The Popcorn Stand: Happy Mother’s Day |

The Popcorn Stand: Happy Mother’s Day

As we all know, or should know, Mother’s Day is Sunday. And while most of us know Mother’s Day is Sunday, it’s also probably true many of us have yet to get mom a gift. But don’t fret, Huffington Post has come up with some ideas for last minute Mother’s Day gifts so you don’t have to go to the drug store Sunday morning.

I have to admit, though, most moms I don’t think would really like any of these gifts and some to be honest I found to be inappropriate. But here we go with some of the weirdest gifts suggested by Huffington Post.

You can give your mom mini cat paws apparently so she can pretend to have — mini cat paws. Doesn’t make a whole lot of sense to me.

Then there’s the jewel-encrusted bottle of Hidden Valley Ranch salad dressing. This apparently is a real thing and the bottles actually cost $50. I feel sorry for the people who work for Hidden Valley Ranch and have to glue all the jewels to the bottle. Again, a pretty senseless gift if you ask me.

But not as senseless as the pink octopus dress. Or as senseless as the helmet that grows hair, which again is apparently a real thing. A look at this device shows, yes, you do wear it on your head and it can double as a bicycle helmet.

Of course I would love to see the look on the face of a mom of anyone who gives her the do-it-yourself log cabin kit. Yes, you build your own log cabin. Or a look on a mom’s face when you give her a dried fruit necklace.

Two of the better gifts on the list, though, are the portable wine carrier that can carry up to three bottles of wine complete with spout and a vacuum that removes dust mites and pollen.

For the complete list of gifts, visit here:

Happy Mother’s Day!

— Charles Whisnand