Mother’s Day shopping is expected to total a near-record high this year as the National Retail Federation predicts consumers will spend $23.1 billion on gifts. Popular Mother's Day items include flowers and jewelry, two industries that have already received an estimated 43,000 inquiries and nearly 200 complaints to Better Business Bureau Northwest and Pacific in the past year.
BBB is warning consumers to beware of unethical sales practices and scams while shopping for mom.
Heed this motherly advice to consider when shopping:
Mother’s Day is a great opportunity to shop at neighborhood florists and other businesses, the BBB said.
In-person visits will eliminate confusion and guarantee the quality of the products.
To find local accredited businesses this Mother’s Day, download the BBB App at bbbapp.org.
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