“Silk flowers? A ceramic pot? Heated socks? Oh and you’d like me to make Mother’s Day Breakfast? Thanks?” On Sunday, May 9th, these woes will be echoed from Moms across America. We’re not saying you should go broke to show your affection, but at least make an effort. We asked some of our favorite mommy bloggers which Mother’s Day gift they DO NOT WANT, despite the delusional marketers’ beliefs that it’s “perfect for all moms!” Hilarious, but truthful answers below.

HINT: MOM REALLY JUST WANTS SPA, so get her Spa Week Gift Cards for that massage, facial or mani-pedi she so desires. No risk, all kisses! Ship, email or print – 10% off sale now thru Mother’s Day.

And my Mother’s Day gift to them that hopefully they WILL love: awesomely-anchored linklove.

As seen on TV… again and again and again

It happens every Valentines Day, Christmas, and Mother’s Day: Chain jewelry stores over-advertise one specific thing, touting how inexpensive it is. Who the hell wants to get this? You’ve seen the ads for weeks, you know your significant other spent exactly zero brain cells deciding to buy this thing, you know it’s cheap, and worst of all you know that a ton of women with sucky men are opening up the same exact gift.

–Amy, Selfishmom.com

Mothers Day Link Love: Best Mom Advice

Oh… you want me to clean something?

Cleaning products like vacuums and items for the house such as printers & gadgets (unless it’s especially for her like an ipod touch or an iPad) that they claim are “perfect” for mom’s on Mother’s Day. Some people don’t know that Mother’s Day is just that – for the mother, not the house or anything else.

–Lisa, newyorkchica.com

Mothers Day Link Love: New York mom blogs

That’s pretty… pretty trashy

I got an email from SimpleHuman the other day promoting trash cans, paper towel holders, and recycling bins as Mother’s Day gifts. I think their products are beautifully designed, but a trash can for Mother’s Day? What better way to say I love you than here’s a place to throw out trash!

–Kelly, thecentsiblelife.com

Mother’s Day Link Love: family money saving tips

Painful to the hair follicles… and the heart

One of the Mother’s Day gifts I would never want is a waxing kit (either at home or at a spa). Yes, husbands might think that’s a sure fire way of getting “private time”, but whenever I see highly marketed waxing kits: I wince! Call me crazy, but sheering pain and being “detailed” like his favorite car doesn’t say “Thank you Mom” as much as a Jennifer Lopez romantic comedy and a cold pint of Ben & Jerry’s.

–Bailey, makeovermomma.com

Mother’s Day Link Love: mom style blog

Heartfelt poetry… by someone else

Can I be frank?  I absolutely do not like getting those pre-made poetry plaques that gift stores sell! All they do is collect dust and really, don’t mean a whole lot more than, “I had to find something that said ‘MOM’…”. Now, when my son wrote a poem for me and my husband had it engraved in a plaque, I thought that was pretty sweet and I’ll treasure it always!

–Tammy, amominredhighheels.com

Mother’s Day Link Love: best mom blogs

Want it… but save it for another holiday

Although most of us would love to own a super awesome Dyson, I think that if my husband got me one for Mother’s Day, he’d be putting on an apron and demonstrating it’s uses in front of the camera for the whole bloggosphere to see!

–Tisha, crazyworkingmom.com

Mother’s Day Link Love: advice for working moms

Here’s an idea: get her a gift that would never end up on this list… a Spa Week Gift Card! They’re on sale right now, and you can print them instantly. They’re redeemable at spas nationwide, 365 days a year, and they never expire!


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