Well we investigated and have some answers to that question.
We were given several unique gift ideas from a number of people we spoke with.
“My daughter usually gets me the latest Madonna album,” says Amy Andrew who’s from Northampton.
Alex Bisio in Northampton told us, “Housing magazines. That’s what I’m going to get.”
But what do mom’s really want for Mother’s Day?
“Jewelry, flowers, the basics…yeah,” explains Sam Case who’s also from Northampton.
You would think a Mother’s Day survey conducted by Ebates.com discovered that more than half of American men think the mom in their life would choose roses or jewelry but the number one item women actually want is a gift card to their favorite store or a day of pampering.
Annie Browning, a resident of South Hadley says, “I’m one who believes we all have enough stuff, especially if it needs dusting don’t buy it for your mom. Get your mom a gift certificate to a nice spa.”
“Mothers most often don’t take care of themselves or they are taking care of everyone else, so instead of chocolates or flowers let them come in and enjoy, relax a little bit,” explains Rene Maserati with the Village on Main, a salon in Northampton.
This gentleman certainly has the right idea…
“Last year I got a manicure and a pedicure with her,” says Nathan Tsianco from Northampton.
The next couple of day’s stores will be filled with last minute shoppers, but many agree the best Mother’s Day gift can’t be bought in a store
George Milam in Northampton told us, “I think a woman wants to be with her children on Mother’s Day. I think it’s about family.”
“Painting a picture for her shows that express through…that is, what I feel for her,” explains Crickette Humphrey, also a Northampton resident.
Whether taking part in the commercialized holiday or simply sharing the gift of time, it’s important to find some way to show mom you care.
The Ebates.com survey found about a third of men will spend between $20 and $50 on their moms for Mother’s Day.