Father’s Day Gifts: How Does the UK Celebrate Dad’s Big Day? [Infographic]

By admin June 11, 2013

How important is Father’s Day to you?

If you’re a dad, no doubt the answer will be fairly straightforward – but what about the rest of us? With surveys suggesting that Brits spend an average of 50% less on Father’s Day in comparison to Mother’s Day, we wanted to dig a little deeper and find out where our money’s going (or not), and whether dads in the UK are getting less than they deserve.

Take a look at the infographic below to see how the numbers add up, and find out how the UK celebrates Father’s Day.

FATHER’S DAY in the UK

The UK spends about50% LESS on Father’s Day than Mother’s Day
How much…?
Dad £771.4m

Mum £1.5bn
AND…
an estimated
1 out of 5 dads
get no card at all
Americans spend more than Brits
dad
mum
£14.45
£77.02
£27.37
£99.94
average spend

Do we all celebrate Father’s Day?

NO 22%
YES 78%

What do we spend our money on?

71% gifts
5% cards
21% meals out
3% leisure & days out
TOTAL SPEND = £771.4m

Do dads deserve more?

48-hour working week
is the LONGEST in the EU
Working dads spend nearly HALF as much time with their children than working mums
57% of working dads said they want to spend MORE time with their children and work LESS
BUT
40% did NOT take their
2 weeks’ paternity leave

Current uk dad stats

5.9m men live with dependent children
227,000 are
stay-at-home dads
180,000 are single dads

Best celeb dad?

73% say
David Beckham
Sources:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2288831/Mothers-Day-2013-Children-spend-twice-gifts-mum-Fathers-Day.html#ixzz2TqIXGsko
http://about.datamonitor.com/media/archives/4315
https://www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/en/news/cost-of-mothers-day-revealed
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/fathers-day-facts-and-trivia-398817
http://www.nrf.com/modules.php?name=News&op=viewlive&sp_id=1381
http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/dads-fear-the-social-stigma-of-staying-at-home-8439821.html
http://careers.guardian.co.uk/fathers-choose-not-to-take-paternity-leave
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/8408503/Working-mothers-spend-81-minutes-a-day-looking-after-their-children.html
http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/family-demography/families-and-households/2012/index.html
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/9822271/Rise-in-stay-at-home-fathers-fuelled-by-growing-numbers-of-female-breadwinners.html
http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/family-demography/families-and-households/2012/stb-families-households.html#tab-Lone-parents
http://www.askamum.co.uk/News/Search-Results/Current-news/Best-celebrity-dads-No-1-David-Beckham/

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Lara says

My dad would kill me if I didn't get him a card! I've already bought his present :) Thanks for the great info, it's really interesting to see that we spend less than Americans, I wonder if this will ever change...

Cathy Mack says

Makes me want to treat my dad this year. :) Can't believe David Beckham has won best celeb dad again!!! Peter Andre gets my vote!