20 Long Distance Gifts to Celebrate Mother’s Day From Afar

Saffron Marigold - Updated: April 16, 2024

When your relationship with your mom is long distance, gifts need to be all the more special, don’t they? If you can’t get out to see her and if you know that Mom misses seeing your smiling face, show Mom your love by celebrating her from afar. This Mother’s Day, bridge the miles and shower Mom with love through these heartfelt long distance gifts that resonate with warmth and affection.

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Normally, you’d plan to send long distance gifts in advance of a Mother’s Day celebration, but even if you need a last-minute Mother’s Day idea, we have you covered. Keep reading (or Pin this post) for ways you can have a great Mother’s Day long distance. (And remember: we have digital gift cards, too, if you need a last minute long distance gift for Mother’s Day!)

Mother’s Day ideas for virtual celebrations

Tools like Zoom, Skype, and Google Hangouts help us feel more connected by offering face-to-face interactions in real time. Still, you may have exhausted all ideas to keep virtual visits interesting, which makes it high time to kick it up a notch. Here are a few ways you can bring a new spin to digital communication so that it feels totally different than a regular phone call or Facetime.

A white and gold table runner over a wooden table with champagne and snacks
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Vanilla Glace Gold and White Table Runner

Celebrate by enjoying a Mother’s Day brunch or dinner with Mom: prepare the same menus, set beautiful tables, and let the conversation—and wine—flow. Send Mom a new table runner, like this gold and white one, to create an elegant, inviting setting. 

orange Indian bedspread
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Indian Summer ~ Orange Paisley Print Bedspread

Plan a virtual picnic by sending Mom a fresh bouquet of flowers and a new picnic blanket for the occasion. Our lightweight bedspreads make great picnic blankets since they’re beautiful and easy to launder.

Practical gifts for Mom on Mother’s Day

Shopping for home decor is a suitable idea for moms that enjoy gifts they can use in their everyday life. As we approach Mother’s Day, long distance gifts that speak to this sense of practicality are appropriate.

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Saffron Marigold Gift Card

This is the perfect gift card for the mother who loves to scour boutiques and shops for one-of-a-kind beautiful items for her home. You choose between electronic or mail delivery and Mom shops to heart’s content. Win-win! Definitely one of our go-to last minute long distance gifts.

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Orange Blossom Cotton Shower Curtain

If you know that Mom has wanted to re-do her bathroom, help her get started by sending her a brand new white shower curtain to freshen up the space. You can even help create a mini-makeover by sending coordinating curtains or a spa gift basket, too!

Global gifts for the mom who misses traveling

Maybe Mom had to postpone or cancel a trip she was really looking forward to for Mother’s Day. Send her a note of encouragement to remind her that she will get there someday. Along with your handwritten note, send a small token from that place to keep her sense of wanderlust alive. Fair trade, handmade, and block printed, our designer collections take you on a journey to their sources of inspiration. The gift of Saffron Marigold makes for a unique, global gift indeed.

A fabric swatch in a tile mosaic print with blue and orange flowers
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The Mosaique Bleue Collection

Mom can journey to Morocco through Mosaique Bleue, our ode to the ancient art of Moroccan tile work known as zellige.

A white fabric swatch with English cottage blue floral print
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The English Gardens Collection

The perennially stylish blue and white of English Gardens is the perfect way for Mom to escape to the English countryside right from her kitchen table. Brew a pot of tea and delight in its charming wildflowers!

A fabric swatch with blue and yellow French country pattern
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The Morning Dew Collection

Send your mother a beautiful bottle of Bordeaux or a basket of fresh croissants along with these French country linens to transport Mom to France.

A fabric swatch with red and yellow tropical flowers
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The Tropical Gardens Collection

With this tropical print indoors and a few fragrant blooms outdoors, your mother can still feel like she’s on a vacation even if the Caribbean cruise or Hawaiian tour is on hold.

