A recent survey indicated that Mother's Day spending will be down by 14.7 percent this year. Purchases of electronics, jewelry, books and other items are all expected to fall. And fewer mothers will be taken out for a good meal. It is predicted that spending on dinner and brunch outings will fall 9.6 percent.
For those still planning to take mom out for a meal or even for a weekend there are some great hotel and restaurant packages out there. The Fairmont Miramar in Santa Monica, California offers a great package for a family that includes accommodations, a Mother's Day brunch and a treasure hunt adventure. Rates start at $449. Check out more great options in the gallery below.