Name the worst Mother’s Day gift ever

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With Mothers Day fast approaching, families (dads, kids primarily) are rushing around trying to find the ULTIMATE MOTHERS DAY GIFT for the women in their lives

Maybe, they’re trying just a little bit too hard.  Maybe, the best mother’s day gift is something that’s right in front of their noses.

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Hoover WindTunnel T-Series
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Funny thing about Mother’s Day:  Dads like to use Mother’s Day as a day when they take the kids off and leave the moms at home for their own staycation.

Father’s Day is the exact same thing – moms shuffle the kids off to Dad for a “day with Dad”, resulting in the same mom staycation scenario.  In both cases, it seems, the Mom wins.

But let’s take a look at WHAT MOMS WANT FOR MOTHERS DAY, as compiled by the NPD Group in their annual survey.

  • 14.6% of moms surveyed would like homemade gifts from their children
  • 13.6% would like a day off
  • 12.9% would like a spa day
  • 1.3% would like breakfast in bed

In previous years, 23.6% of moms said that they received absolutely nothing at all.  Compared to the 31.8% who received a card, that’s almost 50% of moms that didn’t have anything significant done to celebrate this special day.

As for the WORST MOTHER’S DAY GIFTS that were received:

  • vacuum cleaners
  • kitchen appliances
  • jumper cables
  • weed eaters
  • divorce papers
  • having to cook or clean up after their mothers-in-law
  • no gift at all

How accurate are these types of surveys?  According to a different survey, all that 90% of mothers want for Mother’s Day is a phone call from their children… but only 57% of moms actually get that call.