Skip navigation

Men think Father’s Day is less important than Mother’s Day

15 June, London: It is something everybody thinks, and a long held suspicion of wives and girlfriends but now it’s official, men are still tied to their mother’s apron strings. Recent research by LGV training and recruitment company Clearstone, shows that despite over 80 percent of adults agreeing that Father’s Day is important, a third of men thought that Mother’s Day is more important than Father’s Day.

On Sunday 17th June almost three quarters of women will give their father a present, but only 55 percent of men will make the effort. Last year the most popular present given by men and women was books. Almost a quarter (22 percent) of dads were given something to read, but despite the rise in male grooming only two percent received skincare products.

Clearstone wants to give dads a break from the annual excitement of reading and socks and give them an experience they will never forget. To give dads a chance to get into the driving seat of the ‘big daddy’ of our roads, the articulated lorry, Clearstone is launching “Lorryexperience”. The experience day, on offer at Clearstone’s Oxford training school, will cover a full vehicle and safety briefing, followed by an accompanied drive on the open road. The individual is then let loose behind the wheel on private land to have a go at driving the lorry, manoeuvring, stopping and reversing. The package, unique in this country, can be snapped up at a cost of £199.

Despite differences in opinion on the importance of Father’s Day, men and women select similar presents. Here is some further detail on the choices made last year:

· 12% of people gave clothing for Father’s Day

· 9% bought their Fathers practical gifts for the home or garden

· 4% spread a little freshness and gave fragrance for the special day

· 6% choose a sport related present

· 1% gave tickets to an event

· 4% said it with music

The only present choice that showed significant differences between men and women was food and drink. While just 4 percent of men choose to give food or drink, almost one in five (18 percent) women obviously believe that the way to their dad’s heart is through his stomach!

“As a regular car driver I have tried the driving experience and found it a fantastic day and from a father’s point of view I think it would be a great and very unique gift to receive.” Kelvin Zebedee, Head if Recruitment, Clearstone.

For more information please contact Scott Feldman on 020 7419 8345 or visit

About Clearstone

Clearstone is the UK’s leading LGV driver training and recruitment organisation. With a network of training schools across the UK and a powerful recruitment arm, Clearstone boasts the unique ability to both develop a skills base for the industry through its unrivalled training capabilities and bridge the supply-gap by placing its newly qualified and experienced drivers into permanent roles. Clearstone also provides training for corporate clients who choose to outsource their requirements.

For more information about Clearstone, visit or call 020 7419 8345.

For further information and / or photography, please email or phone:

Lorna Thompson / Sophie Orlando
Octopus Communications for Clearstone
Tel: 08453700655

This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of Octopus Communications in the following categories: Men's Interest, Women's Interest & Beauty, Motoring, Transport & Logistics, for more information visit