Elegant gifts for mom

Being at home can be wonderful, but it can also make Mom crave a change of scenery. Help Mom continue gracing her space with inspired pieces filled with meaning and beauty.  Artisanal long distance gifts for the home carry even more meaning when Mom learns that the gift was crafted by hand. Best of all, she’ll enjoy decorating her home and using this gift long after Mother’s Day.

White Floral Dinner Table Napkins
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Moonlit Taj Cloth Napkins

Our set of fair trade, block printed cloth napkins elevates any table setting. For gift pairing, send a set along with napkin rings or a coordinating table runner.

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Versailles Yellow and Grey Duvet Cover

If your mother is one of the many who like to change bed toppers seasonally, then treat her to a new reversible cotton duvet cover.

Thoughtful gifts for Mom

If you want to wow your mom, then send her a gift that celebrates her sense of style and her favorite color. She’ll feel so touched that you remembered which one she likes best. Better still, you know she’ll be able to use this long distance gift somewhere in her home since she probably has at least one room dressed in her favorite hue!

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Versailles ~ French Yellow and Grey Medallion White Table Runner

If your mother loves all shades of gold, then gold gifts will be winners in her eyes.

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Spice Route Red Valance Curtain

Red gifts aren’t only for Valentine’s Day! Treat your mother to a red gift that you know she’ll love, like long distance gifts from our Spice Route collection.


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Enchanted ~ Floral Dinner Napkins

Another is idea is to pair a set of napkins with a new tablecloth for a Mother’s Day package filled with blue gifts. Such great long distance gifts for the Mom who adores blue!

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Morning Dew Yellow Curtain Panels

If Mom loves yellow, then of course she’ll love gifts in this cheerful color! Brighten your mother’s morning with the sunshine of these French-Moroccan linens.

Wearable gifts for Mom

Planning a trip with Mom soon? Send her some items to get her pumped for your upcoming quality time! Whether you’re planning an all-inclusive resort vacation, a weekend stay at a spa hotel, or a week in an exotic destination, surprise her with these luxury gifts before your big trip.

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Pink Lotus ~ Floral Kimono Robe, Resort Lounge Wear

Surprising Mom with a spa gift certificate? Include a sumptuous kimono robe, too, for the full experience!

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Dahlia Daydreams Pink Tote Bag

Pack this bag with decadent gifts like chocolates, botanical soaps, and essential oils if you can’t personally take Mom out to to dinner this year.

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Nile ~ Indigo Blue Shibori Silk Scarf

Is Mom the fashionable type? Gift her a silk scarf she can wear as a head scarf, neck scarf, or shawl on your trip together.

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Jasmine Sambac ~ Long Kaftan, Floral Resort Lounge Wear

If you’re heading somewhere warm, surprise Mom with a one-size floral kaftan with her favorite flower. We have six to choose from!

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Crimson Carnations ~ Short Kaftan, Floral Tunic Top for Women

Going somewhere extra warm like the tropics? How about a short kaftan in another floral print to complete her vacation wardrobe?

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Mosaique Bleue Sky Tote Bag

Complement Mom’s stylish wardrobe with an exclusive tote tote bag, embellished with a whimsical handmade tassel and a gorgeous block print.

Make long distance gifts more special

Include a heartfelt note with your long distance gift. Personalize the card with a photo of a cherished moment you’ve shared together, and promise to make new memories when you’re reunited. We love these blank note cards for Mother’s Day and other special occasions.

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Looking for other thoughtful gifts for Mother’s Day this year? Check out our these 19 meaningful gifts for Mom.

Just in time for Mother’s Day, we have put together some inspiring ways to tell Mom “thanks for everything” and for expressing love and gratitude to her. We’ll focus on high quality, hand made items, do-it-yourself projects and special recipes. These reflect our commitment to the personal touch–in our handcrafted linens, our genuine dedication to customer service and our belief that you find joy in what comes from heart and hand.