Will you get what you want this Mother's Day?
New research from CommBank Rewards shows the top gift mums want this Mother's Day is a spa day or package. However, when Australians said what they're intending to buy their mum, the top choice was flowers.
Mums' top gift choices for Mother's Day
- Spa day (27 per cent)
- Meal out (22 per cent)
- Flowers (10 per cent)
Top gifts people intend to purchase for Mother's Day
- Flowers (37 per cent)
- Chocolates or edible treats (27 per cent)
- Meal out (25 per cent)
CBA Executive General Manager, Everyday Banking, Kate Crous said: “Mother’s Day is a time for extra indulging and self-care. From the research we can see mums want an experience including being treated and pampered with options like enjoying a relaxing spa day or being taken out for lunch or dinner.”
The average amount people plan to spend on Mother's Day is $74, according to the research.
"For gift-giving there are so many options online and in-store for your loved ones," Ms Crous said.. "We know people want to spoil their mum and be money savvy at the same time."
The research shows Australians are savvy shoppers with 46 per cent of people regularly hunting for deals, cashback or reward points.
“At the end of the day quality time is the obvious winner on Mother’s Day with most mums favouring relationships and experiences over things. So while gifts are certainly a perk, the feeling of togetherness and being with family is a valued part of how mums want to spend the day,” Ms Crous said.
According to the CommBank Rewards research Australian mums want to spend the day by having quality time together with their children. Around six in 10 mothers rate this as their first choice, followed by food – whether eating out, ordering in or having someone cook for them.
How mums want to spend Mother's Day
- Quality time with children (59 per cent)
- Eating out (31 per cent)
- To order in or have someone cook for me (26 per cent)
- A surprise (24 per cent)
- Travel (9 per cent)
What do you have planned for Mother's Day this Sunday? What gifts are you hoping to receive?