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May072013

Americans Worry More About Gifts for Mother’s Day than Father’s Day

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Sorry, Dads.  A new survey reveals that more than two-thirds of Americans worry more about what to buy mom on Mother’s Day than what to get dad on Father’s Day.

The survey, which was commissioned by RetailMeNot.com, finds 67 percent of respondents expressing more concern about a gift for mom than a present for dad.

The also survey finds that 42 percent of respondents are willing to spend up to $40 on a gift for mom, while an additional 22 percent will be spending $41 to $60, and 23 percent will be spending $61 or more on her.  Ten percent are not planning to give a Mother's Day gift to their mom this year.

Mom's top four gift choices:

  • Flowers, 18 percent
  • A spa day, 18 percent
  • Gift cards, 15 percent
  • Jewelry, 15 percent

This year, 52 percent of moms will most likely be wished a “Happy Mother's Day” in person, while 23 percent will receive a phone call and 15 percent are most likely to get a greeting card.

Spouses will be honoring their wives/partners with gifts as well.  The top gifts are:

  • A nice meal,  22 percent
  • Flowers, 18 percent
  • Gift cards, 12 percent
  • Jewelry, 12 percent

The survey was conducted between April 12 and April 17, 2013 and involved 1,067 U.S. residents.

Mother’s Day is May 12.  Father’s Day is June 16.

Copyright 2013 ABC News Radio