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Mother’s Day 2021 Ideas Under Lockdown

Mother’s Day 2021 in Canada is not a holiday and falls on Sunday, May 9th which seemingly is the perfect day.

The only glitch is that we are celebrating Mother’s Day 2021 in lockdown so I wanted to create something special for my wife.

Today we are going to discuss:

  • Mother’s Day 2021
  • Amazon Mother’s Day 2021 Gifts
  • Shopping Local For Mother’s Day
  • Flower arrangements for Mother’s Day
  • Homemade Mother’s Day cards
  • Dessert Recipes For Mother’s Day
  • Dinner or Lunch Recipes For Mom
Happy Mother’s Day 2021

Since the Covid-19 pandemic stay-at-home order, we’ve been making purchases using Rakuten with online shopping.

Everything from groceries, health and beauty and gifts for birthday’s and special days of the year.

Mother’s Day 2021 Flower Arrangements

Mother’s Day 2021 Flower Arrangements

A friend of ours who wholesales flowers and flower arrangements says Mother’s Day is one of the busiest days of the year next to Valentine’s day.

This year we participated in sending my mother-in-law Mother’s Day Flowers to her long-term-care home.

The cost for the flower arrangement was just over $120 delivered directly to her home.

Thankfully there are companies that will deliver via online ordering otherwise it would be a struggle for us living out of town.

We haven’t been able to see her apart from her essential caregiver since last Fall which is heartbreaking for us.

She loves flowers and chocolate so that’s what we all sent her as a Mother’s Day 2021 gift.

Hopefully, we will be able to talk to her over the phone as it’s becoming difficult to get through most days.

No-Spend Mother’s Day Gifts 2021

In the past, Mrs. CBB and I said we weren’t going to spend a dime on each other for Mother’s Day and Father’s Day.

It became one of those days that we felt saturated in the market with more ‘stuff’ to spend money on.

Now that our son is older he knows it’s Mothers Day and wants to do something special for his mom.

I think that’s right across the board where kids want to participate in these special days.

To be fair every day at our house is mom’s day since she holds up the fort with so much strength even though she’s ill.

I’ve come up with a couple of ideas for him and I to make Mother’s Day super special without big costs.

Mother’s Day 2021 Purchases On Amazon

We’ve been Prime members on Amazon Canada for years as it’s been a great help for us.

Do I support Amazon Prime?

Yes, because it works for our family so it’s a personal decision.

Since we only have one vehicle and a child and I’m always on the go we shop online.

Not only do we save money on gas but the time it takes to look through the store.

Below are some of the Mother’s Day 2021 gift ideas we’ve found for Mrs. CBB.

Amazon Is The New Consumers Distributing

During the ’70s Consumer’s Distributing was a shop Canadians flocked to for all occasions.

Consumers Distributing was a catalogue store in Canada and the United States that operated from 1957 to 1996.

At its peak, the company operated 243 outlets in Canada and 217 in the United States, including stores in every province in Canada and in the states.

Consumers Distributing aimed to reduce costs for customers by stocking merchandise in a warehouse-type stocking system instead of displaying them in a costly showroom.

Customers made their selections from a catalogue, filled out a form listing the items they wanted, then waited for the stock staff to retrieve the items from the warehouse.

The business model of Consumers Distributing has been described as “Internet shopping before the Internet”.

You could go inside and look through the Consumer’s Distributing catalogue and buy what you needed on the spot.

In a way Amazon Canada is similar but taken to the next level, delivery to your front door and an online presence.

Jeff Bezos is a multi-billionaire but he has also opened doors for people who can’t shop and given them the opportunity to be independent.

There are a multitude of reasons that Amazon is so big and that’s because people are shopping online.

Support Local Businesses For Mother’s Day 2021

Unfortunately, not all small businesses in Canada are open due to a stay-at-home order by the Ontario government.

You can read the entire enhanced public health and workplace safety measures here.

