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Mark your calendar: Mother's Day is
Plenty of families will splurge on gifts, spending an average of nearly
In fact, many moms don't want their families to break the bank buying gifts for them. A recent survey by cash-back shopping site Ebates.com found that 35% of moms think their families should spend between
If you are planning on buying something for your mom, there are several ways to show her your appreciation without blowing your budget. Here's how to get deals on the most popular gifts for moms.
Apparel. About 36% of consumers plan to give clothing as a Mother's Day gift this year, according to the
For bargains on high-end brands, DealScience.com, which analyzes historical sales data to predict future deals, found that the deepest discounts should be found at
Gift cards. If you know what your mom's favorite store is but don't want to take a chance buying the wrong thing, get her a gift card for that retailer. You can save money by buying gift cards that sell for less than face value at sites such as Gift Card Granny or CardHub.com, which aggregate prices from several resellers of discount gift cards. You can buy gift cards for hundreds of national retailers at a discount because these sites buy the cards for less than face value from consumers who don't want them.
Flowers. Local florists and the supermarket are the way to go for flowers on Mother's Day, says
Jewelry. After Christmas and Valentine's Day, Mother's Day is the third most popular holiday for jewelry sales, Woroch says. With demand high, don't expect to find a lot of deals at jewelry stores. However, you can find low prices elsewhere. Look for unique pieces at online marketplace Etsy.com, where Woroch says she's found necklaces and earrings for a fraction of department store prices. King recommends shopping for jewelry at warehouse clubs such as BJ's Wholesale,
Kitchenware. If your mom wants a new blender, mixer, food processor or bakeware, you're in luck because these items will be marked down during Mother's Day sales going on now through next weekend. Look for discounts of up to 30%, says FatWallet.com shopping expert
Restaurant meals. Woroch says that you can cut the cost of taking your mom out to brunch or dinner by scoring a discount for a restaurant on a daily deal site such as Groupon or Living Social, or by buying a discount restaurant certificate at Restaurant.com or a discount restaurant gift card at Cardpool.com. Also check FatWallet's Local Deals page for food and drink offerings in your area.
Spa treatments. A day at the spa was among the most popular gift choices of the moms surveyed by Ebates.com. Massages, facials and other treatments can be pricey, but you can save by scouring daily deal sites including
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