Moms run the world every day of the year, so obviously they deserve to be treated like the queens they are on Mother’s Day (which is coming up on May 10th!). There are many ways in which we can celebrate our mothers, but we all know that because of COVID-19, it may be a little tricky right now to show your love in the usual way, so we've come up with some ideas for giving your mom the best possible day! Have fun and enjoy your mom time!
Lend A Hand
Between work and home, moms are constantly on the go. Mother’s Day is the perfect time to make her job a little easier AND make her relax! If you live with your mama (or are self-isolating with her), start her day off with a surprise breakfast in bed – this is always my go to when I’m home for Mother’s Day. Make her favorite breakfast and put it on a tray with tea or coffee, a card, and maybe even a fresh flower, and give her the relaxing morning she deserves. The rest of the day can be all about mom; find out what she wants to do. You could offer to help her in the garden, clean the house, make dinner, help with some chores – anything she wants!
If you are one of the many people that are self-isolating away from mom and won't able to celebrate in person this year, first off - you're not alone! Since lending a hand in person may not be possible, you could send her a takeout meal (or make it yourself and drop it off at her doorstep!), or you could make a coupon book for ways you can help out in the future (like cooking dinner, helping with some chores, tending her garden, going grocery shopping, etc.). Though these things may not be ideal, they will certainly show your mom that you appreciate her!
If your mom is anything like mine, she uses her hands and is on her feet all day, every day. This situation has the potential to cause dryness, chipped nails, unhealthy cuticles, callouses, and cracked skin – and that’s where you (again, only those of you that are self-isolating with mom!) come in. I don’t know anyone that wouldn’t love to be pampered with at-home hand and foot treatments, and no one deserves it more than hardworking mamas. With our Hand Care set, you can soak your mom’s hands in our Moisturizing hand soak to bring some life back to her overworked fingers, exfoliate her hands and arms with our Sugar Citrus Salt Glow, and moisturize and massage her hands with some rough skin cream. While you’re at it, have her pick out some nail polish and finish up with a manicure! To make her feel even more pampered, you can give her a relaxing, refreshing foot treatment with our Awaken Feet package. Start by soaking her feet in the Revitalizing Foot Soak which will help soften callouses and moisturize her tired feet. Then, exfoliate with Stimulating Foot Scrub which will not only make feet super soft, but it will ease the pain of being on them all day and make them feel alive again! Follow the scrub with our Exhilarating Foot Lotion which will help with achiness, soreness, and swelling. To finish, why not go all the way with a splash of color on her toenails?
If you are away from mom, never fear! You can still send her all of these goodies and she can give herself her own relaxing spa day - who knows, maybe your dad will join in! Gifts From the Earth makes a wide variety of products to help mom pamper herself - from foot scrubs to face masks, hand lotion to body scrubs, we think you'll have no problem finding the perfect thing for your mom.
When all is said and done, the gift your mom really wants is simple – you! Quality time with her kids is sure to make any mom happy. If you're lucky enough to be with mom, accompany her on a walk through a local park, garden, or even take her on a relaxing hike – there’s nothing like spending time in nature with loved ones. Chatting over a pot of tea is also a lovely way to spend an afternoon, and our new Comfort Tea is a perfect cozy, relaxing hug in a cup. Does your mom like wine? Buy a bottle of her favorite and cook her a nice dinner.
Luckily, because we have the internet, you can still spend quality time with mom even if you're not with her physically! You can video chat together on Zoom, watch a movie at the same time with Netflix Party, or even just talk on the phone.
Every mom is different, and every mom is special, so no matter what you do this Mother's Day, just make sure yours feels loved, because that is what every mom deserves.
Happy Mother’s Day from Gifts From the Earth!