What you will also find is what stores are allowed to open, store capacity limit, and curbside pickup.

You should only go out for necessities, such as:

  • the grocery store or pharmacy
  • health care services (including getting vaccinated)
  • outdoor exercise or walking pets in your community
  • work that cannot be done remotely
  • child care or school

The only things we head out to buy are groceries with a pit-stop at Shoppers Drug Mart.

While at the pharmacy the only time we shop is during 20x the points days to increase our PC Optimum Points.

Otherwise, we compare prices online at Amazon or other websites to find the best deals.

Amazon Canada does have a plus side for Prime members as they can get purchases within a day or two.

That makes it ideal for those of you who are shopping on Amazon for Mother’s Day gifts last minute.

If there are local shops offering free delivery or curbside pickup they definitely can use support.

Handmade Mother’s Day 2021 Cards And Crafts

Mother’s Day Acrostic Poem, Crafts, Colouring and Poems at My Cup Overflows

While at the Dollar store a few days ago with Mrs. CBB and she ran in to get some essentials.

As she walked around almost every aisle was blocked off with paper notes on the shelves.

If you saw the paper attached to the shelf that meant you are not allowed to buy anything from that section.

It was mind-boggling but whatever is needed to keep people safe is important to us.

Luckily the cat section was open and we picked up a few things that we needed.

I decided that my son and I would make Mother’s Day cards and order something special from Amazon Canada.

Personally, I think handmade Mother Day cards are as realistic as it comes from the heart and not a shelf.

However, over at the website, My Cup Overflows the blogger has created many free printables for Mother’s Day.

Mother’s Day Acrostic Poem is definitely one we will use as well as the Mother’s Day Fill In The Blank Book.

So, that’s the plan for the Mother’s Day card and then we went looking on Amazon Canada for Mother’s Day Gifts.

I set the limit to $25 which is half of my allowance for the month to buy something special.

We actually didn’t factor in these special days for our monthly projected expenses like we do for birthday’s and Christmas.

This is the thing about budgeting where you are constantly learning about ways to improve it.

Mother’s Day 2021 Dessert Recipes

For Mother’s Day, I will be making a Keto Salted Caramel Cheesecake for Mrs. CBB who LOVES cheesecake. So do I.

keto sugar-free salted caramel cheesecake
Keto Salted Caramel Cheesecake

Whether you are keto or following another lifestyle you’ll find all sorts of dessert recipes on Canadian Budget Binder.

Check out my Free Recipe Index for all of my recipes.

Here are a couple of favourites I chose from CBB and my Pinterest Boards that I feel are budget-friendly.

Dinner and Lunch Ideas For Mother’s Day 2021

Since Mother’s Day 2021 falls on a Sunday we will likely have a Mother’s Day Brunch.

Our bedtime is quite early between 7 and 8pm so we don’t want to run into a late night for our son.

Below is what we will be making for our Mother’s Day 2021 Brunch and some frugal dinner ideas.

Mother’s Day 2021 Fun

Family Walk on Mother’s Day 2021

Since we are in lockdown we can still have some fun on Mother’s Day such as going for a walk.

All three of us enjoy finding stuff in the trails around our home and we take lots of photos of flowers.

For this reason I always pack a bag with gloves for everyone to pick up garbage along the way.

As well, we will watch a movie picked by Mrs. CBB and I’ll make some buttered popcorn for the boys and pepperoni chips for my Mrs.

the ultimate baked pepperoni chips keto 1
Pepperoni Chips with Queso Dip Keto

We also have a few family board games we may tap into if there is still time such as Operation, Jenga, and Scrabble Junior.

Mother’s Day 2021 may be a bit different from normal however a mother is a mother every day of the week.

We love her to the moon and back.

Mr.CBB

Discussion: Describe to me how you plan on celebrating Mother’s Day 2021 during the lockdown below in the comments.

Mother\'s Day 2021 Ideas Under Lockdown

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