It Turns Out That Nearly Half of Moms Regift, Return or Throw Away Their Mother's Day Presents

Survey shows quality time beats most gifts—except jewelry

A few years ago, the U.K. humor site Daily Mash published a startling piece of news: The average time adults spent picking out Mother’s Day presents had risen to a whopping three and a half seconds. (Better still, the report added, fewer men were stealing flowers left at crime scenes and cemeteries to rewrap and give to Mom.)