Here’s a tip for last-minute Mother’s Day shoppers. Don’t get mom Spanx.
Despite this suggestion from the cover of a Spanx catalog, I must say that I cannot imagine buying Spanx for any of the moms in my life. Spanx for the wife? Are you kidding me? And Spanx for your own mother? That’s just creepy.
While we’re on the subject, is it just me, or are Spanx basically a modern-day version of a corset? Yes, it’s less painful, women are choosing to wear them instead of being forced to do so, and it’s a billion-dollar business. Still. Aren’t they kinda similar?
For last-minute “holy crap I didn’t buy anything for my mother/the mother of my children” gifts, we vote Amazon gift cards.
As for Spanx, do whatever you like with them. Personally, we don’t see how any good will come from giving them to either your mother or the mother of your children on Mother’s Day.