As far as I’m concerned, household gadgets and cleaning gear have a unfair reputation for being bad gifts. I don’t think giving a woman a “homemaking” gift is necessarily sexist – after all, I’ve given my husband both tools and cookware for Father’s Day, and he’s given me sports equipment alongside jewelry.
But as with all gifts, what’s important in a Mother’s Day gift is both the intent and the message the present imparts. Does the tool you’ve chosen say “Get in the kitchen and make me some pancakes, woman!”… or “I love and respect you, and this practical yet beautiful thing seemed like something you might enjoy?”
It’s easier to get excited over household tools when they go beyond everyday practicality and add a little bit of style and luxury to everyday tasks. So if you’re thinking of getting an important mother in your life a useful object this Mother’s Day, consider looking beyond work-a-day functionality and choose something a bit more special. Consider:
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