“When you look at your mother, you are looking at the purest love you will ever know.” —Mitch Albom
Mother’s Day is one of the most celebrated commemorations across the world. It is not very surprising, given that there is nothing quite as precious as mother’s love. 9 May 2021, however, may be quite different than what you had planned. The spread of the pandemic and the stay-at-home restrictions in many parts of the country may prompt you to be more creative and come up with different ways to make this beautiful day memorable.
Mother’s Day is all about family time. This year if the quarantine and social distancing threatens to put a dampener on your plans, you may want to plan a zoom call with your family instead. Better yet, make it a surprise. Get your siblings and your entire family on board. Stock up on snacks and get out the guitar. Nothing beats family time even if it is a virtual meetup.
Fun and more
Staying confined at home, stressing over the widespread pandemic may cause more stress than ever. Bring home some joy and activity this Mother’s Day. Sign up for an online Zumba class or yoga workshop together. Gift your mother a masterclass of her favourite hobby – creative writing, painting, pottery, knitting, crocheting – from one of the many online study platforms. Order her class supplies online and add fun, joy, and laughter to your lives.
Plan the gift
Going out and shopping for your cute gifts, clothes, and flowers may be out this year. This means that the Mother’s Day gift you plan may need to be ordered online. The good news is that there are a number of wonderful options. You may want to pick up one of the beautiful wrist watches for women online. For instance, you could check out the Full Bloom timepiece with Swarovski crystals with a leather strap. It’s beautiful, colourful and timeless – just like our mothers! Or you may want to give her a collage of some beautiful family photos. Alternatively, you may want to knot her a warm comforter or set up a kitchen garden for her.
Cook, bake, clean
Mother’s Day lunch and dinner dates at fancy restaurants may now be a thing of the past. This is a time when the world is becoming increasingly health conscious. This means that your mother will appreciate the healthy and hearty home cooked meals that you rustle up for her this May. Your Mother’s Day meal need not be elaborate. Look up simple but nourishing soups, salads, and entrees; bake her a mug cake if you are not quite the expert at baking a large one. Whatever you do, remember to clean up the kitchen, shine the stove after you are done.
The gift of time
The most precious gift you can give your mother this May is your company and undivided attention. In the flurry of activity that our work and social lives demand, we often tend to overlook the ones nearest to us. This stay-at-home protocol implemented to protect us from the pandemic may indeed be a blessing if you choose to focus your mother. Spend time recounting memories of your childhood, talk to your mother about hers. Learn more about her experiences, her aspirations, and the adventures of her youth. Gift her one of the most breath-taking timepieces from the Timex Switch-it-up range of ladies watches to remind her of the beautiful times.
While there shouldn’t be a specific day to celebrate our mothers, it is also obvious that they deserve a break from all the regular chores. So, this time around, give your mothers what they need and pamper them with all your care and affection!