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What NOT to give Mum this mother's day

There are gift guides and catalogues all trying to show you the perfect gift for Mum, but some of them ignore the fact that Mums have some pet hates for the day …

The whole point of Mothers Day is to acknowledge and thank her for all she does for you. The best ways to do that are to make her feel special and cherished; reminding her of her Motherly duties won’t do it.

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So the basic rules for Mothers Day gifts are

  1. Make it something for Mum, not to help her in her role as Mum
  2. Give her something she will like (not the DVD the whole family wants – give her the soppy film everyone else hates if it is her favourite)
  3. Pamper is always appreciated! Make Mum feel special at least one day a year.

As a favour to Mums across Australia and the world, here is a list of real life gifts given on Mothers Day that were NOT appreciated! This is a list your Mum doesn’t want to contribute to! 

  • A potty 
  • Nappies, wipes, creams and the like  
  • A vacuum cleaner 
  • A bike riding book (where Mum never rides but Dad does …)
  • Dishwashing gloves and detergent
  • Children’s board games
  • An iron
  • Oven gloves
  • Manchester
  • Pots and pans
  • Toaster
  • Tea towels
  • Lego
  • Toy cars
  • Baby bath
  • Baby bottles
  • Cooking lessons!
  • An Enjo party (of course, them cleaning was appreciated by Mum!)
  • Parenting books
  • Dust collectors
  • Supermarket vouchers
  • A new rubbish bin
  • Grey hiding hair dye
  • A ‘Mum’s Taxi’ sticker

Each Mum is different, so if she actually asks for some of these things you might risk it.

And Mums-to-be are a bit different – baby clothes and bottles are exciting as she waits for her first Baby to arrive! But make sure you add something just for Mum, too.

And remember – the main ingredients in your gift must be love and thoughtfulness. That is what Mums everywhere are wanting.

Tash Hughes is a Mum of two in Melbourne. She is also a writer and owner of Word Constructions. Tash is available to write articles and profiles for any business, as well as doing other business documentation projects. You can see her site and services at www.wordconstructions.com





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