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Father’s Day disappoints, says Harley

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The worst Father’s Day gifts are a painted rock, a tie with santa on it and a coffee mug, according to a survey commissioned by Harley-Davidson.

With Father’s Day in the US and England on the third Sunday in June (September for Australian dads), Harley commissioned the survey to come up with appropriate gift ideas and surprise some lucky dads with prizes.

The survey, which interviewed more than 1200 American dads, found dads are missing out on their special day.

It found that almost one in three (32%) had family members who completely forgot about them on Father’s Day. More than half (57%) said they didn’t like their gift, wanted to return it (57%) and more than half said they received the same gift more than once.

Harley is coming to the rescue of American dads with prizes for some dads who share on Instagram or Twitter the strangest, goofiest or worst Father’s Day gifts they’ve received. Dads much tag their post with #HDGiftSwap.

If you don’t want another tie or pair of socks for Father’s Day, it might be an idea to leave some subtle hints lying around the house – like a copy of the Harley-Davidson catalogue – or the catalogue of your favourite motorcycle brand – open at a suitable page with the item you want circled with a red marker pen!