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Sorry, Dad, I'm spoiling Mum! Children spend twice as much on gifts on Mother's Day than they do for Father's Day
Daily Mail Reporter
02:18 GMT, 6 March 2013
08:29 GMT, 6 March 2013
Perhaps it’s only fair, given all the things our mums do for us, but it turns out that we spend twice as much on Mother’s Day as on Father’s Day.
Children pay an average of 27.37 on cards and gifts for their mums, according to research. But they are far less generous with their fathers, typically spending just 14.45.
They are also twice as likely to forget Father’s Day altogether.
Kind: Perhaps it's only fair, given all the things our mums do for us, but it turns out that we spend twice as much on Mother's Day as on Father's Day. This is a file picture of a family
More than one in ten people admitted forgetting to send their father a card, compared with just one in 20 neglecting their mother
'Despite the recession it seems people still want to make a gesture to their mum and dad whenever Mother's Day and Father's Day come round.
'But when it comes to stumping up the cash it seems we are prepared to pay a little bit extra for our mum,' said a spokesman for www.Promotionalcodes.org.uk.
'Our figures show that we each pay roughly double on Mother's Day cards and gift items then we spend on Father's Day. The cost of fresh flowers is one reason with far more women than men receiving these as gifts.
'But it may also be that as a nation we feel Mother's Day is a much needed chance to thank our mums for all their hard work and support throughout the year. It's our chance to spoil them.'