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母亲节时不能送的礼物

2012年05月11日  所属:节日  来源:英语点津  作者:陈丹妮 编辑 Julie

本周日(5月13日)就是母亲节了,你选好礼物了吗?据美国零售业联合会预计,今年母亲节期间美国人的花费将高达190亿美元。那么如何才能在母亲节花对钱、买对礼物呢?

本周日(5月13日)就是母亲节了,你选好礼物了吗?据美国零售业联合会预计,今年母亲节期间美国人的花费将高达190亿美元。那么如何才能在母亲节花对钱、买对礼物呢?如果你的礼物清单上有以下商品,趁早把它们删了吧,因为妈妈们不希望收到这样的礼物。首当其冲的是吸尘器,虽然如今的吸尘器外型和功能都改进了不少,但妈妈们还是将其列为最不受欢迎的母亲节礼物之一。除此之外,性玩具、两元店买的厨房清洁用具、古巴雪茄以及复活节没吃完的糖果,甚至电锯等让人大跌眼镜的礼物也都在不受欢迎之列。妈妈们普遍表示,她们更愿意收到家人亲手制作的礼物;如果是商场购买的礼物,她们也不希望家人买礼物时要求自己在场自己挑选。

母亲节哪些礼物不能送?
Mother's Day don'ts: dish gloves, Cougar shirts
 
母亲节礼物英语新闻

What were they thinking? Through plastic smiles or gritted teeth, moms have to suck it up sometimes when Mother's Day means a gifted toilet, unsolicited wash tub or anti-aging cream.

It wouldn't be Mother's Day if some mom somewhere wasn't disappointed or downright piqued at gift time. Many aren't looking to break the bank, though the National Retail Federation expects Americans to spend $19 billion on the holiday this year. But unrequested sex toys? A chainsaw?

Dave Hochman learned the hard way last year when he presented his five-years-older wife with a "Cougar" T-shirt, a freebie from a client, no less.

"While she does have a great sense of humor, let's just say it wasn't the best idea I've ever had," said Hochman, in Monmouth, N.J.

Glenna Tooman's uh-oh moment was when her now-grown son, Bill, was 10 or 11. He disappeared on his bike in Boise, Idaho, only to return with a Mother's Day gift that kept on giving, a tiny bunny.

"I was very surprised. It's the last thing you'd expect for Mother's Day," she said. "He spent his allowance money on it. We named him Garfunkel. We had him for years."

A rabbit might be better than what a good chunk of moms surveyed in March by the website Cafemom received last year — absolutely nothing. And, while vacuums have come a long way in design and efficiency, they still ranked among the worst Mother's Day gifts ever received.

So do unrequested sex toys, guys. Like the vibrator an exhausted Ashley Largent — home with a 7-month-old — got for her first Mother's Day in 2004, from her now ex-husband.

"That was the only present I ever received from him for Mother's Day," said Largent, in Gaffney, S.C. "After that I told him that I didn't want anything."

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