What people plan to buy Dad this Father’s Day

75-percent of Americans plan to celebrate Father's Day

GREENFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – It’s difficult to figure out what to buy dad for Father’s Day. 22News found out what people plan to spend money on gifts this year.

Father’s Day is less than a week away and spending on fathers is expected to reach about $13-billion.

According to a National Retail Federation survey, 75-percent of Americans plan on celebrating Father’s Day, and the average person will spend $115 purchasing a gift for dad.  That’s one dollar more than 2014.

One Connecticut resident told 22News, he has a simple wish, he just wants to spend the holiday with family.

Tony Zimmerman of Glastonbury said, “My hope for Father’s Day is to be able to do the things I want to do, if that’s possible and we’ll all get together and have a good day.”

Most people who plan on buying a gift for Father’s Day will spend the most on golfing lessons, home improvement tools, coffee mugs and gift cards.

Father’s Day was created in the early 1900s to complement Mother’s Day.

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