Mother's Day is this Sunday, May 8, and if you're looking for some ideas to melt mom's heart, Newswatch 16 may be able to help! Our own Ryan Leckey visited the Viewmont Mall in Lackawanna County for a few suggestions this morning.
Shopping guru Amanda Hoprich says some of the most popular gift items this year include DIY gift baskets. They range from $20 to $100 that allow dad and the kids to get creative when it comes to gathering some of mom's favorite things from her favorite stores like fragrances and spa kits. Amanda's other tips include: ask store employees about any extra specials for Mother's Day, freebies, or discounts. Be sure to also check their social media sites like Facebook and Instagram for "secret coupon" offers.
Plus, Ryan's mom makes a special morning show cameo on the morning show!
According to the National Retail Federation, some of the hottest items this year by popularity are jewelry, special outings (dinners/spa days), flowers, and gift cards. The average person is expected to spend around $172.22 this weekend on the special lady in their life. To see the full spending report, click here!