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Zulily & Busy Philipps Launch New Mother's Day Text Service to Find Gifts for Moms & Mother Figures

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March 13, 2023: Online retailer issues rallying cry to celebrate all those who wear the mom mantle after new data reveals shift in definition of motherhood

SEATTLE – Online retailer Zulily® announced a first-of-its-kind text service, “For All Moms (FAM) Gifting Advisor,” in partnership with actress and mom of two Busy Phillips (“Freaks and Geeks,” “Busy Tonight,” and “Girls5eva”) to address the new definition of being a mom and motherhood. With one-third of households being led by single parents, and fewer than half of families living in a “traditional” family, defined as a mom and a dad per Pew Research,1 Zulily and Busy aim to support all those who “mother” this Mother’s Day.

“Mom” from Noun to Verb 
To spark a conversation, recognize and encourage all of those who wear the mom mantle, Zulily sought to discover what is top of mind and surveyed 1,200 parents across the country. The definition of a “mom” has shifted. Now, 54% – 34 million parents – agree that the concept of a mother has changed in the past 10 years. Notably, “mom” should be defined as a verb as indicated by 86% of parents that say a “motherer” is a person who has a substantial role in bringing up a child with care and affection.

In fact, 38% of parents say gender does not define a mother. And the mom mantle continues to expand, as caregiving now includes additional hats such as teacher, chef, technician, coach and decorator.

“We want to dedicate Mother’s Day to all those who ‘mother’: stepmoms, traditional moms, mothers-in-law, grandmas and all the mom figures who have loved and supported us. At Zulily, we want to offer the best savings so our customers can shop for and celebrate all the moms in their lives.” said Denise Jaeschke, Chief Marketing Officer at Zulily.

Making it Easier to Recognize All Who “Mother” this Mother’s Day
To provide inspiration to the upwards of 80 million gift givers who will likely celebrate the mom figures in their lives,2 and to reduce the chore for 84% of people shopping for their own Mother’s Day gift,3 Zulily is launching a personalized text service, For All Moms (FAM) Gifting Advisor. The goal is to help shoppers – including moms looking to treat themselves – find foolproof gifts through a mobile-friendly curated service. The text service provides inspiration based on five ways all those who wear the mom mantle enjoy spending quality time with their families: like sharing a meal, going on an adventure, being cozy at home, being creative together and bringing family and friends together.

“I’m thrilled to be partnering with Zulily this Mother’s Day,” said Busy Philipps. “As a mom myself, I know how many things are on our to-do lists and how much pressure there is to get everything done. All caregivers, regardless of gender or biological connection, who are working hard at raising and supporting the kids in their lives deserve to be celebrated for all that they do, and I’m excited to be a part of this unique celebration.”

At Zulily, fun is part of the deal. Zulily’s FAM Gifting Advisor is designed to celebrate all those who “mother” this Mother’s Day — without breaking the bank. For those looking for gift inspiration, visit here to sign up for SMS and receive a curated gift list that all “motherers” will love from March 9-April 18.

Moms can find more information about the state of motherhood on Zulily’s The Find.

Findings are based on a Pollfish survey of over 1,200 U.S. based parents above the ages of 25, with children in the household. The survey was fielded in January 2023.

1) Source: Pew Research, “Fewer than half of U.S. kids today live in a ‘traditional’ family” (2014).
2) Source: National Retail Federation, “Mother’s Day Data Center” (2022).
3) Source: OnePoll for Mejuri, “More than 60% of American women have bought their own gifts for themselves” (2021).


Zulily Media Relations
Email: PR@zulily.com

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Qurate Retail, Inc. (NASDAQ: QRTEA, QRTEB, QRTEP) is a Fortune 500 company that includes the Qurate Retail GroupSM portfolio of brands as well as other minority interests and green energy investments. Qurate Retail Group is the largest player in vCommerce and comprises seven leading retail brands – QVC, HSN, Zulily®, Ballard Designs®, Frontgate®, Garnet Hill® and Grandin Road® – all dedicated to providing a more human way to shop. For more information, visit qurateretailgroup.com, follow @QurateRetailGrp on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, or follow Qurate Retail Group on YouTube or LinkedIn. QVC and Q are registered service marks of ER Marks, Inc.

About Zulily

Zulily® is an online superstore committed to delivering a fun shopping experience for moms everywhere, without breaking the bank. Through exclusive daily deals, brand names and on-trend styles, and everyday value on a wide selection of daily essentials across clothing, footwear, homewares and more, Zulily helps moms discover great deals, create special moments for the family, and find the perfect unique items, guilt-free. At Zulily, shopping is a little different, a little better, and a lot more fun. 

Zulily is headquartered in Seattle, Washington, with locations in Nevada, Ohio, and China. With expertise in technology, merchandising, creative production, logistics, marketing, customer service, and more, Zulily team members work together to deliver a different kind of shopping experience for moms – one that’s built on fun, discovery, and whimsy. For more information visit, www.zulily.com or The Find by Zulily, or follow @Zulily on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest or Twitter. For vendors interested in selling on Zulily, visit www.sell.zulily.com.

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