It seems like the consumer journalists are always trying to paint some kind of social significance around the fact that we generally spend less on Dad for Father’s Day than we do for Mom on Mother’s Day. In fact, it’s something like $21 billion for Mom, and $13 billion for Dad. But, do you know a dad who actually gets upset about this? Me neither.
Still, it’s interesting to look at the stats, as we tend to do around here for the major holidays. So, once again, it’s time for Father’s Day by the Numbers, 2015 edition!
According to the National Retail Federation….
- 75%: Will celebrate Father’s Day
- $12.7 billion: Total spending for Father’s Day
- $115: Average spent per dad
- 40%: Will buy clothing
- $1.7 billion: Spent on clothing
- 43%: Will buy “experience” items, such as ballgame tix or dinners
- $2.6 billion: Spent on experience items
- 52%: Buying for dad or stepdad
- 28%: Buying for husband
- 9%: Buying for son who is also a dad
If holiday statistics are your thing, then be sure to check out the rest of the NRF survey! How about you? Who are you buying for? What will you give? How much will you spend? Let us know over at the MindField Online Facebook page, and HAPPY FATHER’S DAY from MindField Online!