2nd Annual Mother's Day Gift Survey

2nd Annual Mother's Day Gift Survey

Carrie McBride
May 1, 2012

Once again, my inbox is flooded with PR emails pitching the "perfect gift for Mom" for Mother's Day. And, once again, I don't want any of them. Last year I asked readers what they really wanted for Mother's Day and the vast majority said: "A day off."

Nearly 42% of readers who answered my survey last year said what they really wanted was a day off while less than 2% said they wanted jewelry or a store bought gift. The second most desired gift was simply a day spent with your family (21%). My own mother would probably most appreciate a phone call or heartfelt card (or, best of all - a visit), but most of the moms I know with young children really want a day to themselves to recharge and reconnect with their pre-mom self.

Remember, the best way to get what you want is to ask for it.

The 2nd Annual Mother's Day Gift Survey

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