Shop smart for 6 popular Mother’s Day gifts

Be a good kid and a shrewd shopper

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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.