Sunday is Father’s Day, and so I want to give a shout out to my dad and to all the dads out there! (Especially to my husband, the best dad of all!)

My dad lives in Florida so it’s not always easy to see him, but I will be sure to FaceTime him on Sunday (my dad is up-to-date on all the latest technology!). Since I’m not able to take him to a ballgame – always his favorite Father’s Day gift – I made sure to send him something special (we included some things the kids made for him).

Have you purchased anything yet for the fathers in your life? According to the National Retail Federation, consumers are expected to spend an average $125.92 for the holiday, compared with $115.57 in 2015. Total spending is expected to reach $14.3 billion, but this is still well below the estimated spending for Mother’s Day, which was $21.4 billion.

For those celebrating, here are the top Father’s Day gift categories, according to the National Retail Federation:

  • Greeting cards: 64.5%
  • Special outing (dinner or bunch): 47.1%
  • Clothing: 42%
  • Gift certificates/gift cards: 40.7%
  • Books or CDs: 22.9%
  • Consumer electronics/Computer related: 20%
  • Personal Care: 18.4%
  • Sporting goods or leisure items: 15.8%
  • Tools or appliances: 15.7%
  • Home improvement or gardening supplies: 15.5%
  • Automotive accessories: 15.3%

More than half of those celebrating the day plan to buy for their father or stepfather (53%), while others will shop for their husband (28%) or son (9%).

Make sure to wish all the dads in your life a happy Father’s Day!

Have a great day!

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