Celebrating The Moms In Your Life

This Sunday is Mother’s Day. This year, my husband will be cooking dinner for me, my mom, and my mother-in-law. It should be interesting!

While my kids usually make me a special gift, I know a lot of other mothers get gifts purchased from a store or restaurant. According to the National Retail Foundation, total Mother’s Day-related spending is expected to reach $23.6 billion, compared with last year’s previous record of $21.4 billion.

What are Americans planning to buy the moms in their lives?

Here are the top items being bought, according to the National Retail Foundation:

  • Greeting cards: 77.9%
  • Flowers: 68.5%
  • Dinner or brunch: 55.9%
  • Gift card(s): 45.0%
  • Clothing or accessories: 36.9%
  • Jewelry: 35.5%
  • Other: 24.3%
  • Spa day, etc.: 24.2%
  • Books or CDs: 20.8%
  • Housewares or gardening tools: 19.5%
  • Consumer electronics: 14.9%

Speaking of floral purchases, NCP panelists are certainly purchasing a lot of flowers for mom. Here’s the rundown of which months have had the highest recorded purchases of flowers, according to NCP data:

  1. May
  2. June
  3. December
  4. April
  5. July
  6. November
  7. March
  8. September
  9. October
  10. February
  11. August
  12. January

How do you celebrate the mothers in your life? Let me know!

I hope you all have a great weekend!

 

19 thoughts on “Celebrating The Moms In Your Life

  1. I will be preparing Mother’s Day brunch for my mom, sister and niece this Sunday. A Southern fare of fried pork tenderloin, homemade biscuits, milk gravy, hash browns, frittata with sausage, eggs and cheese, and baked apples. And for dessert something we haven’t had in about 40 years, Instant Velvet. My aunt used to make it when we went on family vacations at North Myrtle Beach. It’s just Jello and vanilla ice cream whipped together with a graham cracker crust. I hope I can do it justice.

    I bought mom a piece of her Fostoria Colony crystal, a salad bowl, to add to her collection started as a bride in 1951, and a few inexpensive gardening books.

    • My Mom is gone. I have 6 children, all married and living in different states. They send me gifts on Mother’s Day but would be great if one of them were here.
      Enjoy your day!!!

      Jane Harvey

  2. My mother died 2 weeks ago. I had lived with her and taken care of her for about 3 years. I will celebrate by sharing stories about her with friends. My mother a wonderful person who was always giving of herself without the need for recognition. She was brilliant, artistic, and athletic and water skied on a daily basis at the age of 77. My mother was an amazing woman and I just hope I can be half the woman that she was.

  3. I’ll be helping Mom celebrate with her favorite breakfast followed by a show in the afternoon then off to dinner at her favorite restaurant.

  4. Will be celebrating with family at their home. They are cooking on the grill. Will be spoiled from the time I wake up until I go to bed. Love my wonderful family. God has blessed me. Happy Mother’s Day to each of you. 👵🏻❤️💐🙏🏻

  5. My mom passed away on May 19th 2010 and mother’s hadn’t been the same for me. I have two sons and they tell me all through the year that they Love Me and they are so helpful and I thank God for them all the time. Even though I lost my mom I am still blessed with my two sons Chad and Terry. I couldn’t ask for more. Thank You Jesus.
    Yolanda Hill Moore.

  6. I send my mom a Mother Day card because she lives in an other state
    and Happy Mothers Day to all of you

  7. Something different this year…I inquired about a necklace for my mom. VERY BEAUTIFUL has six little places to engrave names. I did my order and by the end of it. I realized that the shopping cart said subtotal of 0.00 which made me even more excited. Soo the necklace was free my children and I names are on the necklace and I get to order one free for ME . #BLESSED p.s. the necklaces were like almost 80.00 a piece.. HAPPY MOTHERS DAY TO ALL ENJOY YOU ARE BLESSED!!!😘😘

  8. We have dinner for my mother at her home after church service. 11 children with their spouse (2 deceased children), 65 grand &grest-grandchildren with other family members & friends . She received cards, flowers, money & gift card for dinner with 2 guests of choice. This is a all day affair.

  9. I will spend today talking with each one of my 4 remaining sisters (the oldest passed away July 2016). We are a close family and I love all of my mother sisters. I pay that they each be blessed in all of today’s activities.

  10. We bought each mom (my husband’s and mine) potted plants, as well as had lunch with my mom and spent time with each. My daughter “painted” each of them a canvas…she’s 1, so more like smeared paint on a canvas. 🙂

  11. My Mom is not at Mother’s Day with me now but I went to Church and that helped me a lot. But you still feel alone. But I admire you for what you do on Mother day. I know you’re Mom is proud.

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