Aussie mum's 'inappropriate' gift for her 18yo son sparks debate

18th gift jar as gift for son
The gift jar sparked some support, and some criticism. Photo credit: Facebook.

An Aussie woman's goodie jar gift for her 18-year-old son has ignited debate online, with many calling it inappropriate. 

The jar, posted to a popular 'Kmart Hacks' Facebook group, was filled with various paraphernalia appealing to a teen boy, including chewing gum, mini bottles of alcohol, various types of condoms and rolled-up banknotes. 

Many of the comments showed support for the idea, adding that it clearly shows a great relationship between mother and son. 

The offending gift jar.
The offending gift jar. Photo credit: Facebook.

"I love this. You are a great parent...So many people can't even give condoms to their kids," one person wrote.

"Love it, had a giggle at the condoms. He obviously/hopefully has your sense of humour," wrote another. 

"You know, I think this is gorgeous, joyful and adorable. I hope your boy has a wonderful 18th."

However, others questioned the appropriateness of the gift, especially the condoms. 

"So much cringe that you bought him condoms. Cringe cringe cringe," one person commented. 

"I could never imagine buying condoms for either of my children," revealed another. 

"You bought your son a variety of condoms for his birthdPRESay? Is it just me or is that weird?" another woman wrote.

Others questioned the rolled-up banknotes, with one person joking " You pre-rolled the notes for him? Good mum," in a comment which racked up over 100 likes. 

The mum who posted the photo, later told Yahoo Australia she became a parent as a teenager and wanted to make sure all her kids practised safe sex.

"With so many unwanted pregnancies, especially in young teens, it's not just the girl's problem," she said.

"It's also the boy's and my kids are being taught to be respectful, safe and responsible young gentlemen and young ladies.

"We all have sex get over it. Stop making it such a taboo subject."



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