I’ll never forget the year I was playing at my friend’s house when I suddenly realized it was Mother’s Day. Luckily, my friend’s parents were having a garage sale, and her mom (who was friends with my mom and no doubt laughed herself silly later) convinced me that my mother would love the giant, daisy-shaped, pumpkin orange no-slip bathtub decals she just happened to be selling. You can imagine the look on my mom’s face when I presented her with my, ehhh, “thoughtful” garage sale gift.
Whether you plan ahead or are a last-minute shopper, coming up with an appropriate way to show appreciation for the woman who brought you into this world (or at least made you a functioning part of this world by teaching you important stuff like how to use a toilet) can be tricky.
While I can’t tell you what gift your mother would love best, you can get some insight into what not to get her this Mother’s Day by learning from the mistakes of these misguided kids and husbands on reddit.