So recently I was browsing online for a birthday gift for my mom. She is incredibly hard to shop for (although she would NEVER admit it) so it’s always quite the challenge. I like to get her things that are unique and personalized if I can, so I consulted my dear friend Google and got to searching.
Many of the websites I visited had a “gifts for her” section and after looking through these “her” gifts I was seriously bothered.
One website in particular had things such as vacuum cleaners, toaster ovens and electric mixers. Cause nothing says “Happy Birthday Mom” like reminding her of all the cleaning and cooking she does. I found this to be true of most of the searches I did. Kitchen appliances, coffee mugs and throw blankets. Us moms have made quite a niche haven’t we?
What a lot of people don’t realize is that moms, are also women. There is more to their lives than cooking, cleaning and child rearing. They have hobbies and interests. They like music, movies and books. They like to travel. Long gone are the Carol Brady mothers of the past. And if my husband or child bought me a fucking vacuum for my birthday, I’d probably throw it at them.
Birthdays are the one day a year that is all about you. It celebrates the day you entered into this world and all the years you’ve survived it. A birthday gift should be something that comes from the heart and that will mean something to that person.
So with that being said, I’m giving my mom wine and cash cause she is SERIOUSLY hard to shop for.