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Worst Mother's Day Gifts: I Gave You Life, Don't Give Me These

By marinka |

It’s May! Which means we’re on a countdown to Mother’s Day — a day to celebrate the woman who gave you life, love and happiness. (And more than a few stern talks.)

And if you’re a mom, it’s the time to think about your beautiful children and all the gifts that they  soon will be bestowing upon you. Gifts like homemade cards, and flowers, and mugs that are hand painted with dishwasher-safe paint and love.

But there’s also a another side of Mother’s Day gifts. The side no one talks about because it is filled with shrieks and horror and “Oh, thank you … by the way, where is the gift receipt?”

So as a public service for mothers and the people who love them, we have compiled a list of Mother’s Day gifts that no mother wants to receive.

Click through to see what gifts to avoid at all cost on this Mother’s Day! Your mom will thank you.

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Worst Mother's Day Gifts: I Gave You Life, Don't Give Me These

Pink Power Tools

I don't want power tools and I want them even less if they're pink. Because they're still power tools. If you want to give me something pink, just make me a Cosmo!

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About marinka



Marinka is a wife and mother of two living in Manhattan's West Village. On her personal site Motherhood in NYC, she blogs about her life in New York City, her kids and family, current events, and the art and science of blogging.

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12 thoughts on “Worst Mother's Day Gifts: I Gave You Life, Don't Give Me These

  1. Carinn @welcometothemotherhood says:

    Did anyone else notice that the cellulite sleeve model probably weighs less than the box that lovely product would be shipped in??? Poor choice Ad Exec.

  2. Kacy Faulconer says:

    I’d be willing to take chocolate covered bacon INSTEAD of breakfast in bed. . .

  3. dusty earth mother says:

    Hilarious. But chocolate-covered bacon? Mmmmm…

  4. Katy @ says:

    I laughed out loud at the breakfast in bed/crumbs/cleaning up the kitchen!

  5. Alexandra says:

    There is NOTHING wrong with chocolate bacon.

    Not one thing.

  6. Flannery@ says:

    I’d have to at least TRY to chocolate covered bacon. You now, to be objective and stuff.

  7. mom of twins says:

    whats wrong with getting tools i like tools but not pink ones and that necklace its pretty. Breakfast in bed would be awesome for me i have always wanted breakfast in bed its the thought that counts not the gift i like practical gifts not something that will sit and collect dust or break. now brand new tires for my van would be nice since on wednesday which was my birthday i had a blown tire.

  8. Heather says:

    I happen to love my purple tool set, and if a child is thoughtful enough to do something even if it is breakfast in bed I think it’s our job as mothers not to be so bitchy and above it. geez

  9. Maria says:

    I love power tools, but I’m pretty sure I’d disown anyone who bought me a set in hot pink. Making things pink seems to be a marketing scheme to push inferior products onto women.

  10. immkai says:

    I dont know about everyone else, but to me this sounds like a bunch of ungratefulness. Women find every reason possible to have to get gifts. So what if you get crumbs in your bed? Your kids made you breakfast out of love. And really with the heart necklace?? Those were such odd complaints. I think we should really quit doing so much complaining and more laughing. LAUGH at the gifts that make you go “really??” because there really is no need for all the bitterness.

  11. dadcamp says:

    Please dont buy this gifts, but if you must, please use my affiliate links. Oh the irony – lol… or is that ironing?

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