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Over at Reddit, I came across this rather amusing 1-800-Flowers ad.
Moms moms, they’re good for your heart, the more you give them flowers, the more they don’t cut you out of the will.
Wow, that’s harsh. And morbid. Actually, it’s kind of mean when you think about it.
But you know what? Lots of moms don’t want flowers, they want TOOLS!
I was talking to an older women a few weeks ago – an associate at my Dentist’s office – and she was gently complaining about her grown kids. She had moved closer to them and their families, and leading up to the winter holiday shopping season, she had been strongly hinting about a couple of tools she wanted so that she can work on some things herself.
She had some projects she wanted to do, and she knew she needed some tools but wasn’t sure what to buy, aside from maybe a cordless drill. The only tool she has is a “very heavy hammer.”
After all that hinting, they got her another hat.
I have a series on DIY tool kits coming up, as well as a Mother’s Day gift guide, but I also want to hear all of your thoughts on the matter.
I know some crafters, hobbyists, and casual DIYers who would absolutely want to receive some nice tools for Mother’s Day, their birthday, or the winter holidays. Even the different moms and women in my life who aren’t very interested in tools have a need for quality basics.
What are your thoughts on the matter?
Obviously, ever mom is going to have their own preferences, and there are plenty who will cringe at the thought of tools as a gift.
But also, my inbox has been bombarded with Mother’s Day tool gift ideas and sales pitches. I have a series on DIY (and mom-centric) tool recommendations and ideas coming up, and I guess I’m not the only one to have this idea.
What kinds of tools would you get the moms in your life?
For the moms out there reading this, what kinds of tools would you want to receive as a gift?