Being a mom -- or a parent in general -- is a pretty thankless job. Except for one day each year. (PSA: That day is tomorrow, so if you don’t have a card or gift yet, get one now!) On Mother’s Day, we spend billions of dollars to show our appreciation for our moms. To provide a glimpse into how we celebrate, digital commerce firm SUMO Heavy has collected the following Mother’s Day statistics.
The average person spends $163 on Mother’s Day gifts -- and online shoppers spend even more! As a nation, we’ll fork over more than $21 billion this year to acknowledge the 85.4 million moms in the country, which is more than the $20.8 billion we spent on the holiday in 2015. Yet maybe that’s unnecessary. Moms say what they want most is something homemade, followed by dinner and a card.
Check out the infographic below to find out what type of present is more popular than gift cards, flowers or jewelry. Lest you think the holiday is over-commercialized and uncalled for, be sure to read the section that explains why those gifts are well deserved.