Your mom deserves better: 5 truly awful Mother’s Day gifts

If there’s a choice to be made between who deserves flowers — your partner or your mother — mothers are the clear winner.

More Americans typically consider flowers on Mother’s Day than Valentine’s Day, according to Google Trends data for the last decade compiled by the Pew Research Center’s “Religion and Public Life Project.” And flowers are a traditional Mother’s Day gift: When the U.S. House of Representatives issued its first Mother’s Day resolution in 1913, federal officials were implored to wear a “white carnation or some other white flower” to honor moms across the land. Tread carefully, however. The flowers that arrive don’t always live up to their online photos.

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