More consumers plan to treat Mom to a gadget this year

05/2/2011 | Orlando Sentinel (Fla.)

Smartphones, e-readers and flat-screen TVs are topping the list of the hottest Mother's Day gifts this year. In a sign that the economy is improving, 13% of consumers plan to buy electronics for Mom this year, up from 9% last year, and gadget gift sales are forecast to total about $1.5 billion, according to a National Retail Federation survey.

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