Families find special ways to honor these important women in their lives.
And after years of COVID, more people are going out and that means a big boost for businesses.
“Family. Unity. That’s it,” said Deborah Malta, from Waterbury. “We did this a few years ago and it was phenomenal. And then we had the pandemic. So we missed it.”
Families headed out for a Mother’s Day tradition with brunch in Waterbury.
This year, this favorite event at the Courtyard by Marriot Waterbury Downtown was back.
And it was sold.
“Because of COVID, everything stopped. So this is our first since COVID. So we’re really thrilled,” said Shellane Dyer of Courtyard by Marriott.
This year, spending on Mother’s Day is expected to hit a record $31.7 billion, according to the National Retail Federation.
This works out to around $246 per person.
” I feel good. I have my family. My grandchildren. My great-grandchildren. So it’s a wonderful day,” said Esther Lerner of Waterbury.
So what are the best gifts?
75% plan to give a greeting card to their mother.
Next come flowers, a special outing like brunch, gift cards, clothing and accessories, and finally jewelry.
“I love being a mom. It’s the best job in the world,” said Amy Schoen, of West Hartford.
Time is perhaps the most precious gift to give.
We met a mother and daughter spending part of the day exploring Elizabeth Park in West Hartford.
“We live in the neighborhood and it’s my happy place, Elizabeth Park and the tulips. I love it. I come here as often as I can and it’s a special way to spend Mother’s Day,” Schoen said.
“I love our relationship and Mother’s Day is a great way for me to celebrate her and all the good things she does for me,” said Hannah Schoen, of West Hartford.
Mother’s Day is quite a popular holiday.
About 84% of adults are expected to celebrate in some way.
Maybe Mom wanted to hit the links this Mother’s Day.
She was able to do it for free at the Stanley Golf Course in New Britain.