By Rita R. Robison, Consumer Specialist
The average person celebrating Mother’s Day is expected to spend $140.73 on gifts, up from $126.90 last year, according to the National Retail Federation. That’s a return to 2008 spending levels. Total spending is expected to reach $16.3 billion.
Here are the most popular gifts for mom this year, with the percentage of people planning to buy the item, according to the federation:
- Brunch or dinner – 54.7 percent
- Clothing or accessories – 31.8 percent
- Jewelry – 31.2 percent
- Electronics – 13.3 percent
Consumers will also spend $1.6 billion on gift cards and $1.2 billion on personal services such as a trip to a day spa.
See “Top 10 Tips for Buying Mother’s Day Gifts” for more ideas on what to buy for mom.