Have you figured out what you’re going to give your mother on Sunday? If you’re looking for ideas, here’s a little market research to steer you in the right direction. According to a recent survey by coupon website Offers.com, 43 percent of moms would like to receive something homemade on Mother’s Day. Not up for a last-minute craft project? We understand. Jewelry is your next best best (27 percent of moms said they want it). And if you’re choosing between flowers and chocolates, go with flowers. They garnered 18 percent of moms’ votes, while sweets nabbed a mere 12 percent.
To put together a meaningful bouquet (instead of whatever grabs your eye at the supermarket), consider asking the florist to include ranunculus (they mean “radiant with charm”), red tulips (“declaration of love”), and lilies (which connote “magesty). Top it all off with ferns for sincerity, and baby’s breath, for everlasting love. And don’t forget a nice card! (Snag one of these lovely poems or quotes to add meaning.)