12 gifts you shouldn’t get your mom for Mother’s Day

Mom holding baby

PHOENIX – Mother’s Day is usually all about spoiling your mom with breakfast in bed, flowers, coffee, gifts and all that jazz. It can also be hard to find something that would mean a lot to your mom when just the gesture is usually enough! 

Here are 12 gifts NOT to get your mom for Mother’s Day, thanks to Fatherly:

1. A lamp from someone’s garbage

2. A booklet of chores or backrubs

3. A giftcard to your favorite place (tip: make sure it’s her favorite!)

4. Cooking utensils or appliances

5. ONLY make breakfast in bed if you know how to cook, can read recipes, or able to check expiration dates

6. Shaped spice jars

7. Anything rotten – fruit, flowers, etc (usually due to whoever is delivering the item so you don’t have too much control over this but at least try to help fix it!)

8. An odd card – get one that is corny and meaningful because cards can go a long way or can at least become a constant reminder

9. Ship your mom off alone to a spa day, massage, etc. GO WITH HER! 

10. Make up – let her choose it by giving her a giftcard or something

11. An undesirable trip 

12. Dumb mugs – get creative! 

Don’t let your gift end up on a list like this!

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