With Mother’s Day just around the corner it seems that everyone wants to know what gifts mums prefer!
In a recent survey by an US Hotel group, 43% of mums in the US have expressed they’d prefer breakfast in bed on Mother’s Day over flowers or chocolates.
The survey found that a good old-fashioned lie-in accompanied by English tea and toast is the clear winner when it comes to providing the perfect Mother’s Day treat, with other traditional gifts such as chocolates (24%), flowers (21%) and cuddly toys (12%) much lower down. So mums prefer home-made gestures to fancy gifts then!
TheDotComGiftShop, on the other hand, say that most mums would prefer a lovely, big hug on Mother’s Day. Over 200 mums were asked in their poll what they would most like to receive as a Mother’s Day gift, and ‘a cuddle’ was the number-one choice for an incredible 52% per cent of the mums. ‘Chocolates’, though, didn’t receive a single first-choice vote. The traditional default Mother’s Day gift of ‘flowers’ finished some way down the list being wanted by just 2% of mums, slightly less popular than ‘breakfast in bed’ (3%).
In fact, flowers are far from the safe bet they are often thought to be. As part of the survey, mums were asked to name the worst Mother’s Day presents they had received. ‘Last minute flowers from corner shop and no card’, ‘petrol station flowers’ and, similarly, ‘garage forecourt flowers’ were amongst the front-runners.