Dads Want to Spend Father’s Day Outdoors . . . Not Inside Opening Presents

This Sunday is Father’s Day . . . and some people are still obsessing over a great last-minute gift idea.

According to Google Trends, the top searches for “gifts for dads” over the past week are:  “gifts for dads who have everything” . . . “who want nothing” . . . and “who don’t like anything.”

Well according to a survey, most dads want to spend Father’s Day outdoors . . . not inside opening presents.

75% of dads say their ideal Father’s Day is spent outdoors . . . doing stuff like hiking, camping, barbecuing, and fishing.  And they prefer making food on a grill over going to a restaurant.

If you do insist on getting a gift, there’s no need to think outside the box.  33% of dads say they prefer practical gifts they’ll actually use, like gear for their hobbies and other everyday items.  (And this week, we heard that the top gifts dads want are GIFT CARDS to Amazon, Lowe’s, and Home Depot.)

Or get your father set up to try something new.  56% of dads say they’re interested in taking up a new outdoor hobby, including fishing, pickleball, running, hiking, biking, and kayaking.

Even better:  You can plan to help them get started by JOINING THEM.

(PR Newswire)

(Oh and uhhh–is it just me, or does social media really ratchet up the self-induced pressure and FOMO of gift-giving?  If you come up with a clever idea, it’ll come naturally . . . and won’t be something you can just find by poring over dozens of lists online.  Your best bet might be something small that you like AND think they’d enjoy . . . or helping them with a bigger purchase, that THEY get to pick out.)

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