This Mother's Day is a hard one. Many of us in the "sandwich generation" may still enjoy a homemade breakfast in bed, a hand-drawn card, and snuggles from our little ones on Sunday morning. At the same time, we are missing physical contact with our own moms, and we're acutely feeling concern for this at-risk generation.
Our hearts go out to all the mothers who can't be with their loved ones right now, and to all the sons and daughters missing their moms this Mother's Day. Here are a few suggestions for how you can stay connected through books, no matter how far apart you are—or how long social distancing drags on.
Bonus: each of these gifts can be ordered in minutes and delivered to her inbox for a last-minute, socially-distant Mother's Day surprise.
Start a mother-daughter book club
We love talking about books, and scheduling a regular chat to discuss your latest read is a great way to keep in touch. For less than 30 bucks a month, you and your mom can get new hardcovers delivered to your doorstep with Book of the Month Club. What we love about this club is that you can choose from five options in different genres every month, so you can choose a book that appeals to you both. Plus, you can always skip a month if you need more time or if none of the books look good. Your subscription will roll over to the next month. No harm, no foul.
Fill her home with voices
While mothers of young children might crave nothing more than a quiet house— especially in month three of quarantine—empty nesters might be experiencing a profound sense of loneliness during shelter in place. Audiobooks can provide a welcome, comforting presence to combat solitude. Send a gift subscription to Libro.fm and your mom can choose from thousands of audiobooks to listen to each month. Plus, as an added perk, Silent Book Club members who sign up for a new account or gift with promo code SBC will get 3 audiobooks for the price of 1 ($14.99). Download a book, hit play, then jigsaw and chill.
Introverts unite, alone together!
Treat your mom to Silent Book Club merchandise tailor-made for bookworms and introverts. Perfect for last-minute gifting, you can purchase SBC gift cards online and deliver them instantly by email. Recipients will receive a promo code that they can redeem in our web shop for mugs, sweatshirts, mugs, coasters, book pouches, and more. All proceeds support Silent Book Club and help us keep the lights on.
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