Although many things have changed with the arrival of COVID-19 and social distancing, some things haven’t—like how much we love and owe our moms and for that matter, grandmothers, aunts, or any special woman who has cared for us in life. Some shops have been opened or are starting to open back up, but social distancing is still important as the vaccine gets distributed. There are many online shopping sites offering gifts—some even better than you’d get in a store. Here is a list of 19 imaginative, thoughtful gifts for your mom this Mother’s Day.


Flowers are to Mother’s Day what peanut butter is to chocolate. These subscriptions range from The Bulb of the Month Club to a monthly delivery of fresh flowers. You can brighten mom’s life every month of the year.


We all know many moms are coffee-powered. Why not send mom a coffee subscription that will keep her in her favorite brew?


If mom has a sweet tooth, you can satisfy her cravings with a candy subscription. You can send mystery chocolate boxes, retro candy, and candy from around the world.


If you want to give mom a healthier sweet – fruit is sure to be a hit. You can do a one-time fruit arrangement or give a fruit-of-the- month subscription.

Meal Subscription Service

If your mother must stay at home or can’t get takeout, have a good meal come to her. Sites like HelloFresh and Blue Apron are the most well-known, but there are others, and many can customize to certain diets like vegan.


Yes, we’ve been lounging since we’ve been quarantined, but that doesn’t mean you can’t be stylish. Mom would certainly appreciate a new pair of pj’s. PajamaGram will send your mom a beautiful set in a lovely gift box.


Does mom like to imbibe? There are numerous online wine subscription sites where you can have a bottle of vino shipped to mom.

Photo Book

What mother wouldn’t cherish a custom-made photo book filled with photos of you and your mom? Sites like Shutterfly make creating photo books simple and will ship to your mom.


Does mom like to learn? MasterClass is a site that offers courses on a variety of subjects taught by a master in the field. You can choose individual classes like tennis lessons from Serena Williams or a yearly all-access pass that provides access to all the lessons. Mom could soon be playing guitar like Carlos Santa and cooking like Gordon Ramsey.

Online Fitness

The gyms are closed, but you can bring the gym to mom. From Peloton to Pilates, you can gift a streaming workout to mom that she can do in her own home.

Beauty Box

If your mom is a glamor puss, a beauty box subscription would be welcomed. What mom wouldn’t enjoy getting new beauty items delivered to her door every month.


Bruce Springsteen sang, “57 Channels and Nothin’ On.” With a gift of a streaming service like Netflix, Disney, or BritBox, you mom will be singing a different viewing tune than Bruce.

DNA test

We all love personalized gifts, and nothing is more personal than your DNA. Give mom the gift of her DNA background from sites such as Ancestry, 23 and Me and Family Tree.


Learning a language is easy online. With lessons from sites like Rosetta Stone, your mom will soon be bilingual.

Ebooks/Audio Books

Is your mom a bibliophile? Keep her supplied in books while in quarantine by giving an ebook or audio book certificate from her favorite bookstore.


Perhaps your mom is a fashionista. If so, a fashion subscription box will always be in style.

Escape Room Games

Does your mom like a challenge? She must; she raised you! Just joking. Give her a new challenge with escape room games from sites like Escape the Crate and Finders Seekers Mysteries.

Craft Memberships

Is Hobby Lobby your mom’s hangout? An online craft subscription will keep her creative and happy this Mother’s Day. Check out sites like Adults & Crafts, Smart Art, and Yarn Crush.

DIY Manicure

With nail salons closed, manicures are out. From sites like Olive and June and Color Street Nails you can send your mom the gift of a DIY manicure.

By Janice Lane Palko