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I’m an excellent shopper, it is one of my favorite hobbies. I love shopping for those I love and when I find a good shopping deal, but everyone has one person (or possibly several) that are difficult to shop for. That happens to be my mother. My mom is technically challenged, owns every kitchen gadget you can think of, has no sense of fashion, considers most jewelry as gaudy, doesn’t workout, only likes manicures and lives with me. Her wish list consists of a $500 vacuum cleaner and a $300 stand mixer. Um, she has lived with me for almost a year, I’d be buying those gifts for me for use in my home, not hers. It makes no sense to buy those until she finds a place of her own.
So when I shop for her I just want to pull my hair out. She dislikes clothes I buy for her so I quit doing that years ago. She has received more manicure gift certificates then I can count, smells flowery from all the perfume she receives and has doubles of kitchenware’s. A few years back I wanted to give up, but I had to get her a gift. So what do I get her?
Yes my friends, that is a personalized “mom” coffee scoop and sugar and creamer set. How lame. Bad gift? I’d say so.
It’s a gift my children would buy me, not an adult child giving their mother. It all made perfect sense at the time though. She drinks eight pots of coffee a day (no joke) so I thought it would be the ideal gift for her. She loved it but come on, she’s a coffee addict and owns numerous coffee scoops as well as various sugar and creamer sets. It had to be the worst gift I have ever given. But she still uses both, so she either keeps them to not hurt my feelings (remember she lives with me) or she really likes them. Still, a bad gift if you ask me.
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