Mother’s Day is a special date in any family’s calendar.
A day when busy mums can take a little time off from looking after everyone else, sit back, relax and be pampered by their nearest and dearest… Or so we thought.
Two new surveys have revealed a plethora of Mother’s Day mishaps including lazy texts and lies about forgotten cards.
After speaking to 2,000 young people about their plans for the big day, Swagg.co.uk discovered that 62% would be happy to send a text, tweet or Facebook message their mum instead of giving a special gift or card.
Even more mischievously, 20% admitted they weren’t planning to send a card at all and instead would use the old “lost in the post” excuse to get away with it.
But it’s not just mums who are missing out, as according to research by Promotionalcodes.org.uk, dads are also feeling the sting of rejection.
After questioning 1,000 adults, they found that only half as much is spent on gifts for Father’s Day than on its maternal counterpart.
Researchers found that we spend an average of £27.37 on Mother’s Day presents, while for dads the figure was only £14.45.
A fifth of those polled also admitted they had forgotten all about Father’s Day before, while only 6% had neglected their mums’ big day.
Tsk tsk, children of Britain, it doesn’t have to be like this! Make sure mum feels special on Sunday by visiting one of out top Mother’s Day events, learning how to lay out the perfect Mother’s Day tea or snapping up one of our favourite gifts for mums.