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Study: Your Mom Probably Won’t Love Her Mother’s Day Gift

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A new study suggested that your mom probably will not love her Mother’s Day gift, despite faking a positive reaction, South West News Service reported Wednesday.

Mother’s Day is this coming Sunday. Approximately 40 percent of moms will be unsatisfied with their present, according to the findings of a study by OnePoll ordered by Groupon. The recent study surveyed 2,000 moms and found that the most common fake reactions are “Thank you,” “Aww,” and “I love it,” the British news agency reported.

The study found that moms would prefer a sentimental present, going out for lunch or dinner, something homemade, or a trip. The average gift giver spends $75 on a Mother’s Day present. However, mothers would prefer getting a card rather than a gift. Researchers discovered the average American writes 43 words for a Mother’s Day card, which is usually around two sentences.

There is also sibling rivalry in terms of gift-giving choices. Thirty percent of siblings get competitive over writing the best message in a greeting. Approximately 66 percent of siblings coordinate gifts. However, the middle child tends to spend the most money on a Mother’s Day present, according to the survey.

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