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BERLIN, GERMANY - JULY 17: A father and daughter walk in the city center on July 17, 2012 in Berlin, Germany. The German government recently passed a new law that will guarantee every child between 1 and 3 years old a spot in a child day care center (in German: a Kita, or Kindertagesstaette) starting August 1, 2013. Critics charge the law is based on faulty numbers and that both a shortage of facilities and nursery-school teachers will make the law impossible to implement. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Hoping for that new fishing pole or some sleek golf clubs? It’s your lucky day, dad! Or, at least, Sunday will be!

According to a report by the National Retail Federation, people have apparently spent a staggering $15.5 billion on gifts for dads across the United States, edging the previous record by a whopping $1.2 billion! Dads across the country must be stoked about this! With 77% of the population celebrating the annual holiday, a quick number crunch tabs the amount of money spent per dad at around $137. Here’s a look at the statistics of what people ended up treating all the lucky dads to:

  • 46% bought their dads clothing
  • 43% picked up a gift card
  • 21% invested in electronics
  • 21% got him some personal care products, such as cologne
  • 16% shelled out for home improvement supplies

No matter what dads are getting, be it a ticket to a concert or even just a greeting card, all that matters is that what they receive is a gift from the heart!

Did you go all out in buying your dad a Father’s Day gift this year? If so, what’d you get him? Let us know @TheMRLshow