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GIFTS ONLY A MOTHER COULD LOVE – THE UK’S STRANGEST MOTHER’S DAY GIFTS REVEALED BY REGION 

29 February 2016: Mother’s Day is fast approaching, and if you’re struggling for inspiration a new study has revealed the more unusual gifts we’ve sent to our Mum’s, including a sandwich tray, an accordion and a wig.

Data collected from 303 Mother’s Day parcels sent via Doddle, the Purple Parcel People in the 12 days prior to Mother’s Day 2015, shows that those living in Manchester and London splash out the most, with the average gift value at £66 and £64 respectively. Gifts included satnavs, ski wear, a watch and a golf bag.

Southerners are almost as generous, spending around £60. Those in the South sent their mums more quirky presents including Banksy prints, a statue, a Versace jacket and a onesie. 

The Scots and those in the Midlands are seemingly the biggest penny pinchers in the UK, spending an average of £43 and £34 respectively on their mums. Mother’s Day gifts included Minnie Mouse soap, a juicer, a book, cushions and sunglasses.

The nation spends an average of £59 and can be rather creative, with the top 10 unusual gifts including:

  1. a guitar
  2. a wooden bird
  3. lingerie
  4. an accordion
  5. a fancy dress costume
  6. leather snow shoes
  7. loud speakers
  8. an outdoor vest
  9. a wig
  10. kinky boots

Doddle offers a variety of parcel sending options for sending mum something special, whether near or far. Services include economy delivery (3-5 days), next day delivery and Doddle Runner where specially trained Runners will come and collect parcels from you within the hour – be it your work, home or other London location. Visit https://www.doddle.com/send for locations and services. 

No matter what your choice of gift, make it a Doddle to show mum you care this Mother’s Day.