05/09/2012 03:21 EDT | Updated 05/09/2013 12:03 EDT

Worst Mother's Day Gifts: What Not To Give Mom


Surprise! It's a... shoehorn. Can you think of a worse Mother's Day gift?

Mothers don't always get what they wish for on their special day, the Christian Children's Fund of Canada (CCFC) discovered in a poll of Canadian moms. Some of the worst Mother's Day gifts they've received include everything from cookbooks to oven mitts.

So put some thought into your gift giving on Mother's Day; get a yoga mat for your sporty mom, or a French press for your foodie mom. Or try the gift of giving and make a charitable donation in Mom's honour.

Whichever gift you give, stay far away from these duds -- especially the number one worst Mother's Day gift.

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Worst Mother's Day Gifts:

10. White Noise Machine

9. Vegetable shredder

8. Shoehorns

7. Oven Mitts

6. Frying pans

5. Oversized clothes

4. Cookbooks

3. Microwave

2. Divorce papers

1. Chainsaw