Thursday, May 17, 2012


Father's Day Gifts - Neckties Are Number One


It is an American tradition.  The necktie is the perfect gift for your father.  Buy you dad a Father's Day tie.  

Neckties are still the number one gift for Father's Day according to the United States Census Bureau.

Father’s Day was conceived by Sonora Dodd of Spokane, Wash. in 1909. While she listened to a Mother’s Day sermon she thought it was necessary to have a special day to honor her father, It was on June 19, 1910 for Sonora Dodd's father that a formal day for honoring William Smart, a widowed Civil War veteran who was left to raise his six children on a farm. June was chosen for the first Father’s Day celebration — proclaimed by Spokane’s mayor because it was the month of William Smart’s birth.

The first US government presidential proclamation honoring fathers was issued in 1966 when President Lyndon Johnson designated the third Sunday in June as Father’s Day. Father’s Day has been celebrated annually since 1972 when President Richard Nixon signed into law the third Sunday on June - Father's Day.

The statistics for Father's Day

  • There are 70.1 million fathers Estimated across the U.S.A. today.  
  • 60 nations around the world celebrate Father's Day on the third Sunday of June. 
  • Father's Day is the busiest day for collect telephone calls although there are more telephone calls over all on Mother's Day
  • In the U.S.A. there are 25.3 million of fathers who were part of married-couple families with children younger than 18 in 2010.
  •  22 % percent were raising three or more children younger than 18 (among married-couple family households only).
  •  3 % percent lived in someone else's home.
Source: America's Families and Living Arrangements http://www.census.gov/population/www/socdemo/hh-fam.html

In 2010 there were 1.8 million single fathers;

·   15 % percent of single parents were men.
·   9 % were raising three or more children younger than 18.
·   46 % approximately were divorced, 30 percent were never married.
·   19 % were separated, and 6 percent were widowed.
·   39 % percent had an annual family income of $50,000 or more.
Source: America's Families and Living Arrangements http://www.census.gov/population/www/socdemo/hh-fam.html

·   An estimated 102 million Father’s Day cards expected to be given this year in the United States, making Father’s Day the fifth-largest card-sending occasion. (Source: Hallmark research)
·   50 % of all Father’s Day cards that are purchased specifically by sons and/or daughters. Nearly 20 % of Father’s Day cards are purchased by wives for their husbands; the remaining cards are bought for grandfathers, sons, brothers, uncles and “someone special.”
Source: Hallmark research

·   73% Percentage of Americans who plan to celebrate or acknowledge Father’s Day.
Source: Hallmark research and National Retail Federation.

Neckties lead the list of Father’s Day gifts. A good place to buy dad a tie or a shirt might be one of 9,189 men’s clothing stores around the country in 2003.
http://www.census.gov/prod/2005pubs/03cbp/cbp03-1.pdf

Other items high on the list of Father’s Day gifts include those items you may find in dad’s toolbox such as hammers, wrenches and screwdrivers. You could buy some of these items for dad at one of the nation’s 14,864 hardware stores or 5,795 home centers in 2003.
http://www.census.gov/prod/2005pubs/03cbp/cbp03-1.pdf

More than 68 million Americans participated at a barbecue in the last year — it’s probably safe to assume many of these barbecues took place on Father’s Day.
http://www.census.gov/compendia/statab/2006/ 2006 edition, Table 1230

There are 8,111 men's clothing stores around the country (as of 2008), a good place to buy dad a tie or shirt.
Source: County Business Patterns http://www.census.gov/econ/cbp/

There are 16,010 hardware stores (as of 2008), a place to buy hammers, wrenches, screwdrivers and other items high on the list of Father's Day gifts. Additionally, there were 7,009 home centers across the country in 2008.
Source: County Business Patterns http://www.census.gov/econ/cbp/

There are 22,116 sporting goods stores in 2008. These stores are good places to purchase traditional gifts for dad, such as fishing rods and golf clubs.
Source: County Business Patterns http://www.census.gov/econ/cbp/

81.5 million Americans participated in barbecues in 2010 — it's probably safe to assume many of these barbecues took place on Father's Day.
Source: Mediamark Research & Intelligence, as cited in the Statistical Abstract of the United States: 2011 http://www.census.gov/compendia/statab/ Table 1239


The how, what, why and where of buying a ties for Father's Day gifts http://www.theholidayspot.com/fathersday/tie.htm

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