When it comes to Mother's Day, it's the thought that counts. Right?
The average person is expected to spend $152.52 on gifts for mom this Sunday, according to the National Retail Federation. That adds up to over $18.6 billion -- up more than $2.3 billion from last year.
With expectations like that, a grocery-store greeting card just isn't going to cut it.
Nearly half (48%) of all moms who replied to the survey said that they wanted a day at a spa. Flowers (38%) and jewelry (36%) closely followed, and 30% of moms said they'd enjoy a tablet or smartphone.
However, two out of three moms agreed that they would ultimately prefer a meaningful gift over an expensive one.