Father’s Day doesn’t seem to get the same level of fuss as other holidays, even Mother’s Day. In a survey of 1000 people, only one-third chose Father’s Day as one of the most important holidays. (41.2% chose Mother’s Day).
The Manly Man Co survey also found, that a combined total of 26% of people admitted ‘yes’ or ‘maybe’ when asked if they have ever forgotten to get their dad a Father’s Day gift. 32% responded that they’re ‘sometimes’, ‘always’, or ‘frequently’ late with their Father’s Day gift.
The Worst Father’s Day Gifts
When dads were asked what the worst Father’s Day gift they ever received was, the top answers were:
- Traditional tie
The oddest gifts for dads included:
- Macaroni art (maybe if you’re getting it from your adult children)
- A bad letter
- A pet rock
- A fish plaque
- A plunger
- Pokemon cards
- A taxidermy alligator head
Based on some of these answers, I think it’s safe to say that not all gifts are created equal with some being more memorable than others (though not always for good reasons.)
Despite the survey’s findings, it’s important to remember that Father’s Day isn’t solely about the gift. It’s an opportunity to show appreciation for all the hard work and sacrifices that dads (and the other men in our lives) make for their families.
Whether it’s a heartfelt card, a thoughtful gift, or simply spending time together, there are many ways to make Father’s Day a special occasion. In fact, some families have their own unique traditions on Father’s Day. For example, some might go on a fishing trip or a hike. Others might have a barbecue or a picnic. Some might even opt for a more unconventional celebration, like a game of laser tag or an escape room challenge.
Regardless of what you gift your dad, what matters most on Father’s Day is not the gift itself, but the thought and effort that goes into it. Whether it’s a handmade card or an expensive gadget, the most important thing is to show your dad how much you care.
So the best advice is to just make sure you think about your dad and his interests and hobbies when choosing a gift.
And if you do forget to get him a gift or are late with your present, remember that it’s never too late to express your love and appreciation.