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Ideas For Mother's Day When You Can't Be Together

Mum's, we wouldn't be here without them...

From baby bottles to bottles of prosecco, they've been there through it all. Yet, for many of us this year, we'll be spending Mother's Day without them. But don't panic! Daisy's at hand. We’ve been busy brainstorming ways to celebrate and make this Mother's Day just as special.

Well, there's one thing for sure, Zoom will be a prominent feature. But let’s try and get creative. If your Mum loves baking, what about an online bake-off or arranging a virtual wine tasting class, just book in for a slightly later start on the Monday perhaps! If arts and crafts are more her style, why no try a little bit of life drawing? Try a virtual workshop and compare master-

pieces over a a glass of fizz. For an absolute fail-safe present, we've come up with our 'Next Best Thing Gifting Bundle', which includes flowers, a delicious chocolate brownie, and an OSKIA face mask. And if you're not sure what jewellery to choose, why not have a read of our Mother's Day gifting guide.

We spoke to our team to find out what they've got planned. From Friends Trivial Pursuit, flower wreath making, to a watercolour commission of their house! We were amazed at how thoughtful their ideas were. Hopefully, they'll help you out if you're still stuck on what to get her.

Ruth, Creative Director: As a mum myself, I would love to wake up to the sounds of the kids in the garden, picking whatever flowers they can find, ready to bring to me in bed with a cup of tea (and a glass of prosecco). As for the next best thing I can offer my Mum, we're doing a big family Zoom with tea and scones, followed by the usual debate of cream or jam first!

Ana, Ecomm Manager: I'm living with my Mum, so we'll be making dried flower wreaths, plus a bit of baking and probably a few cocktails too.

Kate, Assistant: Unfortunately, like many, I'm not able to be with my Mum this year. So, my brother and I are organising a virtual brunch for her. I'm creating a breakfast hamper including all her favourites, followed by a family Zoom to raise a glass to celebrate the amazing women that she is!

Connie, Customer Service: A game of 'Friends Trivial Pursuit' over Zoom as it's her favourite board game at the moment!

Sally, Marketing Director: Since being together isn't an option this year, my siblings and I are arranging for the next best thing; a lovely meal kit along with a big bunch of seasonal flowers and some tableware from Angela Mugnai. I'd love to say we'll all get the same meal kit and do a big cook along, but we're not that organised!

Hannah, Digital Marketing: My Mum's wanted a watercolour painting of their house in the country for ages. One of my best friends, who's been on furlough for a few months, has started painting, so I commissioned her to create one. This present means a lot to me because not only am I supporting my friend (@iss_thegirlwhopaints), I know the gift will be something my Mum will cherish forever. It also wouldn't be Mother's Day without a little sweet treat. I'm sending Mum a selection of mini cakes from her favourite bakery in London, where we've visited together back when she could come to town!

Emily, Graphic Designer: My siblings and I have planned to send a care package to my Mum and step-mum with all their favourite things, plus some tulip flowers and sparkly silver jewellery for Mum. We’ll jump on a video call so she can open her gifts and then probably spend 20-minutes trying to add in my not so tech-savvy Nana.

Winnie, Operations Assistant: Luckily for me, my Mum is local, so we're heading to Hampstead Heath for a nice long walk. I'll be bringing the snacks: her favourite and the best cannolis from Phoenicia in Kentish Town and a chai latte to keep our hands warm.

Beth, Head of Operations: I’ll be sending my Mum a Rick Stein weekend breakfast box, and my siblings and are hosting a specially made online quiz for my Mum: “Whose your favourite child?”!

Meg, Marketing Manager: My Mum’s favourite thing in the world is being made a cup of tea (and I make the best tea!) so I’ll be sending her the Daisy gifting bundle plus her favourite loose leaf tea and we’ll enjoy a cuppa together on FaceTime.

Charlotte, Marketing Executive: Fortunately this year I'm able to spend it with my Mum. Right now, all she can think of is a takeaway coffee, so we'll make a trip to her favourite café and give that to her in bed with a home-cooked breakfast.

Shelley, Social Media and Communications: I haven't seen my family since the pandemic started. Not only has my Mum worked throughout, she's also homeschooled two teenagers – such a hero! What used to be the whole family getting together is now going to be the family getting together over a Zoom call and having a virtual brunch.

How’s that for some thoughtful and touching Mother’s Day ideas?

And, if you can't spend Mother's Day together because your Mum's no longer with you, then know that you're not alone. Spend it with your family and loved ones if you can or remember her fondly over a Zoom call. One member of our Daisy chain sent us a touching message to say that she wore our 'Forget Me Not' necklace to remember her Mum.

However you spend it, and wherever you are, make sure your Mum knows just how special she is. And if you can't be together this Mother's Day, celebrate with the next best thing.