Children are notorious for buying their mother inappropriate or even sometimes insulting gifts for Mother’s Day. Granted, dad usually is in on the purchase and has a say, but then again, dad’s brain is usually somewhere else. And when the children and the dad get together, two malformed brains don’t make a whole one. Mom’s feelings are bound to get hurt.
Bubble bath or something to do with the bath is the most common item purchased. It’s safe. Mom takes baths right? Mom can’t get too mad. But in the same general area of the store is a whole host of things that aren’t great for mom.
So what should you avoid?
Here’s a helpful list of things to avoid.
- Anything “Seen on TV.”
- Cleavage pillows.
- Anything alive… plants, animals, insects, especially if it has “Chia” in the name.
- Anything that hints at aging like wrinkle cream.
- Clothing, unless you are absolutely sure of her size. DO NOT GO BIGGER TO BE “SAFE!”
- Cleaning supplies.
- Homemade coupon books, especially ones with “HUGS” or “Clean dishes.”
- Anything to do with shaving.
- Anything remotely to do with the letters “PMS”
- Lingerie… it’s really a gift for dad.
- Diet cookbooks or diet food.
- A ceramic ashtray made in art class.
- And the worst… a broom or vacuum.
What should you get mom?
- A couple hours to sleep in on Sunday. (Don’t ruin it by making noise in the kitchen to make her breakfast in bed.)
- A thorough house cleaning.
- A new car.