Nontraditional times call for nontraditional gifts. Mother’s Day is coming up, and we have some
ideas to inspire your creativity.
Make Mom a Cute Mask
In public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (think
grocery stores and pharmacies), the CDC recommends wearing a cloth face covering to
help reduce the spread of COVID-19. You can help keep Mom safe around people who
may have the coronavirus and don’t know it with a simple cloth mask made from items
you have at home. You can find both “sew” and “no sew” methods on the CDC website.
Give the Gift of Toilet Paper
What makes a great gift for Mom? Here’s a hint…it’s essential, coveted and hard to come by.
You guessed it, toilet paper! Wrap up a few rolls for Mom and add it to her gift basket.
Subscribe Her to a Grocery Delivery Service
Having her groceries delivered will be a load off Mom’s plate, and a safer option during
Slather Mom in Homemade Hand Sanitizer
Hand sanitizer is flying off the shelves, and in some cases it’s downright impossible to
get. But that doesn’t have to stop you from keeping mom as germ-free as possible. After
all, if she’s like many moms she prefers a homemade gift! Watch this video on how to
make your own hand sanitizer from ingredients you may have on hand, including:
isopropyl rubbing alcohol, aloe vera gel, and essential oils. Watch this clip recently aired
on the Rachael Ray Show, How To Make Your Own Hand Sanitizer | Dr. Ian Smith
(No rubbing alcohol? No problem! Grain alcohol from a liquor store will do the trick.
Here’s a video on that: DIY Home-made Hand Sanitizer with rubbing alcohol
DIY Disinfectant Wipes
From door handles to light switches to countertops to cars, every Mom needs these
all-important disinfectant wipes in her arsenal in our fight against the novel coronavirus
(especially if there are grandkids involved.)
If your local store shelf is bare, not to worry, there are recipes for making these at home.
Add a little pleasing fresh fragrance, and these are a winner for Mom’s gift basket (right
next to the toilet paper). Check out this Youtube video, DIY DISINFECTANT WIPES
You Can’t Go Wrong with Flowers
Remember picking flowers for Mom when you were a child? That same smile can light
up her face this Mother’s Day with the simple gift of fresh flowers. There are many flower
delivery services that can brighten Mom’s day with a beautiful bouquet. Here’s a coupon
Times are strange. But they sure have a way of making us grateful for what we have.
And at the top of that list, we find Mom. So whether you can be together on Mother’s
Day, or will celebrate it on video chat from afar, the most important thing is to let her
know how important she is to you.
Happy Mother’s Day, from Check `n Go!