CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In honor of Father’s Day this coming Sunday, Groupon has launched a petition calling for an end to the 33 percent gift gap due to people spending less on Dad for Father's Day than they do on Mom for Mother’s Day. According to the National Retail Federation, shoppers spend an average of $172.63 on Mother’s Day1, while Dad only gets $115.572 for Father’s Day––a difference of $57.06 or 33 percent less.
“Father's Day should never, ever be merely an afterthought, and that's precisely why we've decided to take a stand, providing people with the resources they need to make this movement a reality,” said John Referlockel, fairness-expert-in-residence, Groupon. “After all, Dad let you do what you wanted even when Mom said no, chased away your prom date and walked you down the aisle. He’s definitely worth an additional $60.”
In an effort to help eliminate the Dad and Mom gap, Groupon is offering a number of unbeatable gifts (http://bit.ly/1KEcuTz) that will leave you with no excuse not to treat both parents equally. Some of the gap-closing gifts that Dads are sure to love this Father’s Day, include:
- Food and Drink - beer and wine tastings and mouth-watering experiences at the best restaurants
- Sports and Experiences - golf packages at the finest courses, helicopter, jet ski, extreme race car driving experiences and paintball excursions
- Tech and Gadgets - cool electronics, accessories and software such as GoPro Hero4 Camera, Beats iBeats In-Ear Headphones and Rosetta Stone
- Photos and Personalized Gifts - help Dad capture old and new memories with photo sessions, personalized printed products and custom photo canvases.
To view the complete Groupon Father’s Day Gift Shop, please visit here or the Father’s Day tab in the Groupon mobile app.
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Groupon's Gift Experts
The Gift Experts are just that: Groupon's resident gift-giving experts. They possess a wealth of knowledge on all things Groupon gifting and how to deal with the toughest people to buy for throughout the year. The Gift Experts are currently touring the country to appear on local television networks and radio shows, all in an effort to help gift shoppers everywhere. To book a Gift Expert for an interview, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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