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Jewelry. Flowers. Wine. A homemade card. A nice dinner. What do moms actually want for Mother’s Day? A new poll from Time 2 Play surveyed moms and asked them what they really want to receive. And it’s not all material items. A lot of moms just want a break. And while I’m not a mom, I can still relate to that! Another fun fact from the poll is how many days mom’s need to recharge. The average answer? 1.98 days. So basically a weekend away. Long enough to have a break but not miss the kids too much.

The most popular “gifts” include a nap, a meal they don’t have to cook and someone to do the cleaning. Read on the see what Carolina’s moms want for mother’s day and the most popular answers!

Methodology:

In April 2022 we surveyed 1,024 US moms with children still living at home. The average age of respondents was 36.4 years. 65.7% were employed full-time. 26.9% were stay-at-home moms.

  • North Carolina

    A meal they don’t cook. So make those lunch and dinner reservations for May 8th!

  • South Carolina

    SC Mom’s also answered a meal they can’t cook! Restaurants are going to be busy this Mother’s Day!

  • A Nap

    Moms in 18 states including Ohio just want a nap. Is that really too much to ask?

  • A Meal I Don’t have To Cook

    The second most popular answer won 18 states including both the Carolinas!

  • Help With Chores

    Coming in third taking 10 states is help with chores.

  • A Spa Visit

    I’m surprised this answer wasn’t more popular. Moms in 5 states including New York want some time at the spa.

  • Flowers

    While a go-to for many dads and kids only 4 states chose flowers as their ideal gift. Might be time to rethink that one!

  • A Greeting Card

    While a card is thoughtful, you probably need something else to go along with it! But if you’re in Missouri, that may be all your mom wants!