Skip to content

What dads in each state really want for Father’s Day

Features
Written by
6min read
Share
What Dads Want On Fathers Day Featured Image

What do you get for the dad who already has everything? Pacing the aisles of the hardware depot or electronics store, painstakingly searching for that perfect present to show dad just how much you appreciate him is a pastime many of us know all too well. And once we finally settle on what we hope will be the gift of his dreams, there’s no guarantee dad will even like it. So wouldn’t it be nice to have a bit of guidance before the holiday on June 19?

To make things easier for all the frenzied Father’s Day shoppers out there, we asked dads all across the country what they want most for Father’s Day. To keep up with the demands of today’s dads, we only surveyed fathers who still have children living at home. The dads have spoken. And there’s some good news — you might not have to buy him anything.

Map of What Dads in each state Really Want For Fathers Day

The perfect gift for Dad

It turns out that the Father’s Day gift most wanted by Dads is a day out with the family. This could be an afternoon at the ballpark, a trip to the museum, a hike, or just about anything you can think of. Dads in California, Massachusetts, New York, Ohio, Washington, and 15 other states all chose a day out with the family as their ideal gift. 

But family time doesn’t stop with a day out. In 15 more states, including Illinois and Wisconsin, Dads told us they would love to spend Father’s Day having a BBQ with the family. And in three states, Dads let us know they’d like to have a meal out at a restaurant with their loved ones. No matter where the day is spent, the dads have made it clear — they want to spend time with their families on Father’s Day.

However, Dads in a few states indicated they’d rather have something just for themselves. In six states, including Georgia and Pennsylvania, dads declared they simply want to sleep in. Fathers in four states told us they could really use some new tools. And in two more states, dads said they’d like a new gadget. Finally, way up in Alaska, our nation’s last frontier, dads are begging for some help with chores.

Methodology

In June 2022, we surveyed 1,040 US dads with children still living at home. The average age of respondents was 37.1 years. 83.4% were employed full-time. 2.4% were stay-at-home dads. 

For media inquiries, please contact: [email protected]

Fair Use

If you’d like to share this post or its assets with your friends or audience, you are welcome to do so. Please be sure you include attribution linking to this study.

Top picks

michigan-flag
Michigan online casinos
by Anna M. April 28, 2023 17min read
live casinos
Online live casinos
by Lorella F. April 28, 2023 20min read
3-reel-slot-with-fruit-symbols
Online slots
by Ian Z. April 28, 2023 24min read
best new casinos
New casinos
by Anna M. April 28, 2023 17min read

Trending blogs

Mothers Day What Moms Want
What moms in each state really want for Mother’s Day

Many consider being a mom the hardest job in the world. Moms are coaches, multitaskers, planners, diaper changers, mediators, chauffeurs, nurses, teachers, and more. These days, most moms tackle these tasks while also maintaining a full-time career. So the least we can do for mom is to give her exactly what she wants on the one day a year that’s just for her.

by Ben T. April 28, 2023 5min read
St Patricks Featured 720x540
Which state drinks the most on St. Patrick's Day?

Across the country, cities put on St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in hopes of spreading the luck of the Irish. From New York’s famous parade to Chicago’s downtown river, and even the White House fountain, it’s the one day a year where green reigns supreme. 

by Ben T. April 28, 2023 6min read
alabama big al oregon duck michigan state spartan mascots
Best and worst NCAA basketball mascots ranked by fans (survey)

Not all NCAA basketball mascots are created equal. From cuddly and adorable, to pure nightmare fuel, there’s certainly a mascot to fit every taste. Dog lover? We’ve got you covered. Bird enthusiast? Check. Into 6-foot tall amorphous blobs with sneakers? Surprisingly, we can accommodate you as well. It’s a group as diverse as any. And perhaps these mascots might just help you make your picks if you decide to try your hand at online sports betting on one of the best betting sites. 

by Ben T. April 28, 2023 7min read
Spam Calls
Spam calls: Ringing across America

We’re a divided nation. Key issues such as which is the correct way to hang the toilet paper or whether or not a hot dog is a sandwich will likely never be fully resolved. But occasionally, a matter exists that’s so infuriating, it miraculously unites us all. The most recent of those issues is the rash of scammers calling and texting at every hour of the day. Whether they’re calling to warn us of our car’s expiring warranty or valiantly letting us know our copy of Microsoft Windows has been compromised, we can’t hang up on these crooks fast enough. It's important to stay safe, so if you're looking to do some gambling, check out one of our safe online casinos.

by Ben T. April 28, 2023 4min read
Our trusted partners
Copyright ©2024. Time2play.com. All rights reserved.