Top 10 Best Mother's Day Gifts 2017
What You Didn't Know About Mother's Day & Why You Should Splurge
1. It is a 100+ year old US holiday & century old tradition
In 1914 Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation designating the second Sunday in May be a national holiday in honor of mothers. Furthermore, the celebration of motherhood can be traced back to the times of ancient Greeks who would hold festivals in celebration of Mother Goddesses Rhea & Cybele.
2. Around 122 Million Phone Calls are made to Mom
Start saving those minutes! About a third of the population will be calling home to Mom this Mother's Day. Separate yourself from that herd by choosing one of the great gifts above and taking a trip to see Mom this year! Better yet, pre-order a couple La-Z-Boy recliners and spend a weekend catching up in comfort while also giving Mom a present she will love for years to come.
3. About 1/4 of all flowers bought for holidays are purchased for Mother's Day
Yes, flowers are great and you mom will love them but why not switch it up and give ol' ma a gift basket or subscription to wine of the month club! This way, when you come over to visit, you will have more options than that Chardonnay she exclusively buys.
4. Do it for World Peace - Mother's Day is celebrated in 50 countries around the World
Make the drive/flight/walk to your Mom's house to share this day that close to fifty other countries celebrate as well. Not too often that you will find a holiday where so much of the world can come together. Fund a woman's education in war torn countries around the world and get Mom a pair of Combat Flip Flops - each pair helps!