Mother’s Day falls on Sunday 14th March this year, so while it’s likely many of us won’t be able to spend it with our loved ones in the way we’d like, there are still ways to show those who matter the most you care.
Here’s our guide to some alternative ways to celebrate and ideas for some of the best Mother’s Day gifts for 2021 to help you spread the love to that special someone in your life.
Dine at home
If being together in person isn’t an option, why not get together for a virtual dinner party? You could get dressed up for the occasion, cook your favourite meal live over video chat, or even theme your evening with the cuisine to match.
If you’re part of the same household or bubble, enjoy some quality time together by cooking a special Mother’s Day menu for everyone to enjoy. Choose your dishes of choice and stock up on the ingredients on your next visit to Tesco or M&S. An M&S Dine In meal is a great option if you’re looking for something ready-prepared.
And no need to worry if you’re not a master chef, a Mother’s Day dinner takeaway from one of our six restaurants is sure to go down a treat. Why not try a delicious bowl of noodles from wagamama or how about something from the grill at Wildwood.
A spa day on the sofa
For the perfect lockdown Mother’s Day gift, why not transform the living room into a spa experience, because who doesn’t love a bit of pampering?
Scented candles and home diffusers are the perfect way to set a fresh and relaxing atmosphere. And Boots, Superdrug, and M&S all have a range of facemasks, bath bubbles and body lotions for when it comes to treatment time.
Serve up bubbly on tap, cucumbers for the eyes, water to keep hydrated, as well as a nutritious menu, and you have your very own at-home spa experience.
Mum to mixologist
Treat your loved one to a nice cocktail and put the ‘social’ back into social distancing with your very own virtual cocktail making session.From classic Espresso Martinis to more exotic options, there’s a great range of cocktail inspiration online to keep you shaking all night.
Find a playlist to suit your evening, and you’re good to go. Not a cocktail fan? Try your very own wine, gin or beer tasting instead. And don’t forget the nibbles.
Nothing shows you care more than a personalised gift. With extra time at home, invest time in creating your very own Mother’s Day lockdown hamper.Fill it with luxury goodies such as chocolates, sweets and snacks, and throw in a bottle – or two – of their favourite tipple. Make it a little more special by adding candles, slippers, cosmetics and a good book so they can put their feet up and relax. You could even make a breakfast brunch hamper, with juice, pastries, jams and fruits – everything for the perfect breakfast in bed.
A good book
If the person you care for loves a good read or is looking for new ways to fill their time in lockdown, why not pick up one of the new best sellers? Some popular options to choose from at the moment are Richard Osman’s ‘The Thursday Murder Club’, ‘Grown Ups’ by Marian Keyes or ‘The Switch’ by Beth O’Leary.
Or, if you know their favourite author or genre, there’s nothing wrong with sticking to what you know they love.
The traditional way
Sometimes, keeping it simple makes for the best lockdown gift. You can’t go wrong with a lovely bunch of flowers and a sentimental card.
Make sure to get the flowers just in time for them to bloom on Mother’s Day, and don’t underestimate how far a heart-felt note in a card can go.
The gift of choice
Still struggling to find the perfect Mother’s Day lockdown gift? We know, it’s not easy. But that’s what gift cards were designed for.
Send your gift card with a shopping day invite for the two of you for when once restrictions are lifted. It will give you both something to look forward to, spending some much-needed quality time together while treating yourselves.
*Images provided by Wagamama, M&S, and Pandora.