• Click This If You Love Your Mom
    (It’s A List of Mother’s Day Gifts)

    Warren BujolContent Lead

    We can tell you love your mom by the way you clicked this.

    Classic Mom tattoo. The one that implies you love your mom using a heart with a banner strung across it that says "Mom."

    We love our moms, too.

    So we decided to do everyone a favor and put together one of those “best gift idea” lists. Then we asked a few moms around the office about their most memorable Mother’s Day gifts and realized it is not the thought that counts. To make sure our tokens of appreciation don’t end up in our moms’ trash cans, we decided to put together a list of gifts not to get her instead. We hope it helps.

    9 Mother’s Day Gifts Your Mom Doesn’t Want.

    (According to our research)

    A homemade Mother's Day card. Don't tell anyone, but I made this.
    1. Homemade Card.
    We know what you’re thinking, “My mom loves my homemade cards.” We thought the same thing, but apparently, she doesn’t – even if you put fake money inside it. Like they say, “If you’re old enough to rent a car, you’re too old to make your own homemade Mother’s Day cards.”

    A Traxxas 8S X-Maxx remote controlled monster truck. This bad boy can reach speeds over 50 MPH and it can be your mom's for just under $1,000!
    2. Traxxas 8s X-Maxx.
    Sure, the X-Maxx seems like the perfect choice with its enormous size and Velineon 1200XL Big Block motor. But we’re pretty sure your mom won’t like anything with that many Xs in its name. Not even a $1,000 remote control car capable of reaching speeds of 50+ MPH.

    I coffee mug that looks like a piece of poo. At least it's smiling?
    3. Poop Mug.
    Just because your mom has a healthy sense of humor doesn’t mean she wants a coffee mug shaped like poo. It might get a quick laugh out of her, but we both know she’ll never put coffee in it. Best case scenario, it collects dust on her mug shelf until she reorganizes the kitchen.

    One coupon for 1/2 the dishes, meaning you can have half of your dishes washed upon redemption.
    4. “1/2 of the Dishes” Coupon.
    It’s a nice gesture, but if you’re giving her a coupon, you should at least make it out for the whole chore. It’s the one day of the year you get to show our appreciation for everything your mom has done for you. She shouldn’t have to do the other half of the dishes.

    Some popsicle sticks taped to a small sheet of paper.
    5. Popsicle Stick Thing.
    We aren’t really sure what’s going on here. It does look a little like a slide, but it also looks like it says “Help Me” me on one of the sticks. Either way, we recommend avoiding any gifts that require you to glue something onto something else, or that were previously in your mouth.

    Just a plunger.
    6. Plunger.
    “You’ve gotta be sh*ttin’ me.” – Your Mom.

    A custom ceramic Mother's Day coaster (probably).
    7. Sentimental Coaster.
    Let’s face it, we don’t know how to make or customize ceramic coasters. We’re guessing this one was pre-made and later customized with a Sharpie, which sounds easy enough. But it won’t be long before all the ‘sentimental’ is rubbed off and your mom is left with a regular coaster.

    A box of some kind that has been covered in paint, duct tape, and leaves.
    8. Some Kind of Box.
    If you’re going to give your mom a box for Mother’s Day, be sure to make it big enough for her to put all the other Mother’s Day gifts she’s pretended to like over the years in it. At least that way she won’t feel bad for throwing it away, and it’ll help her stay organized.

    Just a cool little lizard.
    9. “Another Lizard.”
    This little fella really shouldn’t be on the list because lizards make excellent Mother’s Day gifts. But we overheard one office mom say, “My kid better not get me another lizard for Mother’s Day” this morning.* We just hope we did the right thing (and that your mom didn’t want a low-maintenance reptile).

    Honestly, we have no idea what your mom wants.

    And we’d never use Mother’s Day as an opportunity to plug Waitr (our moms raised us better than that). But we will leave an order button below just in case you think having her favorite local restaurants delivered is something your mom would be in to.

    Happy Mother’s Day.

    Don’t make her turn this car around.