The 3 worst Valentine’s Day gifts for Mom
By Aimee Heckel
You’ve got less than 24 hours to salvage Valentine’s Day for your wife or mom.
Don’t less your rush drive you to make bad choices.
Here are the three worst Valentine’s Day gifts for Mom — and one super quick and easy idea that will save the day.
1. A tummy-toning gel called FatGirlSixPack, $38, at Sephora. (Note: Also calculate in the costs to repair your face at the ER after Mama crushes this bottle against your nose.) Rub this gel on your midriff and it’s supposed to make you look more toned. Even if it did work, there’s not much more offensive than this brand name. Well, maybe if you wrap this with a gift certificate to FatBurger. Yeah. That’d be suicide.
Note: The comparable product, Love Handler, is not an acceptable alternative for Valentine’s Day, just because it contains the word “love.”
2. A “Wino” T-shirt, $25.99, at CafePress.com. So maybe it’s true. Maybe the truth hurts. Maybe tomorrow’s a better day for that intervention. Plus, this shirt is fugly and boxy. Not that there is a more flattering line of wino couture.
3. Love Mittens, $18, by Etsy artist ISewNaked. These guys are kind of glorified, heart-shaped handcuffs dressed up as mittens. Beyond their social awkwardness, bad taste and inescapable sweaty palms, these are impractical. What mother can afford to lose 50 percent of her hands? More like Torture Mittens.
Don’t suck. Here’s a Valentine’s Day gift you can buy Mom today, right now, and make her Valentine’s Day awesome: A SpaFinder gift certificate.
Buy a gift certificate at SpaFinder.com and it’s good at more than 20,000 different spa locations worldwide, so Mom gets to pick where she goes, she gets to select her treatment and, best of all, she doesn’t have to pay for it. If you want to pad your gift card with something she can play with today, pick a SpaFinder gift set with eco-chic products and a gift card (20 percent savings right now). If you don’t have time for the delivery, swing by Sephora or Ulta and get a lotion or bath set instead.
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