You can do much harm if the wrong thing is in that box
It’s a nice idea to say it’s just the thought that counts when giving a gift. But moms of toddlers have lots of nice ideas, all of which are derailed daily by their toddlers.
The very least you can do is not add insult to injury by getting the mom of a toddler a bad gift this holiday season.
No one said it would be easy, but at the very least, avoid these 9 gifts — and try hard to see if you can find that one thing (which we’ve suggested below) that is guaranteed to thrill her from head to toe:
More Time with Her Toddler
Chances are most moms have enough time with their toddler. Even if the toddler is in daycare and the mom works all day, it only takes a single four-minute tantrum in the morning while getting dressed or 90-minute pre-bedtime meltdown for her to know a “special” Mommy-and-toddler-only-outing is the last way she wants to spend a Saturday afternoon.
An I.O.U. for some special time together once the toddler is no longer a toddler, on the other hand? Perfect.
But until then — you enjoy that extra afternoon spent with a weeping toddler in the children’s museum because someone else got to hold the red boat.
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