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Tips for being someone for mum this Mother’s Day

You may not be able to celebrate in person with mum this Mother’s Day, but here’s eight creative ways to make the moment count from afar.

Mother’s Day is an opportunity to thank your Mum for a lifetime of love.

Sometimes marked by a surprise breakfast in bed, brunch at her favourite cafe or a neighbourhood barbeque, every family has their own tradition.

Right now, we might not be able to round up the extended family or stop-by her favourite bar for happy hour; but it’s never been more important to reach out to our loved ones and find some normalcy in our current, unsettling climate.

Here are some innovative ways to celebrate Mother’s Day together, even if you’re apart!

Download your free tip sheet on how to spoil your mum this Mother's Day.

1 Sign up for a Masterclass

Everyone knows their Mum makes the best spaghetti bolognese. Although her secret recipe remains a tried-and-true-classic, Masterclass is a fun opportunity to get creative in the kitchen.

Giving your mum a pass to this online tutorial platform provides access to hundreds of virtual classes, including a step-by-step guide to serving up a dish like Gordon Ramsay.

And in even better news, you can buy two passes, so it’s something you can enjoy together for Mother’s Day.

2 Virtual Happy Hour

Social isolation restrictions don’t mean you have to say goodbye to celebratory drinks altogether.

With the help of Zoom, you can share a “quarantini-style” cocktail, without even leaving your lounge room.

Organising a Zoom meeting is as simple as downloading the application onto your computer or phone, scheduling a video call and inviting the party-goers with their email addresses.

Invitees will receive a link that directs to the meeting. Once you have the date, time, and of course the drinks, all that’s left is to show up ready to laugh.

3 Post-Isolation Treat

The isolation regulations may seem overwhelming, but there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

Whether it's taking mum to a Gold Class movie screening or spending the day at a decadent spa, you can buy a voucher for a fun activity that will reopen when isolation restrictions are lifted.

To support small businesses, it's a good idea to check in with your local stores to see if they're offering vouchers!

4 Make a personalised Spotify playlist

Personalised playlists are all the rage, thanks to Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson who used their time in lock-down to curate a “quarantunes” playlist.

Isolation tracks aren’t just for Hollywood A-Listers though. These playlists are perfect for bopping in the kitchen or boogying in the living room.

Consider making a personalised Spotify playlist for your Mum, including all the old-classics she belted out during your childhood.

To create a playlist, simply click New Playlist in the left-hand menu of Spotify. Then right-click any song in the Spotify library and select Add to Playlist .

Once you’ve fine-tuned the perfect playlist, just copy the URL and share it with your Mum.

5 Send something

If your mum is a fan of good wine and sweet treats (to be fair, who isn’t?), then she will feel utterly spoiled with a personalised delivery to her doorstep.

From packages bursting with chocolate and cookies to a basket of candles and bath salts, nothing says thank-you like a handpicked hamper.

Many of your local stores may be offering delivery services, and there are plenty of online options too.

6 Write a letter or a poem

When was the last time you wrote a handwritten note? Not a shopping list or a to-do list, but an actual heartfelt letter. Now think back to when you last opened your letterbox to find an envelope that wasn’t a bill - it’s always a happy surprise! You could send your Mum a DIY card, a poem, or a nice letter; it’s guaranteed to make her smile.

7 Personalised Photo Gifts

In the absence of your sweet company, consider sending your Mum a happy snap from pre-isolation times. Once you’ve found the perfect picture, plenty of companies such as Summit Press Printing can print your chosen image on an item of your choice, including jigsaws, mugs, personalised cushions and canvases.

These personalised photo gifts mean your Mum can spend Mother’s Day, and every day, with you!

8 Make it an entire day

After years of late-night pickups, home-cooked meals, advice and one-of-a-kind hugs, it's hard to repay your Wonder Woman with a single act. So why not make a whole day of it?

Check out our downloadable full-day itinerary planner on our website to schedule a memorable day for your Mum this Mother's Day.

Check out our free printable planner for Mother's day by clicking here.

For more tips on ways to connect, check out our Let's 5 Loneliness campaign here.