It’s time to start planning your ideas what you’ll get your mother this year for her birthday. You could also have a friend that’s a mom-to-be, and you’re looking at finding her a great gift for baby. Whichever way the story goes, the truth is that finding practical gifts for mom can be a devious task. Even more so if you’re still stuck in the same old ‘give a home-made card like when I was 10’ regime. Did you know that a genre called the worst gifts for moms exists? Here’s how to ensure you don’t buy into it:
The worst gifts for moms you should never buy
Regardless of the occasion, there are a few things you should avoid getting your mom, at all costs. Whether you’re getting a gift for your own mom, or you’re planning on buying something for your friend with a new baby, there are a few things you should definitely avoid investing in. Here’s what NOT to buy:
1. Makeup or Clothes
Unless your mom is your BFF, chances are you’re going to screw this one up. Makeup is a very personal thing and has to be perfectly matched with your mom’s skin tone and complexity. Judging other people’s taste in clothes can be equally as tricky because picking out the right size and style could easily offend your mom if not done perfectly.
On the other hand, you might actually get this one right if you’re searching for a practical gift for a new mom and her baby, just make sure that you’ve got all the info you’ll need to make that perfect purchase!
2. A Pet
A pet is probably something YOU want, something which you present to your mom as a gift, but we all know that it won’t truly be hers. All you’re doing is effectively adding another member to the family that your mom will end up feeding and cleaning up after.
Also getting a pet for a friend with a new baby is NEVER a good idea. She has her hands full already!
3. Anti-ageing or Exercise Products
If you want to get stabbed, go ahead and give your mom something which implies she needs to start working out or looking younger. These items should never be given as a gift to your mom, and the rule doesn’t only apply to mother’s day or her birthday.
4. Kitchen Appliances or Cleaning Supplies
Sooo… this scenario can never go down well. “Happy happy mom, now please clean up after me or make me some food with this cool new gadget I got you!”
5. Breakfast in Bed (and you’re a lame cook)
While the idea of breakfast in bed sounds adorable, it’s not as much the case when it’s made by kids who just don’t know how to cook. If you’ve got plans to spoil her with some delicate foods, go ahead and make a brunch booking at her favourite place.
6. Homemade Cards If You’re Older Than 10
It’s just not cute anymore. End of story.