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Mother's Day Gift Ideas: What Moms Really Want (INFOGRAPHIC)

Mother's Day gift ideas come in all shapes, sizes and budgets, but perhaps you should put some thought into what your mom really wants before surprising her next Sunday. Breaking news: It's probably not flowers.

According to a recent survey, family time and greeting cards are very nice and sentimental, but not quite what moms want most. It turns out they would rather get a break and be pampered above all else.

Nearly half of mothers polled by shopping site Ebates.ca chose a day at the spa as their top choice, followed by a weekend trip and jewellery. Tech gadgets also made the cut, along with clothing, shoes, appliances and — believe it or not — cookbooks. The company conducted an online survey of 1,056 members across Canada who are moms, from March 11 to March 25.

The results were very different from what the moms said they typically receive on Mother's Day, starting with flowers, gift cards, homemade gifts and meals.

Perhaps most surprising however was that almost 20 per cent of moms actually have to buy their own gifts. Really? Meanwhile, the survey also found that most people procrastinate till the last minute to buy Mother's Day gifts, while 10 per cent forget to buy one completely.

What do you want for Mother's Day? Let us know in the comments below.

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