Last Minute Gift Giving Ideas For Mother’s Day

May 11, 2008 by
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

A question I find myself asking more and more nowadays is as follows:

When we will we as a society pull our collective head out of our ass and get our priorities straight?

After all, I live in a neighborhood where:

  1. Luxury condominiums are the standard, yet more and more families are flooding into the local food pantry.
  2. Five banks can be found in a two block radius south of Greenpoint Avenue but nary such an institution can be found to the north.
  3. Bars are proliferating, but the selection of restaurants (unless of course, one likes Thai food— A LOT) is becoming more and more sparse.

Yes sir, if you love you some psychics, booze, Thai food, banks and pet supply stores, Greenpoint is the place to be. If you need to eat, buy housewares or something for Mother’s Day (like the rest of us) this arrangement presents certain challenges.

Which brings me to this.

This is the window at Just For Fun, a stationery/novelty store on Manhattan Avenue. As you can see, the theme is Mother’s Day. I am terrible about remembering such holidays. Thankfully these folks have a number of great gift-giving ideas for prodigal children like me.

Perfume, lighters shaped like the Statue of Liberty, edible underwear— all are excellent ways of telling mom how much you love her on Mother’s Day.

Those of you who are diet conscious will be pleased as punch to learn these great tasting strawberry flavored skivvies are also LOW IN CARBOHYDRATES! What will these unsung geniuses think of next? Control top edible underwear? I can only hope so.

Miss Heather


2 Comments on Last Minute Gift Giving Ideas For Mother’s Day

  1. nbenford on Sun, 11th May 2008 11:13 pm
  2. I walked by here today. How did I miss that? Well, maybe they’ll be on sale tomorrow. I can always buy now for fathers’ day and the occasional afternoon snack at the studio.

  3. missheather on Sun, 11th May 2008 11:20 pm
  4. You brought up an excellent point: these should be marketed for Father’s day. In any case, these are much more exciting snacks than sunflower seeds or granola!

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