Mother's Day is right around the corner and this year, our presence can not be our present. Mother's, grandmothers, aunts and the women that raised us deserve a little extra thoughtfulness and care from us right now. After all, it's the strength and resilience they taught us that's getting us through these uncertain times.
Read through our list of Mother's Day gifts that will brighten her day and activities you can do together even with an ocean of distance between you.
Plan a dinner party.
Cook a meal that would earn you a Michelin star and set the table with Mom sitting at the head. Yes, she might be a little pixelated if your wifi connection is weak in the kitchen but, I promise, after that first glass of wine you'll forget that there's a screen between you.
Send her a Sailormade kit and craft together.
Order our Decoupage Oyster Shell Kit or Whatknot Beaded Necklace Kit, set up a video call, and craft together! I have so many fond memories of different craft projects I did with my Mom as a child. If you can relate, these "grown-up" kits will make you feel so nostalgic for those times.
Perhaps, you and your Mom have movies you watch on repeat together (The Secret Garden, anyone?), or, maybe there's a new season of that TV show you both love. Have your Mom set up a cozy space at home - with lots of snacks of course - you do the same, and use the Netflix Party app to watch that movie or tv show together.
Sign up for a live workout together.
If you and her bond over a long walk on the beach or a sweaty run in the summer heat, do a workout together. There are so many fitness studios offering live workouts on a daily basis. Check out some of my favorite here: CorePower Yoga, Tone It Up, ClassPass Live.
Play a game together.
I don't know about you but I've felt so grateful for technology this past month! If Friday nights were family game night in your house growing up, consider these virtual board games you can play over a Zoom call: Scattergories, Trivial Pursuit, Pictionary, Codenames.
Send her a slice of sunshine with our Rayminder Collection Mother's Day special.
Sometimes, Mom simply needs an unexpected surprise to brighten her day. Send her a bracelet stack or necklace from our Rayminder UV awareness collection to get her ready for the summer sun that's about to shine down on her. From now until 5/10, when you spend $50 or more on our Rayminder Collection we're offering free Mother's Day gift-wrapping and we're making it extra special. Yes, we've got the gift box covered; we're also stuffing the box with a sprinkle of shells, dried flowers, and including a postcard (with your personalized not of course!). Use code: FORMOM at checkout.