She gave you life, washed your clothes and packed your school lunches for years on end.
It's not surprising we try extra hard to spoil and pamper the most important women in our lives on Mother's Day.
But even some of the best-intentioned gifts can go awry and, let's face it, some are just blatantly selfish.
We asked Stuff readers to share their tips on what not to buy Mum today. Alarmingly, most of these suggestions came from actual experience.
The top ten are featured in the gallery above, in no particular order. We hope you've steered clear of them today...
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