How Much Do We Spend on Mothers Day?
Mother's Day is coming up Sunday, May 13th and we have some ideas on what you can do for Mom this year.
Good Housekeeping has some neat ideas on projects youngsters can make for Mom. These are inexpensive and will be treasures she will want to keep.
The National Retail Federation has done a survey and spending on Mom this year is expected to top $23.1 billion dollars. Last year, spending on Mom topped the $23.6 billion mark, which set a record. So how much do we each spend on Mom? On average, Americans shell out $186 dollars each year. People between the ages of 35 and 44 will spend the most. They will drop a little more than $200 dollars on Mothers Day.
“This year’s Mother’s Day forecast is one of the strongest we’ve ever seen,” NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay said. “With spring in full bloom, Americans are looking forward to splurging on their mothers and retailers are prepared to offer a variety of options that will allow consumers to find the perfect gift for the occasion."
If you check Mom's wish list, most will say spending time with children tops the list. But homemade photo albums also come in high on the list. Parents Magazine says Mom would love it if her children would clean the house and do the laundry. Sleep also makes the list along with a day off from her "Mom duties".
A car wash makes the top 10 list and so does a monthly subscription box to something she loves. This could be makeup, clothes, DIY boxes or anything she really likes. Another item on Mom's wish list is to take care of that "honey do" list. Get those projects done that you've been putting off. Another item high on Mom's list is dinner out or a home cooked meal without Mom doing any of the work.
If you are on a tight budget, Mom will treasure a homemade card or a note that shows just how much she means to you.