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A Quarantined Mother's Day

Updated: Jan 19, 2021

What does Mother’s Day look like to you? Sunday church, luncheons, family get-togethers?

Unfortunately, 2020 has a different idea.

Although some states are implementing less restrictions, we think it is safe to say that things will still not be “normal” for Mother’s Day this year. We have done some research and put together a special quarantine guide to Mother’s Day to help make this day special.

Virtual Events!

Virtual Wine Tasting

We have heard some really amazing things about this! You can explore Napa Valley without leaving your bedroom. There are many different options out there for this, so we recommend just typing in “virtual wine tasting” into Google and seeing which option is the best fit for you and your mom or significant other.

Virtual Chocolate Tasting

YUM! Head here for more details.

Virtual Art Classes

One thing that many mommas have in common- they are crafty! There are many virtual art classes offered out there for any kind of art your mom is interested in. These could also be something fun to do together! There are many options online, but this was our favorite.

Learn from the Best

MasterClass is offering a deal so that you can learn from the best! From chefs to athletes, there are options for everyone. Take a look at their offers here.

Online Games and Trivia!

Miss going to the bar for trivia night? Us too! A San Diego based engineer hosts a virtual trivia night every Sunday, and this is perfect for families to get together to participate! If you are interested, first join his online Facebook group called “ Live "Pub" Trivia” Then, go to his website before the game to create your team name and get ready to input answers. For more answers on how this works, scroll through the Facebook group!

Virtual Zoo Tours

Many zoos are offering online tours, and most for free! This is perfect for a mom that is an animal lover. Just go to your favorite zoo's website to see offers. If your zoo does not offer a virtual tour, we know San Diego Zoo is!

Zoom Parties

Arrange a zoom meeting for the family. Although it cannot take the place of a Mother’s Day luncheon or cookout, it can still be nice to see everyone’s faces and catch up. Plus, the mom in your life will thoroughly enjoy the effort it took to coordinate it!

For other great ideas, check out the NY Post article here.


If you still plan on doing a traditional gift, here are some of our favorites! Keep in mind shipping time and delays due to COVID-19. Also worth noting: don’t forget about the basics that moms still love. Examples: nail care things, massages, cook dinner for her, clean the house for her, pamper her, etc. Those ideas can never be wrong!

A 5 Year Journal

"A mother and child share so much together--countless milestones, simple joys, unexpected challenges, and all the little surprising moments in between. This five-year journal will help you capture it all--simply turn to today's date and take a few moments to answer the question at the top of the page. As the journal fills, it will become a loving record and cherished family keepsake." Check it out here!

What I Love About Mom Journal

Moms will go crazy over this! Best part- it’s only $10. Find it on Amazon here.

Baby Hand and Foot

So cute and thoughtful- check it out here!

Bathtub Caddy

Pair this with a couple cute homemade coupons from the kids, and you are set! Homemade coupon ideas: one hour of alone time, one breakfast in bed, etc! Click here to check it out!

Foot Massager

One of our friends has this and let me tell you, worth every penny! There are some other pricier options, but this one does the job!

Subscription Boxes

These are SO fun and every mom absolutely loves them. You really cannot go wrong with these! Some of our favorites: FabFitFun, CauseBox, Ipsy, Birchbox, StitchFix, and Scentbird!

Uncommon Goods

One of our very favorite sites. This site is full of unique gifts that most likely the mom in your life has never seen! Very cool. Check it out here.

We hope this sparks some ideas for your mom, your significant other, or even for yourself! As always, like, comment, and share some of your favorite ideas with us!

Happy Mother’s Day!

Jeri Ford, RN, BSN, CPN

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