As I get inundated with PR firm marketing for mother’s day one thing is pretty clear: marketing is pretty tone deaf and maybe you should just try non-consumer appreciation?
TL;DR – don’t
But, if you’re going to fall into the trap that you have to purchase something, and you feel you have to spend something. Go good.
I cannot express my distaste of the idea of getting mom a vacuum, mop, pots, pans, etc… I mean unless she wanted that… different story then. Just “get mom what she really wants – dish soap!” advertising is making my eyes cross. I mean, she wants dish soap? Get it. But damn.
“Here mom, here’s a device that will make cleaning up after me slightly easier!”
There has been one out of 20something robot vacuums that I would consider a good gift. Guess what, I’m not pushing it or naming it.
Of all the tone deaf advertising I’ve seen, a robot vacuum exists in the realm of not quite as ridiculously … whatever.
Give the gift of time. She gets mad at you point to some old guy in a cat t-shirt on the internet claiming to be a font of Mother’s Day ideas and blame me.