Tablets Among Top 5 Father’s Day Faves

Tablets tied with power tools for third place
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Wanna make Dad happy on Father’s Day? Give him a tablet.

Wanna make Dad happy on Father’s Day? Give him a tablet.

Or a vacation. Or tickets to a sporting event.

The latter two were actually the top choices of dads polled by Ebates, the cash-back online shopping service and Rakuten subsidiary, which were cited by 32 and 31 percent of fathers, respectively.

But when it comes to tech items, tablets are king in his castle, tying with power tools as a third-place choice at 28 percent each.

Coming in fifth at 26 percent was watches, although Ebates didn’t distinguish between the smart or traditional kind, and sixth place went to beer (25 percent).

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What not to buy dad? A gym membership, for which 92 percent of fathers queried said anything but.

The poll, conducted April 7-8 among 1,003 adults, also found that fathers get the short end of the stick when it comes to gift spend. Thirty-two percent of respondents said they plan to spend between a buck and $50 on Father’s Day, compared with 30 percent who spent $51 to $100 last month on Mom.

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