Flowers, chocolates and … a grave plot? The Daily Shift’s Denise O’Donoghue reveals some of the weird and wonderful presents Irish mammies have received over the years…
A recent survey has revealed some of the stranger things Irish mammies have received for Mother’s Day over the years.
Presents such as deep fat fryers, carbon monoxide detectors, coat hangers and grave plots were unsurprisingly revealed to be the strangest and most unwanted presents many mothers have been given in the past.
The research, conducted by retailer Argos, also shows that 32 per cent of respondents are planning to buy a present for someone other than their own mother. 46 per cent of these will buy a gift for their wife on behalf of their children and 42 per cent will buy something for their mother-in-law.
Budgeting is clearly important to Irish consumers as 46 per cent have decided to spend up to €20 on a gift while 31 per cent will stretch their budgets to €50.
Around four in ten Irish adults will not buy any present for the occasion this year.
The research also shows that Irish mothers would be happiest to be given indulgent presents such as scented candles, foot massagers and perfume this Mother’s Day.
What will you be buying for your mother this Sunday? We hope it will be something better than a grave plot or a few hangers!