How to Celebrate Mother’s Day During Quarantine

Birthday parties are happening over video chat, treats and gifts are being dropped off at doorsteps and celebrations are happening six feet apart. We’re all doing our best to adapt to the current situation, and with Mother’s Day right around the corner, it’s time to get creative. Check out our Mother’s Day gift ideas and how to celebrate during quarantine with your mom grandma, aunt or any maternal figure in your life!

How to celebrate Mother’s Day at home

There are plenty of low-cost and even free ways to celebrate Mother’s Day with things. You have at home. If they’re not readily available, check to get supplies and ingredients delivered to your doorstep with Cash Back from Rakuten.

Cook her favorite meal. Breakfast in bed, a DIY fancy dinner – let your imagination run wild.

Or bake or cook together. Head to the kitchen and whip up something delicious to enjoy together. We’ve rounded up some delicious recipes and drinks to help.

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short arrow 12 Non-Alcoholic Drinks to Serve All Your Guests

short arrow 9 Delicious Recipes for Warm Weather Entertaining

Have a picnic in your yard. After you’ve whipped up her favorite meal, set up a picnic in your yard to enjoy the weather.

Surprise mom with her favorite restaurant meal with Rakuten Takeout. Available only in San Mateo, California, right now, you can get 20% Cash Back and support local businesses when you order with Rakuten Takeout. If you’re not in the area, we’ve teamed up with Grubhub, Uber Eats and Postmates to offer Cash Back on food delivery, too!

Clean the house. It’s no doubt mom does a good amount of the leg work around the house, so give her a break today! Check out these 5 House-Cleaning Hacks That Will Save You Time (and Your Sanity).

Set up a date on video chat. Just because you can’t physically be together, doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate via video chat. Enjoy a meal together, share a glass of wine, whatever you fancy.

Host a paint night. If your mom loves to paint, what’s more fun than a paint night at home? All you need are some artist canvases, paint and paint brushes!

Plant a garden together. Now that the weather is breaking, it’s the perfect chance to get outside and cultivate your yard. Plant herbs and veggies to make your summer extra tasty.

Have a virtual game night. Nowadays, you can find plenty of options for games to play with your family no matter where they are. Jackbox and are always fun.

Make a DIY home décor project. Get crafty with something your mom has saved on Pinterest for a while. Get your supplies delivered, wrap it up in a box and surprise her with time spent together.

Have a mini Mother’s Day parade. If you don’t live with your mom, drive by or pop up outside her window to wish her a happy Mother’s Day!

Enjoy a workout class together. Get your fitness on with an at home or virtual workout. There are plenty of fitness businesses offering free online classes, and YouTube is always a great choice.


Mother’s Day 2020 Gift Ideas

If you can’t be with mom this Mother’s Day, send her a gift to let her know you’re thinking of her. Make it extra thoughtful by creating a care package with all her favorite things or send her something she’s been wanting for a while.

short arrow A custom necklace. This is especially nice if you’re looking for a special Mother’s Day gift for your wife and first-time mom since you can personalize it with your child’s name. We love it on a nameplate pendant or on a heart pendant.

Custom Hera 14K Gold Vermeil Nameplate Pendant

Amour Engravable 14K Gold Vermeiil Hera Necklace

short arrow A bouquet of flowers. Choose from a huge selection and get them all delivered from ProFlowers, FTD, 1-800-Flowers and more.

Mother's Day Flowers

short arrow Her favorite treats. There are so many options to choose from on Rakuten! Check out some of our favorites:

California Getaway Wine Gift Basket

Create Your Own LINDOR Truffles Spring Floral Gift Tin

Sweetheart Mom Cookie Cake

short arrow A subscription box. With so many subscription services out there, it’ll be hard to choose just one to gift. Consider some of our favorites for inspiration:



Purple Carrot



Cate & Chloe

short arrow A DIY spa package. Some things to help you get started:

Beach Cottage Candle

Saturday Skin Quench Intense Hydration Mask

OUAI Chill Pills

Shea Butter Ultra Rich Body Cream

short arrow A puzzle of a family photo. You can get these made on Shutterfly or Zazzle with Cash Back, then sent directly to mom’s house.

short arrow A gift card to her favorite salon, restaurant or her favorite local shop. Support small businesses while gifting!

short arrow A fun video that you record. Make one yourself or with your siblings wishing mom a happy Mother’s Day.

short arrow Write and mail a letter. Snail mail and thoughtful, handwritten notes are an underappreciated form of communication and one that would surely surprise mom!

short arrow A photo book. Gather your favorite photos and put together a book on Snapfish or Shutterfly.

short arrow A comfy lounge set. Now that we’re spending so much time at home, you know this Triple Cloth Henley Tunic Shirt and these Triple Cloth Joggers will be put to good use.

Triple Cloth Henley Tunic Shirt

Triple Cloth Joggers

Don’t let a small roadblock get in the way of celebrating some of the most important women in your life. Let us know in the comments below how you’re celebrating Mother’s Day in quarantine!

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