Mother’s Day is May 12 and you probably want to get your mom something great. What you don’t want is to get her a crummy gift that might bore or offend her.
Knowing what not to get Mom is important. No worries, here is a list that has identified 21 gifts that you should likely avoid when you’re shopping for your mother.
1. Diet or fitness products
No one’s eyes have lit up after unwrapping an Ab Roller. Ditto for a gym membership. Don’t ever suggest your mom is fat, and definitely don’t do it on Mother’s Day.
2. Wrinkle cream
Did your mom give you acne products for your birthday? I hope not. If you give her wrinkle cream, you’re telling her she’s both old and wrinkly. Let Mom buy her own cosmetics and creams.
Roses are a Valentine’s Day bouquet. Instead, buy carnations and prepare a vase yourself.
4. A new pet
Giving Mom a new puppy means more bills, more worries and more responsibilities. If your mom really loves animals, consider making a donation in her name to the local animal shelter or the ASPCA.
5. Cleaning equipment
Your mom is not your maid. Don’t ruin her day by telling her she’s great at cleaning and should do more of it.