your mum feel special this Mother’s Day is to just tell her how you feel. This is especially important now more than ever with many of us unable to visit loved ones. If your mum is anything like mine, a handwritten card or a phone call is the best gift she could receive.

Got an idea for Mother’s Day in isolation? Share it in the comments below!

 

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Molly Wescott

Molly is a writer, nutritionist, content creator and most importantly a mum to two rescue cats. Offline, she enjoys yoga, reading and cooking plant-based dinners for friends. Her two favourite beverages are a green smoothie and a glass of natural wine - usually not at the same time. Molly is a firm believer in leading a balanced life and through her writing, hopes to encourage others to live as their most authentic selves.

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