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The Worst Mother's Day Gifts and Cards

According to a British survey, 40 percent of moms have received an unwanted Mother's Day gift, but most of them were too polite to complain. Here's a partial list of the 30 worst Mother's Day gifts (according to moms who actually received these gifts):

  • Deodorant
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Cleaning supplies
  • A stick of French bread
  • Salad dressing
  • Popcorn
  • Ants (perhaps an ant farm for Mom)
  • Hair dye
  • Screwdriver
  • Toilet roll
  • Calculator
  • Car parts

Another newspaper ran an article titled "20 awful Mother's Day cards that you absolutely should not buy." The article is clear: Do NOT buy these cards, but just in case you're curious here are a few examples:

  • Mom, thanks for always checking up on me (with a picture of a cell phone with 24 unanswered calls from "Mom").
  • Well I guess this Mother's Day card is late. Looks like someone wasn't raised properly.
  • I'm awesome. You're welcome. To the luckiest Mom ever.
  • Mom I love you loads. (A picture of a laundry basket overflowing with clothes.) Speaking of loads … can you do my laundry?

Tom Kershaw, "Are these worst Mother's Day gifts ever? Mums reveal the presents they'd rather have done without," Mirror (3-5-16); The Telegraph, "20 awful Mother's Day cards that you absolutely should not buy" (3-16-17)

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