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With most states still on lockdown due to COVID-19, Mother's Day -- which falls on May 10 -- won't be quite the same this year. Strict social-distancing guidelines mean no treating the special ladies in your life to brunch at their favorite restaurant or surprising them with concert tickets. In fact, 66% of the 8,294 consumers surveyed by the National Retail Federation (NRF) said they plan to celebrate virtually -- for example, hosting a family video chat using Google Hangouts or Zoom in place of an in-person event.

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Andrea Browne Taylor
Contributing Editor

Browne Taylor joined Kiplinger in 2011 and was a channel editor for Kiplinger.com covering living and family finance topics. She previously worked at the Washington Post as a Web producer in the Style section and prior to that covered the Jobs, Cars and Real Estate sections. She earned a BA in journalism from Howard University in Washington, D.C. She is Director of Member Services, at the National Association of Home Builders.