12 Things You Definitely Should Not Get Mom This Mother's Day

The Gift: Chia Pet

The Swap: Pretty Flowers

While admittedly creative, a Chia Pet is a little too retro. Why not send her a thoughtful flower arrangement instead? We love Flower Muse in particular.


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There are gifts you definitely should get your mom on her special day, and some things that are obvious no-no's. You may think some cliché will suffice when explaining your chosen Mother's Day gift ("Creativity is key!" "It's the thought that counts!") but that's just taking the easy—and in some cases, tacky—way out. Click through the slideshow above to see some seriously wacky gifts you definitely should not get mom for Mother's Day–along with the smart alternatives we recommend!

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