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Mother’s Day Gifts: What Never to Give

Forward this list to your partner. This is what you don’t want for Mother’s Day.

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A Schmaltzy Card

“I got a card from my son. It was obviously the last card they had at the store because it thanked me for making him the person he is today. I had to laugh.” -- Jh

We’re not against Hallmark or American Greetings, but if you’re going to get Mom a card, actually read it first and make sure the message is something you’d say (and actually mean). Honestly, it would mean so much more to the mom in question if you got her a blank card and wrote a few heartfelt sentences yourself, instead of just signing something that’s completely impersonal.

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