Sunday will be a day of coronations, jam-packed restaurants and fancy gifts; but before Motherâ€™s Day officially arrives, 23% of city-goers worry that their moms would squint at their gift, says a recent survey by Groupon Hong Kong.
Of the 576 respondents, 22% admits itâ€™s difficult to find something for a difficult person, and 18% say they have trouble figuring out what mum wants.
So many are falling back on safe presents like brunch or dinner out (23%); jewellery and accessories â€“ which saw a jump of 4% from 11% last year; family activities (13%) and flowers (10%).
Surprisingly, greeting cards dropped off the charts with 12% of respondents saying theyâ€™ll get one last year compared to this yearâ€™s 4%.
Half of the surveyed population also admitted to planning activities and buying gifts more than two weeks in advance; and women are likely to splurge more than 1,000 while men tend to dish out HK$500 to $1000.