Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 10th (did you forget?) and this year, it’s going to look pretty different for most of us.

But physical distancing doesn’t have to get in the way of letting our moms know how important they are. Here are some ways to celebrate Mom during the pandemic.

Flower & sweet delivery

Classic and timeless. Fresh flowers, chocolates, and baked goods are staples for a reason, and pretty easy to get delivered.

Plus, no matter where you are, it’s a great way to support local businesses!

Dine in

Get your mom her favourite delivered straight to her doorstep (and order something delicious for yourself while you’re at it). Share dinner over video and cheers the screen.

Pro tip: make sure to let her know that her cooking will always be better than takeout!

Family photo slideshow

Whether this means scanning old photos from a near-forgotten album or trawling through Facebook looking for goofy selfies and awkward vacation pics, looking at family photos together is kind of magical.

Most video chat platforms have a presentation or screen-share option, so whip up a slideshow and get nostalgic together.

Physically distant strolls

If you’re in Victoria, look forward to temperatures upwards of 20°C this Mother’s Day.

It’s the perfect time to take a stroll (six feet apart, of course) and enjoy the beautiful weather with your beautiful mama.

Do some chores

Sometimes practical gifts are the best gifts of all. Wait in line at Costco, weed her garden, find her some hand sanitizer, wash her car.

You know for sure she’ll appreciate it!

Treasure hunt

Road to Sooke Cafe is hosting a Mother’s Day Treasure Hunt! Scavenge for hidden treasure boxes in local parks (at a distance, of course) for a chance to win a discounted Mother’s Day dinner.

  • Where: Road to Sooke Cafe, 6929 West Coast Road
  • When: May 9th & 10th, 11 a.m.

However we choose to celebrate, let’s make sure our moms know we appreciate them a little extra this year.