11 Unique Ways To Celebrate Moms On Mother's Day

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Still at a loss for Mother's Day? Don't worry. It may be the week of, but there's plenty of time to pull off something special for the moms in your life, even while social distancing. After all, you got the hang of virtual birthday parties in a pinch. You'll just have to think outside of the box -- or even better, allow us to do that for you. From fun virtual experiences (wine tasting, anyone?) to splurge-worthy subscriptions and super-thoughtful trinkets, here we rounded up some unique Mother's Day gifts that are sure to spark joy come Sunday. Whether you feel miles apart in the same town or you're scattered across the country, these creative ideas will make you feel closer, too. Because while Mother's Day may look different this year, it is no less meaningful.

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1 Take a Virtual Cooking Class

Sure, your mom may already be the best cook you know, but taking a virtual cooking class is a fun way to spend some time together while socially distancing. Bluprint offers over 100 classes online, with different skill levels, so maybe she'll even learn something new. Choose from courses like cheese-making and croissant-baking, or try your hand at a new cuisine with online classes for sushi, dumplings, Mexican street food, and more.

Classes start at $10. 

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2 Start a Book Club

Love to read? Now's the perfect time to start a book club together. The Book of the Month Subscription service delivers a new book straight to your door each month. Take your pick from five page turners, then hop on the phone to compare notes and review chapters -- such a fun way to stay connected!

Your first month’s book is just $9.99. After that, it’s $14.99/month.

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3 Share Pics On a Digital Photo Frame

This advanced photo frame from Aura will allow Mom (or Grandma) to enjoy family memories even from afar. Its coolest feature is remote sharing, so you can surprise her with new photos -- anytime, anywhere! -- by sending them straight from the Aura app on your smartphone. “With this Aura picture frame, I can upload photos while I’m away so she can see what we’re up to and feel included,” wrote one reviewer who purchased it for her mother.

$299; free shipping with Amazon Prime. 

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4 Plan a Dinner Date

Serve up some much-needed quality time during quarantine. Give your mom a gift card to her favorite local restaurant, or send her one from Grubhub so she can choose what she's in the mood for come Sunday. Then, schedule some time when you can both sit down and enjoy a Mother's Day dinner over a video call. While you may not be at the same table, the conversation will be just as good.

Prices will vary. 

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5 Build a Relaxing Bath Set

Treat her to relaxing spa day at home with a custom bath set from Bath & Body Works. Mix and match products from their cult-fave fragrance collections or choose a new seasonal scent she'll love. Finish with a 3-wick candle, and add it all to a White Barn Wood Crate for the ultimate gift set. As always, Bath & Body Works is currently offering great deals, including a "Buy 3, Get 2 Free" on body care.

Prices will vary. 

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6 Surprise Her With Fresh Flowers, Again and Again!

Looking for a way to brighten the days ahead? With the Bouqs Co.’s Farmer's Market subscription plan, surprise your mom with a fresh bouquet every month. Each arrangement is made of freshly-cut flowers grown by eco-friendly farms and hand-crafted by local artisan florists for a look she won't find anywhere else.

Subscriptions start at $36/month.

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7 Send Her Your Coordinates

A beautiful reminder that you are always close, even if you live hundreds of miles apart. Enter your street address and Coordinates Collection will engrave your location into a gold, rose gold or sterling silver cuff bracelet she can wear with everything.

From $180. 

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8 Try a Virtual Wine Tasting

If you're lucky enough to live nearby, drop off a few bottles in advance. If not, try a subscription service like the Tasting Room, which starts by sending you a selection of wines in miniature bottles and guides you through a fun, interactive tasting. Don't forget to pick up some cheese, fruit, and nut pairings for each varietal, then set up a video call so you can sip together.

Subscriptions start at $9 per bottle. Shipments are sent every two months. 

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9 Turn Your Kid's Art Into Wall Art

Make one-of-a-kind wall art from her child or grandchild's doodles. Simply upload a design to Shutterfly and select a canvas size -- their digital printing team will handle the rest and deliver it directly to her door. She'll love hanging the mini masterpiece somewhere special in her home.

Canvases start at $70. Now offering 2-day shipping. 

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10 Give Her a Gift That Keeps On Giving

With Sustainable Seeds Silly Seeds Collection, she'll be able to plant a robust vegetable garden full of tomatoes, lettuce, kale, radishes, jalapenos, and more. But not without laughing at the funny catch phrases found on each packet first. ("Love you from my head tomatoes" is perfect for the occasion.) All of the seeds are non-GMO and non-hybrid, and each pack comes with detailed instructions.

$26; free shipping with Amazon Prime.

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11 Spoil Her With Beauty Samples

Sign her up for a monthly beauty subscription like Dermstore's BeautyFIX, which lets her sample the latest in skincare, hair care and makeup. She'll love that this box is packed with anti-aging all-stars from prestige brands such as Skinceuticals, Caudalie, and Jane Iredale, plus it's always valued at over $100. Such a steal!

$24.95/month or $34.95 one time price. 

These unique Mother's Day gifts were chosen with care. Stay home. Save lives.

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