Father's Day is Sunday, so you still have time to buy a new present if you botched it. You might actually have to walk into a store and buy it like it's 1994 or something, but at least there's time.
In a new survey, dads ranked the three WORST Father's Day gifts. They are . . .
3. Socks and underwear.
2. A tie.
1. FORGETTING . . . or not giving him anything at all.
The BEST gifts include: Photos of the kids, handmade gifts and cards, and just spending time with the family.
But when dads had to list gifts that actually cost money . . . in other words, the REAL gifts they want . . . they mentioned electronics, power tools, and sports gear and equipment.
If you want to go power tools, a separate survey found for the first time ever, more dads want power washers than drills.
Freebies and deal in Houston!
Free sundae for dat at the Sweet Things Ice Cream Shoppe in Katy 1251 Pin Oak at Kingsland.
TCBY: Free 6oz. frozen yogurt for dat on June 16.
Buca di Beppo - Free Cannoli June 16th for dine-in'ers. Print the coupon for the freebie.
The Counter - free 1/3 lb. "Build a burger" ($8.75 max value)
IKEA - Free breakfast Sunday June 16th from 9:30-11am.
(USA Today) - Check out the list and treat dad this weekend!
• Spaghetti. For the third year in row, Spaghetti Warehouse offers free spaghetti or lasagna entrees (with soup and salad) to dads who bring in downloaded coupons from the chain's website on Father's Day. Last year, the 16-unit chain handed out 6,000 free entrees, says marketing director Kathy Wan.
• Fudge cake. Shoney's is giving dads its best-selling dessert, Hot Fudge Cake, with entrée purchases. "This day is about dads, not us," says CEO David Davoudpour. "We'd either sell thousands of give away thousands. We decided to do the right thing for dads on their special day."
• Chicken wings. Dads who purchase 10 chicken wings at Hooters on Father's Day will get 10 free. Last year, some 20,000 dads came in for the Father's Day deal, says Dave Henninger, marketing chief. "It gives infrequent guests a reason to come back and join us," he says.