Mother’s Day 2020: Celebrating Mom From A Distance

Saffron Marigold - Updated: April 27, 2020

Mother’s Day 2020 is unlike any Mother’s Day: most of the world is still at home and practicing social distancing.  In this strange season, we consider how to celebrate life’s milestones, including how we’ll celebrate our moms on Mother’s Day. Whether your mother is far from home or just a few towns away, she misses seeing your smiling face–and she’s also missing the trip she’d planned, dinners with the family, and weekend treasure hunts.  This Mother’s Day,  show Mom your love by helping her reclaim some of those moments–even from afar.

Mother’s Day 2020: 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. Why not take the idea of a virtual meeting and kick it up a notch 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 together: 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.

A queen size bed made with orange bedding and floral print
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Orange Blossom Floral 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 2020

In addition to seeing the world return to some kind of normalcy, so many of us are itching to do two things:  a bit of shopping and a bit of nesting.  As we approach Mother’s Day 2020, gifts that speak to these urges are practical considering the circumstances.

A Saffron Marigold gift card for buying fair trade block print linens
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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!

A white fabric curtain in a sunny window
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Royal Mansour 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.  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. Simply 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 wine 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 home decor gifts 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.

Yellow orange cloth napkins with a red and pink flower motif
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Indian Summer Dinner 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.

A bedroom with a white, green, and blue floral duvet cover and bedding set
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Moonlit Taj Duvet Cover

If your mother is one of the many who like to change bed toppers seasonally, then treat her to a new floral duvet cover to welcome the spring foliage and May flowers.

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 gift somewhere in her home since she probably has at least one room dressed in her favorite hue!

A lilac pillow with a flower print propped up against a whitewashed headboard
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Victorian Lilac Throw Pillow Cover

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

A red Indian print pillow propped up on a carved headboard
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Spice Route Red Euro Sham

Red gifts aren’t only for Valentine’s Day! Treat your mother to a set of new shams that you know she’ll love.

table set with blue and white floral tablecloth and lotus flowers
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Midnight Lotus Throw Pillow Cover

Pair a set of napkins with a new tablecloth for a Mother’s Day package filled with blue gifts–perfect for the Mom who chooses blue!

white and yellow round tablecloth in breakfast nook
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Versailles Yellow Round Tablecloth

If Mom loves yellow, then of course she’ll love yellow gifts! Brighten your mother’s morning–and her breakfast table–with the sunshine of this French-inspired yellow tablecloth.

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.