Happy Mothers Day

Gift Ideas Any Mom Would Love This Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is right around the corner, and during a pandemic, it can be difficult to give her something really special. If you’re not quarantined with your mother, it can be especially hard to think of a good gift that you can give without physically having to be there. Here are some ideas to help you pick the perfect gift for the powerful woman in your life:

One company called Stride Travel is offering a new contest just in time for Mother’s Day this year. The winner of this contest will be able to take their mom anywhere in the world in 2021; this prize is following the assumption that by Mother’s Day 2021, this entire pandemic will have blown over. 

“Our aims are twofold, to celebrate the women who have raised and inspired us and to provide those with a love of travel a mental reprieve and opportunity to dream and indulge right now,”  Gavin Delany, the CEO of Stride Travel said. 

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All you have to do to enter is become a member of the “Stride Community” on their website and upload a one minute video to the #MomDeservesTheWorld Facebook Group, and tag @stridetravel in your post. Really tell Stride why your mom is so special to you, and make sure to mention where you’d want to take her and why. Good luck!

If you do win the Stride Travel contest, however, you still need something to give to your mom this year. When it comes to giving our moms something, the only option we really have is to ship something directly to their house, again assuming you aren’t quarantined together. 

A great gift idea that’s been trending on social media within the past month is a subscription to the “Good Good Good Newspaper.” With nothing but coronavirus updates constantly flooding our news feeds, it can be difficult to feel inspired or find any good news that’s occurring in the world today. For $7 a month, or $77 for a 12-month subscription, your mom will receive a home-delivered paper once a month with nothing but positive news stories. A weekly email will also be sent to your mother and it will include “tips on making a positive difference in your life” and coupons for sustainable brands. For every subscription, another one is added to be donated to a hospital or school. 

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Glow is one of the cheapest “smart” lighting options for your home. The portable and rechargeable battery-operated bedtime lamp has multiple lighting settings and dims gradually over 15 to 60 minutes, perfect for falling asleep. With the compatible iOS or Android app, your mom will be able to control the light settings to make it as bright, dim, and gradual as possible. 

The Nest Learning Thermostat is the epitome of smart home technology, and if your mom is as particular about the temperature of her home as mine is, this thermostat will be perfect for her. It’s easy to set up, and automatically starts learning your routine once it’s installed. This way, you can set up automatic scheduled temperature adjustments to change how much heat certain areas of the home receive throughout the day. This thermostat is widely popular because of its ability to save you money on your monthly heating and cooling bills. 

Finally, it’s important that your mom is keeping herself just as entertained as you’re keeping yourself. With a Roku Streaming Stick Plus, your mom can simply plug the USB-like device into her television, and she’ll automatically have access to practically every streaming-service on the market today. She’ll simply have to log into the accounts she has (Netflix, Hulu, Prime) and she’ll be good to go! The best part? The Roku Streaming Stick is only $50, which is relatively cheap when compared to its counterparts.  

Regardless of where your mom is spending her quarantine, you should always be reminding her that you’re thinking of her and appreciate everything she does, even if you can’t be in her presence for a little while.