Last Minute Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day: Inexpensive but Thoughtful Gifts You Can Get (Without Leaving the House!)

Last Minute Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day: Inexpensive but Thoughtful Gifts You Can Get (Without Leaving the House!)

If you’re anything like me, you like to do things at the last minute – and if you’re buying a gift for your mom this year, this may be one of those things you sorta…waited to do. That’s why I figured I’d throw together this quick list of last-minute gift ideas for Mother’s day – these are gifts you can order from home and receive in time for Sunday’s Mother’s day celebrations! Or, have them shipped if you can’t or won’t see your mother. 

In no particular order, here are some of my favorites!

Sweet Gifts for Mom

 

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The Gift That Keeps on Giving!

Why not get mom something that will keep giving to her all year long? Try the Find Subscription Boxes Subscription Box App – or just get one of these awesome subscription box services for her!

Does your mom love:

Still not sure? Why not just get her a good old Amazon eGift Card? That’ll ensure that she can get whatever she wants or needs! If she loves it, you can always get her a Amazon.com Gift Card Balance Reload next year. Feel too impersonal? Get her the Amazon.com Gift Card in a Floral Box for Mother’s Day (Classic White Card Design)

If she isn’t sure what to get with her gift card, maybe she wants to try some of these before she buys. So remind her she can also:

Your turn: What are you getting YOUR mom for mother’s day? Tell me in the comments!

Male Narcissists Vs. Female Narcissists: 12 Key Differences

Male Narcissists Vs. Female Narcissists: 12 Key Differences

Narcissists in general, regardless of sex, will continuously manipulate to get what they want. They usually show certain symptoms pretty universally – grandiosity, an inflated sense of self-importance and they tend to feel “superior” to others around them, whether they say that out loud or not.

Since their feelings of superiority are typically “bloated” versions of the truth, most narcs – male and female – spend a lot of time focusing on reinforcing their fragile self-perceptions – and that leads to their various forms of manipulation.

I read about a study awhile back that offered a few key findings about the major differences between male and female narcs, and in my own experience, a lot of the findings were true.

So, to begin with, men will often use a lot of force, directly or indirectly, to sort of “assert” themselves and their superiority over others, while women who are narcissists will take a different form – usually a bit more of narcissistic injury or even seduction.

Some of the interesting findings included these key differences.

Male narcissists, but not female narcissists, will use a face-saving tactic called “self-handicapping.”

This is defined as “a course of action to protect or enhance one’s self-evaluation in the fae of an evaluation threat.”

In layman’s terms, that means that male narcs try to appear confident, but if they fear they will fail, they will “self-handicap” to avoid having to perform at all – they use this tactic to avoid feeling or seeming incompetent.

According to the study authors, this kind of manipulation is directly connected to a “failure in empathic responding by the mother, resulting in both males and females developing a deficient internalized structure of self. Strategies developed to compensate for it may take on different forms in the males and female.”

For example, the authors added, “mothers may be responding to boys as a significant other figure (e.g. husband), but to girls as an extension of self. As a result, each gender uses different psychological resources to cope with the same deficient internalized structure of self.”

Also from the study:

“Male narcissists tend to make excessive efforts to assert their superiority over others. This behavior, to explicitly dominate and otherwise behave in line with their self-interests, is socially acceptable for males in much of western society. However, such behavior by females would reap fewer benefits. They endeavor to achieve their narcissistic goals through more subtle, indirect, and affiliative means that conform with expectations of their sex role and the pressure of different social constraints.”

Other points of note:

  1. Female narcissists will use their bodies to get what they want, in many cases, and this includes their sexuality.
  2. Female narcissists are more likely to have an eating disorder than male narcisssists.
  3. Female narcs are more likely to have issues with getting older, especially when they use their bodies or sexuality to get what they want.
  4. Female narcissists are more likely to secure their supply sources at home by controlling her family directly and using guilt to help secure her control.
  5. Female narcissists tend to be less openly over-confident than male narcs, who get much of their over-inflated confidence from inside their own heads – but females are more likely to take secret pleasure in their own perceived superiority over others.
  6. Female narcissists are more likely to spend money frivolously while males are more likely to believe that money gives them power, control, status and related conditions. (Neither concerns himself/herself with shame or remorse, of course).
  7. While both female and male narcs are known to cheat, males are more likely to be serial adulterers. Females are more likely to idealize a guy and then emasculate him when they get him under their “spell.” In both cases, the more their partners give, the more they want and take from them – it’s an insatiable need for supply.
  8. Male narcs often see their kids as mostly a pain in the ass, as well as competition for the attention of their main forms of narcissistic supply (generally their wives and mothers), while females see the kids as an extension of themselves, even well into adulthood. So when the kid does good things, narc moms take credit – and when they do things that mom doesn’t like, a narc mom will take it very personally.
  9. Male narcissists are likely to treat other men as rivals or competition, while females are more likely to go nose-to-nose with other women in a more underhanded way (which often resembles “friendship” to the untrained eye).

While this list isn’t all-encompassing, it does offer you a general overview of both male and female narcissists and their various differences in behaviors.

What do you think? Have your experiences been similar? What would you add? Share your thoughts and experiences in the comments section, below.

My Two Cents: What If Mommies Ran Away From Home?

My Two Cents: What If Mommies Ran Away From Home?

“The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness. When you become a mother, you are no longer the center of your own universe. You relinquish that position to your children.” ~Jessica Lange

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Being a mom is a hard job. And sometimes, you’ve been unselfish for TOO long. You might even feel like just running away.

What would happen if mommies decided to run away from home? 

I mean, what if you open the door and run and don’t look back?

Of course this is something I (and most moms) would never do, but sometimes it feels like to have that option would be great.

Moms have to be strong to put up with all the crap we take from our kids, mates and the world.

Unfair Stereotypes: Mommy and Daddy and Kiddo Make Three

Freaking stereotypes! The world looks at being a mom as a duty, not a loving choice. If the woman decides one day to get up pack a bag and just leave, the world would label her as a bad mom.

If a man decides to pick up and leave, the world might think, “Maybe the wife was mean, or to much to handle. Poor guy, he just needed a break.”

If the kid runs away, they are looked at as a troubled teen, attention-seeking or just plain “bad.” 

How fair it this crap?

Just My Two Cents! Now, let me hear your feelings on this one in the comments section, below!

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