Shocking statistics have revealed that many mums won’t get a lie-in, a day off, or even receive a gift at all today (Sunday March 6).
A survey of 1,053 British mothers revealed that 47 per cent won’t be doing anything on the special day, a third won’t get a lie-in, whilst almost one in ten mums won’t be handed a present at all.
Of those polled by Sizzling Pubs and Crown Carveries, 43 per cent of mums have received a lousy Mother’s Day gift but were too polite to express their true feelings.
Cheap toiletries topped the list as the worst offenders (42 per cent), ahead of the infamous last minute garage flowers (33 per cent).
But, appallingly, eight per cent of mums receive no gesture at all.
Only a quarter of mums are confident of getting a richly deserved lie-in, with a third acknowledging that their “lie-in” will be over by 8am.
Mums’ have listed their modest wishes for the big day - with one in eight preferring their gift to be totally cost-free.
It seems that ‘flashy’ gifts are not top of many mums wish lists after it was revealed the most sought after ‘gift’ was a meal all together as a family (33 per cent), just ahead of handmade presents (17 per cent).
Juliet Oosthuysen, of Sizzling Pubs and Crown Carveries, said: “Mother’s Day is all about celebrating families and the vital role that mothers play at their centre.
“Our research confirms that what mums really want on this special day is to spend quality time with their family, something which can be all too rare when you are trying to juggle busy lives.
“Mums aren’t impressed with flash gestures - above all, those polled wanted a Mother’s Day meal out that’s good quality, relaxed and affordable.”
Top of the worst 30 Mother’s Day gifts ranged from a rock, popcorn and an IOU, to car parts, cleaning products and the standard oven gloves.
30 of the worst Mother’s Day gifts received by British mums:
2. Fire extinguisher
3. Tin of paint
4. Cleaning supplies
5. A rock
6. Stick of French bread
7. Washing up liquid
8. Salad dressing
13. Vitamin tablets
14. Hair dye
17. Toilet roll
19. Car parts
20. Ironing board cover
23. Oven gloves
25. Dustpan and brush
26. Half eaten cake
27. Tin of beans
29. Carving knife
30. Four yoghurts
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