don't get me a present

Canada
May 4, 2007 4:18pm CST
mother's day is comming up, my mother just stopped in and said don't get me anything cause i don't need anything. do people actually mean don't get me anything when they say that. do i get something? or just a card maybe?
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@smuggeridge (2157)
4 May 07
they probably don't need anything but there isn't a mum in the world who wouldn't like some flowers or a card because its the thought that counts. P.S. is it really mothers day? we had ours in March, seems odd we have it at different times
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• Canada
4 May 07
yes it is mother's day on may 13 here in canada.
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@magica (3710)
• Bulgaria
4 May 07
deeply in themselves they hope that they will get a present.But they can tell you this just because of modesty or another reason.
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5 May 07
I asked my Mum and my mum says that no she would not want anything and instead you have to either clean her house, cook her dinner or take her somewhere nice for the day. I reckon you should take her on a day out. Let's face ot you can never clean your mothers house better than your mother so I would stick to the basic just spending time with her. I live with my Mum and regulary do the hosuework so I don't what she is hoping for when she says she deosnt want anything!
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@Michele21 (3094)
• United States
5 May 07
I would still get her something, I know I have told my husband the same thing, but I would have been hurt (but I wouldn't have said anything) if he hadn't gotten me something, for whatever occasion. So I would still let her know that she is your mom(even if she wasn't a good one) and you appreciate her, just a little something to let her know you care about her!
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@mrsturner (519)
• Canada
6 May 07
Maybe give her a card with a gift card in it or something. I know that my mother and mother-in-law would be hurt to get absolutely nothing for Mother's Day. At least with a gift card she could get something she wants even if she doesn't "need" anything. I would never say that to anyone - they all know me and know that I love presents (even fron the dollar store!).
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@kayrod2 (1304)
• Australia
6 May 07
Mothers day isnt only about giving a present. Spending time with your mother and showing your love and appreciation might be all that is needed. But i think a small gift of maybe flowers, even if out of your garden would be lovely. Maybe make a nice lunch or a family picnic would be good. Home made gifts are wonderful as well. I love getting these from my children, and they also make things for their grandmother and she loves that. All the best and just enjoy the day
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@OURDEW (4812)
• United States
5 May 07
Has your mother told you that in the past? Do you usually get her something? What about giving her flowers and a card. Maybe spend the day with your mom and your daughter, go to eat, just sit and talk, look at old pictures. What ever you choose, I hope it turns out good.
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@youdontsay (3503)
• United States
8 May 07
Sometimes they mean it. My mother and my mother-in-law both would say not to get them gifts. And they meant it because they had downsized to small apartments and really didn't want or need anything else. So we started making them food baskets - canned goods and boxed meals that we knew they liked, especially the ones that were a little more expensive than they would ordinarily buy, like brand named asparagus spears and mandrin oranges. They were always pleased to get them because then they didn't have to shop for them and they would get used up. When my mom was still able to get out and about I would get her a gift card to her favorite restaurant.