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Plan the Perfect Mother’s Day in Seconds

Tech guru (and full-time mother of two) Randi Zuckerberg shares apps that send cards, mail gifts, book reservations and make family plans with the click of a button

It’s great to plan for Mother’s Day months in advance, but if you waited until the last minute or are just pressed for time, all is certainly not lost. You can do everything from sending a card or gift to booking a restaurant reservation and planning a family outing—and it’s all just one click away. Here, CEO of Zuckerberg Media and New York Times bestselling author of Dot Complicated Randi Zuckerberg shares her top app picks for making this the best Mother’s Day yet.

Randi Zuckerberg

Flower Garden Free
“With this app, users can grow virtual flowers for Mom and send them via email, text message and Facebook. This is cute for younger kids as they can plant, water and take care of the flowers and make a special bouquet just for Mom. Different flowers take different amounts of time—some are instant, some take a few days to fully bloom.”

“For the procrastinator who waited to book a restaurant reservation until the last minute, thankfully you can now do it on your phone and pretend you booked in advance.”

“This app allows you to mail personal greeting cards from your phone by choosing from an array of customizable designs. It costs $1.99 to send via mail and arrives in two to five days.”

“Send greeting cards to Mom via Facebook, text message, Twitter and mail within 16 categories. You can personalize each card with a photo, message and signature. It even gives you the option to add a gift card to apparel stores and restaurants!”

Red Tricycle
“This app provides ideas and activities in your city to do as a family for Mother’s Day. It is especially good if you have young children because some of the outings and activities can be booked directly from the app.”

“It’s like Uber, but for massages. With just the press of a button on your phone, a licensed masseuse can come right to your home and pamper Mom with a 60 or 90-minute massage!”

Brit & Co
“Find lots of ideas for DIY home projects and recipes to make this Mother’s Day special, fun and most of all, hands on. Kids will love choosing a project from this app for Mom.”

Coloring Mother’s Day
“This app is great for kids to create a special gift for Mom. It plays “magical” music while coloring, and once you’re done you can email it straight to Mom!”

“This provides an instant time capsule of pictures posted to social media on this day in history. It is a wonderful boost of nostalgia for Mother’s Day—plus, think of how fun it will be when this year’s photos pop up on Mother’s Day next year.”