5 Extravagant Mother's Day Gifts She Actually Wants

By Meredith Margrave
May 11, 2012

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.

So what is it that moms really want? According to a survey from Ebates.com, it's not flowers. Surprised?

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. 

If money isn't an issue for you, consider pampering the special moms in your life with these luxurious treats.