Mothers Day can be a wonderfulcelebration, but it is also a verydangerous day for youth andfathers. The biggest peril isbuying a Mothers Day Gift.www.CreativeYouthIdeas.comwww.CreativeHolidayIdeas.com
www.CreativeYouthIdeas.comMother’s Day can be a wonderfulcelebration, but it is also a verydangerous day for youth and fathers.The biggest peril is buying a Mother’sDay Gift. After all, everyone issupposed to know what she wants.Unfortunately, it’s not always so easy.So, whether you are a youth or thehusband, here are some Mother’sDay gifts to avoid. Of course there aremothers who do love some thesegifts, but for the most part, the rest ofthe world’s mothers would bedelighted if you carefully avoid them.www.CreativeHolidayIdeas.com
www.CreativeYouthIdeas.comwww.CreativeHolidayIdeas.comHopefully this list will keep you out oftrouble, but then again, mother’s alsohave this uncanny desire to bedifferent, to be an exception to thenorm, sometimes just to keep youguessing.Of course, regardless of what you gether, she’ll tell you how much sheloves it. After all, she’s your mom. Butlater, when you are out of site, she’llwonder why her son or daughter orhusband couldn’t think of somethingmore personal.
www.CreativeYouthIdeas.comwww.CreativeHolidayIdeas.comMother’s Day Gifts that Youth to AvoidAnything Vaguely Related to WeightNo matter how much mom talks aboutwanting to lose weight, Mother’s Day isNOT the day to give her a loving hand withher love handles. Forget the diet books,the exercise equipment, the membershipto the slimming salon. Nothing says “I loveyou, Mom” quite like anything that hints atweight loss, getting healthier, or lookingbetter. Stay away from anything designedto let her know where she could use a littleimprovement.HINT: Don’t use Mother’s Day to buy amom a scale, a tape measure, or anythingthat even vaguely suggests that mom isnot incredibly beautiful just the way she is!
www.CreativeYouthIdeas.comwww.CreativeHolidayIdeas.comClothesClothes are a lose-lose situation. Ifthey are too small, she’ll think she’s fatbecause she can’t wear them. If theyare too big then she’ll be offendedthat you think she is so fat. And don’tevent mention colors and fashion.HINT: Clothes are best avoided at allcosts unless you taker her shopping!
www.CreativeYouthIdeas.comwww.CreativeHolidayIdeas.comAnything for the BathroomThe rose scented bubble bath that youbought her last year is still under herbathroom sink, unopened. So is theone from the year before that.Scented soaps and bath gels carry asubtle hint that mom stinks and needsto bathe more often. And, you will begrown and have youth of your ownlong before mom finds the time for arelaxing soak in a Bubble Bath!HINT: Avoid bath soaps, shampoo,bubble bath, and shower gels
www.CreativeYouthIdeas.comwww.CreativeHolidayIdeas.comCleaning SuppliesWhile mothers often complain abouthow much easier it would be toclean the house if they had the newTornado 2000 vacuum cleaner thatsucks up every speck of dust in sight,or that new self-wringing mop fromthe infomercial on late night TV,Mother’s Day is not the day toentertain her cleaning needs.Anything used to clean doesn’t say “Ilove You, Mom” but instead hintsthat she isn’t doing enough aroundthe house to clean up after the youthand kids.
www.CreativeYouthIdeas.comwww.CreativeHolidayIdeas.comEven though you are trying to get hersomething to lighten her workload,the last thing she wants to bereminded of on Mother’s Day is thatshe is the same level as a live inmaid.HINT: Why not clean the entire housefor your mom on Mother’s Day. Shemight pass out in shock, but at leastshe’ll have a smile on her face.
www.CreativeYouthIdeas.comwww.CreativeHolidayIdeas.comHousehold AppliancesDon’t give mom gifts that make herwork harder. Mother’s Day is aboutappreciation and relaxation, notcleaning appliances and sanitation.Its not about a new washer, a steamcleaner, a sewing machine, andmost certainly not about the newiron. And if you are replacingsomething that’s broken — itdoesn’t even count as a Mother’sDay gift. Giving appliances forMother’s Day is like your boss givingyou work to take home on theweekend.
www.CreativeYouthIdeas.comwww.CreativeHolidayIdeas.comHINT: Surprise her with theappliances on another day of theyear, just to say “I love you.” Andinstead of simply presenting it to herall wrapped up in a box, take it out,use it to get the job done, then tie abow on it. Mom will love that youhelped out more than the fact thatyou got her a gift.
www.CreativeYouthIdeas.comwww.CreativeHolidayIdeas.comThings for the KitchenJust because mom admired the newturbo toaster that not only toasts butalso butters the bread, doesn’t meanthat mother’s day is the her special dayto get one. After all, how often does shemake toast for herself? Sure, theseappliances might make her life a littleeasier in the kitchen, but you’re the oneshe cooks for anyway!HINT: Avoid anything that hints at thekitchen – bread makers, knives, foodprocessors, blenders, can openers, saltand pepper shakers, pots, pans, apronsare best avoided. Surprise her with themon another day!
