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2020 feels like the wrong year to forget about Mother’s Day. Alas, you’ve yet to get a gift and it’s too late to order something that will arrive on time. Don't worry, there’s still plenty of meaningful gifts that don’t require a wait and can still be executed if you are not together physically. Here are a few last-minute ideas and gestures to show your appreciation.

Cook Dinner

Good food never fails. Cook up your mom’s favorite dish (without imposing a tornado-like mess in the kitchen). After dinner, lay low and watch her favorite movie or play a board game with the family. If you aren’t able to spend Mother’s Day together this year, you can Facetime cook together! We love The New York Times Cooking app. You can try a new recipe together no matter how far apart your ovens are.

Wine Subscription

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Running out of wine in times like these is simply not cool. Pick out some of her favorites or keep her surprised and stocked up with one of these subscription services:

Side note: If mom happens to be a Bon Jovi fan or a fan of wonderful rosé, try this new Hampton Water rosé. 

Spa Day

Break out the hair mask, face mask, nail polish and champagne. If you want to give her some alone time or are not with her, make a music or podcast playlist for her to enjoy while she relaxes.

Kindle App

You no longer need to have a physical Kindle to reap its benefits. You can get the free app on any smart device and buy books. Download it for your mom and add some books to get her started. If you aren't under the same roof, you can pre-purchase books and then have her download the app. Find more information here

Check out:

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  1. Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
  2. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
  3. Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng