Photography By: Mark TesiHow to Give Mom the Perfect Virtual Mother’s Day Locale Magazine Editors May 5, 2020 Spread the loveHere’s 5 Ways to Say ‘I Love You, Mom’ This Mother’s Day Written By: Taylor Gorski Virtual Mother’s Day As we know by now, celebrations aren’t canceled—they just look a bit different this year. Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 10, and although you may not be able to visit Mom on this day, we’re showing you how to celebrate virtually. If you’re lucky enough to be quarantined with your mom, give her a little extra love. And if you’re using technology to stay connected on the 10th, make her feel special with a few of these surprises. 1 | Sweet Surprise Virtual Mother’s Day Photography By: Mark Tesi Shop small and support local shops by sending Mom a handcrafted gift from a local artisan. From dainty jewelry to cozy candles, these Southern California artisans are creating gifts with lots of love. Give Mom a new loungewear fit; Vuori is offering pre-wrapped and decorated gifts to be delivered straight to her door. Shop trendy vintage pieces for the one-of-a-kind momma online at Lander’s Supply House. For the creative mom, curate a Sugar Paper Los Angeles gift box (filled with items like journals, candles and cards) from Lido Marina Village. Shop everything from coffee table books to bath bombs from Hi Sweetheart’s website, a gift boutique in La Jolla, and have gifts directly shipped to your mom’s home. Photography Provided By: Hyde Park Jewelers Photography Provided By: Hyde Park Jewelers Photography Provided By: Hyde Park Jewelers Looking to really treat Mom this year? Browse some bling and give her the gift of diamonds from Hyde Park, Morgan’s Jewelers, Leeds & Son, Tourneau or Winston’s Crown Jewelers. For the mom who loves to travel, surprise her with a gift certificate to Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa, Indian Wells, Miramonte Indian Wells Resort & Spa or Agua Caliente in the Palm Springs area. It’ll be something for her to look forward to! 2 | Floral Fever Virtual Mother’s Day Photography by Leonardo Wong on Unsplash Sending a floral arrangement is always a thoughtful gesture, but why not make DIY floral arrangements this year? Make a list of three or four different flower types to purchase at the store, plan a time to Facetime or Zoom with your mom and create flower arrangements together! This is a great activity to brighten up your day and bring a pop of color to your home. For arrangement inspiration, check this out. And while you’re creating flower arrangements, sip on a Lillet Spritz. 3 | Cheers to Mom Photography By: Erin Leigh Photography By: Erin Leigh A Lillet Spritz is the perfect, refreshing cocktail for Mom on her day. The best part? You can use Drizly to send her the supplies to make her very own. Toast Mom over Facetime with this springtime cocktail—pinkies up! Garnish this drink with mint and fresh fruit. What You’ll Need: 3 parts Lillet 3 parts tonic Fresh or frozen fruit Ice 4 | Mother’s Day Brunch Processed with VSCO with m5 preset Photography By: Anne Watson Photography By: Anne Watson While we all wish we were at brunch with our moms, brunch showing up at your door is the next best thing. Order a Mother’s Day brunch to be delivered directly to Mom! Morning Lavender in Tustin is offering locals tea boxes to-go, packed with sandwiches, desserts and a lavender mimosa kit! You can also visit their shop to pick up bottled drinks, coffee beans and lavender syrup to make your at-home mornings that much sweeter! Five Crowns in Corona del Mar is offering lobster bisque, vegetable quiche, a wine and cheese kit and much more. The Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel is offering their three-course Mother’s Day Brunch for curbside pickup. Red O is offering a Mother’s Day Mimosa Brunch Pack that feeds a family of four for only $70! SOCIAL Costa Mesa and Huntington Beach will be giving Mom a free bottle of wine with any takeout or pickup order on Sunday—now we’re talking. Tavern House is giving away $25 gift cards for all future orders when you order on Mother’s Day, with an additional 25% off champagne or wine that day! Craft House is offering a Breakfast in Bed Special or Sunset Dinner package, so you can celebrate Mom all day long. Skyloft will have a brunch menu available from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and a family meal (pre-order in advance) pickup in the afternoon. Curbside takeout is available at The Cannery, while also offering flower arrangements and succulents available for purchase. And the brunching doesn’t stop there! Park 101 in Carlsbad is offering a grilled seafood pack and BBQ family pack. Heirloom Craft Kitchen in Indio will be selling Mother’s Day brunch packages for two to four people. Craving something sweet? Le Parfait Paris in San Diego is where you’ll want to order from—croissants, macaroons and champagne—yes, please! Be sure to call and order in advance from these restaurants when possible.Would you rather get creative in the kitchen? Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa is hosting a virtual Mother’s Day cooking class! Tune in on May 9 at 1 p.m. to learn how to cook a delicious Sunday brunch the next day. 5 | Tune In Online Join House of Blues online for a Gospel Brunch experience! Make it a weekend celebration and tune in to Youtube with Mom on Saturday at 11 a.m. to enjoy joyous Gospel music (or send her the link!). House of Blues will also be sharing Southern-inspired brunch and cocktail recipes. You don’t want to miss this! Sign up here. Happy Mother’s Day!