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Who gets more gifts, mom on Mother’s Day or dad on Father’s Day?

Response Percent Votes
Mom on Mother’s Day
75% 632
They both get the same
15% 128
Dad on Father’s Day
9% 77
Total 837


KS 7 years, 1 month ago

Mom's do and they should. I believe they work harder at parenting than most dads.

independant1 7 years, 1 month ago

you shoulda just stopped at 'harder'

and lose the 'at parenting than most dads'


CreatureComforts 7 years, 1 month ago

Let's keep going with the stereotypes...the reason women can work harder at parenting is because the men work harder at making the money that allows the women to work hard at parenting.

My parents both worked equally hard, at both parenting AND working. They always receive the same amount of stuff from me.

denak 7 years, 1 month ago

Mom does, hands down but mainly because my dad won't tell us what he wants so he either gets a gift card from Lowe's or hankies.

independant1 7 years, 1 month ago

you shoulda stopped at 'ammo'

and lose the 'for his AR15. New toys...'


denak 7 years, 1 month ago

PG, don't curse. Cursing gives you wrinkles and we can't have someone as pretty as you getting wrinkles. :)

phoggydrive 7 years, 1 month ago

Wow, that's very stereotypical of you.

denak 7 years, 1 month ago

No it isn't. That is all he asks for. We ask him, "what do you want?" and he replies, "Oh I don't care. Whatever you want to give me." So we go to Mom and ask her, "what does he want?" and she replies, "oh he doesn't care. Just give him a gift card so he can go buy some tool thing from Lowe's" So, that is what he gets. If he would tell us what he wants, we would get it but since my dad, like a lot of men I suspect, just doesn't really care what we get him. Trust me, after 30 some years of asking him, "what do you want?" and getting the same reply....on all holidays....we have pretty much given up. Most of the time, he is happier with a phone call more than some gift.


phoggydrive 6 years, 10 months ago


That post was not directed at you, it's directed at the original poster. I would have responed directly to your post if it was meant for you.

davidearl42 7 years, 1 month ago

Moms do because dads are more considerate and buy the gifts for them.

puddleglum 7 years, 1 month ago

like a harmonica that they can play while in prison?

cntrygrl 7 years, 1 month ago

I'm first going to say that I'm talking about married dads.....

That being said, it's definitely the dads! My husband basically ignores Mothers Day. Occasionally he'll take me to dinner or something, but he never gets me anything.

I ALWAYS get him a card, gift and he gets the entire weekend to do what he wants. Why? Because our kids truly enjoy doing things for him. Our oldest son has asked him for years to do more for me, but it's ok.

I don't do it for him. I do it for our children.

Katara 7 years, 1 month ago

So what's the point in turning these two holidays into a competition?

CreatureComforts 7 years, 1 month ago

Ding ding ding! The whole reason Valentine's Day why not Mom and Pop's Days?

puddleglum 7 years, 1 month ago

buy more chinese crap from wal-mart...I heard a rumor that Hallmark was going to shut down the lawrence plant and acquire the offsetting plant in China...actually, that may have been 4 year old news by now...I dunno, it is so difficult to be pretty like me all of the time and never ever let down my hair.

cntrygrl 7 years, 1 month ago

Uh...No. However, I did carry his 3 children. I take care of them and him. His mom isn't my mother, but I still get her a gift.

I wasn't saying I expect a gift. I could care less, actually. Respect would be nice, tho. Maybe even a thank you occasionally.

sourpuss 7 years, 1 month ago

One is dead. Thanks for reminding me.

Soup2Nuts 7 years, 1 month ago

cntrygrl, sorry about your situation. Hope the children give you your due on mother's day and appreciate you as their mother. I can understand if he doesn't give gifts to you on mother's day if the kids do something for you. He should, however, give you a gift, flowers, dinner, etc on your anniversary. If he doesn't do that, then maybe some counseling is in order. Best of luck to you.

Terry Jacobsen 7 years, 1 month ago

I always receive more gifts, because my wife buys me gifts from each of our young children. My wife usually receives more expensive gifts, because I tend to spend money on gifts more freely than she does. I always ask her to not buy me gifts, because I have everything that I need already and all I want is to spend the day enjoying our children. Still she buys me gifts and I appreciate her effort to make me feel special, but the gifts are truly unneeded and my day would be just as great without them. By the way, my wife works very hard at being a mom and a homemaker. I work equally as hard at my job to provide for my family. We don't see it as a competition and we don't make judgements about whose work is more important. It makes our life together much happier and avoids all of the nasty finger pointing and recriminations about who does more or whose work is more important.

Ralph Vickers 7 years, 1 month ago

I have five kids, I got 1 card from just 1 of the thoughtless kids. That is your answer.

Megan Green Stuke 7 years, 1 month ago

My (stereotypical) guess would be dads. Only for the simple fact that most of the women I know are more apt to think ahead and plan ways (and gifts) to make dad's day special. My husband did a great job on mother's day - flowers, pedi gift cert, breakfast in bed (since I demanded it).

That said, I'll be going all out tomorrow. But that's because I'm equipped to and I enjoy it. Prime rib, here we come.

Maddy Griffin 7 years, 1 month ago

Happy Father's Day to all the Dads and sperm donors. You know who you are and believe me, it's your loss.

riverdrifter 7 years, 1 month ago

It's 50-50. Mom gets the flowers & breakfast in bed. Dad gets the $500 propane infrared grill. Fair is fair. See.

Richard Heckler 7 years, 1 month ago

Should this be about competition between mom and dad?

Nick Yoho 7 years, 1 month ago

I tell my Daughter her presence is the only present I need.

Tammie Bryant 7 years, 1 month ago

In my house, the Dad get's more gifts, because I buy him gifts for my son. This year they forgot Mother's day. My son told me off and reminded me that I only care about myself. Go figure.

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