Moms want a spa day for Mother’s Day and their kids are giving them chocolates instead.
We must stop this atrocity!
According to a survey released last year by Canadian company retailmenot.ca, the top items on Mother’s Day wish lists are time spent with family, followed by an “experience,” and a “spa day alone.” But many are missing this mark with their purchasing.
The top four things your mom wants:
- A dinner out with the family
- Dinner at home with the family
- Some other type of experience
- Spa Day alone
The top four things that mom gets:
- Candy & Chocolate
What’s going on here? It’s not price. Money doesn’t appear to a major object when buying for the woman who gave you life. The survey also found that respondents will spend an average of $76 on gifts and $184 on the overall experience to celebrate Mother’s Day this year.
“The majority of Canadians agree that cost in no object when it comes to celebrating their Mom,” Sara Skirboll, Shopping & Trends Expert for RetailMeNot, said in a media release. “Creating an experience for you to enjoy together is one of Mom’s top desired gifts.”
It’s probably just a matter of miscommunication.
Now is a good time to start letting people know to skip the chocolates and consider either time spent with family or some serious pampering for mom this year. A family spa day sounds about right, doesn’t it?
And what about Father’s day? Well, dad’s getting the short end of the stick here. Seventy-three per cent of respondents said Mother’s Day celebrations overshadows Father’s Day, and nearly half said Father’s Day isn’t a big deal in their family.
Those who do celebrate will spend an average of $136 on the entire Father’s Day experience.
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