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The Real Deal: Mother’s Day spending is more expensive than ever. Here’s some ways to save

The average Mother’s Day spending will top $274 dollars per household. That's up almost $30 from 2022. 

News 12 Staff

May 12, 2023, 1:34 PM

Updated 404 days ago

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Gifts will be more expensive than ever before. The average Mother’s Day spending will top $274 dollars per household. That's up almost $30 from 2022, and $78 dollars from 2019. 
There are plenty of gift ideas for under $100 as we celebrate all the moms in our lives. But whatever you're looking for, expect to pay more this year.  
"Stationary and greeting cards up 10.4% year over year. Jewelry up 8.6%. Your rear indoor plants and flowers up 4 1/2%. A dozen roses today will cost you $12 to $13. If you wait till Friday or Saturday, it's going to cost you a lot more,” says Caleb Silver of Investopedia.  

Here are some ways to save: 

With everything on the rise, look for coupons. And it doesn't hurt to ask store managers if you can use more than one. If you have kids, framing their art and giving it to family is the perfect gift. 
If you're thinking of flowers this weekend, you may want to go with your local grocery store floral section. 
Substitute some colorful spring flowers for traditional roses which are jacked up just like Valentine’s Day. Roses tend to start at $50. And of course, nothing matches the gift of rest. Let mom sleep in! 


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