You might be aware of the appropriate amount to spend on a wedding gift, but what about when it comes to other gifting days, like Mother’s Day? Your mom is likely one of the most important people in your life, and the last thing you want to do is disappoint her on her day. We talked to etiquette and financial experts to find out what you need to know before May 13 about Mother’s Day giving — and how to budget for that perfect gift even if you’re tight on funds. There’s no magic number Mother’s Day spending is expected to reach $23.1 billion this year, according to an annual survey released by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics. Some of the more popular purchases include jewelry, special outings, flowers and gift cards. The survey found that a total 86 percent of Americans will celebrate Mother’s Day, and they plan to spend $180 on average. But that doesn’t mean you have to spend that much — or … [Read more...] about How much should you spend on a Mother’s Day gift?
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Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Mother's Day brunch: The best brunch spots in Indianapolis right now Waffles, buffets, bloody marys and bottomless mimosas. Let the brunch season begin. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. 1 Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Subscribe Today Log In Subscribed, but don't have a login? Activate your digital access. Liz Biro, [email protected] Published 7:00 a.m. ET March 26, 2018 | Updated 10:26 a.m. ET May 7, 2018 CLOSE Forget those squishy, Bavarian cream-filled long johns at doughnut shops. The Gallery Pastry Shop, 1101 E. 54th St. in Indianapolis, serves the real thing. Delicate, beautiful, not-too-sweet eclairs are made from … [Read more...] about Mother’s Day brunch: The best brunch spots in Indianapolis right now
Samantha Bonnette Published 10:00 a.m. CT May 3, 2018 When you visit the library, there is no telling what you will find. The possibilities are endless and combinations can be found in the unlikeliest of places. For instance, you may ask what do children’s books, Star Wars, and Mother’s Day have in common? At Shreve Memorial Library, everything and we are celebrating each of them. Children’s Book Week is held annually during the first week of May, and Shreve Memorial Library is celebrating by hosting the first ever Shreve Memorial Library Children’s Book Festival on Saturday at LSUS. The festival will feature a great selection of children’s book authors and illustrators as well as costumed characters, food vendors, fun activities such as inflatable obstacle course, bookitecture and hula hoops, as well as an interactive Literacy Lane featuring community organizations like Step Forward, United Way of Northwest Louisiana, LSU Health Shreveport Health … [Read more...] about What do children’s books, Star Wars and Mother’s Day have in common?
What's the best Mother's Day gift? Simply spending time with your mom is the top choice, according to 24 percent of Americans responding to a CBS News poll. Flowers are a close second at 22 percent, followed by just being thankful, giving respect, and love (10 percent). Male respondents picked flowers (28 percent) as their top choice in a gift to get mom, but for women, it's spending time together (33 percent). Other choices: Something from the heart, meaningful or homemade (six percent); a meal (five percent); jewelry (five percent); giving her rest by helping around the house (or just being "good" (four percent); or a card or letter (three percent). CBS News Poll: April 2014 -- The Best Mother's Day Gift (pdf) This poll was conducted by telephone from April 16-20, 2014 among 1,017 adults nationwide. Data collection was conducted on behalf of CBS News by Social Science Research Solutions of Media, Pa. Phone numbers were dialed from samples of both standard land-line and cell … [Read more...] about CBS News Poll: What’s the best Mother’s Day Gift?
YOUR tiny tot will definitely want to proudly present their mum with a homemade gift on Mother's Day. But coming up with crafty ideas for toddlers can be a challenge ahead of Mothering Sunday, given they are still learning to use their opposable thumbs. A funny card A sweet card is an important part of any mother's day. For ideas what to write in yours check out our round up of the best Mother's Day messages and poems. This couldn't be simpler and it's perfect for toddlers. Get yourself some coloured card and a stack of coloured pens and let their inner artist run wild. You can help out by adding glitter, stickers and shapes cut from coloured card if you please - but I'm sure their masterpiece won't need it. Hand-prints Little people LOVE to get messy so this is the perfect fun activity for your little ones and a nice keepsake for mum too. You can pop a hand-print on anything - and children often do. A fun tea towel, a picture or even a mug or plate at one of those pottery places. It … [Read more...] about Mother’s Day craft ideas for preschoolers and toddlers