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Mother's Day!

Mother's Day!
Barb Szyszkiewicz

I've been a mom for over 17 years now, so I feel equipped to give a little advice about what moms do not want for Mother's Day. first-steps

  • Vacuums, Swiffer Wet Jets, or any other cleaning equipment.  Don't insult your wife or mom by suggesting that she doesn't do a good enough job keeping the house clean.
  • Exercise equipment.  If mama ain't happy, nobody's happy--and mama ain't happy if you imply that she could stand to lose a few pounds!
  • Cooking equipment can be iffy.  I'm always thrilled to receive something for the kitchen--but I love cooking.  So my advice here would be to "know your mom" before giving a kitchen gift.
  • Any book from the "Idiot's Guide" or "For Dummies" series.  Again, there's a big insult factor to consider.
  • A GPS.  I don't want to be in the same zip code as someone who tells his mom that she can't find her way out of a paper bag.
  • Any hobby equipment that's appropriate for your hobby, not Mom's.
  • The kind of perfume your old girlfriend used to wear.

So now that I've told you what to avoid, it's time to present some ideas for what Mom would like.  Pampering Mom in any way is the best gift of all, I think!  Don't make any messes that she will have to clean up.  Go out and pick up her favorite coffee and donuts for breakfast.  Give Mom a break on her special day!


Mom always taught you to be careful with your money.  So here are some ideas for great gifts for Mom, at a great price.  Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there!  And we've got even more deals at our special Mother's Day page.

25% off your order at
Use Promotion Code 9CM25 during checkout.
Valid through: May 9, 2009
May not be combined with any other promotion. Not valid at retail locations or partner sites.

$10 off your order of $40 or more at
Use coupon code ILOVEMOM during checkout.
Valid through: May 10, 2009

FREE personalized Mother's Day card at
Use coupon code FREECARD.
Valid through: May 16, 2009

8% off all Home Decor items at GoodOrient
Enter coupon code ORIENTHOME in your shopping cart.
Valid through: June 30, 2009

15% off orders of $50 or more at Collections Etc.
Enter promotion code 3FZZC5 during checkout. Instead of seeing the dollars off discount listed separately, the prices of the items in your cart will be reduced.
Valid through: May 31, 2009
Online orders only. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Does not apply to Collections Etc.'s eBay store. Not valid on sale priced items.

50% off Photo Scrapbook Pages at
Use coupon code SCRAPHAPPY at checkout in the Photo Center.
Valid through: May 9, 2009 11:59pm CT
Valid for up to five uses per account.

$10 off $100 or more of Jewelry at
Use coupon code MOMSDAY10 in your shopping cart.
Valid through: May 10, 2009


  1. MeAndCraig

    I remember when Craig and I were married probably 3 or 4 years and had our first son by then ...
    (But remember, we were still in our mid-twenties)
    He bought me a VACUUM ...
    What is it with the vacuums?
    Husbands seem to love the vacuums!!

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