Moms in the US would rather be pampered than receive material gifts this Mother's Day, according to a recent report from Offers.com.
The report was based on data from an April 2015 survey of 1,000 adults in the United States.
Some 21% of moms would like to receive a massage or spa day for Mother's Day; flowers and a nice meal are the next most-liked gift options (20% each), followed by gift cards (17%), jewelry (14%), and electronics (8%).
Additional findings from the report include the following:
US adults surveyed plan to spend $120 each, on average, on Mother's Day.
Women plan to spend about $116, on average, whereas men plan to spend $127.
People age of 25-34 plan to spend more than any other age group (11% above average).
People age 45-54 will spend more than any other age group on dinner (8% above average).
Most US adults surveyed (62%) say they plan to buy flowers for Mother's Day. More men than women (66% vs.58%) plan to buy flowers.
Check out the infographic for more insights:
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COMMENTARY: I am always for a nice meal, flowers and Mother's Day card for mom. Spend the day with mom if possible. A BBQ picnic would be a great way to spend the day with Mom and her children and grand kids. Make her feel special.
Already working together, the sisters were now planning a wedding, too--which, if you haven't heard, can easily snowball into a $20,000+ project with with a plethora of stakeholders.
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Khalil had met her match: Could wedding complexities be solved? Could you simplify it by giving brides and vendors and retailers and brands a platform to connect on? Khalil thought so. she remembers thinking.
"Why does this not exist?"
"Let's build it."
So a month after sis got married, Khalil took everything she had and jumped into the New York tech scene, launching Loverly.
"There's a limited window, right? For each opportunity there's a clock ticking. Who's going to build it the best, the fastest, who's going to solve the problem?"
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With a beautiful redesign (search by color!), 30 million images viewed a month, and partnerships with the likes of Nordstrom, Anthropologie, and Etsy, Lovery is poised to do just that.
COMMENTARY: Having been involved in planning a wedding (my own) and consulted for several wedding planners and caterring businesses, I agree with Kellee Khalil that an easier solution to the problem of planning a wedding is needed. If you are smart, you will not tackle this job yourself, and hire a professional wedding planner.
I love that Loverly.com allows couples and newlyweds to share their wedding planning ideas on the site. Having perused the site, there is an abundance of wedding planning ideas. If it's been done, it is probably on Loverly.com. Loverly.com makes it easier to find specific ideas, by breaking them into categories like "Gift" ideas below.
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Loverly.com provides shopping users, and I assume it's not doing this for free, but getting a cut of everything sold through its website. Items include dresses, shoes, jewelery, wedding gifts, etc. Some of the vendors selling on Loverly.com include Ann Taylor, Kate Spade, Nordstrom, BHLDN, Nicole Miller, Oscar De La Renta, Jimmy Choo, to name a few.
Courtesy of an article dated March 15, 2013 appearing in Fast Company