Moms get the most well-meaning gifts every year for Christmas, and most of us receive them with grace and poise. But jeez, wouldn't it be great if we could just send a memo to all the people shopping for presents that there are some gifts no mom wants? Consider this that memo.
All moms are different, and all families are different, so while one mom might really want a new sink faucet (I'm looking at you, dear mother-in-law), that doesn't appeal to 99 percent of the moms out there. Most moms, barring a few exceptions, really don't want appliances that have to be replaced because another one died, and they don't want new pets that they know they'll bear the brunt of taking care of, and under no circumstances do they want ugly nightgowns.
Moms want to be appreciated, and they want to be pampered a little. They want to know you took the time to think about what they might like, even if the gift is very small. A gift certificate to a local cafe and a promised lunch date with her favorite daughter or with her husband without toddlers to wrangle isn't going to break your budget, but it is going to let your mom or your wife know that you thought about something she likes and want to spend time with her.
Start by staying away from this list of gifts we shouldn't be giving moms and you'll be off to a good start!