Tech tops with dads this Father’s Day – survey (infographic)

6 Jun 2012

There are a whole lot of dads who would prefer a tech gift rather than tickets to the most-desired sporting events this Father’s Day, a survey by deal aggregation website suggests.

Take tablets, for instance. Out of 48pc of dads who indicated they would like a tech gift this year, tablets are the most-coveted item with 41pc of those dads. Eighty-seven per cent of those dads would rather get their hands on an iPad rather than tickets to their favourite sporting event, and 84pc would rather have an iPad than a round of golf at Pebble Beach.

A state-of-the-art TV trumps floor seats to the NBA finals with 82pc of dads, as well.

Laptops and digital cameras would make dads happy recipients of those gifts, too, at 12pc and 7pc, respectively.

Six per cent of dads want either a television, e-reader or mobile phone, and just 2pc of dads would like an MP3 player.

But if you’re thinking of buying dad a good old necktie instead, forget about it: 65pc of dads would prefer no gift to a necktie.

The buyers of these gifts are showing some tech savvy, too – seven out of 10 people have indicated they plan to buy their Father’s Day gift online.

Father’s Day is Sunday, 17 June.

Image of Father’s Day via Shutterstock

Father's Day infographic

Source: Father’s Day Survey 2012

Tina Costanza was a journalist and sub-editor at Silicon Republic