Poll: Parents want Mother's Day and Father's Day gifts to cost $30 or less

5/1/2013

The majority of moms and dads (52 and 48 percent, respectively) expect a gift of $30or less this Mother's and Father's Day, according to survey results released today from ShopAtHome.com, the largest coupon and Cash Back search engine used by more than 19 million consumers each month. The survey found that parents want their kids to be frugal when buying gifts for Mother's and Father's Day while graduates just want cold hard cash along with their diplomas.

The survey results also indicated that 23 percent of moms and 30 percent of dads prefer gift cards over traditional presents such as perfume or ties. What came in second? A simple greeting card, which is preferred by 22 percent of moms and 17 percent of dads.

Survey respondents were clear that they don't want an expensive gift from their kids; in fact time spent together was how 59 percent of moms and dads prefer to spend the holiday. If you aren't able to spend time with your mom on Mother's Day, flowers can be a really economical choice to mark the holiday. ShopAtHome.com customers spent an average of $33.64 on Mother's Day arrangements (after coupons were applied and before tax and delivery). For Dads, opt for a greeting card with a gift card tucked inside.


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