Whether your mom is June Cleaver/Carol Brady or more Joan Crawford/Betty Draper, one thing is certain: You don’t want to forget Mother’s Day, May 14.
According to MoneyTips.com, we spend $21.4 billion on gifts, with special outings, jewelry, flowers and gift cards representing $11.9 billion of those expenditures.
The National Restaurant Association reports 35% of Americans will dine out Mother’s Day. The top food of choice for those who raised us, loved us and made us sit up straight? Seafood, by 26%. Coming in at 18% is ethnic cuisine (Italian, Mexican), and steak at 16%.