IT may come as little surprise to many dads that Father's Day ranks last when it comes to spending on gifts.
After all, there is only so much you can spend on socks, a survey has found.
Father's Day trails way behind spending on a partner's birthday, for which 70 per cent of respondents said they spent the most amount of money on presents, the Visa Prepaid survey found.
It also came behind Mother's Day (15 per cent) and even Easter (nine per cent), leaving only six per cent who spent the most on their dad.
But we dads are still an optimistic bunch.
Thirty-seven per cent of dads wished for a LCD TV for Father's Day and 14 per cent wanted a ride in a Ferrari or a date with actress Angelina Jolie.
But 45 per cent said they wanted to buy their own Father's Day present.
Visa general manager (Australia, New Zealand and South Pacific) Chris Clark, in a statement releasing the survey results saidFathers are notoriously difficult to buy for, which probably explains the results of this survey
But there is still one weekend left before dad's big day on September 6.
Come on kids, dig deep.
The Daily Telegraph August 27, 2009 12:00AM