(WPRI) Did you get your Ma something nice for Mother's Day this weekend? Lots of people already have, apparently, according to the National Retail Federation.
The NRF commissioned a survey to check with consumers and see how much they were going to spend to honor their mothers for the weekend.
On average, the average person figured they'd spend $152.52 on gifts. That's up from the survey results last year, which averaged out to $140.73.
Two-thirds of the gifts, 66.4%, will be flowers. That's expected to total $2.2 billion worth of buds.
Nearly a third, 32.8%, will treat mom to a new blouse or sweater, totaling $1.6 billion.
Is your mom plugged in? 12.7% of respondents plan to give electronics -- tablet computers, digital cameras and such, totaling up to $1.6 billion.
Gift cards and personal services -- like a trip to a day spa -- round out the plans for mothers, according to the survey.
Finally, over half, 54.3%, will also take Mom to dinner or brunch. $3.4 billion is expected to be spent on that.
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