Most Americans Say Their Mother Is Their Best Friend

Daughter giving a DIY gift to her mother on Mother's Day.

A recently conducted survey revealed that Americans have strong bonds with their mothers. (Image: Evgenyatamanenko via Dreamstime)

A recently conducted survey revealed that Americans have strong bonds with their mothers. The survey shows that 7 in every 10 Americans consider them as their best friends. The survey conducted before Mother’s Day involved around 2,000 adults. They were asked about the role of women in their lives.

The study was carried out by OnePoll for online jewelry seller Angara. The survey revealed people who feel like pampering their mothers with gifts keep a budget for gifts every year.

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Mothers as best friends

More than 85 percent of the survey participants said women turn out to be very hardworking. However, 69 percent agreed that they are usually not given enough credit. Some 70 percent of Americans think their mothers are their best friends, while 63 percent said they are superheroes who can accomplish almost any task.

People who share a strong bond with their mothers have different ways of showing their feelings. While some people spend a decent amount to buy a gift for Mother’s Day, this is not the critical part for a section. A majority of the candidates think it is unnecessary to buy a costly gift to show her your love.

A daughter hugging her mother.
People who share a strong bond with their mothers have different ways of showing their feelings. (Image: via Pixabay)

Many survey candidates admitted that buying the apt gift is not easy. However, 64 percent think they know what kind of gift would be loved by them. More than 75 percent feel like asking their mothers for the type of gift they would like to be a safe step. Some survey candidates said they hide the gift only to surprise them.

People buy different types of gifts on Mother’s Day. The top examples are edible gifts like fruits, and chocolate, personalized items like blankets and photo frames, and household niceties like wine glasses or a TV. But interestingly, more than 70 percent said they do not mind letting their sons and daughters know what they want.

Just like their children, mothers may have varying personalities and penchants. These have a direct impact on their choice of gifts. There are “foodie moms” who love gorging on gourmets, and naturally, they prefer edible gifts. Then there are those “soccer moms” who like household gifts or homemade items. Some love wine as gifts.

Angara CEO Ankur Daga said: “When it comes to getting mom a gift she’s going to love, personalization is key. A custom piece always feels more thoughtful to let them know that you’re always thinking of what they want and what’s best for them.”

Sweets for Mother's Day.
When it comes to getting mom a gift she’s going to love, personalization is key. (Image: Arinahabich08 via Dreamstime)

There are examples of mothers who want a deep household cleaning service as a gift. Sometimes, offering intangible gifts can make her happy. This can be a customized vacation package or a dinner at their favorite eatery.

More than 60 percent of the mothers admitted they received gifts that they pretended to like in the past. However, 88 percent said they did not mind the actual gift, but valued the thought behind the gift. Therefore, jewelry is deemed a safe bet for Mother’s Day gifts.

Ankur Daga added: “Jewelry is a timeless gift. She can wear it daily as a reminder that she is loved and then pass it on to someone she loves just as much when the time comes. A good piece of jewelry is an investment at first but lasts forever.”

The bottom line is that you can pick from a wide range of items to gift your mother on the day meant to celebrate the bond between her and you. It can be handmade items or something bought from a store.

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