Two different surveys just came out that looked into what moms REALLY want for Mother's Day.
And apparently women really do love getting flowers . . . a card . . . or anything sentimental. Because all three of those things made the top five on both lists . . .
A survey by YouGov.com found the top ten things moms want this year are: Flowers . . . a spa day . . . a card . . . a day to themselves . . . something sentimental . . . a day with no chores . . . jewelry . . . something homemade . . . candy . . . and clothes. (Only 1% of women in the survey said electronics are the #1 thing they want.)
The second survey by Groupon found the top things moms want are: A nice meal at a restaurant . . . flowers . . . a card . . . something their child made them . . . something sentimental . . . perfume . . . jewelry . . . clothes . . . a massage . . . and a spa package. (So a spa day, jewelry, and clothes also made both lists.)
The first survey also looked at WHO we're giving presents to. And 65% of adults plan to give at least one woman in their life a gift this year.
43% of us will buy something for our mom. Our wife or partner is next at 18%. Then mother-in-law,13% . . . sister, 7% . . . grandmother,6% . . . a friend,4% . . . and another relative like an aunt, also 4%.
p.s. Here are Shelby's picks for where to take MOM this weekend on the Gulf Coast!
ALABAMA with THE CHARLIE DANIELS BAND-Thurs 7:30pm, The Wharf Amphitheater, Orange Beach,CLICK HERE
BRYAN ADAMS-Fri 8pm, The Wharf Amphitheater, Orange Beach,CLICK HERE
JIM GAFFIGAN-Sat 7:30pm, The Wharf Amphitheater, Orange Beach,CLICK HERE
HOME FREE-Sat 8pm, Mobile Saenger Theatre,CLICK HERE
STOMP-Thurs 7:30pm, Mobile Civic Center Theater
STOMP, the international percussion sensation, makes its Mobile premiere. The performers “make a rhythm out of anything we can get our hands on that makes a sound”CLICK HERE
BILL ENGVALL-Fri 8pm, IP Casino Biloxi,CLICK HERE
WHITE TIE ROCK ENSEMBLE: THE LEGACY OF BRITISH ROCK-Sat 8pm, Pensacola Saenger Theatre
This rock theater concert experience features music from The Beatles early works, The Rolling Stones, The Who and Led Zeppelin with a special salute to Cream, Elton John, Pink Floyd, Queen with David Bowie and The Police. CLICK HERE
EVENING GARDEN STROLL TO CELEBRATE NATIONAL PUBLIC GARDENS WEEK-Thurs 5:30pm-7pm, Bellingrath Gardens, Theodore
Enjoy a demonstration on spring floral arrangements and container gardening from Display Coordinator, Barbara Smith, alsong with complimentary wine and cheese in the Gift Shop.CLICK HERE
MOTHER’S DAY EVENING GARDEN CONCERT-Sun 5:30pm, Bellingrath Gardens, Theodore
Enjoy a late afternoon of music by the Mobile Symphony Youth Orchestra, surrounded by the beauty of the Gardens. Limited seating will be provided, but visitors are welcome to bring their own lawn chairs.CLICK HERE
OAKLEIGH BELLE TEA-Sat 1pm-3pm, Oakleigh House Museum, Mobile
Join the Oakleigh Belles for a Mothers Day Tea Party! Come enjoy tea and treats, a hat contest, tours of Oakleigh House Museum, a raffle, and more! All Proceeds will benefits Historic Mobile Preservation Society and the Oakleigh House Museum.CLICK HERE
FIESTA CHILDREN’S TREASURE HUNT-Sat 11:30am-3pm, Bayview Park, Pensacola
The FREE Fiesta Children’s Treasure Hunt is a time honored tradition and gives children the opportunity to learn about Pensacola’s rich history. FREE lunch and registration starts at 11:30am, with the Hunt beginning at 2:00pm.CLICK HERE
CREEK FEST-Sat 10am-2pm, Tricentennial Park, Mobile
Creek Fest is a celebration of Three Mile Creek, which was the city’s first source of drinking water. The event will include a FUN RUN, cane pole fishing tournament for kids, along with other family-friendly activities, live music, food and kayak rides.CLICK HERE
CRAWFISH FOR A CAUSE-Sat 12 noon-3pm, The Grounds
All-you-can-eat crawfish, plus live music, kids activities and a silent auction. All proceeds raised from this event go directly to the University Hospital's Arnold Luterman Regional Burn Center. Tickets are limited and presale only. CLICK HERE
PRELUDE TO A KISS- Fri/Sat 7:30pm; Sun 2:30pm, Theatre 98, Fairhope
At Peter and Rita’s wedding, a mysterious old man insists on kissing the bride. While honeymooning, Peter gradually realizes that the woman by his side is not his wife. The wedding kiss caused Rita’s soul and the old man’s soul to change places. Peter must track down the old man and free his young love’s spirit trapped in an aging and diseased body before it’s too late.CLICK HERE
TOM SAWYER-Fri/Sat 7:30pm, Sun 2:30pm, Playhouse In The Park, Langan Municipal Park, Mobile
An accomplished young cast brings the Mark Twain classic to life, with a beautiful set and an original score by Scott Jolly and Danny Mollise. CLICK HERE
AFC MOBILE SOCCER vs TALLAHASSEE SC -Sat 7pm, Lipscomb Athletic Field, Mobile CLICK HERE
MOBILE BAYBEARS BASEBALL:
VS JACKSONVILLE JUMBO SHRIMP-Thurs 6:35pm; Fri 7:05pm, Hank Aaron Stadium
Promotions include Thirsty Thursday and Friday Night Fireworks
VS JACKSON GENERALS-Sat 7:05pm; Sun 2:05pm, Hank Aaron Stadium
Promotions include Paul Goldschmidt Bobblehead Night and Sunday Fun Day. CLICK HERE
POKEMON DETECTIVE PIKACHU (PG)-In a world where people collect Pokémon to do battle, a boy comes across an intelligent talking Pikachu who seeks to be a detective. Featuring the voices of Ryan Reynolds, Justice Smith, Kathryn Newton
THE HUSTLE (PG13)-Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson star as female scam artists, one low rent and the other high class, who team up to take down the dirty rotten men who have wronged them.
ALL IS TRUE (PG13)-A look at the final days in the life of renowned playwright William Shakespeare. Stars Kenneth Branagh, Lolita Chakrabarti, Jack Colgrave Hirst
POMS (PG13)-POMS is a comedy about a group of women who form a cheer leading squad at their retirement community, proving that you're never too old to 'bring it!' Stars Diane Keaton, Pam Grier, Jacki Weaver
TOLKIEN (PG13)-Tolkien explores the formative years of the orphaned author as he finds friendship, love and artistic inspiration among a group of fellow outcasts at school. Stars Lily Collins, Nicholas Hoult, Laura Donnelly
Don’t plan your weekend without your Best Bets- local events, movies, concerts and more!