Heads up guys! Mother's Day is right around the corner, so now is the perfect time to start thinking about what to get the favorite moms in your life to show them just how much they are appreciated.
Picking out the perfect gift isn't always easy -- and that's why CafeMom surveyed a bunch of real moms to see what they would love to receive for Mother's Day, and also find out what they really DON'T want.
And instead of just listing a bunch of random gift ideas, CafeMom came up with a handy-dandy infographic to give you a good visual picture of what moms are eager to receive on May 13.
Let's start with gift ideas pictured that definitely won't earn you any bonus points -- like a toilet. Can you believe some poor woman actually received a potty as a gift and listed it as the worst Mother's Day present she ever received?! Not that anyone can blame her. I guess nothing says love like a good flush, right? Not surprisingly, lingerie also made the cut. Save the sexy stuff for Valentine's Day, boys. Mother's Day is about us -- not you.
And other stuff among the list of gifts that are better left unwrapped? Cigars, socks, anti-wrinkle cream, leftover Easter candy (nice), and vacuums. Those things really need no further explanation.
Ok, now that you know a few things moms definitely don't want, let's talk about a few things they really do get excited about. Like a trip to the spa. It's the universal gift that you really can't go wrong with (letting us sleep in as late as we want for an entire weekend is pretty good too). Moms also love anything our kiddos make for us, and oh yeah -- having someone come in and clean the house isn't too shabby either.
And while 75 percent of moms said that they prefer to spend Mother's Day with their kids instead of anyone else, they probably would hang out with a few select celeb mamas that day if given the chance. Sandra Bullock was the gal most moms would love to pal around with, followed by Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Garner. Of course, considering Reese is pregnant and Jen has a new baby at home, I'd say Sandra's lifestyle is probably more conducive to enjoying a little girl time.
But all gifts and grand gestures aside, all we really want is for our husbands to acknowledge us on Mother's Day and realize just how much we do for our families. Sadly, 28 percent of moms admit that their spouse and/or kids have forgotten about them completely. Talk about a slap in the face! And aside from the initial disappointment and humiliation, moms aren't likely to let something as big as forgetting Mother's Day be forgotten down the road. Better mark your calendars now, guys.
What would be your ideal Mother's Day gift?
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Going to baseball games
Riding bike rides in the nice weather
Playing outside after work/school
Going for walks outside