CBS News Poll: What's the best Mother's Day Gift?


What's the best Mother's Day gift? Simply spending time with your mom is the top choice, according to 24 percent of Americans responding to a CBS News poll.

Flowers are a close second at 22 percent, followed by just being thankful, giving respect, and love (10 percent).

Male respondents picked flowers (28 percent) as their top choice in a gift to get mom, but for women, it's spending time together (33 percent).

Other choices: Something from the heart, meaningful or homemade (six percent); a meal (five percent); jewelry (five percent); giving her rest by helping around the house (or just being "good" (four percent); or a card or letter (three percent).

CBS News Poll: April 2014 -- The Best Mother's Day Gift (pdf)

This poll was conducted by telephone from April 16-20, 2014 among 1,017 adults nationwide. Data collection was conducted on behalf of CBS News by Social Science Research Solutions of Media, Pa. Phone numbers were dialed from samples of both standard land-line and cell phones. The error due to sampling for results based on the entire sample could be plus or minus three percentage points. The error for subgroups may be higher. Interviews were conducted in English and Spanish. This poll release conforms to the Standards of Disclosure of the National Council on Public Polls.