10 Ways to Celebrate Mom on Mother’s Day According to the National Retail Federation, Mother’s Day spending is expected to total a near-record $23.1 billion this year. A total 86 percent of Americans will celebrate Mother’s Day and spend an average of $180 per person. Shoppers plan on spending $4.6 billion on jewelry alone. Does mom really need another “Mom” Necklace in a Heart? Another $5 Billion will be spent on cards and flowers. I assure you, while these are all nice gifts, Mom is really needing something else. The survey found 29 percent of moms want to receive a “gift of experience” such as a spa day, tickets to a concert. Trinkets end up in a drawer but memories last a lifetime. Below are some simple and thoughtful ways to celebrate Mom. Maybe you can subtly leave this list out for someone to find...give them a little hint! 1. Give Mom a Break: Nothing says, “I love you,” like walking into the house and finding your partner has already cleaned it. I love when my son or daughter does chores without being asked. This Mother’s Day, relieve mom of her usual to-do’s by making it your responsibility. Are you too busy to do it yourself? Maybe hire a cleaning service to come in and do a deep clean or gift her a few cleanings for the next couple of months. Help Mom organize the clutter and pick up your
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toys! Maybe have the kids go through some items to donate. Less items less to clean! 2. Let Mom Sleep: It doesn’t matter if you have a newborn or a 10 year old, or if you are a stay at home mom or a working mom, I am guessing you are sleep deprived. Let mom sleep in, offer to take the children out so she can have a quiet house to rest in. Let her take a nap. Is the baby still getting up in the middle of the night? Instead of her getting up give her a break and do the nighttime routine. 3. Brunchin’ it: How many times does Mom make pancakes and eggs for everyone? Now it is your turn! Make her favorite items for breakfast. Surprise her with coffee or tea in bed. If cooking isn’t in your skill set, take her somewhere nice to enjoy their cooking or let her have some alone time brunching with her friends. Bonus points if bottomless mimosas are included. 4. Pamper Mom: Moms take care of everyone else’s needs but what about hers? Pampering can fit many gift giving budgets from a full day at the spa to something as simple as a manicure at her favorite nail salon. You can even pamper her at home with a nice foot rub or run her a bath, light some aroma therapy candles and give her some undisturbed time in the tub. I assure you
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