What should you NOT get mom for Mother’s Day? A gym membership.
According to new research from Ebates, getting your mom a gym membership ensures a one-way ticket to the dog house.
Ebates also discovered other interesting trends for Mother’s Day. For example, families might consider a couple of typical Father’s Day gifts for mom — 20 percent of moms listed power tools and tickets to a sporting event (21 percent) as “typical father’s day” gifts they’d like to receive.
The survey also discovered that moms feel good about typical Mother’s Day gifts, too. As of last year, moms most want quality time with their families (63 percent). Other popular gifts include:
• Flowers—33 percent
• Chocolate—28 percent
• Spa Day—28 percent
• Family Brunch—27 percent
“This year’s survey demonstrates that gift choices vary between moms, with some looking forward to the classic gifts like flowers and chocolates, and others looking forward to getting pampered,” said Kevin H. Johnson, CEO of Ebates. “At Ebates, we want to help shoppers take the stress out of finding the perfect gift for mom, while earning cash back.”
The survey also revealed that 42 percent of moms pick out their own Mother’s Day gifts some of the time, while another 8 percent say they always pick out their own gifts. The other half trust their families to get it right the first time, and never buy their own gifts.