Mother’s Day

5 Creative Gifts To Leave At Mom’s Doorstep This Mother’s Day!

Rachel Kor May 5, 2020

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With quarantining and social distancing still happening in most areas, Mother’s Day will be celebrated a little differently this year. But don’t let these limitations prevent you from showing Mom how much she means to you. Now more than ever is the time to get creative and give her something special that she deserves!


So for those of you who are lucky enough to live within driving distance to your mom, here are 5 creative gift ideas you can drop off at her door.


And if you are still on the hunt for a Mother’s Day gift you can ship to her house, check out this complete gift guide!


1. Backyard Picnic



Fill a picnic basket with a blanket, some of Mom’s favorite snacks, juice in a glass bottle and some utensils so she can set up and enjoy a very special Mother’s Day picnic in her backyard!


Picnic-perfect recipes:

Irresistible Garlic Bread

Chicken Salad 2 Ways

Sensational Strawberry Lemonade
Poppy and Fruit Salad

Passion Fruit Salad

Fried Mozzarella Sandwich

2. Heart-Shaped Cookie Envelope



Sometimes less is more, and that definitely holds true with these adorable cookie packages. Use a mini heart-shaped cookie cutter to make cookies from your favorite sugar cookie recipe. Place them in a wax paper envelope and leave them in Mom’s mailbox. Complete them with a hand-written return address so she knows who they’re from.


3. Decorate The Front Door



This idea is probably the simplest to pull off. Simply buy a beautiful hanging basket and plant Mom’s favorite flowers inside. Hang one on either side of her front door for some cheery spring vibes.


4. Homemade Treats



What Mom would turn down some freshly baked donuts (or any sweet treat) on Mother’s Day? Place your treats in a bakery box, on a pretty plate wrapped in cellophane, or in a basket tucked in with tissue paper. Here are some sweet treats we suggest:


Cocktail Party Doughnuts

Cinnamon Maple Rings

No Bake Fudge Balls

Strawberry Shortcake Bites

Pistachio Carrot Bread


More great ideas in this article on edible gifts.

5. Sentimental Gift Basket



There are no rules to this gift. The idea is to fill a basket, bag or box with anything Mom would love. Some ideas include: family photos, a photo book made online, cards, homemade crafts from the grandkids, freshly picked flowers or any gift you may have ordered for her in advance.


There you have it. Five thoughtful gift ideas to leave at Mom’s doorstep this Mother’s Day!


How are you planning on celebrating Mother’s Day this year? Let us know in the comments below!