Mother’s Day spending to rise from 2016

More money will go to getting Mom something sparkly

(CNN) – Mother’s Day is this weekend. Still looking for a gift for mom?

This year, the National Retail Federation says shoppers are expected to spend – on average – $186. That’s about 14 dollars more than last year.

The most popular gift? Flowers. 69 percent of moms will get them, giving the floral industry $2.6-billion.

56 percent of people will treat mom to dinner or brunch.

But more money will go to getting Mom something sparkly. About $5-billion will be spent on jewelry.

Considering everyone celebrating Mother’s Day, total spending is forecasted to hit $23.6-billion. That’s the highest it’s been in the survey’s 14-year history.

If you haven’t gotten something special for mom, there’s still time. After all, nearly half of all presents will be gift cards – something you can get fast, that still puts a smile on Mom’s face.

Copyright 2017 CNN

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