(South Florida- June 18, 2017) Consumers will spend a record high of $15.5 billion on Father’s Day Gifts, which falls on June 18th this year, according to the latest National Federation Survey. That’s the highest total since NRF first began surveying consumers about the holiday 15 years ago. Special outings and experience gifts top the list of presents for fathers, followed by clothing, gift cards, and consumer electronics, according to the survey. Consumers will spend on average $134.75 on those gifts, up from $125.92 last year. As shopping surges higher than ever this year, Better Business Bureau reminds consumers that it’s important to shop carefully for a hassle-free gift.
“Father's Day is a time to shower our dads with gifts that show how much we love and appreciate everything they do for us. It is important that we take necessary steps to avoid scams and unpleasant experiences” says Rod Davis, CEO of the BBB Serving Southeast Florida and the Caribbean.
The BBB recommends the following when shopping for Father's Day gifts in-store or online:
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