Did you nod off and forget that Mother's Day is this Sunday?
Here's something that might wake you up: People plan to spend more for the mother of their children than their actual mother on Mother's Day, according to a survey by retail site Offers.com.
Respondents said they'd ante up $81 on average for their wives' gifts and $62 for their moms' gifts this year. Perhaps surprisingly, expected spending on mothers-in-law was $65.
Now, moms aren't necessarily being neglected, said Howard Schaffer of Offers.com. The higher averages could reflect the fact that fewer people plan to buy presents for wives and mothers-in-law, and those that do might be bigger spenders, thus pulling up the average.
"Husbands might be spending extra because they're getting their wives gifts on behalf of their kids, too," Schaffer said.
Overall, 98 percent of people surveyed said they intend to buy their mother a present, while 92 percent and 68 percent said they'll give a gift to their wife and mother-in-law, respectively.