Spending for Mother’s Day Expected to Increase in 2012

by Sean Bryant on May 8, 2012

Mother’s Day is only a few days away and so far spending has increased on Mother’s Day gifts. Shoppers are expected to spend an average of $152.52 which is up 8% from 2011. Mom’s in the south are being pampered just a little bit more with an average of $166.41 spent on them. Young professionals between 25-34 are planning on spending the most on Mom this year.

Mother's Day Spending

Have you purchased your Mother’s Day gift yet? Is so what did you buy your mom this year?

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Sean Bryant

Sean Bryant created OneSmartDollar.com in 2011 to help pass along his knowledge of finance and economics to others. After graduating from the University of Iowa with a degree in economics he worked as a construction superintendent before jumping into the world of finance. Sean has worked on the trade desk for a commodities brokerage firm, he was a project manager for an investment research company and was a CDO analyst at a big bank. That being said he brings a good understanding of the finance field to the One Smart Dollar community. When not working Sean and he wife are avid world travelers. He enjoys spending time with his daughter Colette and dog Charlie.
  • My mom has given me so much, I don’t have a problem with giving her what she wants for mother’s day. This year she asked for some lululemon workout pants ($88!) so it came out to $95 with tax and all, but it’s worth it and she loves their clothes to work out in. I didn’t hesitate to get em for her! Last year I got her a massage and she hasn’t even used it yet.

  • Sorry Mom but I can’t afford to spend as much as the average American. I don’t think I’ve ever spent that much on her for any holiday. I am surprised that the average is so high though.

    • Yeah I never spend that much. I will usually spend $75 or so for Christmas and buy her flowers on Mother’s Day.

  • I guess this makes me a bad son but I bought my mom a $4 card and that’s all she gets. πŸ™‚ I’m glad I could help bring that average down!

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