Mother's Day Spending Hits All-Time High

, Posted: Fri, May 11 2012 at 8:18 AM, Updated: Fri, May 11 2012 at 10:16 AM

We're buzzing this morning about Mother's Day! If all you plan on buying your Mom is a card, you better make it a nice one.

This year, the average American will spend $152 on their Mother's Day gifts.

That's about $12 more than the average person spent last year. The national retail federation estimates appreciative sons and daughters across the country will spend $18.6 billion.

That's based on a consumer spending survey conducted last month.

In spite of economic uncertainty and high gas prices, Mother's Day spending has gone up every year since 2009.

And if you're sending flowers on Sunday, you're not alone! About two-thirds of consumers will be buying the same gift.

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