What do you give to the mother who has everything this Mother’s Day? Don’t ask me! I’m neglected and undervalued, not to mention greedy. I freely admit that I love to receive Mother’s Day gifts and, to me, it isn’t just the thought that counts. Although the handmade gifts the kids present to me on Mother’s Day are very special, I feel I deserve a little more than a pile of popsicle sticks and glue.
Salary.com estimated it would cost $113,586 a year to replace Mom! So no matter how abrasive, drunk, or perverted she is, Mom deserves something nice this year. If you’re not sure what to get her, take a look at my gift guide. I’ve got you covered!
Remember when Mom sent notes in your lunch that said things like, “You can’t spell,” or “Get a job”? And there was that year that she piped “Happy Fugging Birthday” in the neatest cursive writing across your birthday cake. Don’t get Mother a dozen carnations this year, that’s not what she wants. The Subversive Cross Stitch Bite Me Pillow from Urban Outfitters is the perfect gift for the abrasive yet crafty mom.
Because nothing says “Mom” like needle point, my gift guide continues with a needle point Sunglasses Protector by Jonathan Adler (www.jonathanadler.com). I’ve lost count of how many cute pairs of sunglasses my children have destroyed. I could really use this glamorous (albeit expensive) case designed by the guy from Bravo’s Top Design.
If your mom is as classy as she is pretty, then she probably loves to take swigs of booze out of a teacup. Gift her this delicate piece of china. It’s a neat way to admit that you’ve noticed the smell of alcohol on her breath, but it’s OK with you because you so fear her sober parenting.
Winter is tough on a lady’s skin, so spring is a time of vigorous moisturizing. Mom will be thrilled to receive a gift of luxurious, mildly-scented lotion. Kabuki No. 9 by Tokyo Milk will pamper your mother’s skin. It will also make her smell like sugared grapefruit while it simultaneously makes you her new favorite child.
That’s me! This game is the number one thing I want for Mother’s Day. It’s Cards Against Humanity, a twisted, perverted version of Apples to Apples. If your mom likes this game, then you probably have bigger issues than what to give her for Mother’s Day. Good luck, friend.
Where to keep all of Mother’s Little Helpers? I love this humorous line of circus tent striped canisters by Jonathan Adler. You’ll never mistake your uppers for downers again. These would be so cute on my kitchen counter!
This last gift idea doesn’t have a whole lot to do with your mom and dad’s sex life. It’s just an apron. If your mom ever cooks, maybe she’d like a good apron (this one is the Marimekko Ahonlaita Apron from Crate and Barrel).