During the pandemic, moms in particular deserve some love. Studies have shown that moms are taking on increasing proportions of household burdens in addition to consistent performance at their paid career. The kids are doing their schooling at home, dishes are piling up, and moms are taking care of it all. While you may not be able to change the systematic inequalities making this so, you can definitely do your best to help Mom out — and also show your love for her with these creative gifts.

1. Standout Art

Fun, bright art livens up any home, and generally makes rooms more enjoyable to be in. If Mom has a creative spirit and a decorator’s eye, why not help her love her home just a little bit more by helping decorate it? Feel free to check out farmer’s markets, art festivals, and local artists’ galleries to find one-of-a-kind pieces.

2. Thoughtful Kitchenware

If Mom loves to cook, why don’t you help her love it even more? Besides taking on some of the dish duty, consider giving her a set of personalized cooking utensils for her kitchen. Every time she looks down, she’ll see her name or even your love for her written out.

3. A Customized Mug

A little cliché? Yes. Still thoughtful? Also yes. Coffee mugs are an excellent gift for any coffee-lover, and chances are, Mom might need an extra boost these mornings. Consider finding a favorite photo of you two together, or even painting one yourself — she’s sure to love it.

4. Quirky, Stylish Jewelry

Jewelry is one of the easiest appearance-related gifts to buy for someone because size doesn’t typically matter much. If Mom loves to accessorize, new jewelry would brighten her day. It doesn’t even have to be anything expensive or sparkly — you can find interesting, unique pieces in local boutiques, on Etsy, or even at art fairs.

5. Your Love

Remember, of course, to tell Mom how much you love and appreciate her! Help her out around the house, try to spend some time with her, and do something nice for her every day. She certainly loves you a lot, so why not share in that love?

These represent some creative ideas of gifts you can give Mom during these long, pandemic-ridden days. Whether you’re a husband, child, friend, or even sister, help keep her going by giving her a thoughtful gift — and even more importantly, showing her just how much she means to you.