Mother’s Day Gift Ideas For People You’ve Accidentally Called ‘Mom’
It’s Mother’s Day, the day to celebrate the wonderful women who raised us, cared for us, and told us that we do not look good in yellow. There is nothing quite like the bond between mother and child, but many people have gone in and out of our lives who had the special privilege of being accidentally called “Mom.” Even though that woman may have been a complete stranger, for an instant, we shared a special connection. She matters, too, so we set out to find a gift to tickle every pseudo-mom’s fancy.
The first week of college isn’t easy, so it’s understandable that you called your resident adviser “Mom.” Get them a tasteful mug to commemorate the time they didn’t report you for keeping a contraband Keurig in your room.
Middle School Teacher
Calling your teacher “Mom” is something you never live down, but she was there for you more than your real mom ever was. Get her a nice monocle for her lazy eye.
The Waitress At Applebee’s (Mmm, Mom Food)
You couldn’t help but respond “Thanks, Mom” when the waitress at Applebee’s called you “sugar.” It felt like a natural response! Being on your feet for 10 hours must do some damage, so the best gift for her is some slippers.
During your latest bout of manic depression, your therapist assured you that it was only a temporary feeling and it would pass. In a rage, you couldn’t help but blurt out “It’s not a phase, Mom!” Get her a scented candle because her current one sucks.
The Lady in the Grocery Store Who Resembles Your Mom From Behind
You saw her looking at the Metamucil section, sneaked up behind her, and gave her a hug. You were mortified when the woman turned around. It might be difficult to track that woman down, but this Mother’s Day, you should get her a bottle of Benefiber. I heard that it works better.
Babysitter (The Cool Mom)
She let you watch that PG-13 movie when you weren’t supposed to. Get her the John Tucker Must Die Special Edition Blu-ray in honor of the good times.
It happens. Lots of dads have been accidentally called “Mom.” This Mother’s Day, get your dad a pair of floor seats to see Bruce Springsteen. If you are going to splurge on anyone this Mother’s Day, it should be your dad.