BALTIMORE — Sunday, May 8 is Mother’s Day, and people have many ways to celebrate.
Some people like to share their thoughts in a greeting card, buy their mom something special, or treat her to a nice meal.
The National Restaurant Association conducted a Mother’s Day survey and found that most people plan a restaurant for Mother’s Day: take mom to lunch, followed by dinner, then brunch, with the least popular being mother’s day breakfast.
Anyone having trouble getting reservations might have better luck planning their breakfast.
According to the National Retail Federation (NRF), the three best gifts for mom this year are to give her a greeting card, buy her flowers if you can find them, and take her on a special outing like to a restaurant for the holiday. mothers. brunch.
Jewelry is also a very popular gift this year.
According to the NRF, about 41% of consumers say they plan to give jewelry to their mother this year.
Overall, the National Retail Federation predicts record spending of $32 billion this Mother’s Day.
Despite rising inflation and soaring prices, spending has increased by $3.6 billion this year.
Limited interaction with families during the two years of the pandemic could also play a role for many people who are simply happy and grateful to be able to celebrate being with their mother again.
Katherine Cullen, NRF’s senior director of industry and consumer insights, said “this increase in spending isn’t just being driven by something like inflation, it’s by more consumers participating in different parts of the holidays and really looking to splurge with their moms.”
Besides taking Mom out for dinner this Sunday, another popular option is to show her appreciation by cooking her a home-cooked meal.
For those who can’t cook or get a reservation at their mom’s favorite restaurant, there’s always takeout or delivery.