Father’s Day Spending

Father’s Day spending is forecasted to reach $15.3 billion this year with 77 percent of Americans celebrating the holiday and spending an average of $133 per person.

Oy. We were planning to celebrate with an Indian takeout and a picture drawn by Klara as a gift. What is it that people buy with $133 for Father’s Day? Electric drills and grilling equipment? It’s a new holiday for us, so we are confused.

The really sad part of it, though, is this:

Yet one in three American children is growing up in a household without a father.

In Ukraine it’s a lot more, but this is very bad, too.

P.S. I’m not linking to the source because aside from these two excerpts, it’s deeply stupid.

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5 thoughts on “Father’s Day Spending”

  1. You know what irks me the most?
    My cell phone company urging me to “Connect more with Dad this Father’s Day”… I doubt they are capable of organizing a session of spiritism, if they cannot even fathom that some peoples’ fathers happen have passed away by now…

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  2. When I was doing research for Father’s Day I found a monogrammed, silver-plated barbecue set. Maybe a few people buying those messes up the average of people just getting cards? 😁

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  3. Oy. We were planning to celebrate with an Indian takeout and a picture drawn by Klara as a gift. What is it that people buy with $133 for Father’s Day? Electric drills and grilling equipment? It’s a new holiday for us, so we are confused.
    There’s a lot of sales for grilling equipment, handyman tools, sports related paraphenelia, clothes…If you get a gift and then take Dad out to dinner (with company) you could easily spend that much. I’m pretty sure my cousin might end up spending that much on her father and for her husband (for their two kids).

    The greeting cards take some time for me to get because many of them just don’t apply to either my father or mother.

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