Moms: What Do You Want For Mother's Day?

This survey says 48 percent of moms across the country want a spa day. Does that hold true for you?

Almost one third of moms in America (31 percent) say they often pretend to like their Mother’s Day gifts, according to World Vision.

Does that statement hold true for you? 

The average person will spend $152.52 on gifts this Mother's Day with total spending expected to reach $18.6 billion, according to Forbes. 

Now that's a lot of money. 

Which brings us to the question: What do moms really want?

According to an Ebates.com survey, here are the top four requests:

  • Spa Day: 48 percent  
  • Flowers: 38 percent
  • Jewelry: 36 percent 
  • Smartphone or Tablet: 30 percent

But, says World Vision, nearly two out of three moms would ultimately prefer a meaningful gift rather than a traditional one. 

Patch Asks: La Cañada Moms, help us set the record straight! What do you want for Mother's Day? What great gifts have you gotten in the past? Check out our slideshow of gift ideas, and let us know what you think! 


Peggy Casmer May 09, 2012 at 01:37 PM
I think what you get is determined by age. At birth the card comes from the dad congratulating you for being a mother. At pre-school and grade school you usually get a homemade card with a picture that you normally have to guess what it is. At high school level you normally tell them it is Mother's Day when you wake them up on that Sunday morning. College and years later you get the cards, the gifts and the "what would you like" for Mother's Day. Now .. as a grandmother and mother .. I just want a phone call. Life changes but the love and the thank you is the necessary element of Mother's Day.
Donna Evans May 11, 2012 at 08:06 PM
Thank god! I bought a card two weeks ago. I may send it out in time for father's day. Y'all be getting calls on that day. And if I can get my act together, possibly a column :-)
mark k gerhardt October 06, 2012 at 08:28 PM
Good analysis


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