Even though most moms say they just want to spend time with their family, the average Canadian will spend an average of at least $87 on a Mother’s Day gift.
According to a survey conducted by RetailMeNot.ca, about 85 per cent of Canadian moms said they wouldn’t be upset if their kids skipped the presents.
But that’s not stopping children from spending $87 to $155 to show their appreciation, the survey says.
Respondents said some of their typical purchases are:
- Dinner – $72
- Experiences together – $70
- Gift card – $55
- Flowers – $36
- Chocolate or candy – $20
- Card – $12
And for those who might not have the cash to spare and are going the homemade route: 97 per cent of moms said kids don’t have to break the bank to make them feel special, and that “it’s the thought that counts.”