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Delivering Gifts of Appreciation to Moms Everywhere

Your mother, stepmother, grandmother, or sister. A close friend, godmother, neighbor, or special maternal figure. Whether they are first-time or long-time mothers--or just mom-like--show them how special they are with a special gift. No matter where your gifts are headed, timing for Mother's Day shipping is everything. We're here to help you surprise and delight.

Mother's Day Shipping: Suggested UPS Services

Top 5 Mother's Day Gift Ideas

From picture frames to flowers to clothing, UPS can handle your shipment. Not sure what to give? These top Mother's Day gift ideas are based on a National Retail Federation survey of consumer spending:

  1. Flowers: Two-thirds of those surveyed buy flowers, spending nearly $2.2 billion.
  2. Gift cards: Consumers will spend $1.8 billion on gift cards and $1.3 billion on personal services like a day spa outing.
  3. Clothing and accessories: Nearly one-third (32.8%) will purchase a new blouse or sweater, spending $1.6 billion.
  4. Electronics: Those buying electronics (12.7%) will spend $1.6 billion on gadgets like tablets and digital cameras.
  5. Food: Half (54.3%) will treat mom to a nice brunch or dinner, spending $3.4 billion.
Source: National Retail Federation (2013)

Plan Ahead with UPS My Choice  

Don't want to miss packages around Mother's Day? With UPS My Choice®, there's no need to worry whether you will be home. As a UPS My Choice Member, you control where and when your UPS packages arrive.

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Leave the Packaging to The UPS Store

Whether you're shipping keepsakes or chocolates, or even something that's oversized or breakable, we can handle it. The staff at The UPS Store® is professionally trained to pack your item. Ask about our Pack & Ship Guarantee.

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Mother's Day Shipping Guidelines

Good packaging for your Mother's Day shipment can help your gift arrive on time and in good condition, keeping mom happy. We provide helpful recommendations, weight and size guidelines, and measurement tips.

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