What to get: Keli Martin with children Sequoia and Indiana Wadley.
What to get: Keli Martin with children Sequoia and Indiana Wadley. Felicia Kosegi

Gift vouchers hit spot for mums

BANORA Point mum Keli Martin wants one priceless gift this Mother’s Day.

“A sleep-in.”

A survey by online retailer Deals Direct has revealed the most wanted and unwanted gifts received by Australian mums on the second Sunday of May every year.

The most unwanted gifts were cleaning appliances, followed by fitness equipment, foot spas and kitchen gadgets.

Gifts including books, CDs, perfume and jewellery were among the most popular.

But despite not appearing on the list, Ms Martin said she hopes she gets her sleep-in next Sunday.

“A sleep-in would definitely be the best gift on Mother’s Day,” Ms Martin said.

Besides the extra hours of sleep, Ms Martin said she would not mind perfume or being shouted a day out with her young children Sequoia, 12 months and Indiana, two.

“I’ve only been a mum two years, but every thing I’ve received on Mother’s Day has been nice,” Ms Martin said.

“I got a treated to a pedicure my first year which was great.”

According to Deals Direct, other unpopular gifts included flowers from a petrol station or a convenience store.

Gift vouchers took the top spot as a most-wanted gift. Deals Direct co-founder Paul Greenberg said it may just be the perfect gift.

“If you want to buy mum a present that shows you care, but you don’t know what she wants, a gift voucher gives her the choice,” Mr Greenberg said.

He said Mother’s Day was an opportunity to show under-appreciated mums how much they are loved.

“Mums are the unsung heroes, giving their family so much of themselves and rarely receiving any recognition,” he said.

Of the two thirds of mums surveyed who received a gift last year, almost half were not happy with it, 15 per cent saying it was purchased at the last minute.
 

GOOD & BAD 

The bad 

Cleaning appliances

Fitness equipment

Foot spa

Kitchen gadgets or appliances

Flowers or gifts from a petrol station or convenience store

 

The good 

Gift vouchers

Book or CD

Perfume or beauty product

Jewellery or a watch

Something from the garden



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