Mothers Day 2019 is less than two weeks away and if recent years are anything to go by, Australians are set to dig deep, with a special Mother’s Day lunch likely on the agenda.
Here’s an insight into recent Mother’s Day trends, and how George’s Mediterranean Bar and Grill is set to celebrate in 2019.
Mother’s Day 2019
This year Mother’s Day falls on Sunday, May 12. And as always, the event is the chance to celebrate and spoil mum in recognition for the many thankless jobs and roles she’s filled over the years.
In Australia, Mother’s Day is one of the biggest events on the gift-giving calendar, with Australians spending an estimated $2 billion on celebrating the event in 2016 alone
So, what’s on the gift list?
According to the Australian Retailers Association, flowers continue to retain their popularity when it comes to showing mum just how much you care.
In 2016, Australians spent an astounding $200 million on flowers for mum.
Flowers might be a perennially popular Mother’s Day gift but dining out takes the cake when it comes to Mother’s Day gifts and activities.
In 2016, Australians spent an estimated $300 million enjoying a meal out with mum. ARA Chairman Russell Zimmerman noted: “Mother’s Day lunches are hugely popular in Australia, with restaurants and cafes often booked out well in advance, while celebrating with the traditional Sunday roast at home will also lead to an increase in grocery purchases associated with home entertaining”.
If the US is anything to go by, this year will see an increase in experience-based gifts including personal services.
The National Retail Federation there explained Mother’s Day 2019 was set to be a bumper year, with many people opting for experiences alongside traditional options like flowers.
“The number of people planning to gift a personal service (like a much-deserved massage) has grown from 16 per cent 10 years ago to about 25 per cent today, and spending on these gifts has nearly doubled,” they reflect.
Meanwhile, consumer electronics and gift cards have also risen in popularity.
“While these gift categories continue to grow, they’re doing so alongside more classic Mother’s Day gifts, rather than replacing them.”
Mother’s Day at George’s
At George’s Mediterranean Bar and Grill, we view Mother’s Day as one of the most special events of the year and a particularly hallowed day when it comes to bringing the family together.
This year, we’re offering the option of two or three-course Mother’s Day lunches featuring some of our finest Greek cuisine.
Commencing with share plates and culminating in a succulent main followed by the option of three choices of desserts, our Mother’s Day menu is designed to delight mum while also indulging her in the ambient surrounds of our stunning Darling Harbour location.
Located on the King Street Wharf amidst the beauty and excitement of Darling Harbour, George’s Mediterranean Bar and Grill is renowned as one of Sydney’s premier eateries. Come share the Greek hospitality for which we are renowned as we serve up harbourside dining in simply stunning surrounds.