Task of the Week: Show My Mom Some Love

You know who’s awesome? Your mom. Moms are superheroes that shape our lives, nurture our dreams, and make possible all that we accomplish. Yet when it comes to Mother’s Day, many of us still rely on generic greeting cards or overpriced, impersonal flower deliveries to say “Thank you.” As we traded stories about the amazing moms in our lives around TaskRabbit HQ today, we realized the solution to dishing out an amazing Mother’s Day has been right under our noses this whole time: Why not hire TaskRabbits? Not only can TaskRabbits pick out local flowers for your mom (at a way cheaper price than ordering online), they can help you make this Mother’s Day the most memorable one yet by building a totally unique and personal experience. Here’s what some of us on the TaskRabbit team plan to hire TaskRabbits for this Mother’s Day:

“It’s hard living nearly 3000 miles away from your family (I live in SF and my family lives right outside NYC), particularly around holidays. As much as I want to celebrate with my incredible mom, a face-to-face Mother’s Day is often impossible. This year, I decided to use a TaskRabbit to deliver candy from her favorite New York chocolate shop right to her door, and to pick out some lovely flowers from a local shop. The prices online kill me and I love supporting a florist in my mom’s neighborhood.” — Jamie

“I love my mom very much, and appreciate everything she has done for me; her efforts have molded me into the man I am today. Even though every day should be ‘Mother’s Day,’ I certainly want to acknowledge my Mother on this dedicated day. To make it extra special, I hired a TaskRabbit to hand-deliver beautiful flowers from a nearby farmers’ market. It’s the next best thing to having me show up at her door!” — Kevin 

“Since my mom is traveling the weekend of Mother’s Day and won’t be in town to celebrate, I’d love to use TaskRabbit to help me create a special day for her when she gets back. I’d hire a TaskRabbit to bring her flowers, pick her up, and take her to get a mani/pedi the Friday or Thursday after Mother’s Day. After my mom’s been pampered for the afternoon, the TaskRabbit could drop her back at work.” — Erika

“My mother is a busy woman, so the odds of me successfully giving her a surprise visit are pretty close to none. She’s also not one for extravagant gifts and surprises — we usually have to force her to attend her own birthday parties! I want to get her something simple but unique, so I’m going to have a TaskRabbit pick up her favorite cupcakes and deliver them (with flowers, of course) to her this Mother’s Day!” — Ian

“My mom has a lot on her plate, and it’s hard to convince her to take a day off while the work piles up. So for this upcoming Mother’s Day I plan on using TaskRabbit to give her a break. On a daily basis, Mama O’Neil cooks, cleans, grocery shops, and runs errands. Normally I would give her one coupon good for me to take care of these things, but this year I’m hiring a TaskRabbit to handle them for me, so my mom and I can spend the day together!” — Mary 

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