Finding the perfect Mother’s Day gift can be a difficult, if not impossible, task. At least it’s fairly simple to figure out …
Dads today are probably more like Homer Simpson than Ward Cleaver. But fathers do more around the house and are far more involved with their children than their fathers were. So show a little respect and appreciation, huh?
Why is it that it’s so difficult to buy gifts for dads on Father’s Day? The answer, which many marketers and quite a few sons and daughters don’t want to hear, is that plenty of dads truly don’t want anything that’s bought in a store.
Spring is now a hot season for gift cards. Why? It’s when consumers are compelled to buy gifts for Mother’s Day, as well as graduations, weddings, First Communions, Father’s Day, and more. That’s a lot of gifts to buy, and chances are you won’t know exactly what each recipient really wants.
What does mom really want for Mother’s Day? The results of recent surveys offer some indication. (Hint: A nice dinner might be better than a taser—even a pink taser.)
How much is a mom worth? The answer, of course, is — everybody altogether now — “priceless.” While that’s the safest response (and I swear it’s the truth, Mom!), it’s also boring and vague.
In this week’s link roundup: wisdom, tips, and lessons about money and family from moms everywhere—and tons of affordable, heartwarming gift ideas that’ll show much Mom is appreciated.
“Good Mother’s Day gifts are like geometry class where you are required to show your work in order to get credit.”
The National Retail Federation expects a rise in Mother’s Day spending this year: The average celebrant will spend $140.73 on mom, up from $126.90 last year. Consumers are expected to drop billions on restaurants, flowers, greeting cards, and candy—and interestingly enough, much of this spending goes against the wishes of Mother’s Day …
Those flowers you were so proud to give yesterday seem pretty chintzy right about now. If a stay-at-home mom was compensated properly for what amounts to a 99-hour work week, on average, her annual salary would be $117K.
The founder of Mother’s Day says you shouldn’t send a telegram to Mom on her special day—so damn, it’s back to the drawing board for me. Here, some other ideas …
“Any mother would rather have a line of the worst scribble from her son or daughter than any fancy greeting card.”