A father reads with his kids on Father’s Day (Paul Hamilton/Flickr)

Father’s Day comes second behind mom: study

Dads don’t get the same love come June as moms did in May

Dear old dad doesn’t get the same level of celebration as mom does on her special day, according to a study released by RetailMeNot on Tuesday.

The survey found that Father’s Day just isn’t a big deal to 49 per cent of Canadians. And men are more than a little bet upset about it; 81 per cent believe that Mother’s Day outshines Father’s Day and 40 per cent of dads are upset when their kids forget about them.

Even when kids do remember to celebrate their dads come June, RetailMeNot found they don’t do it to the same degree as they did for mom: on average, kids spend $50 less on dad than they do on mom.

“Dads typically don’t ask for much. In fact, the number one thing they want for Father’s Day is a simple dinner at home, indicating they just want to spend time with family,” said RetailMeNot shopping and trends expert Sara Skirboll. “Why not take this one step further and gift him something that will bring you together, such as a pair of baseball gloves or a GPS for a fun family road trip.”


@katslepian

katya.slepian@bpdigital.ca

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Columbia River Treaty to be renegotiated in early 2018

News came in a Tweet from the U.S. Department of State

Man who pledged to give B.C. hockey team millions charged with fraud

Mike Gould has since repaid $8,000 he allegedly owed Cranbrook restaurant, owner says

Site C dam goes ahead, cost estimate now up to $10.7 billion

Premier John Horgan says Christy Clark left him no other choice

L’école des Sept-sommets in Rossland receives funding for water upgrade

L’École des Sept-sommets is one of six B.C. schools that will soon have access to healthier water.

No commercial room to let in downtown Rossland

There are no “for rent” signs posted in Rossland’s downtown.

VIDEO: Average Canadian food bill to rise by $348 in 2018

Atlantic Canada and B.C. will see the most increases for consumers

More than 20,000 pounds of garbage removed from riverside homeless camps

Two camps taken down last week on the banks of the Fraser and Chilliwack rivers

Suspect in Revelstoke standoff killed himself: RCMP

Mohammadali Darabi, suspect in the Calgary homicide of his roommate, was stopped in Revelstoke

VIDEO: Salt Spring Islanders ferry piano to their floating home

Everyone enjoys a little music on the water, but not everyone has a piano on their boat

Clinton visits Vancouver, applauds Trudeau, celebrates Democrats’ win in Alabama

Clinton told crowd she cheered when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appointed the country’s first gender-balanced cabinet.

Bomb detonated in Kamloops neighbourhood

Kamloops RCMP are investigating after an improvised explosive device was detonated Wednesday morning

No More Shootouts: Strong defence will be Canada’s backbone at world juniors

Head coach doesn’t want a situation where a hot goalie or a lucky bounce can determine a team’s fate

Proposed snowmobiles along Sicamous roads concern RCMP

RCMP, ICBC and province not yet on-board with proposed off-road bylaw in the B.C. Interior

‘Assemble your own meal’ kits grow into $120M industry in Canada

Kits offer a middle ground between eating out and grocery shopping

Most Read