Florida Retailers Expect Father’s Day Spending To Total $133 Per Dad

June 16, 2019

The Florida Retail Federation (FRF) says Florida families will spend an average of $133 per person for Father’s Day, the second highest in survey history with special events, clothing, gift cards and electronics leading the way as gift choices.

“Consumer confidence remains high, unemployment is at a 10-year low, and our state’s economy remains strong which means Floridians have more money in their pocket to spend on fathers this year,” said FRF President/CEO R. Scott Shalley. “The retail industry remains robust, and I’m excited about what these spending numbers mean for our member retailers this year.”

The survey found 47 percent of consumers plan to give a “special outing” gift, such as a concert, sporting event or dinner. This category represents the largest share of spending.

Over half of those surveyed plan to buy for their fathers or stepfathers (53 percent) followed by husbands (27 percent) and sons (10 percent).

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