Shop smart for 6 popular Mother's Day gifts
Be a good kid and a shrewd shopper
You love your mom. And in case you didn’t remember, Mother's Day is mere days away.
But before you splurge on a gift -- such as a day at a spa, a gift certificate to her favorite restaurant, a box of those dark chocolates she loves or even a coveted gadget such as an e-reader -- make sure you know exactly what you're buying.
"It's important to do research on the gift so that your mom won't be disappointed with poor service or a product that doesn't arrive on time," suggests Katherine Hutt, spokeswoman for the Better Business Bureau.
Here are some Mother's Day ideas your mom might appreciate -- and smart shopping tips to make sure the gift will make her day.