1. Tech help
2. Peace and quiet
3. A day of rest
4. Mental victories
5. Unabashed criticism
6. A better gift
7. Wardrobe advice
8. Marriage advice
9. Personality augmentation
10. Tattoo removal
As Mother's Day approaches (May 11 — you're welcome for the reminder), it's a good time to go over some best practices for gift giving.
Chiefly, uncooked macaroni glued to cardboard doesn't cut it when you have a full-time job with health benefits.
Remember your tween years, when you'd forget it was Mother's Day until Mother's Day and frantically throw together a "coupon book?" Basically gifting your mother — the woman who raised you and nurtured you and birthed you — a collection of IOUs. Things like "One free lawn mowing," or "Will walk the dogs without being asked." They were chores we were going to do anyway, but we were desperate and young, and we could get away with it. Not so much anymore.
As an adult, buying a Mother's Day gift is still a struggle, but it doesn't have to be. Why not go back to the classic "coupon book" that worked so well for us in the past? The only difference being this time you'll make some coupons mom will actually want.
Here, we've compiled some for you already. *Print.*