Father’s Day Heroes love Father’s Day. Not all Dads admit it, but they rather like the Day that honors our favorite hero, our Super Dad. The Palm State Mortgage Company dedicates this blog to a special, fun, tender and glorious salute to Father’s Day, Dads, and a few of our favorite statistics.
Therefore, we depart from our usual topics of finance, real estate, and mortgages. You see, thi blog honors the special people in your life. We honor the Dads who take a back seat all year long even while supporting your life activities.
Dad is Our Super Hero
And one more thing you know. Dad will cheer for you when you win. And he will comfort and dry your tears if you lose.
And of course, you know, Mom and Dad are the first to applaud. You know they’ll be there for all our lifetime events:
- For team sport competitions,
- School plays,
- Science fairs,
- Birthdays, and more.
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In fact, the data shows that 75% of men in the UK and the US will reap the rewards of a Dad’s Day in some way, shape or form.
It is true that Mother’s Day festivities far outweigh and even double that of most Dad’s Days spending statistics. However, this year’s rising economy could change all stats. Part of the fun of statistics is: Who knows what will happen in this economy? Thus, big spenders could make 2019 the Father’s Day to top all previous years since the Reagan administration.
Father’s Day Heroes: Most Popular Father’s Day Gifts
“What in the world will show my appreciation for the Man who has it all?” It’s funny that you dare to ask the dreaded question that paints Dear Old Dad as a mythical and mysterious creature. Well, statistics give us the real scoop on the goods that are bought the most for that special Pop, Grandfather, or Daddy in our lives. Surprisingly, the average Father’s Day spending hits 12 billion in honor of our Father’s Day Heroes. Since Palm State delights in numbers and statistics, we want you to know that the majority of Father’s Day fall into three top categories.
- Gift Category – $467 million
- Food & Drink Category – $140 million
- Cards & Wrap Category – $52 million
And The Love Just Keeps On Growing
And here, we have an even more fascinating set of numbers to enhance the major gifts for those happy Fathers. Thus, most Father’s Day expenditure goes towards the purchase of the “perfect” gift. Additionally, there are three subcategories of gifts with the top Father’s Day spending score.
- Gift Cards from a variety of stores equals $2.2 billion
- Clothing of all types equals $2.2 billion (neckties do still rank as one of the top clothing gifts.)
- Computer-related accessories equal $1.8 billion (including phones, software, media, and tv devices)
And of course, the consolation prize for spending $800 million goes to the standard gifts items. These include shavers, cologne, lawn and garden tools, appliances, sporting and leisure goods. Surprisingly, automotive accessories. And finally, books and CD’s scored last with $650 million of Father’s Day spending.
Top Shopping Locations: Location, Location, Location
Could you guess where shoppers spend most of their hard-earned dollars? Your right, it is the very place that makes most Dad’s cringe.
Wait, the winner is… Department stores. Certainly, those dinosaurs of retail actually mark the spot as the place where Father’s Day gift buyers spend up to 36%.
Finally, at the other end of the location theory, Father’s Day shopping in pajamas has clearly hit a home run. (Online shopping, that is) Specifically, did you know that purchasing Father’s Day presents online has doubled in the last 13 years with rates of 30% up from the 15% rates from 2006?
The Backstory of Father’s Day
Heroes and their children might appreciate knowing a little of the history of Father’s Day. Sonora Dodd was the Daughter of a Civil war veteran. She pressured the government to recognize the day named back in the 19th Century. She and her five siblings experienced their Dad serving as a caregiver after the kids lost their Mom. In 1972, President Nixon signed Father’s Day as an official U.S. holiday.
Favorite Father’s Day Quotes to Ponder
No one can instill protection, kindness, strength and make life lessons fun as a father can. And thus, we leave you with some of the Palm State Mortgage Company blogger’s favorite quotes dedicated to our Father’s Day Heroes
- “Some people don’t believe in heroes but they haven’t met my dad.” – Unknown
- “My father didn’t tell me how to live. He lived and let me watch him do it.” – Unknown
- “A father’s tears and fears are unseen, his love is unexpressed, but his care and protection remain as a pillar of strength throughout our lives. -Ama H. Vanniarachchy
Terrific Take-Aways from Father’s Day Heroes
Our Palm State Mortgage team honors the many different hats a Father wears to carve out a special home in the heart his children everywhere. As the nation remembers that rock that we call Dad, Papa, Grandpop or Papaw, we hope you pay your own special tribute to that versatile man who inspires your own good thoughts on Father’s Day.
Your mortgage family here at Palm State has been watching Florida Homeowners and families grow for more than 3 generations. We’ve been there for every baby’s birth, family reunion, teenage sleepover or backyard barbeque. We’ve celebrated a lot of Father’s Days, both in backyards and fancy restaurants. We hope this blog has helped you reminisce about those unforgettable occasions from Father’s Day–and every day when you shared time with your own Father’s Day Heroes.