Turns out, Dad probably wants a gift card For Father's Day

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Turns Out, Dad Probably Wants A Gift Card For Father's Day

By: Scott Knowlton/Buzz60

There are 68 million fathers in the United States, so Father's Day has a lot of people opening their wallets. Americans shell out $13 billion dollars for dads, with an average of $116 per present.
While father may know best, Mom is the one raking in the goods, however, with almost $18 billion spent on Mother's Day.Seems like the kids really do want to spend time with dear old dad though, because almost $2 billion is spent on special outings for the family to enjoy together.

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DIY Father's Day gifts he'll actually want

Click through for some brilliant DIY gift ideas.

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​1. NFL Etched Glass 

Have a sports-lover in your life? Make him an etched glass featuring the logo of his favorite team!

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2. Wooden Six Pack Bottle Crate  

Does Dad loving toting his favorite beer or soda to get-togethers? Make it easy on him with this wooden bottle tote!

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3. Giant Outdoor Jenga Game

The fun-loving Dad will have a blast with this giant Jenga game!

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4. Wooden Outdoor Cooler Stand  

Keep Dad’s favorite beverages icy cold while he enjoys the outdoors with this outdoor cooler stand! 

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5. Toiletry Dopp Kit

This DIY Dopp kit is perfect for the man-on-the-go!

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6. Travel Cord Roll  

Here’s another great gift idea for the traveling man who has a truckload of technology. No more tangled cords! 

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7. Leather Valet Tray  

Give Dad a place to corral his keys, wallets, watch, and coins with this DIY leather valet tray!

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8. Wooden Photo Cubes 

No dad can resist the adorable faces of those he loves!

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9. Wooden Tic-Tac-Toe Game

This little tic-tac-toe game is perfect for the game-lover, and this is a project even the kiddos can help make! 

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10. Electronics Charging Station 

The technology fanatic will love having a place to store and charge all of his electronics!

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Clothing makes up $1.3 billion of that spending. Hopefully that's not just socks and ties! And since boys do love their toys, even after they've grown up, $1 billion is spent on electronics for Dad to play with.
While he appreciates the thought, dads would apparently much rather shop for themselves. 37% of fathers are hoping for a gift card for their own buying pleasure. And even if Dad has put on a little in the middle, don't get him a gym membership, unless he's in that 8% minority who thinks that's okay.

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