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?
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.
Looks 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.
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.