Mom are the best. They gave birth to us, cook, clean, guide us, love us, and even when we mess up they are there to tell us to get back up. There is no one quite like a mother, and thats why we owe it to them to do something special for them on Mother’s Day which, by the way, is THIS WEEKEND.
If you’re like me, you’re scrambling to think of something to buy your mommy dearest — for a decent price. Mothers Day is always difficult because we’re old enough to want to thank our mothers for everything they do, but don’t have the funds for extravagant things. Luckily, mothers love their children no matter what and it’s the thought that count. We can get off easy by trying to do something sweet and inexpensive. Cards are a little passé but there are a few things you can do for your mother on the day that celebrates everything she does.
HERE ARE 10 GIFT IDEAS FOR MOTHERS DAY IF YOUR BROKE:
This always works. Buy a nice box and put in little things that represents your mom’s best qualities. Chocolate because she’s sweet, a stuffed animal because she likes to cuddle, a shoe magnet if she’s a shopaholic, etc. My finest moment was buying a hideous bra from The Bay because my mom is “supportive.”
Flowers are normally expensive but there is bound to be a run down florist in your area to get flowers or a plant of choice for a decent price.
All you need is a CD to save it on! Grab pictures or home video footage and make either a slideshow or video. Moms generally are bad with technology, so they will love it even if you suck at video editing.
Breakfast in Bed
This is a standard one but I feel it never gets old, especially if they’re the ones you count on for dinner. Making the family meals is both exhausting and time consuming, so your mother will appreciate getting the time off. The only reason this may not work is if your mom is like my mother and has a phobia of anyone but her touching the stove or making a mess in the kitchen. Remember to clean up after yourself or your mom will be cleaning up the mess made by her birthday present.
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Christmas is a time of love, friendship, family and giving back. It’s also a time of receiving horrible presents. That’s why when someone gifts you a lousy pair of socks or an irrelevant coin sorter machine it’s important to master that expression of complete shock and awe.
You know like, “That’s just what I wanted! How did you know?!”
Jimmy Kimmel’s team approached streeters and asked them how to pretend to like a lousy holiday gift. While a couple of them mastered a believable reaction, the others fell into two categories; They either over-exaggerated their reactions or went a little too droll.
Still, when it comes down to it, Christmas isn’t about presents. It’s the thought that counts!
Watch it here
By Jade Mackey
Disclaimer: I’m a major Justin Bieber fangirl. My most recent Bieber-related purchases were his second perfume, Girlfriend, and his newest album that just went double platinum, Believe. I would buy every Justin Bieber product if I was rich enough, but sometimes I wonder how much more successful some mundane product is just because they slapped his face on it. That’s probably why there are tons of WTF products out there for Beliebers.
Why not gift one this Christmas?
15 WTF Justin Bieber products
Duct Tape, $13
Although I never use duct tape, I would for Justin. Buh-bye scotch tape. Hello Bieber tape.
Cupcake Rings, Etsy, $4
I have one of these. It was on a cupcake at my work. Let’s just say it made my day.
Rockin’ Tour Bus, $80
This is the best thing to happen since Barbie’s Hot Tub Party Bus. Who needs concert tickets when you can put on your own Justin Bieber concert 24/7?
Luminary Light, Etsy, $19
Justin Bieber brings light to your life, literally and figuratively.
Well it’s that time of year again. Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Latte has been replaced by the Caramel Brûlée Latte, Christmas music is blaring out of store speakers, and oh yeah it’s cold. So take a time out from dropping subtle hints to your mom, and check out this holiday gift guide for the music lover on your Christmas shopping list. From the new iPod nano, and Beats headphones to concert tickets, you’re sure to find something for whomever, whether they are 10 years old or 55.
1. O.N.I.F.C. Wiz Khalifa, Amazon, $15
Wiz Khalifa’s much delayed and much anticipated sophomore album dropped on Dec. 4. This is the perfect gift for that friend who still sings “Black & Yellow” all the time. You can pre-order it on iTunes and Amazon.
2. iPod Touch Vintage Moustache case, Etsy, $15
So maybe you don’t know what kind of music this person is into, but you know they like moustaches and have an iPod Touch. Behold, the perfect gift.
3. Layla Rose Gold Headphones, The Fancy, $201
If you’re itching to shell out a couple of hundred bucks, but the person on your list is a trend-setter rather than a follower, then consider these gorgeous headphones instead of the Beats. They also come in silver and black.
4. Carbon Audio Zooka Wireless Bluetooth Speaker, Best Buy, $100
Give the gift of better sound with this wireless and affordable speaker, compatible with select iOS, Android, webOS, Windows 7 and QNX devices.
5. Collegiate Turntable by Crosley, Urban Outfitters, $161
Your DJ friend will love this vintage, portable, easily store-able turntable. It comes in blue and pink.
Russell Brand and soon to be wife, Katy Perry, are always one’s for breaking tradition. For example, Perry joking about having a clothing-optional wedding. And now, according to PEOPLE, the couple is breaking tradition once again.
This time, Brand and Perry are not drawing up a wedding registry.
“Given that Katy and I both have good jobs, we don’t want any presents,” Brand said at last week’s premiere for his latest film, Get Him to the Greek. “It would be a massive indulgence.”
But just because the couple does not want presents, doesn’t mean they couldn’t use them. And the co-stars of Greek have suggestions for just that.
“I say you got to invest in the good sheets and towels,” Elisabeth Moss said. “It’s your only chance to get the really good, top-notch sheets and duvet covers. Those are things you don’t buy for yourself.”
Others suggested kitchen essentials like a waffle maker and an espresso machine.
Kali Hawk, Brand’s co-star, had some other ideas for gifts.
“[I’d say] diamond, platinum, titanium-encrusted flat irons. And skinny jeans,” she said. “Someone’s got to flatten and curl their hair and keep the pants nice and skinny.”
But in all seriousness, Moss believes that the only gift the couple needs for their new life together is good communication.
“They seem to have a pretty honest communication. I don’t doubt it,” Moss said. “They’re great.”