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Today Mothers, or “Moms” as I learned to say, come in a wide range of looks, ages and genders.  Some birth children into the world, while others create their “family of choice” through adopting children, other adults and pets. On this Mother’s Day, let’s honor and appreciate all those who love and care for others like a Mom.

With COVID-19 stay safe at home orders, many families will miss being together  to celebrate this special day with Mom.  Physical distancing makes it harder for many people who will miss out on sharing in-person love and hugs.  To shorten this distance, many children and adults are being inspired in very creative ways. From drive-by visits and homemade signs held outside windows, to videos with personal songs and speeches, this Mother’s Day will likely stand out from all the others.

If you have been in a bubble and not thought about Mother’s Day yet, there’s no need to worry.  We’ve got your back with a list of uncommon gifts that can make her Mother’s Day stand out and feel your love.  

On the other hand, if you’re the Mom, don’t wait for your family to treat you. Why not choose to celebrate yourself this year?  Being home is a perfect opportunity to pamper and love yourself just as you wish.  You might enjoy a relaxing bubble bath, playing your favorite video or offline games, or ordering yourself a fantastic meal and dessert. And, you can crank up your favorite music, pour a cocktail, and give a toast to yourself.  It will make you smile!

Have you thought about giving yourself a gift?  (If you already did, we won’t tell!)  Pull out the stops and order that piece of jewelry you’ve been eyeing.  Indulge in a passion or hobby you love. Or, try something new like painting or planting a vegetable and herb garden. Since you get to be a VIP (very important person) all day long, the opportunities are endless!      

If you are still looking for a special gift to honor Mom – or to celebrate you, Mom – here are some ideas that can excite, relax or tempt Mom’s mind and senses.  

For the Mom who wants to stay physically connected.  

 

Stay connected with Mom from across town or the country with Uncommon Goods Long Distance Friendship Lamps

Light up her life by letting her know you are thinking of her with these attractive, in-sync lamps. Turn one on with a simple touch of your hand, and its mate emits the same ambient glow, no matter where it is and who is on the other end. Each person sets up their lamp via Wi-Fi, then reaches out and touches the lamp whenever they want to let their loved one know they’re thinking of them. You can let the colors rotate or assign each loved one a specific color, so that when they tap their lamp, hers lights up with their special hue letting her know they are only a touch away.

 

Uncommon Goods also has a Long Distance Touch Bracelet Set that sends love through connected bracelets. Touch one and the other lights up and vibrates to let the other wearer know they’re on their mind. Using these waterproof silicone bracelets keeps people feeling close from anywhere in the country. It’s like sending a hug when you can’t be by their side.

For the Mom who loves “seeing” family when apart.  

 

Looking at photos of those we love never gets old.  Now you can share personal memories all year long with Feelcare’s Smart WiFi Digital Picture Frame with touch screen

Fill it with photos or send photos and videos to it remotely from anywhere through a WiFi connection.  Surprise Mom by sending the latest pictures or videos to her frame from children, grandchildren, siblings and friends. It’s a gift that will keep her smiling for years.

For the Mom who enjoys wonderful scents.  

 

Who doesn’t enjoy wonderful aromas in the air?  Treat Mom to a sweet smelling environment with an Ultimate Aromatherapy Diffuser and Essential Oil Set.  This attractive ultrasonic essence diffuser an attractive printed wood grain design, 7 ambient light modes, and 4 timer settings. It comes with 10 essential oils including lavender, eucalyptus, tea tree, orange, peppermint, lemongrass, jasmine, nutmeg, clove, and spearmint. All oils are high quality, therapeutic grade with no additives.  Each is carefully formulated to support the mind, body and overall well being.  

For the Mom who loves delicious, healthy food made for her.

 

 

Tempt Mom’s taste buds and stomach with a subscription to fresh, healthy and tasty meals delivered right to her doorstep. Choose from ready-to-eat smoothies and soups made by Splendid Spoon (they are currently running a sale $35 off their Breakfast+Lunch+Reset Plan, to farm-to-table meals from Nutrition for Longevity. These taste good while also helping build her immunity.  She’ll appreciate your care for her health and wellbeing.

For the Mom who wants to relax and destress.  

 

   

Maybe Mom is eager to relax and let go of some stress. Since she cannot go for a massage, bring the massage to her!  For back, shoulders and calves, get her Zyllion’s Shiatsu Back and Neck Massager.  If Mom’s on her feet a lot at home or work, Renpho’s Foot Massager with heat and shiatsu settings will be a most welcome treat.

For the Mom who enjoys dressing in comfort.

Even though there may be no need to dress up at home, like the rest of us, Mom wants to be comfortable. Treat her to a new shirt, sweater, pants or outfit from Patagonia, leaders in high quality, durable clothes for many occasions including indoor, outdoor and active pursuits. 

For the Mom who loves to learn.  

 

 

Expand Mom’s mind and experiences by giving her the gift of education from world-class experts.  She will receive the gift of learning from MasterClass Online Classes taught by the world’s greatest masters in their fields – including writing, culinary arts, design, photography and fashion, film and TV, sports and games, music and entertainment, business, science and technology, and more. Mom will gain unlimited access to all 80 instructors.  A membership includes two passes, so Mom can share the experience with a special family member or friend!

For the Mom who delights in nature and growing things.

 

   

Give Mom a gift that will grow with love.  An easy-to-care-for succulent plant from Leaf & Clay will add beauty to her environment year round.  If Mom likes more involvement, she might enjoy starting from scratch with a Planter’s Choice Bonsai Tree Starter KitIt has everything needed to grow 4 beautiful bonsai trees – Rocky Mountain Bristlecone Pine, Black Poui, Norway Spruce, and Flame Tree – in one box.  Or if Mom prefers herbs for meals, treat her to Planter’s Choice Herb Growing Kit. This 18-piece easy-to-grow kit contains 4 organic culinary herbs: basil, cilantro, chives and parsley.  Mom will be thankful every time she uses them.

For the Mom who is honored and shares her heart with another Mom.  

Surprise Mom with a buy one/give one Mother’s Day Locket Program from Pret*ty.  In honor of Mother’s Day, the Ty Louis Campbell (TLC) Foundation is offering this exclusive buy one/give one locket adorned with lines from E.E. Cummings’ poem, “I Carry Your Heart With Me.”  When you buy one, another locket will be sent to a mother in the U.S. who has lost her child to cancer. 

Mom will receive a locket along with a beautiful note about the mother who will receive the second locket. The bereaved parent will receive the same engraved heart-shaped locket with a photo of her child already inside, accompanied by the full E.E. Cumming poem, “I Carry Your Heart With Me.” You can also donate the second locket to a specific Mom of your choice by completing a submission form at the time of purchase. 

Mother’s Day comes just once a year, but these unusual times remind us to be sure to  show now Mom how much we truly appreciate her. This year give from the heart and say, “thanks for being my Mom!”

 

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Susan Rosenthal - Modern Aging

Susan is Co-CEO and Chief Operations Officer of Modern Aging. She is a businesswoman, author and coach with a mission to build global communities, eliminate stereotypes and inspire people to live authentically and fulfilled.

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