Novelty socks, Y-Fronts, cans of deodorant, hair dye and EVEN verruca cream have topped a list of some of the WORST presents British dads have ever received.
New research of the nation's dads has revealed some of the most terrible gifts to have been given to them by their own children, with book tokens, grass seeds, cans of WD-40 and bottles of shampoo making the list.
Out of date vouchers, garden spades and football shirts for the wrong club were also among some of the howlers presented to dads on special occasions.
So it comes as no surprise that the majority of fathers (54 percent) feel taken for granted by their children, with as many as one in three saying no fuss whatsoever is made for them for birthdays, Christmas or Father’s Day.
One in three of the 2,000 dads polled, admitted that when they do receive presents, they are more often than not, deeply disappointed.
The study, commissioned by Photobox, revealed more than half of dads (51 percent) complain Mother’s Day is a much bigger deal than Father’s Day in their household, with a massive 78 percent claiming mums get much more of a fuss made of them on special occasions.
In fact, that the average British mum has £31 splashed out on her on Mother’s Day, while, if we do remember to buy dad a present, it is never worth more than £25, according to the poll.
And this is in spite of the fact modern dads spend countless hours ferrying their kids around, helping them with their homework, handing out pocket money and doing grocery shopping, according to the research.
However, despite the family favouritism, 41 percent of dads admitted mum probably deserves to receive more of a fuss and better gifts on their special day.
A further 70 percent of dads wouldn’t dream of telling their kids they didn’t like their gifts.
Rory Scott, spokesman for Photobox commented "We wanted to shine a light on the gifts that British families give and receive, and were shocked to see how many dads feel undervalued on Father’s Day, and the number of truly awful Father’s Day gifts that have been given to British dads.
"While it’s clear that many believe mums should get the better presents on their big day, we at Photobox think that it is important to celebrate dads, and so taking the time to think about something they might really like, such as a personalised gift, is so worth it. Let’s make dads feel special on 17th June.”
The WORST presents British dads have been given..
A Beer Tankard
Gift Voucher for a DIY Store
A Can of Deodorant
A Can of WD-40
Football Shirt for the wrong club
A Garden Spade
A Carving Set
A Chopping Board
Out of Date Vouchers
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