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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)

Stumped on what to get dad this Sunday? This survey might help!

Father’s Day is this Sunday, June 16th, and I don’t know about you, but I am always stumped on what to get my dad.

Luckily, the market research group, One Poll, did some research on what Dads REALLY want for their special day, and this is what they found:


  • 3 out of 4  fathers prefer an experience, instead of receiving a gift, like a tie or other clothing.
  • Nearly 50 percent would be happy just getting a phone call from their children.

Top 10 gifts dads want for Father’s Day this year

Phone call from my kid(s) 47%
A big juicy steak 41%
Peace and quiet 38%
Taking in a ball game with the family 38%
An ice cold beer or two 35%
A cheaper, practical gift (socks, tie, etc.) 35%
Glass of wine 34%
Watch whatever I want on TV 34%
Glass of whiskey 29%
A physical, expensive gift (Apple Watch, etc.) 29%