Turns out most moms want to spend Mother’s Day having a meal with family or getting pampered, but that’s probably not what they’ll get.
That’s the findings of a survey by RetailMeNot.ca, a couponing website, heading into the Mother’s Day weekend.
According to the results, the most popular item given on Mother’s Day is a card.
RetailMeNot’s shopping and trends expert Sara Skirboll said you don’t have to break the bank to make your mom feel special.
“Creating an experience for you to enjoy together is one of the top desired gifts. Put together a bundle of her favourite things,” she suggested.
On average Canadians will spend a total of $184 to celebrate their moms, $76 of that is on gifts.
When it comes to dad, we don’t spend quite as much, an average of $136 on Father’s Day.
That doesn’t surprise Skirboll.
“She (mom) never gets a break, she really doesn’t get a day off, and that’s why I think that moms tend to overshadow dads in their special day,” she said.
1,514 Canadian moms took the online survey through Angus Reid in April.
Flowers remain a staple for Mother’s Day
Dutch Growers Owner Rick Vanduyvendyk told 650 CKOM this is the busiest weekend of the year.
“It puts a smile on your mother’s face every time they see the flowers,” he said.
This year hanging baskets are a top selling gift in the Saskatoon store.
According to Vanduyvendyk, it’s because it’s a versatile present that your mom can leave in the basket or plant somewhere special.