It’s a day for breakfast in bed, bouquets of flowers, special gifts and simply saying “thank you.” For all the work Mom does throughout the year she deserves to be pampered on Mother’s Day.

So what do moms really want the most?

A new survey of 2,920 moms, dads, sons and daughters reveals that gifts offering therapeutic relaxation will be most valued, as they can help moms reduce daily stress.

The new poll, which was conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of CSN Stores, found that the majority of mothers wanted to be surprised with a non-traditional gift.

“Moms juggle more than ever now,” said CSN Stores’ Cyber Shopping Expert Jenn Helmore. “So giving the mom in your life a gift that pampers her should be your goal this Mother’s Day.”

And whether you’re choosing a gift for your mom or wife, or helping the kids select their own presents, remember it truly is the thought that counts.

So, with the aim of truly pampering mom and making her feel special this Mother’s Day, here are some ideas for gifts that moms actually want to receive:

Relaxation items such as massage chairs and mood-improving lamps received 37 percent of the vote from moms, according to results from the new poll.

Beyond emphasizing relaxation, many mothers also selected gifts for the kitchen (34 percent) like a cookware set or colorful appliance; and items for the garden (29 percent) including a greenhouse or new robotic lawnmower.

As for gift givers, they appear to be listening to moms a lot this year, as their choices mirrored mothers’ preferences. Relaxation gear was most popular (32 percent), followed by kitchen (21 percent) and garden (16 percent) products.

Remember, even small gifts can make a big impression if they demonstrate thoughtfulness and love.

For Mother’s Day gift ideas, visit CSN Stores online at, where visitors can speak with well-trained experts to help them find the right gift.