With Mother’s Day just around the corner, you might be among the many people who are rushing to find the perfect gift to show Mom how much you care.
You might be considering a nice piece of luxury jewelry that features her birthstone.
A bouquet of flowers might also be on your mind.
Or, if she’s closely involved with church, you might have thought about getting her a Christian-inspired gift — it is a $4.6 billion industry, after all.
In reality, moms don’t seem to care about getting expensive things on Mother’s Day — many of them would be happy just to go to a nice meal out and spend some more time with their children.
According to the Christian Science Monitor, the No. 1 gift mothers say they want on Mother’s Day is a nice meal outside the home.
So says a newly-released DealNews survey that asked 450 mothers what they want most on Mother’s Day. If you live far away and can’t take your mom out for a nice dinner, the survey found that a phone call has a 50-50 chance of making her happy.
And don’t feel obligated to spend tons of money on mom this year — the Inquisitr reports that the majority of mothers surveyed say the cost of a gift doesn’t matter; rather, it truly is the thought that counts. Showing mom that you really care is often as easy as spending some time with her or helping her around the house.
Even if you forget to buy your mother a gift this Mother’s Day, you’re not really alone — fewer than one in 10 mothers received any kind of gift on Mother’s Day last year. But this should give you all the more reason to show your appreciation for how much your mother has done for you.