What to Expect From Mother's Day Sales in 2022
If you're planning to purchase Mother's Day gifts in 2022, you have a lot of company. We recently polled 238 DealNews readers to ask if they're buying Mom presents for Mother's Day this year, and 55% of respondents said they were, which means you could have decent competition while shopping Mother's Day sales.
Just keep in mind that Mother's Day is coming up very soon, and the longer you wait, the more likely the traditional Mother's Day gifts like flowers, candy, and mom-themed jewelry will be gone — or at least the selection will be much smaller.
Read on for all the details on what to expect from Mother's Day sales in 2022, including eligible items and discounts, plus the stores to watch for the best events.
When Do Mother's Day Sales Start?
Mother's Day sales tend to start about a month before the holiday itself. In 2021, Mother's Day fell on May 9, but the first sale we saw popped up around April 5. That's when Kohl's took up to 60% off more than 2,000 items, including fragrances and makeup.
Mother's Day is on May 8 in 2022, and we've already seen a lot of Mother's Day promotions pop up. They kicked off with deals at Walmart and Amazon on April 7, followed by a holiday-themed sale from Zales on April 15. We should see steady sales right up through the holiday.
What to Expect From Mother's Day Sales in 2022
Make Mom Sparkle With New Jewelry
If you want to help your mom expand her jewelry collection, Mother's Day is a good time to do so! Consider checking out the Mother's Day jewelry sales in early May to see a better selection, rather than shopping last minute; there'll probably be a rush on items during the big weekend.
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Early shoppers can expect to find deals like up to 83% off select diamond pieces at Szul, while Belk could have pendants starting around $69. The department store may also take an extra 70% off select items, like it did last year. If that deal repeats in 2022, we could see earrings for as little as $6, necklaces from $8, and rings from $11. Be sure to watch stores like Blue Nile, as well; it's already taking up to 50% off for its Mother's Day event.
Gift Your Mom a New Look
Trying to appeal to your mom's stylish side this year? Expect plenty of clothing and shoe sales to help you do just that, while letting you hold onto your hard-earned cash. Looking for some new kicks? Keep an eye out for sales at ShoeMall, which took 30% off orders of $30 last Mother's Day. If your mom has more of an athletic style, watch for Joe's New Balance Outlet to take up to 76% off and Skechers to cut 25% off.
As for clothing, look to stores like Reebok, which is discounting items by an extra 40% off, while Macy's is taking an extra 25% off select gifts. Nordstrom Rack could offer gifts under $25, and department stores such as Dillard's may discount brands like Michael Kors by 25%.
Get Gourmet Treats to Indulge Her Sweet Tooth
Gift the mom in your life something sweet this Mother's Day, and save some money while doing so! For example, sales at Target could include discounted treats like Lindt chocolate truffles. Keep an eye out at other types of stores, too. In the past, we've seen Macy's discount chocolates by 50%, while shops like Harry & David have offered deals on chocolate-covered cherries and strawberries.
Think Outside the Box
Sure, traditional gifts for mother figures tend to be items like flowers and jewelry, but that doesn't mean you have to stick with those options. If you want to treat your mom to something memorable, it may be worth thinking outside of the box.
Tech gifts can be big at stores like B&H Photo Video, which could take up to 60% off laptops, cameras, accessories, hard drives, and other electronics. Want to save even more for Mother's Day? Consider shopping certified refurbished electronics at eBay, as they'll likely take an extra 15% off again this year to celebrate. Watch for retailers like Adorama and Case-Mate to have their own sales, as well.
Does your mom love to work with her hands? Home improvement stores like Home Depot often have their own Mother's Day sales, boasting gifts under $100 or up to 75% off select tools.
Give Her the Gift Of Pampering
Moms deserve rest and relaxation, so why not give her a gift that'll literally let her get just that? Consider shopping at Groupon for local spa deals or other experiences your mom may enjoy. And if your mom prefers spa days at home, you can find plenty of deals to treat her that way, too.
For instance, look for department stores like Belk to take an extra 50% off candles and home fragrances to set the relaxing mood. Additionally, Macy's could bring back its beauty flash sale and take between 40% and 50% off skin care, along with fragrances and makeup.
Flowers Are Totally Fine
Maybe your mom is hard to buy for, or maybe she genuinely loves fresh flowers. If you're leaning toward a green gift, know that there's nothing wrong with that. While flower delivery services can have higher prices in the weeks preceding Mother's Day, that doesn't mean they're totally devoid of deals. Watch for sites like 1-800-Flowers to offer coupons for free shipping or no service charge, for example. They're also providing up to 40% off select flowers and other gifts to celebrate.
Other online florists won't miss the chance to entice last-minute shoppers either. Look for retailers like Teleflora to offer modest discounts, such as $10 off select orders.
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