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Hey Dad, Here’s a Hint: Mom Doesn’t Want Flowers for Mother’s Day

Mom Jeanine
April 25, 2011


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Flowers are beautiful and yes they make the house look and smell great, but let’s be real: no mom really wants flowers for Mother’s Day.

Flowers make a nice “just because” gift, but on a day set aside to celebrate and honor mom, I’m guessing she doesn’t want a vase of blooms that she will have to cut and water and tend to until they, well, die.

I know it’s grim, but I’m a mom and I for sure do not want flowers this Mother’s Day. I don’t mean to make us moms sound unappreciative, but if you’re going to spend your money, better to spend it something the recipient will actually like, right?

So skip the flowers this year and check out our guide to personalized jewelry for moms. A nice initial necklace or charm bracelet will last longer than flowers, plus it will be pretty reminder of her favorite job… being mom.

Is there anything else you definitely don’t want for Mother’s Day? Chocolate (hello, summer’s coming)? IOUs? Breakfast in bed? Share what Mother’s Day gifts you despise in the comments.

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  • Mom Jeanine
    April 26, 2011

  • I have one more to add: stuffed animals. I get that they’re cute and cuddly, but I really have no use for a teddy bear. Just sayin…

  • Monica Rodgers
    April 26, 2011

  • Ok- I’m going to go out there on a limb and say…. as a mom who has “mothers day” almost every day of the year… how bout you just go take the kids AWAY for the day and give me some peace and quiet? Use the money you might spend on flowers and take them to a movie, the zoo, the museum, out to breakfast lunch and dinner. I love them and you… but go away.

  • traci whitney
    April 26, 2011

  • I hate to be a Debbie Downer, but I can’t stand mother’s day. It’s so much hype around a day that’s supposed to be appreciating all the work I do as a mom, but really it’s just me doing lots of work to make it nice for my own mother. (love you mom) Oh well, I guess that’s the way the universe rolls.

    So what I really don’t want – is to go to a restaurant that’s overpriced and overrun with people just for that day. I’d rather have a nice day at home myself. Maybe lobster, wine, I’ll even take flowers : )

    I do have to say that I already got the best mother’s day gift – my 8 yr old daughter told me that (when we get back from my moms!) she wants me to relax all day and she and her brothers will do everything for me and they won’t fight. So sweet!!

  • Shari
    April 26, 2011

  • With all honesty…I don’t want anything. I agree with Traci that the last thing I want to do is go sit in some restaurant “JUST BECAUSE” it’s Mother’s Day. We had a great Easter Brunch (what’s up with easter being so close to Mother’s day this year anyway) so I don’t need that again.

    I actually DON’T want my son to go away either. I would rather take him down to the beach and play and be WITH him all day. I’m a working Mom so I cherish every moment I can spend with him (he is 3).

    I Don’t want chocolate, flowers or cards. I get more enjoyment out of seeing that money spent on my son to make him happy.

    I Don’t want jewelry either. Last item I got was so gaudy and ugly (and cheap I felt horrible about having it. Finally my son’s Dad got the hint and returned it. Not that I wasn’t appreciative, but it just wasn’t my style. Hmmm…no wonder we aren’t married! HA!

    I think Mother’s Day should be about Mother’s spending time with their families.

  • Sheila
    April 27, 2011

  • Honestly… We ate at a Mother’s Day brunch last year that was SO good I wouldn’t mind doing that again. Over looking the ocean. It was so beautiful. It makes me so happy when my husband is home to spend time with us because it feels like he never is. I don’t want to get jewelry or flowers. Just not into them. I know it won’t happen, but now that my son is 3, I wish my husband had time to take my son to make some sort of craft for me. We always make crafts for daddy when he is away, and all the love that goes into them just means so much.

  • Caitlin
    April 27, 2011

  • Flowers always seem to be an easy solution for both Mother’s Day and Valentine’s Day, I think that’s why personal keepsakes, like personalized jewelry, has been a growing trend these days. I’ve been seeing them a lot on celebs too. also has a lot of affordable personalized necklaces…..but, quality time with the family is probably the best gift any mother can get!