For any budget: Mother’s Day gifts she actually wants

For any budget: Mother’s Day gifts she actually wants

Most Canadians end up giving practical gifts to mom

Mothers Day gifts

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Mother’s Day is this weekend and procrastinators across Canada will soon be flocking to the shops (both in person and online) to buy mom a gift that shows her how much they care.

According to a survey released by digital coupon site, 50% of Canadians think mom ends up receiving practical gifts, rather than items she wants. This doesn’t mean they spare expenses for the most important woman in their life, however. Only 10% of Canadians hunt for discounted gifts for their mothers, according to the survey. Mom is worth paying full price, after all.

Around 33%, or nearly a third of those surveyed, believe gift cards are an appropriate present for their mother. Canadians who will be buying mom and dad gifts on both Mother’s and Father’s Day will in total spend an average of $107. An IPG Mediabrands study projects that nationally, $492 million will be spent on mom for the holiday this year.

In case you’re hard-pressed for ideas this Mother’s Day, we’ve complied a list of resources to get you started.

Here’s a guide for gifts she actually wants, from the practical to the luxurious via Chatelaine.

What your mom really needs is to relax. Check out the best spas across Canada via Today’s Parent.

And if you’re looking for gift ideas by price-point, check out this gallery of gift ideas for all budgets via LouLou.