Majority of Dads expect to receive a gift for Father’s Day, says research

Most dads expect a £20 gift, poll finds. 

Rob Knight
Tuesday 19 June 2018 11:13 BST
Most dads expect nothing more than a pair of socks.
Most dads expect nothing more than a pair of socks.

A family meal, a bottle of bourbon and a new watch is what dads really want for Father’s Day – but they’re expecting nothing more than a pair of socks, according to a recent survey.

Researchers who polled 2,000 dads found three quarters expect to receive a gift – and think their kids should spend an average of £20 on it.

Photography accessories, a pizza oven and power tools are also on wish lists this year - along with a supercar experience, bicycle gear and a trip to the pub. Other desired items include football tickets, fancy coffee, vinyl records, headphones and beard oil.

Half of dads would be disappointed if they did not receive a present this Father’s Day.

Amid this, 44 per cent go one step further to ensure they get what they want and tell their children exactly what to buy them and of those 97 per cent of those go on to receive that very item.

Despite this, it appears dads do appreciate the efforts to make Father’s Day special, with nine in 10 saying their family put lots of thought into what to get them.

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However, watching the World Cup is up there too, along with a day out with the kids and breakfast in bed – all just ahead of a lie in.

“The nation’s fathers have low expectations this year, with many thinking something pretty unexciting is coming their way on Sunday," said a spokesman for quality burbon, Woodford Reserve, which commissioned the research.


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