Father’s Day is less than two weeks away, but it doesn’t sound like most people are likely to be thinking about it, because a new survey suggests most dads get shafted on the big day.
A survey by Manly Man finds:
- Only 33.6% of Americans say Father’s Day is “one of the most important holidays,” compared to 41.2% who say Mother’s Day is.
- 26% of Americans admit they have or may have forgotten at one time to get their dad a gift for Father’s Day.
- 30.2% of Americans admit they have “sometimes” been late with a Father’s Day gift for dad.
- What’s worse, 12.7% are “always” late and another 5.6% are “frequently” late.
- And you’d think men would remember to do something for Dad, but you’re wrong, with 62.7% of men saying they are frequently late with Father’s Day gifts, something only 37.3% of women say.
- Folks may forget because they are actually clueless about when Father’s Day is.
- When asked how close to Father’s Day they buy dad a gift, 7.5% of Americans actually asked “when is Father’s Day.”
- Men or more likely than women to ask when Father’s Day is celebrated (60.3% vs. 39.7%).
- Another 5.7% of people say they wait until the day before to buy dad a gift, while 2.9% do so “on the way to Father’s Day dinner.”
And when they do get gifts, dads aren’t usually happy with them.
- 22.3% of dads say the worst Father’s Day gift they ever received was “nothing.”
- 10.3% say it was a “tie” and 4.9% say it was “socks.”
- As for some of the oddest Father’s Day gifts, responses included:
- Macaroni art
- A pet rock
- A fish plaque
- A plunger
- A taxidermied alligator head
Source: Business Insider