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Mother's Day gifts
Mother's Day gifts

Humorist Erma Bombeck once wrote: "Spend at least one Mother's Day with your respective mothers before you decide on marriage. If a man gives his mother a gift certificate for a flu shot, dump him. "

Mother's Day is the second-largest U.S. consumer spending holiday, according to the National Retail Federation.

That's because we Moms will guilt you to death if you forget.

The Retail Federation's 2010 Mother's Day Consumer Intentions and Actions Survey found the average person will spend $126.90 on Mother's Day gifts this year, compared to $123.89 last year. Total spending for this year's holiday is expected to reach $14.6 billion. That's a lot of flowers and candy.