Mother’s Day is in approximately 9 days, 23 hours and a dwindling amount of minutes, but who’s counting, right? I don’t know about you, but Mother’s Day always tends to sneak up on me without so much as a whisper. With all that moms do, it’s hard to keep track of things. But nothing jolts me back to reality than being asked: “Mom, what do you want for Mother’s Day?” Yikes!
If you’re like me you answer, “oh honey, whatever you get me will be fine.” But one look into those eyes confirmed what I already knew: they weren’t buying it.
It seems that my darlings, much like your darlings, friends and family, are looking for more than just the run-of-the-mill schpeel about how we’ll love anything they give us. They, much like us, want to step outside of the norm and shower us with gifts that will not only make us smile, but also touch our hearts.
Want a dream vacation or getaway? Do you have a favorite dessert, clothing store or flower? Well, let your friends and family know about it. Trust me they will appreciate it and so will you.
Retail Me Not, the largest online coupon site in the United States, conducted a Mother’s Day poll about what kind of gifts moms like to receive on their special day. Did you know that 34 percent of moms said they preferred a gift card on Mother’s Day? Hello Nordstrom’s, it’s been too long!
Additional poll results say massages are a popular spa gift for 41 percent of mothers while only 2 percent say they’d like to receive candy. Of course, if by candy you mean Shari’s Berries, you may want to rethink your gift choice. Oh. My. Word. Did you see those those strawberries AND cheesecake?!
Other poll favorites include a fancy dinner (38% of moms), a scrumptious brunch (32%) and breakfast in bed (7%). Now, I could be grasping straws, but I’m pretty sure that breakfast in bed in Hawaii would beat out a fancy dinner any day, but that could just be me.
Now that you have a working knowledge of what most moms look for on Mother’s Day, all you have to do is find what makes her smile. Still hoping to find a gift that will really knock her socks off?
Head on over to Retail Me Not’s 7 Days, 7 Ways to Win promotion. With prizes like $100 gift cards to Nordstrom’s or 4-carat Sapphire and Diamond pendants by Ice.com, Mom is sure to have a smile on her face. You’ll never win if you don’t enter. Don’t delay! The promotion is only from May 3 – May 9 with new prizes and deals offered daily. You wouldn’t want to miss out on winning gifts from PC Gifts, ProFlowers, Red Envelope and Food Network Magazine would you? I didn’t think so.
NOTE: The identity of all mothers is protected. Any likeness or similarities in gift preferences, breakfast in bed requests in Hawaii and repeated references to Nordstrom’s is purely coincidental. (wink, wink). No, really it is. Your mothers have not participated in this poll to gently
smack prod you toward getting them what they really want for Mother’s Day. Lastly, Retail Me Not is not a front company for mothers looking to take over the world, one great gift idea at a time.
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored article. All opinions are my own.