Updated: April 27, 2020
Mother’s Day is quickly approaching and finding the perfect gift can be difficult and extremely challenging especially since we're in the midst of a pandemic. Many of our favorite local restaurants are not office dine in options or may not be open at all.
There isn’t a go-to guide that says buy this gift and Mom will love it. However, here are a few recommendations that will bring a huge smile to Mom's face and warm her heart. If you’re looking for something outside the box, here are a few ideas.
1. Portrait Illustration
With COVID-19 the traditional family portrait has to be postponed, but this is a creative and unique way to get a new family portrait that is sure to delight many moms.
These adorable family illustrations can be created for the entire family and they can even include grandparents. For more information call me at (571) 250-5073 or fill out the form at https://inquiry.tamiekasmithphotography.com/contact/portraitillustration.
2. French Macarons from Jazzy Cakes
Indulge in these sweet desserts to satisfy your Mom's cravings! Thankfully there's an incredible baker in Woodbridge, Virginia that offers mesmerizing incredible treats. Thankfully, Jasmine (Owner, of Jazzy Cakes) serves the entire Washington D.C. Metro area. They are sold by the dozen; however if you need more, she would love to cake with you. There are several different flavors available:
Photos by Jasmine Hardin of Jazzy Cakes
To order a dozen or more, contact Jasmin at https://www.facebook.com/jazzycakes4me/.
3. Personalized Gift Card
Who doesn’t like to receive cash! Giftcards.com offers personalized Visa® gift cards. You’re able to use one of their predesigned Mother’s Day cards or you can create your own personalized card with a family picture from Tamieka Smith Photography your Mom loves.
4. Handwritten Note/Letter
Nothing says I love you more than taking the time to write a handwritten note. Receiving a handwritten letter is heart-felt because thought was put into finding the right words to express how you feel and why at love about your Mom and the great things she’s done for you. Chances are your handwritten letter will be cherished more than a generic store-bought card. Your handwritten letter will be more impactful today in our go-go world to technology and emojis. When was the last time you received a personal handwritten letter in the mail? Yeah, it’s been a while for me as well. I usually receive an email or text; it’s safe to say, I’m not alone.
5. Homemade Cookies
Is your Mom a big fan of cookies? If so, she'll love these cookies. They're my family's homemade recipe for Quick Chocolate Chip cookies. When I bake these for my children, they're excited and waiting for the buzzer on the stove so they can grab a warm cookie.
6. Portrait Session
Family pictures are a great way to remember these fleeting moments. Although we are in the midst of a pandemic, you may prepurchase a family portrait session and schedule it for a later date.
With coupon code "COVID" receive 25% off your future portrait session. Coupon expires May 11, 2020.
I want to wish you a joyous, safe, and Happy Mother’s Day. I hope these ideas are beneficial to your planning. I would love to hear your ideas.
Hello, I'm Tamieka, the owner of and photographer behind Tamieka Smith Photography a Los Angeles family photographer and Northern Virginia/National Archives Promotion Ceremony photographer in Torrance, CA. I am happy you came to visit the blog! I hope you find inspiration and helpful tips. In addition, to a peek into my life as a family photographer.