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OnSugar Blog: What Your Mama Really Wants

May 7 2010 - 4:00am

Mother's Day [1] is almost here and moms on the web have some pretty specific thoughts on the big day. Here are highlights [2] from OnSugar blog Mother Tongue & Other Sharp Objects [3].

Children, it’s time to celebrate your mother and you haven’t got a clue what to get her. You’re in luck because this is your Guide to Giving Mom the Perfect Gift.

Let’s be Dr. Phil-honest here: To hell with the ridiculously sappy cards that someone else wrote, the purposeless trinkets that serve only to collect dust, or unflattering clothes that you might be tempted to buy even though you know damn well she’ll never wear them or have the heart to toss them. The first rule of thumb in picking out gifts for Mom is this: if it’s commercial, contrived, unimaginative, corny, or was purchased from a drugstore the same day as the event, she will probably hate it. She will play it off as if she adores whatever piece of AS SEEN ON TV crap you hurriedly purchased with little thought, but don’t believe her act. The truth is you have failed miserably.

A bouquet of her favorite flowers, an expensive piece of jewelry (that doesn’t look like it was found in the children’s department), and a good night out on the town (that doesn’t involve 2-for-1 specials) are significantly better, but they still don’t hit the mark like a revolutionary invention would.

In a recent scientifically-sound survey, we blanketed the country (sort of) and asked mothers of all walks of life (mainly the ones standing outside my kids’ school) to determine what they’d really love to have. The results are in and here is what the modern mother really wants:

Read the entire post here [4]. Want to see more? Start following OnSugar blog Mother Tongue & Other Sharp Objects [5] or start your own OnSugar blog [6]. Its not too late to share your Mother's Day wish list — submit yours here [7] and we may just feature it on LilSugar.


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