www.CreativeYouthIdeas.comwww.CreativeHolidayIdeas.comSomething on Your Personal Wish listMother’s Day is not the day to kill tobirds with one stone. Who’s going tospend the most time glued in front ofthe new 3D LCD TV? Nor do they wantsports equipment, or anything for a car.If you are a youth who already has adriver’s license, why not take hershopping.HINT: Moms don’t want basketballs,sports shoes, soccer balls, newwindshield wiper blades, floor mats,unless they have a true passion for suchthings.
www.CreativeYouthIdeas.comwww.CreativeHolidayIdeas.comAnything that’s Alive and NeedsMom’s Help to Stay Alive!If it poops, slithers, or crawls andneeds to eat or drink, it is probablynot a good idea. Houseplants thatneed care are probably out too.Maybe a tree or a rosebush plantedoutside that requires little carewould work if she likes such things.Mother’s gave gifts like these sendthe message: “Hey mom, you don’thave enough to do. Taking care ofthe pets and watering the plants willkeep you from getting bored aroundthe house while I am at school!” Weall know that eventually, she’ll beresponsible for taking care of them!
www.CreativeYouthIdeas.comwww.CreativeHolidayIdeas.comHINT: Flowers are ok, as long as theyare given together with somethingelse. Given by themselves they justreveal that you thought about aMother’s Day gift for the 5 minutes ittook to put it on your dad’s creditcard.
www.CreativeYouthIdeas.comwww.CreativeHolidayIdeas.comIOU Coupons and Homemade GiftsOffering free housecleaning,dishwashing or to walk the is nice. Butshouldn’t dad and the youth be doingthese things once in a while for momanyway? Anyway, when was the lasttime a mom successfully redeemed acoupon for these services. Life’s busyschedule always seems to get in theway. And somehow the redemptionalways seems to be requested at thebusiest times. Homemade gifts arejust as risky. Moms usually treasurethe thought when you are reallyyoung, and they may stay on the shelffor public display, long after you havegrown up and left home.
www.CreativeYouthIdeas.comwww.CreativeHolidayIdeas.comBut as your grow older, homemadegifts will be fussed over anddisplayed for a while, but themplaced in a drawer and forgottenunless they are really well done.And this includes anything that has“#1 Mom” written on it. They aregreat for yard sales, but every othermom has one just like it.HINT: Personalize gifts when youcan, but be very careful with pictureframes, homemade jewelry, and artsand crafts.
www.CreativeYouthIdeas.comwww.CreativeHolidayIdeas.comThings Mom NeedsThere are always things that Mom’sneed. A new towel, sheets for thebed, diaper bags, craft supplies. Thelist is never ending. But Mom’sdeserve something SPECIAL onMother’s Day. If it is something sheneeds, save ot for another day. Thesekinds of things should be provided asneeded anyway. And a newcomputer probably isn’t the besteither, though she might enjoy anipad 2. Anyway, everyone knows youwant the new computer to play thelatest online games and chat withyour friends on facebook.
www.CreativeYouthIdeas.comwww.CreativeHolidayIdeas.comHINT: Instead of giving hersomething functional, get hersomething extravagant formother’s day. It doesn’t have tocost a lot, it just needs to be out ofthe ordinary.
www.CreativeYouthIdeas.comwww.CreativeHolidayIdeas.comE-Gifts and CardsWe live in the internet age, butMom’s won’t find virtual gifts veryendearing. “Dear Mom, I caredenough to send you the very best e-card!” Mom likes the joy of openinga present and holding something realin her hands. This includes onlinegames, facebook additions,computer wallpapers and emails.And you ought to be giving herdigital photos on a regular basisanyway! A simple text message iseven worse.
www.CreativeYouthIdeas.comwww.CreativeHolidayIdeas.comHINT: It’s always best to meet her inperson and present a physical gift,even if it is your presence, ratherthan give her anything digital. Ifyou want to give her somethingdigital, why not give her that sheiknew smartphone, a digital pictureframe loaded with all your favoritephotos or a nice new digitalcamera. Just make sure you arebuying it for her, and not foryourself!
www.CreativeYouthIdeas.comwww.CreativeHolidayIdeas.comThe Absolute WORST Mother’s DayGiftDon’t get her anything at all, don’t doanything with her, or completelyforget that today is her special day!Nothing says “I love you” likeforgetting about the very specialwoman who spent years changingyour diaper, packing your lunch andyelling at you to “clean your room”while quietly cleaning it for you whileyou were away at school.HINT: Even if you have to buy her alast-minute gift, and break all therules above, never show up emptyhanded on Mother’s Day!
www.CreativeYouthIdeas.comwww.CreativeHolidayIdeas.comBe sure and wish your Moma wonderful and BlessedMother’s Day!
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