The Perfect Mother's Day Gift 2009

Forget the perfume.

Scratch the chocolates idea.

We don't want flowers this year either.

Nope. For 2009, THIS is the best gift of all:

Plain old white and green surgical masks aren't just for doctors, dentists and the odd bandit anymore. Nope. They've evolved:

I predict these will be all the rage this season, soon to be featured on high fashion runways. Now available in a wide range of colors and patterns, coordination with her wardrobe will be a breeze for your Mom! Yep, this IS the Must Have Accessory For '09. She can wear it to the office, at the theatre, or even while strolling the mall... heck she'll need it everywhere she may accidentally come across another human being!


So get out there and get Mom the gift that not only says "I care", but also clearly conveys your truest, deepest thoughts:

"Quit coughing on me".

Yer welcome.

23 People would rather be commenting:

VE said...

FIRST!!!

I have a mask that is an exact photo of my face smiling underneath. That way, I can stick my tongue out at people without offending them...

Daisy said...
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Daisy said...

I want the tiger mask! RROOOOAAAAAR!

Jaffer said...

Oh I want me the Tiger mask ! But cause I've a beard, I think a lion would suit me more ;)

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DouglasDyer said...

I usually wear a Richard Nixon mask but for some reason they HATE it when I wear it into a bank. Bunch of democrats I guess.

JoJo said...

How incredibly timely, what with all this swine flu hysteria!

Bruce said...

And just in time for the swine flew pandemic.....this is marketing genius. .....

Shawn said...

Just don't wear one with a pig snout. Could garner you some hostile looks.

Babs-beetle said...

Give them a chance and they will have endless designs :O)

Kathy said...

I would not be able to concentrate if my dentist came at me with that smiley face one. It's bad enough how funny he looks wearing a regular mask!

Maureen said...

VE: Ha! Now THAT's a great idea!

Daisy: I thought of you when I saw that one!!!

Jaffer: :D Well, you're welcome. I figured no one is going to steal MY content... no SANE person, that is.

Douglas: Ahahaha! Yeah, that one was used a lot, no? Tricky Dicky indeed.

Jo-Jo: Exactly. It's a much-needed accessory these days.

Bruce: Genius, yes! We see a need, we fill it...

Shawn: Now THAT's a great idea!!! Oink!

Babs: Oh yes. And maybe even bling...

Kathy: I know! I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw that one!

The Gossamer Woman said...

You also need surgical gloves, because the virus is spread by hand contact as well. I bet you can make a fortune coming up with some cool ones.

Rhea said...

A fabulous idea. Whoever thought of face masks being so cool. When I was in Japan, face masks are very common. If you have a sniffle, you wear one.

Swubird said...

Maureen:

This is a great idea - a fantastic idea. It must have been developed by the Japanese. They have been wearing masks for years - not just hospital personnel, but everyday citizens. Just for courtesy. But I can't imagine Americans will ever do it. Yeah, the guy with a cold sitting next to you in the theater is going to wear a mask to protect YOU from him. Right. You'd be lucky if he doesn't cough in your face - on purpose! But these novelty masks might just be the thing that gets the everyday American into the courtesy camp - New Yorkers excluded, of course. But the rest of us might have a chance.

I can even see different masks to match our daily moods. Angry, sad, happy, indifferent.

Well done.

Happy trails.

Raven So said...

Great ideas! I have another sweet, inexpensive suggestion for the bookworm Mommas out there!

BookSwim (http://www.BookSwim.com) is the Netflix of books, rents the latest bestsellers, new releases, and classics with free shipping both ways. Read your books as long as you want — no late fees.

Enter the coupon code “MOTHERSDAY2009” at checkout when you purchase a $40 gift card for mom to rent books through BookSwim, and receive an extra $10 free (making it a full $50!). PLUS everyone will receive a $20 gift certificate to 1-800-Flowers.com as well.

This gift is perfect for last minute shoppers and it’s definitely customizable – Mom can go online right away and add books to her queue and have them quickly shipped over for her enjoyment and entertainment!

Momo Fali said...

Why didn't I think of that?!!

LadyBanana said...

Hahaha, great aren't they.. whose gonna be the first to wear one? lol

Jeff said...

I dunno... I'm not so sure those are such a good idea. Imagine just waking up from the anesthesia and seeing one of those cat or clown faces. Yikes!

musingwoman said...

That dentist person scares me.

Maureen said...

The Gossamer Woman: Oh yes! How about opera-gloves; fancy-shmancy elbow length surgical gloves. That should keep the majority of germs away, no? Classy too.

Rhea: Yes, we should be emulating the Japanese... sure, I see them all the time in the hospital on patients who are immune-compromised; but I would appreciate it if some of my co-workers also wore them; or learned the proper method to cough without spraying their germs everywhere.

Swubird: Yes, courtesy is definitely the word; so I think we are screwed here in North America.

Um, thanks Raven!

Momo Fali: What is it they say? Necessity is the Mother of Invention...

Lady Banana: How about if we find you a yellow one with a banana on it???

Jeff: Ha! I can imagine... hopefully not after heart surgery. They may just have to wheel you back in.

Musing Woman: Yeah, as if Dentists aren't scary enough!

Me-Me King said...

Yikes, if someone came at me wearing the second mask pictured, I'd freak!

Vegas Princess said...

Those last three pictures kill me. They look like jail bait modeling masks for serial killers. The perfect gift!

I have a contest on my blog if you wish to check it out! :)

Maureen said...

Me-Me King: I know... I wonder what twisted mind came up with THAT one for dentists?

Vegas Princess: I was amazed there are so many different ones; and that they are modelled by young anime-loving tweens! A contest? Ooh, I'm there!

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