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What Mom really wants for Mother's Day, survey provides insight

Summary

Mom doesn't want presents this Mother's Day, finds survey

Many mothers would like family time this Mother's Day

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – This is the weekend we celebrate moms everywhere and a new survey from RetailMeNot.com is looking at what they really want for their special day.

While she may have given the gift of life, this Mother’s Day, it seems mom values spending time together over and above anything you could put a bow on.

“…About 97 per cent of moms say it’s really about just spending time with their kids and it’s the thought that counts. So, no matter what that gift is, it really is more about the experience,” explains Katie Hammill is with the online company.

The survey also reveals the top purchases for Mother’s Day include dinner, an experience together, gift cards, flowers, and chocolate or candy.

The only person who doesn’t seem to be a big fan of the day are fathers as Hammill points out 87 per cent of Canadian dads think their kids put in more effort on Mother’s Day than Father’s Day.

“I think it’s just traditionally known that moms get that special treatment. Moms work hard and that’s their day to shine. Mom is always taking care of everybody it feels like.”

Father’s Day, by the way, is June 17.