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Mother’s Day spending to grow

Christmas, present, shopping, gift, ribbon, goldShoppers are expected to buy up big in the lead up to Mother’s Day this weekend with spending tipped to reach $1.4 billion, says the National Retail Association.

Trevor Evans, NRA CEO, said jewellery, flowers, and perfume will continue to be the most popular gifts of choice for people wanting to spoil their Mum.

“In recent years, retail sales for Mother’s Day have increased, on average, by 2.8 per cent year on year, and we expect to see similar figures again for 2015.”

Evans said while gifts are always a hit, cafes and restaurants will be packed this weekend.

“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,” he said.

“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.”

Evans said for those who leave presents and bookings to the last minute, gift vouchers are always well received.

“One of the things most mums cross their fingers for this time of year is some time out. Pampering treatments such as massages, facials and pedicures are a perfect last minute gift that won’t disappoint,” he said.

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