Members Weigh In

Members Weigh In on Mother’s Day Gifts

Yea, yea, we know it’s supposed to just be the thought that counts, but our moms do so much for us that we want to make sure we’re having the right thought. The thought that shows them we’re listening, flatters their complexion, exceeds their expectations without overwhelming them, makes for perfect bragging-fodder when they call their sister, and is vaguely reminiscent of that one beautiful moment you shared during a 1998 road trip to …. well, you get it.

Some of us have it pretty easy. My mom, for example, starts leaving strings of voicemails that go “Red bathing suit. Something with support.” [click] “Day spa in Coney Island. None of those hot stone things.” [click] sometime in early April. However, we know not everyone is blessed with such transparency, and so, in the interest of making your last minute shopping as on-point as possible, we surveyed Crowdtap moms on what they’re hoping for this May 14th. Ready for the results?

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The big winner was “dinner out”, which scored a quarter of the vote. Look like you need to start making some reservations! Handmade gifts were second most-requested with 22%. (Our sneaky advice is that no-one really specified it had to be your hands. Check out etsy’s curated Mother’s Day’s collection for some unique finds.)

Flowers, spa days, and breakfast in bed all scored between 10% and 15% of the vote, while jewelry and event tickets didn’t strike most moms as too desirable in this context.


 

We also wondered whether those who bought Mother’s Day gifts early were on the right track, and asked them what they purchased.

2_720Looks like you guys did pretty good this year! The only major discrepancy was in flowers –the most popular gift to give (24%.) Turns out, your moms don’t want those nearly as much as you think they do.


 

We collected some stats on your gift-budgets for the holiday. Wondering how yours compares? It seems like the majority (51%) of you are planning to spend somewhere in the $11-$50 range, which an additional 29% are willing to bump it up to $51- $100.

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When it came to gift-receiving philosophies, moms were just as sweet as you expect them to be: 44% stated theirs was “It’s the thought that counts”, with runner-up “handmade is best” receiving 20% of the vote.

On the gift-giving side, “thought” also won with 45% of the vote, but second place was taken by “experiences trump objects”, which garnered 18%.


Our take-aways? Make the bouquet an addition to your gift, not it’s main component, and try to infuse your gift with a touch of creativity and personalization.

Now, let’s get mushy! Tell us either why you love being a mama OR why a mama in your life deserves the very best in the comments below.

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Barbara A Fox

I just love spending time with my children .. Whether its mothers day or any day .. I don’t expect anything for Mothers Day because just their love and time is the best presenr!

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Jenny Patrick

I would just love to go out to dinner with my son..alone.

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Renee

I like to just spend time with my fiancé and daughter

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Kim

I would just like to have all my children here so they can spend the day with me because I love them all

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Kim

I don’t need flowers and things for Mother’s Day it would just be nice to have all my children here because I love him so much and I don’t get to see him very often I’ve been lii for while my husband takes care of me my husband has cancer I would just love to see my children on Mother’s Day and I don’t get to tell all the time that I love them everyday and I miss them that’s what I wish for my mothers day have all my children here

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Chris Leonard

I don’t need gifts, just knowing that they are there for me if I need them and that they are happy.

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Elizabeth Sammons

I’m a stepmother of 5. I just want a hand made card or note.

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Laurie Miller

Enjoy family on Mother’s day and don’t expect presents. Being with family is a gift enough Mother’s day and any other day of the year.

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Kayla Troutman

The perfect gift for me would be a clean house and being able to relax. Maybe dinner prepared by my girls and hubby to be. Time with them alone without any distractions or stresses would be perfect. A hug and a kiss and a simple thank you, and a smile. That would be perfect.

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Lois

Because my girls are know grown and and I can relate to them better now. We have so much fun it’s like they are not even my girl

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Terri Jessie

My kids usually get me a flower but I’d be happy with peace and quiet for 6 hours!

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sharron parker

The perfect gift for me is just having my kids with me on Mother’s Day. That is best gift I could ever ask for. I love my kids to the moon & back. <3 <3

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Julie

It would be nice to just be remembered on mothers day by my two boys.

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Gloria Tamayo

I would love to have a nice family dinner and a nice little bouquet of flowers!!

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blanca gonzalez

is perfect gif for my mom

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Lindsey Schafer

The best gifts that I receive are the homemade ones from my kids! The time and effort and love that they put into is priceless!! You can’t get any better than that!!
I usually get my My a gift card and take her to dinner.

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Lindsey Schafer

My mom a gift card

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Leslie

The best gift I get for mothers day is the homemade ones. I love when my kids make me some thing w their own hands

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Leslie

I love the homemade gifts my kids make me. I love the cards and the flowers they have starting growing for me.

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Heather

I got Mother’s Day card from my mother in-law which was neat, flowers from my husband and he made breakfast and dinner while I got to cuddle my son❤️

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Christine Sickley

On Mother’s Day I don’t have any children just pet’s my husband gave me card’s the from my cat’s & dog and flowers. The card’s had scratch off’s. He cooked dinner on the grill.

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Sarah

A homemade card from my daughter, flowers and a card from the kids and hubby and a new fitness tracker…. We also had a WONDEFUL family weekend at home. It was a GREAT Mother’s Day!

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Stephanie

All I asked for this year was a clean house that I didn’t have to clean by myself like I usually do and a day of peace and quiet with no fighting for once.

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Angela

My children are still young so I mostly get handmade gifts, but I adore the little hand print butterflies, and the big,proud smiled O get from my kids when they give me their gifts. I know I will cherish these days and memories forever, I love being a mom!

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shannon

oh so I am the only one who feels like it’s results that matter? Do not think about me on my birthday, do something for me!

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connie

My mom has passed.But we felt the same.Haveing our children always with us is priceless.No Money can buy.life is short enjoy them while you can

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PJ

Play a game where my kids don’t bicker!😀

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Terri Jessie

Anything hand made from the heart and some peace and quiet for 3 hours!

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Deana Temporal

just a home made card, and no cooking! Dinner out!

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Christal

Flowers and a box of chocolates

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Tabitha Johnson

I love mothers day because my daughter makes me stuff from school. Then I get the day off and do whatever I feel like doing because its my day.

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Desiree

My babies are my priority and to watch them grow, smile, laugh and love tells me I did something right raising them. Very Proud Momma. I always ask for a day of chores that I need help with verses buying me anything. Most of the time they would rather buy me a gift instead <3

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