You always hear how the best gift for Mother's Day or Father's Day is just spending TIME with them. But if that's like HELL ON EARTH for you, apparently you can get away with buying your dad a GIFT CARD this year.
According to a new survey, gift cards and spending quality time together TIED for the thing dads want most. Each one got 17% of the vote.
The survey also found that 10% of us think spending time with Dad on Father's Day means we don't need to buy him anything. That's compared to 6% for Mother's Day.
11% of people say they've completely FORGOTTEN about Father's Day at least once . . . which actually sounds low. And 20% think it's fine to just send Dad a TEXT.
But when we do buy something, at least we spend ALMOST as much as we spend on Mom. According to the survey, the average Father's Day gift costs $61, compared to $68 for the average Mother's Day present.