Anticipating a Bustling Mother’s Day Weekend, Osceola County Enterprises Prepare for High Volume of Customers

Owners of businesses in Osceola County are gearing up for Mother’s Day weekend, expecting increased spending from consumers this year. According to the National Retail Federation, Americans plan to spend a total of $35.7 billion on Mother’s Day, up from $31.7 billion in the previous year. Chris Cross, the owner of the Homemade and More Consignment Shop in Reed City, said her store showcases the diverse products of several small businesses. She advertises for Mother’s Day and other holidays to entice shoppers from the surrounding areas.

Shala Hicks, the owner of Evert’s Shore Nursery, is also preparing for the influx of shoppers in her nursery. Hicks said that she makes a lot of baskets and roses for Mother’s Day and enjoys seeing her customers happy with their purchases. The NRF reports that consumers plan to spend $274.02 per capita, the highest in the history of the survey. Flowers, greeting cards, and special outings such as dinners and brunch are still the most popular gifts, but consumers are also planning to spend $7.8 billion on jewelry, $5.6 billion on special outings, and $4 billion on electronics.

The Homemade and More Consignment Shop offers a wide variety of products, including self-care items, cooking utensils, accessories, clothing, and shoes. The store also offers custom t-shirts and decorative items such as jewelry, beadwork, and hand-lasered wooden components. The store aims to help local vendors find a place to sell their wares, even when there are no craft shows.

The NRF reports that consumers shop for Mother’s Day gifts at specialty stores, local small businesses, and discount stores. Respondents to the NRF survey said that finding unique or different items and creating special memories were the most important factors when shopping for Mother’s Day gifts. For Mother’s Day deals, consumers can visit the Homemade and More Consignment Shop or Evert’s Shore Nursery, among other local businesses.

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