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What dad wants, and what we’ll get him

Published June 14. 2019 12:17PM polled a cross-section of 1,817 adults, aged 18 and over for purchasing habits:

Americans plan to gift dad:

• Breakfast, lunch, brunch and/or dinner (36 percent)

• Clothes/tie (30 percent)

• Greeting card/acknowledgment he’s doing a good job (24 percent)

What dad really wants on his special day:

• Spending quality time with my kids (43 percent)

• Breakfast, lunch, brunch and/or dinner (27 percent)

• Tools (24 percent)

In addition, found that participants plan to shop around at different places like department stores (47 percent), Walmart (45 percent) and Target (33 percent) for dad’s gifts. With 37 percent of participants planning to spend $50 or less, another 37 percent plans to spend between $50 and $100. To save money, Americans are incorporating a number of different methods and will be shopping sales and deals (82 percent), shopping via a cashback site (55 percent) and utilizing coupons (46 percent) in order to save on Father’s Day presents.

With gifts in tow, how are Americans planning on celebrating the dads in their lives?

• BBQing and/or celebrating at home (45 percent)

• Going out to eat (38 percent)

• Going on a day trip, road trip or vacation (14 percent)

Every dad is unique, but two out of five (40 percent) Americans chose Tim Taylor from ‘Home Improvement’ as the TV dad who their real-life dad is most like. Other TV dads that were the most relatable included:

• Homer Simpson from ‘The Simpsons’ (17 percent)

• George Lopez from ‘The George Lopez Show’ (15 percent)

• Phil Banks from ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ (14 percent)

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