What Mothers Really Want for Mother's Day
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"A night with Simon Cowell" - was among the internet searches for mother's day gifts as recently reported by The Telegraph. Others included "a boeing 747" and "a pair of high heeled men's shoes". These ideas are just downright bizarre and in fact, most people tend to stick to safe gifts for mother's day. Check out this video for some Mother's Day facts and unique gift ideas.

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What Do Mothers Really Want for Mother's Day? - as part of the news and politics series by GeoBeats. "a night with simon cowell" - was among the internet searches for mother's day gifts as recently reported by The Telegraph. Others included "a boeing 747" and "a pair of high heeled men's shoes". These ideas are just downright bizarre and infact, most people tend to stick to safe gifts for mother's day. A poll conducted by Harris Interactive for Ebates provided some insights into the types of gifts perceived to be most wanted vs. the gift categories that mothers actually find most desirable. So what sells the most - the flowers ofcourse? Over $2 billion worth of flowers are bought for mother's day - that amount being higher than that for any other gift. But what do mothers actually prefer the most? According to the survey, the most desirable gift by mothers is a spa day, notes CNET. Basically what mothers really want to do on mother's day is enjoy some relaxing time away from their children! Following the spa are flowers and jewelry as gift preferences. And then the next one may be bit of a surprise to some - a tablet or a smartphone. Considering the growing popularity of tablets, who knows, they might become the new safe bet. However, flowers are likely to remain the best selling category since they are affordable. And you'd be hard pressed to find a mother who's unhappy about receiving flowers. By the way, did you know some countries in Europe adopted Mother's Day as a way to stem population decline and encourage larger families?