A new survey found 70% of us plan to buy a Mother’s Day gift this year. We’ll toss down $58 on average. But 1 in 5 people think it’s hard to find a GOOD gift. So this might help take the guesswork out of it . . .
A bunch of moms voted on what the BEST Mother’s Day gifts are. The good news is you don’t have to get too creative. You could probably guess most of these. Here are the top five . . .
1. Flowers. Which seems boring and cliché. But 48% of moms said that if they only get one gift this year, that’s what they want.
2. Dinner at a nice restaurant. 43% said it’s a great gift. And obviously they want you to go WITH them. Don’t just drop her off in the Red Lobster parking lot.
3. A gift card. 41% of moms said it’s a good Mother’s Day gift. But don’t just hand it to her. Put it in a card. And obviously pick a gift card for a place she LIKES.
4. Jewelry. 28% of moms said they’d like to get jewelry for Mother’s Day. And it’s a good gift for multiple people to chip in on.
5. Beauty products. 27% of moms said it’s a great gift. Just make sure it’s something she’ll use. If you’re not sure, then think about something like a Birchbox subscription, where she gets different stuff every month.
Being a good parent is equal parts drill sergeant, cook, doctor, house cleaner, and human waste removal specialist. So it’s good to see at least a few people are realizing those are all valuable skills.
A new Mother’s Day survey by CareerBuilder.com found 8% of women now include their parenting skills on their resume.
The survey also found companies are pretty receptive to it . . . 69% of employers say that the stuff you do as a parent does qualify as relevant experience for a job.
The five parenting skills that translate best into the corporate world are: Patience . . . multitasking . . . time management . . . conflict management . . . and problem solving.
In spite of that . . . only 52% of moms who work say they’re equally successful in their careers and their family life. 34% say they’re more successful at parenting . . . 16% say they’re doing better at their job.
We usually wait until Mother’s Day to talk about how underappreciated mom are. But yesterday was Mother’s Day in ENGLAND, so they put out a new study.
According to new research, moms deserve a salary of $253,000 a year for all the unpaid work they do. Moms do an average of 119 hours of unpaid work every week for their family. Here are the 10 jobs they do and what they SHOULD get paid per hour.
- Housekeeper, $17 an hour.
- Head chef, $25 an hour.
- Teacher, $26 an hour.
- Psychologist, $69 an hour.
- Chauffeur, $18 an hour.
- Entertainer, $44 an hour.
- Personal shopper, $18 an hour.
- Personal trainer, $29 an hour.
- Lawyer, $72 an hour.
- Nanny, $16 an hour.
In a new survey, the NUMBER ONE thing moms say they want for Mother’s Day is . . . QUALITY TIME with you. Unfortunately for her, you’re SUPER BUSY because you’re SO IMPORTANT . . . so you only plan on sending flowers.
Here are the top five things moms want. (They could give multiple answers.)
- 44% of mothers say they want quality time with you.
- 29% want gift cards.
- 28% want flowers.
- 26% want jewelry.
- 26% want a meal out.
37% of people plan to give their mother flowers . . . only 29% will spend quality time with her . . . 29% will take her out to a meal . . . 19% will give her a card . . . and 19% will give her a gift card.
The average person will spend under $100 on Mother’s Day . . . but 2% of people will spend over $500.
Original story here: (PR Newswire)