RODS, reels, power compressors, gift vouchers and some good old scotch whiskey are just some of the popular gifts walking off shelves in the lead-up to Father’s Day tomorrow.
And retailers are bracing themselves for an onslaught of last-minute buys today, being the last shopping day before the main event.
Tamworth Fishing Tackle and the Great Outdoors owner Dean McFarlane said fishing gear was always popular, with rods, reels, lures and the odd tackle box proving perennial favourites.
Tamworth Golf Pro Shop’s Tiffany Roworth said she had seen a small spike in sales this week, which she put down to Father’s Day and the fact spring has well and truly sprung.
This year, improving dad’s swing and putting prowess must be on the mind of many offspring, with gift cards for golf lessons proving a bit hit, Mrs Roworth said.
The popularity of do-it-yourself renovation shows means traditional hardware and electrical staples have also seen a boom – tools for the car haven’t been forgotten, either.
And for those dads who enjoy the odd tipple, nothing goes down better than old-time classics such as scotch and port, Tanya Madden of Cellarbrations Northgate said.
And while it can sometimes be painstakingly tedious to extract gift ideas from dad, whatever you do, don’t neglect him tomorrow.
New research has revealed kids shortchange dads, spending less than half on Father’s Day than they do spoiling mum for Mother’s Day.
While Australians splurged an estimated $1.4 billion on their mums, they’re expected to spend $676.5 million for Father’s Day tomorrow.
But rest assured, dads – the apparent injustice has nothing to do with a lack of love.
The study found there was an emphasis on Mother’s Day gift-giving, as it has been around longer and is much more heavily advertised.