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This Is What Malaysian Mothers Really Want For Mother's Day

Your mom lied when she told you she did not want anything for Mother's Day.

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According to a Mother's Day Shopping Survey by Groupon, 64% Of Malaysian mothers prefer their Mother's Day gift to be a surprise

According to a Mother's Day Shopping Survey by Groupon, 64% Of Malaysian mothers prefer their Mother's Day gift to be a surprise

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A Mother’s Day Shopping Survey conducted by Groupon across eight (8) markets in the Asia Pacific region has revealed that the majority of Malaysian Mums would prefer their Mother’s day gift to be a total surprise.

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26% of Malaysian mothers would like to receive a gift that they have never tried before

26% of Malaysian mothers would like to receive a gift that they have never tried before.

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Malaysia was also among the top three countries in APAC where the majority of mums would like their gifts to be a total surprise. In addition, the study also discovered that 26% of Malaysian mums would most like to receive a gift that they have never tried before, higher than Hong Kong (20%), Australia (16%), Singapore (16%), New Zealand (15%), Taiwan (12%) and Japan (7%).

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72% of Malaysian mother would most like to receive an overseas holiday for Mother's Day

72% of Malaysian mother would most like to receive an overseas holiday for Mother's Day.

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At the same time, Malaysian mothers palce an overseas holiday (72%), Diamond Jewellery (30%) and dinner in a fancy restaurant (26%) as the top three things they would like to receive on Mother’s day.

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This is followed by diamond jewellery at 30%

This is followed by diamond jewellery at 30%

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While 26% of Malaysian mothers would love to have dinner in a fancy restaurant for Mother's Day

While 26% of Malaysian mothers would love to have dinner in a fancy restaurant for Mother's Day

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69% of Malaysians intend to buy a Mother's Day gift this 2014. They are expected to spend an average of RM267.

69% of Malaysians intend to buy a Mother's Day gift this 2014.

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Malaysians are expected to spend an average of MYR267 on Mother’s day gifts this year, with more 68% of them planning to spend more than MYR151. The study also indicated that 69% of Malaysians intend to get a Mother’s day gift this year.

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However, 49% of Malaysians say choosing the right gift for their mothers is the most stressful element of giving a Mother's Day gift

49% of Malaysians says choosing the right gift for their mothers is the most stressful element of giving a Mother's Day gift

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Still, finding a special gift for Mother’s day is not always easy. About half of Malaysians (49%) said choosing the right gift for their mums is the most stressful element of giving a Mother’s Day gift, followed by the budget and the worry of picking up a gift they might not like.

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This is followed by budget and the worry of picking a present their mothers would not like

Happy Mother's Day!

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Data was collected from 4,933 respondents across 8 countries in Asia Pacific (Australia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, Taiwan). Surveys were sent electronically to subscribers of Groupon. Fieldwork was conducted online between 7 - 22 April 2014.

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