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Our Favorite Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for 2021

This year marks the second Mother’s Day that many of us will celebrate far apart from our families. Instead of feeling down, let’s focus on all the positives. Spring is just around the corner or may be already here, depending on where you live. Plus, many Americans have already received a COVID-19 vaccine, and soon we’ll all be able to gather together safely.

Until then, we’ll share some Mother’s Day gift ideas and celebration strategies that you can use to make your mother feel loved, regardless of whether you can gather in person, or have to celebrate from afar.

Mother’s Day: How to Celebrate When You’re Far Apart

Celebrating Mother’s Day doesn’t have to stop just because you can’t be together in person. Make a point to mail a great gift (we have some easy ideas for you below), or send your Mom a card telling her how much you care about her.

If you’re missing the traditional Mother’s Day gathering, organize a group call on Zoom or FaceTime. It won’t be the same as seeing your family in person, but it’s a great way to connect as a group. Organize a few rounds of trivia, play an online game, or ask each person to share one fun memory of their mom. That way, you can share some of the camaraderie that you would usually experience at an in-person gathering.

5 Great Mother’s Day Gifts for 2021

In addition to sending a card or organizing a group Zoom, you should celebrate your Mom by sending a meaningful gift. It doesn’t need to be anything expensive – just something to let her know that you’re thinking of her.

Here are some of our favorite Mother’s Day gift ideas for this year.

woman in striped pajamas on bed with breakfast bowl and coffee

1. Comfy Loungewear

Instead of getting dressed up for work or socializing, many of us have spent the majority of this year in comfy loungewear. Spoil your mom by gifting her a matching set, which is the closest most of us come to getting dressed up these days. We love the sets from Knix or L.L. Bean.

a pair of personalized diamond rings sitting on pink planter with green plant

2. Personalized Jewelry

To help her feel closer to her kids or grandkids, gift your mom a piece of personalized jewelry that commemorates her nearest and dearest. Start your search on Etsy, where you can find tons of necklaces, rings, bracelets, and other jewelry that can be personalized with names, initials, birthstones, and more.

a collection of succulents in jars with dirt and twine

3. A Plant

We’ve all embraced our inner plant parent this year. Instead of getting your Mom a bouquet that will die a matter of days, give her a potted plant that she can enjoy for months or even years to come. If you don’t live in the same city, a service like Bloomscape, which ships plants to your door, is a great choice.

a box full of spa and beauty products

4. A Subscription Box

Who doesn’t love getting mail? To brighten your mom’s day on a regular basis, sign her up for a subscription box. There are tons of great choices on the market today, offering monthly or quarterly boxes of amazing skincare products, food, wine, candy, and more.

canvas of mother and son hanging above couch with two canvases of pink hydrangeas

5. A Personalized Canvas Photo

Instead of getting photos printed and framing them yourself, why not send your mom a canvas photo print through Canvas on Demand? Our beautiful canvas prints can be made using any photo, and are a great choice for any Mother’s Day gift. Pick out a great image of your family together pre-pandemic, or you can acknowledge the unusual occasion by memorializing a special photo from your year apart.

At Canvas on Demand, we make it easy to upload your photo, select the size of your canvas, customize your design, and then ship the final product directly to your loved ones. Explore our site today to pick a design that your Mom will love.