Often times when we’re shopping for the right Mother’s Day gift, we’re stuck with the question: how much should I spend this Mother’s Day? Am I spending too little on the woman who gave me life, or am I spending too much money on a gift that she might not even use?
To give you the short answer, experts say there’s nothing set in stone on how much money should be spent on a gift. “What might be a good budget for myself might be a lot of money for someone else,” says Diane Gottsman, national etiquette expert from the Protocol School of Texas. “Money should have nothing to do with the value of a gift,” adds Lisa Grotts, etiquette expert known to many as Golden Rules Gal. “The adage still rings true: it’s the thought that counts.”