Creative Ways to Celebrate Mom This Mother's Day

Creative Ways to Celebrate Mom This Mother's Day

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No matter how you describe the moms in your life, it can still be challenging to find just the perfect way to let them know how much you care. And this Mother’s Day is even more challenging than most, especially if you can’t go and visit her or take her out for her favorite fun activity or treat her at her favorite restaurant.

If you’re struggling to come up with Mother’s Day ideas, check out these fun and creative ways to make mom’s day, whether you’re all at home or sending your love from far away.

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Mother’s Day Gifting from Afar

If you can’t be with Mom this year, you can still spoil her from afar and make sure she knows you’re thinking about her. To surprise her with something extra special, consider one of these creative Mother’s Day ideas.

  • Remind her what a great mom she is

Send her flowers and a hand-written, heartfelt letter to thank her for being such a great mom, describing your favorite memories with her from when you were little or through the years, including a special photo.

Create a personal photobook, with pictures from childhood, family events, or vacations, with funny or sweet captions and notes by each photo or send her a printed and framed photo right from your phone.

  • Order up a fun experience at home

Order flowers and a meal from her favorite restaurant for delivery, and send her a playlist of her favorite songs.

Have a local grocery store deliver all her favorite snacks and drinks and include a gift card for her go-to streaming service for binge-watching or a movie night.

  • Encourage her to try something new

Buy her a subscription to online yoga or meditation classes and send her a new yoga mat or meditation cushion to get her started. 

Pay for online cooking classes for her favorite cuisine and send her a cookbook and a spice gift box to go with the courses.

  • Spoil her with a care package

Send a special care package (or try a subscription box) full of her favorite guilty pleasures, from wines, teas, and books to fitness, fashion, or beauty.

Add something new to her wellness routine with a care package of CBD products, including oil tinctures, bath bombs, and topicals.

  • Give her something to look forward to

Buy her a park pass or membership to the local botanical gardens and books on local/native plants and wildlife or hiking/walking guides.

Send her a gift certificate or pre-pay for her favorite spa or salon service or pre-book an appointment with a massage therapist.

  • Lend her a helping hand

Hire a handyman for a day to tackle her to-do list around the yard or house so she doesn’t have to worry about how it gets done.

Send her a hand-made coupon book offering your help for errands, cleaning, yard work, computer help, or whatever she might need.

  • Support her favorite cause

Make a one-time or monthly donation to her favorite charity or local nonprofit, or give to a relief effort in her name.

Offer to volunteer with her next time she does something for her favorite cause, and you can invite family and friends to join you both.

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Mother’s Day Gifting in Person

If you’re lucky enough to celebrate in person, consider these fun Mother’s Day ideas for making her day truly special. Even if you can’t take her out, you can still come up with some creative Mother’s Day ideas at home to make the day memorable.

  • Get outside

Create a treasure hunt map or clues to lead her to cards, notes, and special treats or gifts hidden around the house or yard.

Take her for a “day in the park” by making a picnic meal full of favorite foods to enjoy in the backyard, the front porch, or patio.

  • Pamper her (especially if she needs a break from the kiddos!)

Supply her favorite indulgences, like chocolate, wine, and books, and set up a cozy retreat space in the house or yard for her to enjoy it all in peace for a few hours.

Bring her a basket filled with spa items (like these CBD Mother’s Day bundles) and offer to babysit, run errands, or clean the house while she takes a few hours to pamper herself.

  • Entertain her

Buy books that are also movies, then plan a fun movie night for the whole family after everyone has read them to watch the film together.

Make some popcorn, put on the jammies, get comfy, and break out old home movies to watch together for a fun trip down memory lane.

  • Make plans

Bring her city guides and tour books to inspire that special vacation she’s always dreamed of and set her up with a language learning program, so she’s ready to go.

Find a project she’s been wanting to get to forever and then sit down together and help her research ideas and find the resources she needs and make plans to get started.

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Making Mom’s Day

Moms do so much for us, and they deserve the very best. Even if we can’t be with Mom this year or celebrate in the usual ways, there are so many things we can do to make her feel loved and know we’re thinking about her. 

Hopefully, these fun Mother’s Day ideas have inspired you to create the perfect gift or experience for the special moms in your life, so she knows you’re thinking of her not just on Mother’s Day, but every day.

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Looking for the perfect CBD gift for Mother’s Day?

If your mom already uses CBD or wants to learn more about it, Mother’s Day is a great time to treat her! CBD is the perfect addition to her daily wellness routine, for so many reasons. 

  • If she wants to soothe sore muscles from working out, chasing kids, gardening, or being active, CBD topicals are a must. Whether she prefers a hydrating lotion, a nourishing recovery cream, or a targeted freeze, there’s a topical to fit her needs. 
  • Products like tinctures and gummies provide convenience and a variety of strengths and flavors to make getting the benefits of daily CBD easy. CBD PM comes in oil or capsules and is ideal if she’s looking for better sleep. 
  • For the ultimate in indulgence, CBD bath bombs offer the perfect way to decompress and destress. Just choose one of the six soothing scents, drop in a warm bath, and she can melt the day away.

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  • Mom of the Year 1: Three bath bombs, Revive 300 MG hydration lotion, and CBD PM 500 MG sleep formula capsules
  • Mom of the Year 2: Three bath bombs, Revive 300 MG hydration lotion, and CBD PM 500 MG sleep formula oil tincture
  • Or choose from one of our other bundles or mix and match any of our CBD products to make your perfect gift!

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