Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Mother's Day Consumer Intentions

According to the National Retail Foundation's 2008 Mother’s Day Consumer Intentions and Actions Survey conducted by BIGresearch, consumers will spend an average of $138.63 this year, compared to $139.14 last year. Total consumer spending is expected to reach $15.8 billion.

When it comes to popular gifts, consumers will shell out nearly $3.0 billion on a special dinner or brunch, $1.2 billion on consumer electronics like digital cameras, digital photo frames and video cameras, $2.0 billion on flowers, $1.4 on clothing and accessories and $1.1 billion on personal service gifts like a trip to a favorite spa or salon. Shoppers will also spend $1.6 billion on gift cards/gift certificates, $696 million on housewares and gardening tools and $672 million on greeting cards.

For the complete survey results, click here.

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