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All is quiet on Father’s Day

This Sunday (21st June) is Father’s Day in the UK, so if you’re a dad or buying something for your dad, what are you getting or hoping to get – if anything?

fathers-day-giftFull disclosure here – I’m a dad to a young child, and of course it’s lovely to get a home-made card and a bit of extra-nice good behaviour thrown in. But once you get past that age, does Father’s Day matter? And what should you give?

In March we wrote about Mother’s Day and found that Mintel research reported that Britons spend 53% more on gifts, cards and the like on Mother’s Day than on Father’s Day.

Thankfully, many Father’s Day gifts are no longer the result of last-minute dashes to the larger supermarkets, and picking up some sale-price body spray, tie-and-socks combo or a mid-range electric razor. Continue reading