From roses to peonies, flower prices have skyrocketed, making Mother’s Day a bit more expensive than usual.
“They could have doubled or tripled in price, depending on what you choose,” florist Sandra Chahayed said.
Despite the higher prices, Chahayed, owner of Floral Expressions by Sandra, said those looking to get something special for their mothers can still save money by opting for the most affordable flowers.
“Daisies and grommets last a long time, they’re economical, and they look good too,” she said.
She also suggests adding more filler to fluff up an arrangement.
“If you want the big arrangement but don’t want to spend the high price tag, bring your own vase,” Chahayed said.
Similar to flowers, jewelry prices are also up 35% to 40%.
Despite inflation, spending on Mother’s Day is set to break records. According to the National Retail Federation, Americans will spend about $31.7 billion on their special mother’s day, up $3.6 billion from last year and an average of $250 spent per customer. .
But according to Jeanette Pavini, author of The Joy of Savings, last-minute shoppers will find deals, both online and in-store.
“There will be gifts with purchase for many fragrances and cosmetics,” she said.
She also recommends taking advantage of trade schools if grateful children want to pamper their mothers. But if people are looking for something from the heart, Pavini has the perfect gift.
“Buy a little journal, and in that journal you fill it with all your favorite poems, thoughts, and memories,” she said. “I’ve done it so many times and it’s less than $10.
And of course, there is a gift that costs nothing.
“I just want my kids to be healthy and happy,” great-grandmother Vivian Heiserman said. “They are the gift.”