How To Celebrate Mothers Day 2020 At Home With The Kids

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It's widely known that mums do most of the gift shopping, so when it comes to Mother's Day, kids and partners are already on the back foot. Now, with social-distancing compounding the quandary, the challenge is on to create Mother's Day magic at home.

Mums, don't leave it to chance! Drop these clever hints on how to celebrate Mother’s Day at home.

Crafty Kids

Just because the kids aren't at school, doesn't mean mums should miss out on their precious hand-made cards! Get crafty with the kids and create some personal keepsakes including cards, pictures and poems.

Inspire Her

Unicef Inspired Gift

UNICEF Australia Inspired Gifts are the perfect heart-warming present to your mother - and humanity! This virtual collection of gifts are ethical and meaningful and contribute to the survival and development of children in the most vulnerable parts of the world. UNICEF Australia's Mother's Day Save a Newborn Kit will provide lifesaving care to a newborn baby in Zimbabwe and Vanuatu. Purchase it online and add a personalised card to tell your mum about the incredible impact her gift will have - the Inspired Gift can be delivered instantly via e-card or print-at-home PDF.

Make Mum Merry(vale)

Merivale Mother's Day

Surprise mum with a grown-up gift that will take the edge off isolation! Merivale Mother's Day Bundles include beautiful flower arrangments and a choice of champagne or, wait for it, a margarita kit. Plus, they'll delivery on Saturday 9th May. 

Cocktail Porter, Australia's first premium online cocktail service, is also there for mum, especially if she likes things a little stronger (who doesn't right now?!). Splash out on the Mother's Day French Martini Mini Kit including Chambord French Martini, black raspberry and Madagascan vanilla liqueur, luxurious Cîroc Vodka and the epic Fairy Floss bomb. There is also a new, limited edition Mother's Day Botanical Spritz Gift Set for creating three delicious cocktails.

Fancy Dinner - or Date Night!

Kid Kyoto

Deck out your dining room for a lux family dinner, or plan a date night for when the kids are in bed. Get out the fine china, crack open a bottle of wine and order in from one of Sydney's top restaurants now doing takeaway!

If you want something a little less fancy, KFC is calling mum's name. For three days over the weekend, KFC will discount their entire menu for the first time ever. Just put your winner-winner chicken dinner order in via the Menulog app or website, then enter the code ‘KFC4MUM’ at the checkout.

Shout Her Some Designer Sunnies

Take your mum on a mini shopping spree with some social distancing innovation. has over 180 designer eyewear brands that you can virtually try-on and buy online. With all the top brands like Gucci and Dolce & Gabbana, mum can snap a selfie in her new shades and you can snap them up for her and have them delivered. Discover the Vision Direct Virtual Try-on tool here and their full range of designer eyeglasses here.

Hide & Go Sleep

Hide & Go Sleep

Give mum a little adventure even while she's stuck in the house! The Hide and Go Sleep family activity kit has everything you need to make her very own treasure hunt. Perfect for families with children 4 to10 years old, it includes fun activities to do while mum sleeps in and interactive clues that will bring you all together for some fun family time. Best of all, it celebrates everything you love about your mum and it all happens at home.

Find out more about Hide and Go Sleep family activity kits.

A Clean House

The last thing mum wants to do on Mother's Day is clean the house, so get the job done so she can wake-up to sparkle and shine on her special day! Get the family to muscle up and do all the house cleaning for her so the house is spick and span, or if you don't want to get your hands dirty on Mother's Day, give her a voucher or hire a house cleaner.

Food Glorious Food

The Grounds

Get a box of gourmet goodies delivered to your mum from The Grounds, Cambridge Markets, Ooooby and more. From organic seasonal fruit to the world’s finest caviar, tickle her tastebuds and spoil her with goodness delivered to her door.

Or bake mum some freshy baked cookies! Dessert Queen Anna Polyviou has created a mouthwatering triple choc cookie dough, with simple instructions on how to bake it at home!


Priced at $15, the cookie dough will be available to purchase as a 600g tub at all 14 Chargrill Charlie’s stores across Sydney and Melbourne from this Friday 8 May - via the Chargrill Charlie’s app, in store or through select delivery partners for a limited time, until sold out.

Flower Power

They may be cliched, but as long as it is not an eleventh-hour bouquet from the servo or supermarket, a truly beautiful bunch of blooms is a great gift. It adds colour and fragrance and are the prettiest reminder of how special she is. Try Lvly or Urban Flowers for beautiful floral gifts.

Body Care

Another Mothers Day staple - but one that really does get used! We love this new brand by design duo and TV personalities, Alisa and Lysandra Fraser - it's called al.ive body. The range includes naturally derived hand/body wash and a hand/body lotion, in a choice of three luxurious scents - Kaffir Lime & Green Tea; Fig, Apricot & Sage; and Coconut & Wild Orange. Using the finest ingredients including essential oils and native botanical extracts, the products from the Earth Collection are 100 per cent vegan, palm-oil free and have not been tested on animals. You can purchase mum a gift pack starting from $79. 

Breakfast In Bed

A mother’s day sleep in is essential, and when she's ready to rise, greet her with breakfast in bed! Try these super easy ideas for delicious breakfast in bed or mother's day treats that can even by crafted by the kids. Make sure you clean the kitchen too! 

Family Fun

Give mum a day of frivolous family fun! Try board games, a backyard picnic, a TV show marathon or have trivia night at home. Quality time together is always a winner!

Pamper Hamper

The quintessential day spa gift is out, but you can create an at-home spa day with everything she needs for a little pampering at home. Set her up for maximum relaxation in a luxurious bath with some candles, homemade bath bombs and a customised playlist. Go the extra mile with a cozy bathrobe, scented body oil and a fancy hair towel. Check out the super-absorbent Turbie Twist® microfiber hair towel from Big W. A microfiber hair towel wrap helps contribute to shiny, healthy hair by removing as much moisture as possible. Mums locks will be looking lush! 

A Lazy Afternoon Off

Is there a better gift for your mum than just giving her a break? Tear up the to-do list and give your mum the afternoon off. A good book and a pot of yummy tea, or a magazine and some special chocolate will be the ultimate treat for mum to enjoy some free time.

Online Everything

Fitness at home

With everything happening online now, you can indulge your mum with a virtual experience. She can keep fit at home with yoga, pilates or Retrosweat, find a virtual class or workshop to spark up an old passion or learn from the cream of the crop with a Masterclass.

Make Mum A Movie

Dads, get your Spielberg on! Interview the kids with funny questions about their mum, add their favourite Tik Tok dances and grab some nostalgic happy snaps, then bring it all together to create a special movie. Mum will really feel the love.

A Special Experience

Lockdown won't last forever, so give mum an experiential gift that she can look forward to when she's allowed to leave the house! Organise a gift voucher for high tea or a massage, or plan your own family day-out itinerary for all the place you can't wait to visit. 


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