Mothers day 2020 is almost here. Are you wondering what to do for Mother’s Day? During this difficult time when COVID-19 (Coronavirus) has brought many unexpected changes into our life, the essence of Mother’s Day will still be celebrated by many. Some of you may have elderly parents living in a nursing care facility and despite the restrictions, you may still plan to make Mother’s Day special for your loved ones. Are you thinking of Mother’s Day gift ideas? Are you thinking of gift ideas for your grandmother or your mother in law?
It’s always nice to treat mom to a thoughtful gift, a hand made card or to get her something she always wanted. We put on our thinking caps and curated a list of ideas to make gift buying and gift-giving easy for you. You could be a daughter or a son looking for the perfect Mother’s Day gift to express your love and affection. You could be a grandchild looking for a gift for their grandma. There is something for everyone and almost all suggestions can be part of Mother’s Day activity ideas:
Your mother or grandmother would love this thoughtful gift. A customized gift always means you put in the effort and thought to think about what to get for you. Etsy is great for buying customized gifts. You can browse through the profiles of different online sellers on Etsy and choose that one design that you think your mother would love. You can have her name customized in different lettering designs.
Adaptive clothing with open back functionality doesn’t need to be boring. Pair style with functional adaptive features like magnetic closures, open back snaps, side open pants and you get comfortable clothing options that are great for parents or senior grandparents who suffer from arthritis pain.
Do they have any mobility problems? On difficult days when they are experiencing joint pains or stiffness, open-back tops can be just what they need. An open-back top eliminates having to put anything over their head. If your loved one is wheelchair-bound, adaptive clothing can help the daily struggle of getting dressed.
If they have help getting dressed in the morning, it will make daily stressing go more smoothly. If your mom or loved one wore dresses all their lives, open-back dresses are the perfect transition item. This open-back design allows them to stay in a seated or lying down position, but they can still wear dresses. When people move to wheelchair mobility, it restricts them from doing many things. Give them clothing that they can still wear with ease. It will make them feel more comfortable mentally.
With easy dressing solutions, your elderly parents won’t be struggling with button closures or narrow neck openings. With the new spring collection in stock now, you can gift your mother gorgeous colors and prints that are perfect for the new season.
Does your mom love books? If she doesn’t own an e-reader, this would be the perfect time to get her one. With various options like Kobo, Kindle, and lightweight Amazon tablet, you can give her the gift that she will love. If she already owns an e-reader you can give her a gift card so she can download what she wants to read. Or how about an e-reader pillow stand? These comfortable and easy to use stands will free up her hands and she can rest her e-reader, iPad or tablet on it and read with ease.
Cozy Sleeping and Lounge Essentials
With quarantine life upon us, we can all use some cozy and comfortable sleeping essentials. When your mother puts her feet up and relaxes with her book, a fleece bed jacket will provide some added comfort. A pretty throw will keep her warm during chilly evenings. This blanket can be a nice cozy decoration to their room. It’s a great way to personalize their room. Get them a nice fuzzy blanket that’s their favorite color or that has a favorite animal on it. This is a great way to make them feel more at home while keeping them warm during the winter season. If they are wheelchair-bound, this could be a wheelchair friendly blanket.
A hand made watercolor portrait would be a gorgeous gift to give. There are painters and artists on Etsy that create customized paintings. You could get a portrait made by sending them a picture. Some people love getting pet portraits made. They prove to be cool gifts for moms who consider their furry friend like members of the family! Do you like painting or sketching? You can create a Mother’s Day project yourself and give her a family portrait that you have made.
Massager for neck and back
Due to COVID-19, all spas and nail salons have shut down due to safety reasons. This gift could give your mom spa-like vibes at home. She gets to feel relaxed with a hand-held massager that’s great for neck or back. Hand-held massagers are lightweight, they come with adjustable speeds and allow for easy storage as well.
If you think your mother will like the weighted blanket as a gift this would be the time to consider buying it. Weighted blankets are fast becoming popular because they seem to have a calming effect leading to a decrease in stress and anxiety. The general rule of the thumb is to go for 10% of your body weight. There are different sizes and weights you can choose from so check the size, weight, material, and price before you decide to get one!
Comfortable slippers make a great gift. Who doesn’t like footwear that brings comfort, ease, and safe mobility? The best choice for moms in nursing homes or those at home is slip-resistant or anti-slip footwear. They are not just comfortable but safe as well. Slip resistant shoes prevent the chances of accidental slips or falls. These bedroom slippers by Silvert’s are terrific for seniors and elderly in home care or nursing home settings.
When you are at loss for words, handmade cards can convey your feelings. There are many ways to start your own DIY mothers day cards. You can find some inspiration on Pinterest or create it on your own by sketching or painting. Or you could cut out a flowerpot card and paint/ color it yourself. This could be a great Mother’s Day gift idea for your mom, grandma, mother-in-law or any motherly figure in your life. Include a Mother’s Day prayer in the card to convey your affection and good wishes.
Set of floral mugs
Whether your mom loves to read, do some gardening, a beautiful set of floral mugs will make her smile. She can use these mugs for her teatime indoors or outdoors. Is your mother find of a particular flower? You can find a suitable choice of mugs for her from the wide variety that’s available online. You could always pair the set of mugs with a gorgeous flower arrangement and have them delivered as Mother’s Day Flowers with a card.
Shared Art Journal
The benefit of a shared art journal is that you and your mom can collectively share favorite or cherished memories, pictures, artwork, or any other memory that stands up. This is a great keepsake for later discussions or family gatherings. A shared art journal can also be the place where you sketch, draw or paint as a team or save some Mother’s Day special recipes.
Whether your mom is in a nursing care facility or at home, book lights are always practical because they make reading easier. All the top lights for reading in bed come with a clip that can be clipped on to the book. The book lights also come with different light settings so your elderly loved one can adjust the light according to their preference. A lot of people are reading in quarantine and this could be a great gift to make reading easier for mom or it could be a practical Mother’s Day gift for grandma.
Have You Considered a Care Package?
During this challenging time of physical distancing and quarantine, you can also create a care package for mom. Here are some care package ideas and you can always pick and choose items based on the priority list:
- Lip balm
- Hand creams
- Soft towel
- Toiletry set
- Hand sanitizers
- Pill organizers
- Hand warmers
Do you have other ideas we can add to the list? Please leave a comment and let us know!