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Published:April 28th, 2012 11:23 EST
Every Third Mom Pretends to Like Mother`s Day Gifts

Every Third Mom Pretends to Like Mother`s Day Gifts

By SOP newswire

With more than $16.3 billion expected to be spent on Mother`s Day* this year, a new study reveals almost one third of moms in America (31 percent) say they often pretend to like the Mother`s Day gifts they typically receive from family.


According to the study commissioned by international Christian charity World Vision, nearly 2 in 3 (64 percent) say they would prefer to receive a meaningful gift that would help someone else instead of a traditional Mother`s Day gift such as flowers or a card. The survey also says most adults would like to honor mom by giving something that would empower other mothers.


New Survey Key Findings:


Honesty Most Important Lesson Americans Learned from Mom

Yet You Can`t Always Trust Your Mom`s Reaction on Mother`s Day


World Vision`s 2012 Spring/Summer Gift Catalog is full of meaningful gifts. "This survey shows what moms really want," says Traci Coker, World Vision-US Gift Catalog Senior Director. "With all the money spent on Mother`s Day gifts we want those gifts to have impact."

Last year alone, the World Vision U.S. Gift Catalog raised more than $32 million providing help to more than 800,000 worldwide. This year`s goal: $34 million. World Vision launched the Gift Catalog in 1996. Since then it`s raised over $162 million dollars. A goat ($75) is World Vision`s number one seller but there are more than 100 gifts (many under $35) to choose from.


To order: or 888-511-6511  (items empower women, girls) Facebook:  National Retail Federation 2011

World Vision is a Christian relief and development organization dedicated to helping children and their communities worldwide reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty. We serve the world`s poor, regardless of a person`s religion, race, ethnicity or gender. For more information, visit