Mothers Day is just around the corner, so that means that sons and daughters everywhere are scrambling to buy for their moms.

If money spent on a gift equaled love, then there would be a very clear answer as to who loved moms more.  Two separate surveys show that sons are much bigger spenders on Mothers Day.

In the U.S., the average man will spend $189.74 on Mother's Day.  That's almost 62% more than the average woman, who will spend $117.42.

In Canada, the average man will spend $105.02 on Mother's Day.  That's 69% more than the average woman, who will spend $61.99.

According to one retail analyst, men usually spend more on gifts for big holidays than women.  Quote, "Men tend to have their wallets out less often.  But when they do, it's for big purchases.  So there's a different expectation about what to spend."