3 Ways to Celebrate Mom, No Matter Where She Is

From the Wholefoods newsletter

Whether you’re together or apart, show Mom how much she means to you. Plus flower deals, great gifts and brunch ideas that get the kids involved.

lifestyle image of tulips, wine, chocolate and oils for mother's day

We have a feeling moms everywhere could use a little extra love this year. Whether you’re huddled up with her, taking extra precautions to socially distance yourselves or wishing her a happy Mother’s Day from far away, here are a few different ways to make her feel special.

Video call like you’ve never video called before.

Turn this year’s casual chat into a video call that says, “Thanks for everything, Mom. I love you even more than you know,” but with an interactive twist. Have a virtual Mother’s Day brunch together, interview Mom with a sweet Q&A session about her favorite childhood memories, walk her through a cooking demonstration that shows off the kitchen knowledge she passed on to you or use group video chat to host a “How well do you know my mom?” virtual trivia game with a few special guests.

image of toast with egg inside for mother's day


Pull off the best brunch ever.

When the days start to seem like they’re blending together, it’s even more important to make Mother’s Day feel extra significant. Start prepping early by gathering ingredients for a brunch menu (For Prime members, Organic Strawberries are $3.99 per 1-lb pkg 4/29 – 5/12 and Organic Blueberries are $3.99 per pint 5/6 – 5/26, plus Yellow Mangoes are 5 for $5 4/29 – 5/12*). Get the kids involved assembling yogurt, granola and fruit parfaits to keep brunch delicious and easy, and make sure to take care of the extras, like setting the table with bunches of fresh tulips, chilling her favorite rosé and clearing the dishes. It’s the thought that counts most here, and she’ll appreciate your thoughtful touches. We’re having a sale on tulips, too: 20-Stem Bunches of Tulips are on sale for $9.99 from 5/6 – 5/12.**

Learn more: Tips to Make Your Tulips Last Longer
Try these kid-friendly recipes: How to Cook: Parfaits , Heart-Shaped Egg-in-Hole , Breakfast Banana Splits

image of lime blackberry cake

Drop off the mother of all care packages 

If it’s safe to do so, gather a few of Mom’s favorite things and necessities, and leave them on her doorstep. Think of things that would brighten her day, like Aura Cacia essential oils, potted herbs, her favorite dessert or wine, Whole Foods Market Facial Sheet Masks, bath salts and bath bombs. Share a little extra sweetness with bars of her favorite chocolate or a sweet springtime Blackberry Lime Cake, on sale for 20% off 5/6 – 5/12**. And don’t forget the flowers — Whole Trade roses are an especially beautiful way to share a sentiment of love that starts with the farms and farmworkers who grow them. Plus they’re on sale: 5/6 – 5/12, Double-Dozen Bunches of Whole Trade Roses are $19.99.*

Learn more: How to Buy Roses

*Valid 4/29 – 5/12/20 except Organic Blueberries valid 5/6 – 5/26/20. Must scan Prime code or use linked phone number at check out to receive Prime member deal. Quantity limits may apply. While supplies last. Quantities limited. No rain checks except where required by law. In-store and select U.S. stores only.

**Valid 5/6 – 5/12/20. Limitations – (i) 20-stem Bunches of Tulips: Valid only for single, multicolor, bicolor and rainbow 20-Stem bunches. Excludes novelty. (ii) Blackberry Lime Cake: Not available in CO, ID, KS, NM, UT. (iii) Double-Dozen Bunches of Whole Trade Roses: Valid only for 24-stem bunches. Quantity limits may apply. While supplies last. Quantities limited. No rain checks except where required by law. In-store and select U.S. stores only.