Wth Mother’s Day just around the corner but with the lockdown still in effect, any chance of buying a gift for Mom now has to be done online. And even that isn’t even a guarantee—that you’ll get it on time with all the current travel restrictied to basic necessities. Thankfully, there are still many creative ways to make Mother’s Day extra special this year without you ever having to leave the house!
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Create a homemade “bouquet”
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No stealing of flowers necessary just because flower shops are closed at the moment! In fact, you don’t even need real flowers in order to create a beautiful bouquet! How and with what? Ue toilet paper! There are several tutorials online to teach you how to do it. Don't fret not having the exact materials needed—use your creativity to find worthy substitutes! Just make sure to give yourself time to practice, so that her bouquet will have the best possible outcome. Add some chocolates and other knick knacks to give it a more personalized look!
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Make some special vouchers!
No one knows your mom better than you. So, what better way to give her something to look forward to than by gifting her with some personalized vouchers with the promise of a “spa day” or “salon day,” which she can redeem at a later date? Or, try even instant ones like a home massage she can redeem anytime! In the meantime, it goes without saying that doing chores like cleaning the house, taking out the garbage, or doing the laundry—which all seem simple— would still give her time to relax!
Prepare her favorite meal
Out of all the days in the year when your mom prepares the family meals, this is one of the days when you can tell her she doesn’t have to worry about the day’s menu. Put on your chef chat for the day, but not without researching on her favorite foods! You can also share prep and cooking duties with other family members to make it a more collaborative effort. But if you’re not that confident with your kitchen skills, getting food delivered works just as well, too, if you order something she loves. Even the simplest meal, when prepared with a lot of love, will surely touch her heart!
Dedicate your artwork to her
Be it in the form of a painting, a letter, a poem, a story, a scrapbook, a collage, or a short video, any mom would find it hard to not feel emotional seeing something especially dedicated for her. And whether you consider yourself artistic or not, there ate always YouTube tutorials on how to motivate and create art as well as free downloadable video editing apps like PicsArt and Viva Video to guide you toward creating more unforgettable memories with your mom!
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Take her out on a “date”
It goes without saying that cooking a meal for your mom is already special since it’s not something you normally do everyday. But why not go extra and schedule an entire day for her to enjoy even if its just within the confines of your home? Ask help from other house members to plan different itineraries she can choose from, a spa day complete with massage, hot oil, mani-pedi, and meditative music, an afternoon of card and board games that she loves, or a marathon of her favorite movies and shows served with her favorite snacks while letting her relax the day away!
Make her a birthday cake!
Gone are the days when you need over a dozen ingredients in order to bake your own cake. In fact, these days you don’t even need an oven to make one! YouTube is filled with creative and fun ways to use unexpected food items and make them into cakes and other goodies. Just take stock of what is already available in your own kitchen before getting the right ingredients. Just make sure to read the comments section to know all the feedback on a certain recipe as there are multiple ways to create different cakes!
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