Dads want a gift on their special day too


WHY has Mother's Day left Father's Day lamenting behind it?

As any dad will attest our day just doesn't have the clout that our wife's day attracts.

My daughter plans for weeks what she'll do for my wife, while I am lucky to get a cup of tea in the morning.

I am not bitter and twisted by this and I am not having a dig at my daughter I am just stating the obvious and we get the rough end of the stick when it comes time for us to have breakfast in bed.

And if you don't believe me I now have the statistics to prove it.

Online gift retailer, Red Balloon, recently undertook a study into Father's Day and it produced some disturbing facts.

While Australians are expected to spend over $750 million in the lead up to Father's Day, their research revealed 28% of dads don't expect to receive any present at all from their kids, and that some dads are much more likely to receive a gift than others.Of those dads lucky enough to receive a present those who fare best in the gift stakes are the ones still married.

If you are divorced you better go out and buy yourself a present, because less than one in four divorced dads will be given a present.

It seems that country children care for their fathers more than city kids because 79% of people living in rural Australia will buy dad a gift this Father's Day, compared to only 49% of city dwellers.

I've discovered the best chance for a dad to get a present is for them to be married, have a daughter between 18-29 and to live in the country.

I love presents so I am now looking for a house in Rosewood.