Mother's Day is coming up!
May 3, 2002 11:07 AM   Subscribe

Mother's Day is coming up! What's the coolest gift you ever got your mom? Any ideas for the rest of us?
posted by MeetMegan (22 comments total)
My mom has requested a charitable donation this year. Any other ideas for fun, non-traditional gifts?
posted by MeetMegan at 11:10 AM on May 3, 2002

i did a little 5x7 oil painting of some pears and had it framed. much funner than buying something. It will make her cry in that good way that moms cry.

quonsar, you have a hip mom never goes to msn.
posted by th3ph17 at 11:27 AM on May 3, 2002

i think quonsar needs a hug.
posted by moz at 11:27 AM on May 3, 2002

Well gee, that's funny, quonsar, 'cause I got my mom a post on MetaTalk.
posted by starvingartist at 11:28 AM on May 3, 2002

i know. i can't believe i've been assimilated by the mefi borg cops.
posted by quonsar at 11:29 AM on May 3, 2002

What am I getting her? Same thing as last year: carton of smokes and a fistfull of lottery tickets.
posted by ColdChef at 11:32 AM on May 3, 2002

Eh, I'm gonna get her a big porcelain bunny rabbit. I think it's crappy, but my wife likes it, and I'm going to listen to her.

But the really cool thing is that I got her a mother's day card signed by Orson Scott Card. He also wrote a little something in it. Follows my tradition of getting famous people she and I both love to sign cards.
posted by taumeson at 11:36 AM on May 3, 2002

Orson Scott Card, my favorite Mormon fascist.

No, really!
posted by NortonDC at 11:51 AM on May 3, 2002

The coolest thing my Mom ever got on Mother's Day was...ME! ME ME ME! I was born on Mother's Day, and my birthday is falling on Mom's Day again this year. :D

(Although I suppose my grade-school macaroni picture frame must have been neato, too...)
posted by metrocake at 12:14 PM on May 3, 2002

I put my mum on the internet as a mothers day present in 1994. With crash-o-matic NCSA mosaic, a 14.4 modem and lots of faith. Look mum, this is called a newsgroup, you see all these .alt - they are people discussing things like, oh well, err, perhaps not.

In the end she decided that taking five minutes and paying over a pound to find out what was on TV was not such a great gift and I went back to flowers.
posted by grahamwell at 1:02 PM on May 3, 2002

I, too, was born on Mother's Day. 10 pounds 4 ounces.

As such, I formally apologize to my mother every Mother's Day.
posted by dglynn at 1:47 PM on May 3, 2002

I was born on Mother's Day too. But I've given her four grandkids, so I don't have to apologize any more.
posted by JParker at 1:53 PM on May 3, 2002

Breakfast. It's not like she needs more material crap in her life. Everything my parents ever wanted, they now own!

Let me recommend, once again, giving the gift of goats. As far as I can tell from their annual reports, their executives are not overpaid and most of the donations really do go to the people that need them. Unlike some rather large brand-name charities I could mention.
posted by five fresh fish at 2:25 PM on May 3, 2002

I've been wondering what to get my mom and never even thought of a charitable donation, even though I had decided last Christmas that's what I was going to start getting people.

Thanks for the reminder.
posted by jennyb at 2:31 PM on May 3, 2002

Hey, can I join the "born on Mother's Day" club too? Oops, looks like I did when I was born. 'Course it's the British version for me - way back in March.

On the day itself, I try not to steal her thunder and sometimes give her a pat on the back once I've finished opening my presents.
posted by MUD at 3:07 PM on May 3, 2002

I think my mother is going to think I am nuts, but, I bought her a "Mother's Day Mug" and stuffed it with chocolate truffles. I bought it more because I liked it and I am not sure if she's going to understand the monkey on the front of if though. Last year, however, I found an old picture of me and my grandmother, had it copied and blown up and put into an nice little frame. The gift extracted tears of joy.
posted by amphigory at 3:54 PM on May 3, 2002

A few years ago, I got my mom a session here. She loved it!
posted by rushmc at 6:23 PM on May 3, 2002

Thanks for saving me some shopping time, CrayDrygu!
posted by Optamystic at 8:07 PM on May 3, 2002

Well, CrayDrygu, at least you recycle!
(...but in this case, you're permitted)
posted by y2karl at 9:48 PM on May 3, 2002

Well, lest you get the wrong impression, you were permitted in both cases--I certainly got some mileage out of that screenshot.
I sent a copy to Sandra Bernhard's big brother.
His answer: Not my mom!
posted by y2karl at 10:50 PM on May 3, 2002

Er, Not for my mom! to be exact.
posted by y2karl at 12:17 AM on May 14, 2002

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