What should you NOT get mom for Mother’s Day?



It’s 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 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

When it comes to how much families plan to spend this year, 30 percent of Americans plan to spend $51-$100 on Mother’s Day and another 27 percent will spend between $100-$250.

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Ebates.com Survey Confirms that Moms Are Looking Forward to Flowers, Chocolates and Family Time This Mother’s Day
Survey also reveals that some moms don’t leave Mother’s Day up to dads and kids – 50 percent pick out their own gifts at least sometimes

According to new research released today by Ebates.com, the pioneer and leader in online cash back shopping and subsidiary of the global Internet services company Rakuten, the top gift on American moms’ Mother’s Day gift wish list is quality time with their family (63 percent), followed by flowers (33 percent) and chocolate (28 percent).

The top five gifts on moms’ wish lists across America include:

Top Gifts Moms Want This Mother’s Day   Percent of Moms Who Said This
1. Quality time with their family       63 percent
2. Flowers      33 percent
3. Chocolate    28 percent
4. Spa day      28 percent
5. 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.

What NOT to Give Mom
If you’re thinking of getting mom some Circuit Training for Mother’s Day, think again! The Ebates.com survey revealed that the #1 gift American moms do not want to receive is a gym membership (94 percent).

Americans plan to go big for Mother’s Day 2016
Mother’s Day spending is up in 2016 – way up. Last year, 35 percent of Americans planned to spend between $20-$50 and only 12 percent planned to spend between $100 and $150.

This year, 30 percent of Americans plan to spend $51-$100 on Mother’s Day and another 27 percent will spend between $100-$250.

Until May 8, Mother’s Day shoppers can receive up to double cash back on select retailers via Ebates.com.