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Spa Days and Outings Top Mother’s Day Wish Lists


BRISBANE, Calif. - Most moms would prefer to embark on a spa day or family outing instead of a vacation away from the kids, according to a survey by, the leading online comparison shopping site. In a similar survey conducted by the National Retail Federation (NRF) with BIGResearch, nearly 20 percent of shoppers plan to pamper their moms by giving them a certificate to a spa or beauty salon this year, up more than five percent from last year.

“Whether it’s for a unique or strictly practical item, online shopping is a great way for time-starved shoppers to find something special for any important occasion, especially Mother’s Day,” said Alisa Weiner, general manager of online comparison shopping for “Being a busy working mother myself, I value our site’s easy-to-use features and tools that help me select the right gift at the right price.”

The survey also found that shoppers aren’t only looking to spend more money on mom this year…they plan to treat themselves too. In fact, a whopping 91 percent of respondents are willing to spend up to $75 to purchase a pair of designer jeans this spring. That’s even $25 more than they said they plan to spend on Mother’s Day. can help consumers find whatever they are looking for online. Not only does the site offer extensive gift ideas from thousands of online stores, but it also helps navigate those by providing “Top 5” and “What’s Hot” snapshots of the most popular products based on what other shoppers are buying in each category.

To pamper moms this Mother’s Day, experts from recommend the following gift ideas:

Spa Gift Certificate: Purchase Spa Finder gift certificates that can be used at more than 3,600 spas worldwide. Great for pedicures to princess-level pampering, they work for many price ranges, from $50-$1,000, in increments of $25. Consider making it a mother/child outing by signing up for matching treatments.
Metallic Napa Shopper Tote: Moms love to be “cool” and this trendy tote keeps her in style.
Bon Voyage Spa Gift Basket and Gift Certificate: This keepsake faux alligator handle box carries all the essentials for relaxation at home. The set includes everything from lotion, wooden massager and loofah, to eye teas.
Versatile Gift Card: Can’t decide what to get mom? offers more than 10,000 certificate options from a variety of retailers.
Shizen Crystal Three Stone Drop Earrings: Stone drop earrings are one of the hottest must-have pieces of jewelry this spring and offers more than 5,000 styles. The stones come in a variety of colors, select a child’s birthstone or her favorite color.


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