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:
How do you celebrate the mothers in your life? Let me know!
I hope you all have a great weekend!