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Aussies to spoil Mum

present, gift, christmasMother’s Day spending in Australia is tipped to reach almost $1.3 billion this year, according to a study by IbisWorld.

The average person will spend around $53 on their mum across a range of categories from confectionery to cosmetics, marking an increase of 1.6 per cent on 2014 figures.

This Mother’s Day, the giving of gifts is expected to give way to spending time with Mum. Taking her out for a meal is expected to grow by 2.1 per cent, while treating her to some pampering is expected to grow by 1.8 per cent.

Books and CDs as gifts has seen the biggest decline in popularity, dropping by 4.1 per cent, while cards and flowers have also seen a decline of 2.2 per cent.

The category with the biggest increase is consumables, with a predicted growth of 3.8 per cent.

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