What do you *really* want for Mother’s Day? Help a Dad out over here.
Is a free afternoon to go to the spa for a pedicure a good deal? What about brunch out at a fancy golf course? Should I be spending time with you, the Mother of my kids, or my actual Mother who gave birth to me? Is it Mother’s Day or Mother Of Your Children / Wife’s Day?
So many questions to be asked, and I’m guessing many other Dads are struggling with the answers as I do every year.
So should it really be a surprise that we get so flustered and end up doing NOTHING for Mother’s Day? According to a survey commissioned by Child’s Play Communications, that’s the scenario that happened to 1/4 of Moms last year. Nothing. Nada. Zip. Squat.
What did other Moms get and what do Moms want for Mother’s Day? Check the survey results below:
The Good, The Bad, And The Wonderful 1 of 19
What do Moms want? Scroll through for what most got as gifts last year, the worst ever, the best ever, and what most expect to get ...
Card 2 of 19
32% of moms just got a card for Mother's Day last year.
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Handmade 3 of 19
21% of Moms got handmade crafts from their kids last year.
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Dad Gives The Day Off 4 of 19
Last year, 3% got the day off while Dad and the kids took care of chores.
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Mom’s Dream Gifts 5 of 19
Okay, what if money was no object? Here's a look at what Moms say their dream gifts would be.
Cruise 6 of 19
A cruise? Yes, the survey says Moms would like one.
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An iPad 7 of 19
The survey says Moms would like an iPad. Actually, Moms probably want another one. Because the one you got her last year has been hijacked by the kids.
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A New Car! 8 of 19
You'd think Mother's Day was The Price Is Right or something. Survey says Moms want A NEW CAR! (Don't we all)
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BBQ 9 of 19
Proof that Moms never think of themselves, one Mom's dream gift is a barbecue for her husband so she can finally get out from behind the stove.
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Worst Mother’s Day Gifts Ever 10 of 19
Learn from those who have failed.
Vacuum 11 of 19
Household Appliances 12 of 19
It may slice and dice, and blend everything but Moms don't want it.
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Divorce Papers 13 of 19
On Mother's Day? That's crass. One Mom responding to the survey says that's what happened. That's awful.
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Cleaning Up 14 of 19
Cleaning up after having to cook for their Mother-In-Law on Mother's Day was near the top of the liit of things Moms don't want.
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Nothing 15 of 19
Nearly 1/4 of Moms responding said they have received absolutely nothing, nada, zip, for Mother's Day. Guess who's getting divorce papers for Father's Day?
What Moms Expect 16 of 19
Now that we've gotten rid of the dreamy stuff and the worst ever, here's a list of practical things Moms would like and actually expect.
Handmade Crafts 17 of 19
15% want their kids to make them something . . . and 21% think that's what they're getting.
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A Day Off 18 of 19
14% want a day off . . . but only 3% think they'll get it.
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A Spa Day 19 of 19
13% of Moms say they would want a spa gift certificate. Thank you. That one is easy. We can do that.
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