Father's Day 2009: Retailers at NexTag Offer Savings on Classic Gifts for Dad

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Despite continuing economic woes, Dad can look forward to his favorite gifts this year.

Dad doesn't need to worry about being overlooked this year, regardless of grim economic tidings. It might not be the best year to fly him out to Hawaii for that dream golf trip he's always wanted, but that doesn't mean consumers won't be spending on this major holiday. According to the National Retail Federation's latest Consumer Intentions and Actions report 75.4% of adults will be shopping for their dad. Shoppers will be spending an average of $90.89 on Father's Day gifts in 2009, and traditional gifts seem to be the big winners this season.

The NRF's survey says that $1.9 billion will be spent on outings for dad, including dinner at a favorite restaurant, or maybe a local sporting event. Close behind is the perennial favorite, clothing, at a projected $1.3 billion this year. Gift cards, electronics and home improvement products follow with $1.2 billion, $1.0 billion and $522 million respectively.

Both brick-and-mortar and web-based retailers will be competing aggressively for those dollars this year. Discounts and sales are the name of the game in the coming weeks, and consumers will find themselves in a great position to save. That's where NexTag.com comes in, offering its visitors incredible price and seller comparison tools to make finding bargains a snap.

Whether shoppers are looking for a chic silk necktie, the latest golf equipment or the brand name tools their dad's been pining for, they'll find incredible savings with NexTag retailers. For those shoppers who haven't quite decided what to get their father this year, our retailers suggest thousands of affordable holiday gift ideas. Our favorites include:

  •     Personalized Mementos - these gifts add a little something extra with a heartfelt message just for him.
  •     Dad-Themed Gift Baskets - filled with Father's Day favorites from tasty treats to fun golf gift sets, any of these choices are sure to be a big hit.
  •     Titles for Kids and Dads - dozens of great books about the holiday including kids' craft books, inspirational collections and more.

More Information:

For more information about the NRF 2009 Father's Day Consumer Intentions and Actions Survey, the NRF or BIGresearch, visit the NRF's website at NRF.com or the study release at their website.

About NexTag:

NexTag is the leading comparison shopping site for products, education, financial services, travel, automobiles and more. At the core of NexTag are proprietary technologies and algorithms that enable shoppers to quickly compare prices and find great deals on millions of products and services. More than 19 million people per month use NexTag to research, compare, and save on products and services online*.

NexTag has been named one of the "50 Best Websites 2008" by TIME magazine. The company operates comparison shopping sites in the US (NexTag.com), the UK (NexTag.co.uk), France (NexTag.fr), Germany (NexTag.de), Canada (NexTag.ca) and Spain (NexTag.es). NexTag is headquartered in San Mateo, California with offices in London and Gurgaon, India.

*Source: Compete.com

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