I remember when my two Norcal pledge sisters from culturally-based sorority Sigma Phi Omega called the florist to place flower orders to be delivered to their mothers for May 10, 2009. The concept was rather foreign to me because I live at home. I could easily create or hand my mother a gift in person. However, I rarely take the initiative. Now that I’m almost 21, I’m thinking of actually buying my mom a present, even though she’s rarely amused. (The so-very many times my dad would try to surprise her, it ended up being a failed mission.) It’s the well-meaning thought that counts, so always remember the real meaning behind the holiday business. Until then, here are some gift ideas (and remember, even though moms truly appreciate household appliances, let’s stay away from the vacuum cleaners, mops, and pots and pans).