Mums to be spoiled to a tune of $1.4b this weekend

AND you thought she was happy with a card you made?

It's not a competition, but you should know that Australians are spending more on their mums for Mother's Day -- about 2.8% year on year -- and this year is expected to be no different.

If the trend holds, we'll spend close to $1.4 billion on gifts and meals in cafes and restaurants.

Mother's Day is this Sunday, May 10.

National Retail Association chief Trevor Evans said jewellery, flowers and perfume remain the biggest seller as sons, daughters and right-thinking husbands attempt to spoil mums.

"Mother's Day breakfasts are a much-loved tradition for many families and although breakfast in bed is a nice gesture, more and more of us are choosing cafes to dine out.

"Restaurants will also be bustling with big crowds looking to enjoy a Sunday lunch, so don't forget to make a reservation ahead of time."

The National Retail Association advocates for retailers, fast food outlets and the service sector.




Topics:  economy mother's day retail

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